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Brian Schatz's Voting Records on Issue: Government Budget and Spending

Office: U.S. Senate (HI) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate - III

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 18, 2014 H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(78 - 22)
Yea
July 31, 2014 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 Senate
(81 - 13)
Did Not Vote
July 29, 2014 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 18)
Did Not Vote
July 29, 2014 S Amdt 3583 Appropriates Funds to the Highway Trust Fund Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 31)
Did Not Vote
July 29, 2014 S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act Amendment Rejected - Senate
(28 - 69)
Did Not Vote
July 29, 2014 S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 50)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 12, 2014 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(55 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2014 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(67 - 31)
Yea
Jan. 16, 2014 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 26)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(64 - 36)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2013 S J Res 26 A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit, as Submitted Under Section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013 Motion Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Nay
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2013 S 1569 Default Prevention Act of 2013 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
June 10, 2013 S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(66 - 27)
Yea
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 923 Prohibits the Payment of the Premium for an Insurance Policy For Tobacco Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 52)
Yea
March 23, 2013 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)
Yea
March 20, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 26)
Yea
March 13, 2013 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 52)
Nay
Jan. 31, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 34)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
Yea

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