Scott P. Brown's Voting Records

Issue Category

13 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/28/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 23)
12/04/12 Treaty Doc. 112-7 The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Treaty Ratification Failed - Senate (61 - 38)
11/29/12 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents
Amendment Adopted - Senate (67 - 29)
11/29/12 S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 41)
12/15/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (86 - 13)
12/01/11 S Amdt 1125 Limits New Detention Rules to Prisoners Captured Outside the U.S.
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
12/01/11 S Amdt 1126 Prohibits Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Trial
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
12/01/11 S Amdt 1274 Authorizes Further Detention After Trial During Wartime
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 59)
11/29/11 S Amdt 1107 Removes Provisions Requiring Military Custody of al-Qaeda Suspects
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 60)
10/21/11 S Amdt 753 Prohibits the Use of Funds for Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
5/26/11 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 23)
5/23/11 S 1038 PATRIOT Act Extension
Cloture Invoked - Senate (74 - 8)
Did Not Vote
2/15/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 12)
7/29/08 S 2807 Election Day Voter Registration
Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 5)
6/14/07 S 2220 Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage
Bill Failed - Senate (5 - 34)
7/13/06 H 126 Unsigned Political Posters
Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 6)

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