Senator Claire McCaskill's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (MO) - Sr, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/10/12 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/09/12 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/21/12 S 3240 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea
6/21/12 S Amdt 2310 Requires Labels on Foods with Genetically Modified Ingredients
Amendment Rejected - Senate (26 - 73)
Nay
6/21/12 S Amdt 2372 Prohibits the EPA from Conducting Aerial Surveillance of Agricultural Operations
Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
6/20/12 S Amdt 2454 Prohibits Food Aid to North Korea Unless Waived by President
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 40)
Yea
6/19/12 S Amdt 2156 Increases Funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 66)
Nay
6/19/12 S Amdt 2172 Rescinds Bonuses to States for Administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 58)
Nay
6/19/12 S Amdt 2174 Limits Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 56)
Yea
6/19/12 S Amdt 2181 Limits Farm Subsidies to Farmers with Incomes Under $250,000
Amendment Rejected - Senate (15 - 84)
Nay
6/13/12 S Amdt 2392 Reduces Funding for Food Stamps
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 33)
Yea
6/13/12 S Amdt 2393 Repeals Sugar Subsidies
Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 46)
Did Not Vote
6/05/12 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
5/24/12 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill)
Bill Failed - Senate (51 - 43)
Yea
5/24/12 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
Yea
5/24/12 S Amdt 2108 Prohibits FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Fish
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 50)
Nay
5/24/12 S Amdt 2111 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs
Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 67)
Nay
5/24/12 S Amdt 2153 Prohibits Increase in Interest Rates for Student Loans (Lamar Bill)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (34 - 62)
Nay
5/22/12 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/15/12 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 20)
Yea
5/08/12 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill)
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 45)
Yea
4/26/12 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
Yea
4/25/12 S 1789 United States Postal Service Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 37)
Yea
4/16/12 S 2230 Establishes a Minimum 30 Percent Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 45)
Yea
3/29/12 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 47)
Yea
3/22/12 S 2230 Establishes a Minimum 30 Percent Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/20/12 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 44)
Yea
3/19/12 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/15/12 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/08/12 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project
Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
3/01/12 S Amdt 1520 Authorizes Moral and Religious Objections to Certain Health Care Items and Services
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 48)
Yea
2/17/12 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
Yea
2/06/12 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (75 - 20)
Nay
2/02/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 3)
Yea
2/02/12 S Amdt 1472 Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
2/02/12 S Amdt 1491 Requires Disclosure of Financial Transactions by Executive Branch Employees
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 41)
Yea
1/31/12 S Amdt 1472 Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/26/12 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Nay
12/17/11 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (67 - 32)
Nay
12/17/11 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 10)
Yea
12/15/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (86 - 13)
Yea
12/14/11 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Nay
12/14/11 S J Res 24 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Udall Bill)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (21 - 79)
Yea
12/06/11 PN 5 Nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan to the District of Columbia Circuit Court
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 45)
Yea
12/01/11 S 1917 Extends Payroll Tax Cut and Establishes Tax on Income Over $1 Million
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
12/01/11 S 1931 Reduces Payroll Tax Rate
Motion Rejected - Senate (20 - 78)
Nay
12/01/11 S Amdt 1125 Limits New Detention Rules to Prisoners Captured Outside the U.S.
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Nay
12/01/11 S Amdt 1126 Prohibits Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Trial
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Yea
12/01/11 S Amdt 1274 Authorizes Further Detention After Trial During Wartime
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 59)
Nay
11/30/11 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor

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