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Ben Nelson's Selected Sponsorships

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 28, 2012 S Amdt 1520 Authorizes Moral and Religious Objections to Certain Health Care Items and Services Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2011 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011 Senate Sponsor
Aug. 2, 2011 S J Res 24 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Udall Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
June 7, 2011 S Amdt 392 Debit Card Transactions Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2009 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Senate Sponsor
March 3, 2009 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2007 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2007 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes Senate Co-sponsor
May 2, 2007 S Amdt 1010 FDA Drug Import Certification Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 24, 2007 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 16, 2007 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization Senate Co-sponsor
April 14, 2005 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Senate Co-sponsor
May 10, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners House Co-sponsor
March 27, 2001 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Senate Co-sponsor
March 19, 2001 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 Senate Co-sponsor

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