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Key Votes

Lisa Murkowski's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Lisa A. Murkowski
Office: U.S. Senate (AK) - Sr, Republican
First Appointed: 12/20/2002
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Verne Martell; 2 Children: Nicolas, Matthew
Birth Date: 05/22/1957
Birth Place: Ketchikan, AK
Home City: Anchorage, AK
Religion: Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 29, 2014 S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews Amendment Adopted - Senate
(47 - 50)
Yea
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2108 Prohibits FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Fish Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 50)
Yea
March 8, 2012 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 56)
Nay
Nov. 10, 2011 S J Res 27 Disapproval of EPA Cross-Border Pollution Rule Motion Rejected - Senate
(41 - 56)
Yea
June 10, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Motion Rejected - Senate
(47 - 53)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2009 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(72 - 28)
Yea
April 29, 2009 S Con Res 13 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(53 - 43)
Nay
March 19, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 20)
Yea
Jan. 15, 2009 S 22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 21)
Yea
June 6, 2008 S Amdt 4825 Carbon Emissions Cap and Trade Plan Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(48 - 36)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 18, 2007 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(76 - 17)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(86 - 8)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2007 S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies Amendment Rejected - Senate
(37 - 58)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Veto Override Passed - Senate
(79 - 14)
Yea
June 21, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 27)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2006 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(71 - 25)
Yea
March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3103 Natural Resources and Environment Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 49)
Nay
March 16, 2006 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 0)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 44)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2005 S Con Res 74 Removal of ANWR Provision from HR 2863 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(48 - 45)
Nay
Nov. 16, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2358 ANWR Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
Oct. 7, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 0)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2005 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule Bill Failed - Senate
(47 - 51)
Nay
July 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
July 1, 2005 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 3)
Yea
June 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 0)
Yea
June 14, 2005 S Amdt 781 Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(59 - 38)
Yea
May 10, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(100 - 0)
Yea
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
April 21, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 0)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2004 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 28)
Yea
Oct. 28, 2003 PN 884 Michael Leavitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Senate
(88 - 8)
Yea
March 19, 2003 S Amdt 272 ANWR Oil Drilling Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 48)
Nay

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