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Key Votes

Norm Coleman's Voting Records on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

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
July 26, 2008 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 35)
Yea
July 15, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Veto Override Passed - Senate
(70 - 26)
Yea
July 9, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Cloture Invoked - Senate
(69 - 30)
Yea
June 18, 2008 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(80 - 14)
Yea
May 22, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(82 - 13)
Yea
May 22, 2008 S Amdt 4803 GI Bill and Other Domestic Provisions Amendment Adopted - Senate
(75 - 22)
Yea
May 15, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 15)
Yea
March 14, 2008 S Con Res 70 Concurrent Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 44)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2008 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 10)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 14)
Yea
Nov. 7, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 37)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 30)
Yea
Oct. 23, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - Senate
(75 - 19)
Yea
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 40)
Nay
March 23, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3074 LIHEAP Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
March 16, 2006 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2006 S AMDT 2730 Medicare Part D Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(52 - 45)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2005 S Con Res 74 Removal of ANWR Provision from HR 2863 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(48 - 45)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2365 Medical Assistance and Prescription Drug Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 3)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(54 - 43)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
Oct. 5, 2005 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
May 11, 2004 S Amdt 3114 Unemployment Benefits Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(59 - 40)
Nay

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