National Security

Senator Tim Scott's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (SC) - Jr, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Issue Category

National Security Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/20/16 S Amdt 4720 Prohibits the Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 53)
Nay
6/20/16 S Amdt 4749 Authorizes the Attorney General to Delay Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 47)
Yea
1/20/16 HR 4038 American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 43)
Yea
10/27/15 S 754 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 21)
Yea
6/02/15 HR 2048 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring (USA FREEDOM) Act of 2015
Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 32)
Yea
11/18/14 S 2685 USA FREEDOM Act of 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Nay
11/21/13 S 1197 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 44)
Nay
11/19/13 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States
Amendment Rejected - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
11/19/13 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
6/18/13 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border
Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 54)
Yea
3/07/13 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 34)
Nay
12/20/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Conference Report Adopted - House (315 - 107)
Yea
9/12/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (301 - 118)
Yea
6/19/12 HR 2578 Conservation and Economic Growth Act
Bill Passed - House (232 - 188)
Yea
6/07/12 HR 5855 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013
Bill Passed - House (234 - 182)
Yea
5/18/12 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 238)
Nay
5/18/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Bill Passed - House (299 - 120)
Yea
4/26/12 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (248 - 168)
Yea
10/04/11 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (352 - 66)
Nay
9/21/11 HR 2608 Stopgap Spending and Disaster Relief
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (195 - 230)
Yea
6/02/11 H Amdt 385 Prohibiting Funds From Being Used in Contradiction to the War Powers Resolution
Amendment Rejected - House (208 - 213)
Nay
6/02/11 H Amdt 398 Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Transportation Security Administration Collective Bargaining
Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 205)
Yea
6/02/11 H Amdt 406 Transportation Security Administration Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 204)
Yea
6/02/11 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (231 - 188)
Yea
5/26/11 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (250 - 153)
Yea
2/17/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (279 - 143)
Yea
2/14/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Passed - House (275 - 144)
Yea
2/08/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Failed - House (277 - 148)
Yea

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