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Key Votes

John Cornyn's Voting Records on Issue: Housing and Property

Full Name: John Cornyn
Office: U.S. Senate (TX) - Sr, Republican Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sandy; 2 Children: Danley, Haley
Birth Date: 02/02/1952
Birth Place: Houston, TX
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Religion: Church of Christ

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 9, 2014 PN 1736 Nomination of Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(71 - 26)
Yea
March 13, 2014 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(72 - 22)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2014 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Bill Passed - Senate
(67 - 32)
Nay
July 15, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3955 Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 57)
Yea
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications Amendment Adopted - Senate
(63 - 36)
Nay
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3839 Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea
July 26, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 13)
Nay
June 25, 2008 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - Senate
(79 - 16)
Nay
May 7, 2008 S Amdt 4719 Optional Wind Damage Insurance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(19 - 74)
Nay
April 10, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Bill Passed - Senate
(84 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2008 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(54 - 43)
Nay
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
Oct. 20, 2005 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate
(93 - 1)
Yea
March 10, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea

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