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Stephen Lynch's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 8, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 20, 2013 H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition Amendment Rejected - House
(199 - 222)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 20, 2013 HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House
(228 - 192)
Nov. 18, 2011 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(261 - 165)
Aug. 1, 2011 S 365 Budget Control Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(269 - 161)
July 29, 2011 S 627 Increasing the Debt Ceiling (Boehner Bill) Bill Passed - House
(218 - 210)
July 19, 2011 HR 2560 Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 190)
July 18, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(236 - 187)
June 22, 2005 H J Res 10 Flag Desecration Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(286 - 130)
June 2, 2004 H J Res 83 Special Elections/Appointments Provisions Bill Joint Resolution Failed - House
(63 - 353)
June 3, 2003 H J Res 4 Flag Burning Resolution Bill Passed - House
(300 - 125)

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