Key Votes

2011 National National Security Key Votes

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10/21 NA S Amdt 753 Prohibits the Use of Funds for Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52) 10/04 NA HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (352 - 66) 9/26 NA HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (79 - 12) 9/23 NA S Amdt 655 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 36) 9/21 NA HR 2608 Stopgap Spending and Disaster Relief Concurrence Vote Failed - House (195 - 230) 9/15 NA S Amdt 602 Emergency Disaster Relief Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 37) 6/02 NA H Amdt 406 Transportation Security Administration Appropriations Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 204) 6/02 NA H Amdt 385 Prohibiting Funds From Being Used in Contradiction to the War Powers Resolution Amendment Rejected - House (208 - 213) 6/02 NA H Amdt 398 Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Transportation Security Administration Collective Bargaining Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 205) 6/02 NA HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House (231 - 188) 5/26 NA S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - House (250 - 153) 5/26 NA S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 23) 5/23 NA S 1038 PATRIOT Act Extension Cloture Invoked - Senate (74 - 8) 2/17 NA HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (279 - 143) 2/15 NA HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 12) 2/15 NA S Amdt 14 Prohibiting Transportation Security Administration Employees from Collective Bargaining Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51) 2/14 NA HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Passed - House (275 - 144) 2/08 NA HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Failed - House (277 - 148)

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