Senator Claire McCaskill's Voting Records



Full Name: Claire McCaskill
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Joseph; 3 Children: Austin, Maddie, Lily; 4 Stepchildren: Benjamin, Carl, Marilyn, Michael
Birth Date: 07/24/1953
Birth Place: Rolla, MO
Home City: Jefferson City, MO
Religion: Catholic
Issue Category

29 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/28/12 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 37)
3/29/12 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 47)
8/06/09 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 37)
10/01/08 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 13)
7/26/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 35)
6/17/08 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 44)
6/10/08 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 43)
6/06/08 S Amdt 4825 Carbon Emissions Cap and Trade Plan
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (48 - 36)
5/22/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - Senate (82 - 13)
5/15/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 15)
4/10/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 12)
4/10/08 S Amdt 4419 to S Amdt 4387 to HR 3221 Energy Tax Credits Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (88 - 8)
3/13/08 S Amdt 4207 to S Con Res 70 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil Shale and Offshore Natural Gas
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
3/13/08 S Amdt 4329 to S Con Res 70 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Coastal Areas Not Covered by a Moratorium
Amendment Adopted - Senate (56 - 43)
12/14/07 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
6/21/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
6/21/07 S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 36)
6/14/07 S Amdt 1538 Clean Energy Achievement Criteria
Amendment Tabled - Senate (56 - 39)

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