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Senator Al Franken's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Issue Category

38 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/31/14 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
Nay
11/29/12 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism
Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 29)
Yea
5/24/12 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
Yea
5/24/12 S Amdt 2111 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs
Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 67)
Yea
11/10/11 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 56)
Nay
10/20/11 S Amdt 769 Authorizes Individuals to Import FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Yea
4/05/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 12)
Yea
2/02/11 S Amdt 13 Repealing the Federal Health Care Law
Motion Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
Nay
12/09/10 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 42)
Yea
9/29/10 S J Res 39 Disapproving Rule for "Grandfathered Health Plans"
Motion Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Nay
9/14/10 S Amdt 4595 Business Transaction Reporting Requirement Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
9/14/10 S Amdt 4596 Repealing Business Transaction Reporting Requirements
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (46 - 52)
Nay
3/25/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
12/24/09 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 39)
Yea
12/23/09 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 39)
Yea
12/23/09 S Amdt 2786 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Yea
12/22/09 S Amdt 2786 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 39)
Yea
12/22/09 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Yea
12/15/09 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs
Amendment Rejected - Senate (51 - 48)
Yea
12/08/09 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
12/08/09 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services
Amendment Tabled - Senate (54 - 45)
Yea
11/30/09 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements
None - Senate
Co-sponsor

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