Senator Tim Scott's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/17/13 S Amdt 711 Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 60)
Nay
4/17/13 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 54)
Nay
4/17/13 S Amdt 715 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act
Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 46)
Nay
4/17/13 S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 43)
Yea
3/23/13 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
3/23/13 S Con Res 8 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014, Revising the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Year 2013, and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (50 - 49)
Nay
3/20/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 26)
Nay
3/14/13 S Amdt 66 Temporarily Prohibits the Hiring of Nonessential Federal Employees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Yea
3/13/13 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 52)
Yea
3/13/13 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/07/13 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 34)
Nay
2/26/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
2/26/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
Cloture Invoked - Senate (71 - 27)
Nay
2/14/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 40)
Nay
2/12/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 22)
Nay
1/31/13 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34)
Nay
1/28/13 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Nay
1/01/13 HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act
Bill Passed - House (287 - 129)
Yea
1/01/13 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (257 - 167)
Nay
12/20/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Conference Report Adopted - House (315 - 107)
Yea
12/20/12 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (215 - 209)
Yea
11/30/12 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (245 - 139)
Yea
11/16/12 HR 6156 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (365 - 43)
Yea
9/21/12 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (233 - 175)
Yea
9/20/12 H J Res 118 Congressional Disapproval of Department of Health and Human Services Rule to Waive Certain Requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
Joint Resolution Passed - House (250 - 164)
Yea
9/20/12 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Bill Failed - House (257 - 158)
Yea
9/19/12 HR 5912 Prohibits Public Funding for Political Party Conventions
Bill Passed - House (310 - 95)
Yea
9/14/12 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 161)
Yea
9/13/12 HR 6365 National Security and Job Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 196)
Yea
9/12/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (301 - 118)
Yea
9/11/12 H J Res 118 Congressional Disapproval of Department of Health and Human Services Rule to Waive Certain Requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
None - House
Co-sponsor
8/02/12 HR 6169 Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (232 - 189)
Yea
8/02/12 HR 6233 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (223 - 197)
Yea
8/01/12 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (256 - 171)
Yea
7/31/12 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Bill Failed - House (220 - 154)
Yea
7/31/12 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (263 - 114)
Yea
7/31/12 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011
Bill Passed - House (261 - 116)
Yea
7/26/12 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 172)
Yea
7/26/12 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
7/25/12 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (327 - 98)
Yea
7/25/12 HR 6082 Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan
Bill Passed - House (253 - 170)
Yea
7/25/12 HR 6168 President Obama's Proposed 2012-2017 Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Plan Act
Bill Failed - House (164 - 261)
Nay
7/24/12 HR 6169 Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012
None - House
Co-sponsor
7/24/12 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
None - House
Co-sponsor
7/19/12 H Amdt 1416 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act
Amendment Adopted - House (247 - 166)
Yea
7/19/12 HR 5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - House (326 - 90)
Yea
7/12/12 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (256 - 160)
Yea
7/11/12 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
Bill Passed - House (244 - 185)
Yea
7/09/12 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/21/12 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
Bill Passed - House (248 - 163)
Yea

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