Senator Rand Paul's Voting Records



Full Name: Rand Paul
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kelley; 3 Children: Will, Duncan, Robert
Birth Date: 01/07/1963
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Bowling Green, KY
Religion: Presbyterian
Issue Category

11 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/30/14 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
11/07/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
11/07/13 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
11/04/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30)
5/06/13 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 27)
4/25/13 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (63 - 30)
7/19/12 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
7/12/12 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
11/10/11 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry
Motion Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
10/18/11 S Amdt 740 Repeals Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 55)
9/21/11 S Amdt 645 Repeals the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
9/08/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 9)
6/09/11 S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 46)
6/08/11 S Amdt 392 Debit Card Transactions
Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 45)
4/05/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 12)
2/02/11 S Amdt 28 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Health Care Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
2/02/11 S Amdt 9 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Motion Agreed - Senate (81 - 17)

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