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Key Votes

Norm Coleman's Voting Records on Issue: Transportation

Full Name: Norm Coleman
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Laurie; 2 Children: Jacob, Sarah
Birth Date: 08/17/1949
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Saint Paul, MN
Religion: Jewish

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 2095 Amtrak Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(74 - 24)
Dec. 13, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(86 - 8)
Oct. 30, 2007 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization Bill Passed - Senate
(70 - 22)
Oct. 25, 2007 S Amdt 3453 Amtrak Federal Subsidy Limits Amendment Rejected - Senate
(28 - 66)
Sept. 10, 2007 S Amdt 2792 Bridge Repair Funding Amendment Adopted - Senate
(60 - 33)
July 26, 2007 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(85 - 8)
Did Not Vote
June 21, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 27)
March 13, 2007 S 4 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 38)
Sept. 13, 2006 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
July 12, 2006 S AMDT 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 50)
July 12, 2006 S AMDT 4587 Transit Security Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(50 - 50)
Oct. 20, 2005 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate
(93 - 1)
July 29, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 4)
July 14, 2005 S Amdt 1189 Air Cargo Security Programs Implementation Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(45 - 53)
May 17, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 11)
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 47)
Feb. 12, 2004 S 1072 Highway Trust Fund Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 21)

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