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Key Votes

Bill Keating's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

Full Name: William 'Bill' R. Keating
Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 9, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Tevis; 2 Children: Kristen, Patrick
Birth Date: 09/06/1952
Birth Place: Norwood, MA
Home City: Bourne, MA

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 26, 2014 HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act Bill Passed - House
(222 - 201)
Nay
March 13, 2014 HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(238 - 174)
Nay
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations Amendment Adopted - House
(222 - 188)
Nay
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 220)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 188)
Nay
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 235)
Yea
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2012 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 175)
Nay
July 12, 2012 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 160)
Nay
June 21, 2012 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 163)
Nay
Feb. 29, 2012 HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Bill Passed - House
(246 - 175)
Nay
Dec. 8, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust Bill Passed - House
(268 - 150)
Nay
Oct. 14, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 144)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2011 HR 2681 Repeals EPA Emissions Regulations for Cement Manufacturers Bill Passed - House
(262 - 161)
Nay
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
July 27, 2011 H Amdt 735 Repeals Laws that Limited Funding for the Endangered Species Act Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 202)
Yea
July 13, 2011 HR 2018 Amending Clean Water Laws Bill Passed - House
(239 - 184)
Nay
June 22, 2011 HR 2021 Impact of Drilling on Air Quality Bill Passed - House
(253 - 166)
Nay
April 7, 2011 HR 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 172)
Nay

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