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Butch Otter's Voting Records on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

Office: Governor (ID), Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 23, 2006 HR 5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(378 - 46)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2006 H Res 653 Budget Reconciliation Adoption Resolution Passed - House
(216 - 214)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 213)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Rejected - House
(209 - 224)
Nay
Oct. 28, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(318 - 63)
Nay
June 8, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(408 - 18)
Yea
June 11, 2003 HR 2350 Welfare Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(406 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2003 HR 4 Welfare Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 192)
Yea
May 16, 2002 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Yea
May 2, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2001 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 120)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 5, 2011 H 260 Medicaid Funding Signed - Executive
Sign
March 22, 2011 H 109 Extends Unemployment Benefits Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2011 S 1108 Education Provisions and Teacher Entitlements Signed - Executive
Sign
April 21, 2009 H 297 State Independent Living Council Fund Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 20, 2009 S 1189 Public Employee Retirement System Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 27, 2007 H 105 Persi- Sick Leave Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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