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Key Votes

George Voinovich's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: George V. Voinovich
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Janet; 3 Children: George, Betsy, Peter
Birth Date: 07/15/1936
Birth Place: Clevland, OH
Home City: Cleveland, OH
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 28, 2010 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Sept. 16, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Sept. 14, 2010 S Amdt 4595 Business Transaction Reporting Requirement Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
July 29, 2010 S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 42)
July 15, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 39)
May 19, 2010 S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates Amendment Rejected - Senate
(35 - 60)
May 18, 2010 S Amdt 4034 Federal Preemption Over State Consumer Financial Laws Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
May 18, 2010 S Amdt 4071 Amending State Authority to Enforce Consumer Financial Regulations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(80 - 18)
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3987 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Termination Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 55)
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3989 Debit Card Fee Regulations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 33)
Oct. 6, 2009 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 30)
Feb. 4, 2009 S Amdt 279 Removing the Buy American Clause Amendment Rejected - Senate
(31 - 65)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 2008 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(89 - 3)
March 6, 2008 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 13)
Oct. 11, 2004 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength) Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(69 - 17)
May 11, 2004 S 1637 Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 5)
June 18, 2002 S 2600 Terrorism Insurance Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(84 - 14)
July 13, 2000 S Amdt 3821 Estate Tax Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)

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  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
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