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Key Votes

Brad Sherman's Voting Records

Full Name: Brad J. Sherman
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 30, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 30
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lisa; 3 Children: Molly, Naomi, Lucy
Birth Date: 10/24/1954
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
Home City: Sherman Oaks, CA
Religion: Jewish

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 28, 2012 HR 2117 Repeals Department of Education Regulations Bill Passed - House
(303 - 114)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted - House
(293 - 132)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2012 HR 3408 Authorizes Development of Oil Shale Resources Bill Passed - House
(237 - 187)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2012 HR 3521 Authorizes the President to Line-Item Veto Certain Legislation Bill Passed - House
(254 - 173)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2012 HR 3578 Amends Budget Baseline Bill Passed - House
(235 - 177)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2012 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(248 - 169)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 159)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 3835 Extends Pay Freeze for Congress and Non-Military Federal Workers Bill Passed - House
(309 - 117)
Nay
Jan. 18, 2012 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(239 - 176)
Nay
Dec. 20, 2011 HR 3630 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House
(229 - 193)
Nay
Dec. 16, 2011 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(296 - 121)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2011 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(283 - 136)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2011 HR 3630 Reduces Payroll Taxes and Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(234 - 193)
Nay
Dec. 8, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust Bill Passed - House
(268 - 150)
Nay
Dec. 7, 2011 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 184)
Nay
Dec. 2, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies Bill Passed - House
(253 - 167)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 3463 Repeals Taxpayer Financing of Presidential Election Campaigns Bill Passed - House
(235 - 190)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(263 - 159)
Nay
Nov. 30, 2011 HR 3094 Labor Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(235 - 188)
Nay
Nov. 30, 2011 HR 3521 Authorizes the President to Line-Item Veto Certain Legislation House Co-sponsor
Nov. 29, 2011 HR 3012 Repeals Certain Green Cards Limitations Bill Passed - House
(389 - 15)
Yea
Nov. 18, 2011 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(261 - 165)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2011 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Conference Report Adopted - House
(298 - 121)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms Bill Passed - House
(272 - 154)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2011 H Amdt 849 Requires Public Disclosure of Bonuses and Golden Parachute Arrangements Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 234)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2011 H Amdt 853 Requires Crowdfunding Intermediaries to Disclose Methods of Compensation to Investors Amendment Rejected - House
(189 - 234)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2011 HR 2930 Authorizes Crowdfunding for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(407 - 17)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2011 H Con Res 13 Encourages Display of "In God We Trust" in Public Buildings and Schools Joint Resolution Passed - House
(396 - 9)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2011 HR 2576 Requires Inclusion of Social Security Benefits in Calculation of Modified Adjusted Gross Income Bill Passed - House
(262 - 157)
Nay
Oct. 26, 2011 HR 1904 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Nay
Oct. 14, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 144)
Nay
Oct. 13, 2011 HR 358 Amends Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Prohibit Abortion Coverage Bill Passed - House
(251 - 172)
Nay
Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Bill Passed - House
(262 - 167)
Nay
Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama Bill Passed - House
(300 - 129)
Nay
Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Bill Passed - House
(278 - 151)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2011 HR 2681 Repeals EPA Emissions Regulations for Cement Manufacturers Bill Passed - House
(262 - 161)
Nay
Oct. 4, 2011 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(352 - 66)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 H Amdt 799 Suspends Cross State Air Pollution Rule Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 188)
Nay
Sept. 23, 2011 H Amdt 800 Requires the EPA to Consider Costs and Feasibility of Air Quality Standards Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 192)
Nay
Sept. 23, 2011 HR 2608 Stopgap Spending and Disaster Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(219 - 203)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2011 HR 2608 Stopgap Spending and Disaster Relief Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(195 - 230)
Nay
Sept. 15, 2011 HR 2587 National Labor Relations Board Prohibitions Bill Passed - House
(238 - 186)
Nay
Sept. 14, 2011 H J Res 77 Disapproval of the President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(232 - 186)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2011 S 365 Budget Control Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(269 - 161)
Yea
July 29, 2011 S 627 Increasing the Debt Ceiling (Boehner Bill) Bill Passed - House
(218 - 210)
Nay
July 27, 2011 H Amdt 735 Repeals Laws that Limited Funding for the Endangered Species Act Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 202)
Yea
July 22, 2011 HR 2551 2011-2012 Congressional Budget Bill Passed - House
(252 - 159)
Yea
July 21, 2011 HR 1315 Oversight of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bill Passed - House
(241 - 173)
Nay
July 20, 2011 HR 2553 Airport and Airway Extension Act Bill Passed - House
(243 - 177)
Nay

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