Scott P. Brown's Voting Records

Issue Category

61 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)
12/21/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 14)
Did Not Vote
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)
11/14/12 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 47)
8/02/12 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 46)
10/21/11 S Amdt 753 Prohibits the Use of Funds for Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
9/26/11 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (79 - 12)
9/23/11 S Amdt 655 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012
Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 36)
9/15/11 S Amdt 602 Emergency Disaster Relief Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 37)
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)
2/15/11 S Amdt 14 Prohibiting Transportation Security Administration Employees from Collective Bargaining
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
5/27/10 S Amdt 4214 National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 46)

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