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Chris Coons' Voting Records on Issue: Federal, State and Local Relations

Office: U.S. Senate (DE) - Jr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate - Jr

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 29, 2014 S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act Amendment Rejected - Senate
(28 - 69)
Nay
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
May 6, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 27)
Yea
April 25, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate
(63 - 30)
Yea
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms Amendment Rejected - Senate
(57 - 43)
Nay
March 8, 2012 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 42)
Nay
Nov. 10, 2011 S J Res 27 Disapproval of EPA Cross-Border Pollution Rule Motion Rejected - Senate
(41 - 56)
Nay

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