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Mark Dayton's Voting Records on Issue: Legislative Branch

Office: Governor (MN), Democratic/Farmer/Labor

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 18, 2005 S Amdt 2062 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(92 - 6)
Sept. 15, 2005 S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
Sept. 14, 2005 S Amdt 1670 Special Committee on Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
July 29, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 4)
Sept. 21, 2004 HR 4755 Legislative Branch FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Oct. 23, 2003 S Amdt 1904 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(60 - 34)
July 11, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 7)
July 25, 2002 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003 Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 14)

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 21, 2014 HF 3169 Establishes a Legislative Salary Council Signed - Executive
May 23, 2013 SF 1589 Increases Legislator Salaries Signed - Executive
May 3, 2012 HF 203 Relating to Legislative Approval for Certain Rules Vetoed - Executive
May 19, 2011 HF 1426 Congressional Redistricting Plan Vetoed - Executive

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

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