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Key Votes

Richard Burr's Voting Records

Full Name: Richard M. Burr
Office: U.S. Senate (NC) - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Brooke; 2 Children: Tyler, William
Birth Date: 11/30/1955
Birth Place: Charlottesville, VA
Home City: Winston-Salem, NC
Religion: Methodist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 24, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
Dec. 23, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
Dec. 22, 2009 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments Amendment Adopted - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
Dec. 8, 2009 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Amendment Tabled - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2008 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 42)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3330 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 52)
Yea
Sept. 6, 2007 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion Amendment Adopted - Senate
(48 - 45)
Yea
July 25, 2006 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Yea
Oct. 2, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(281 - 142)
Yea
June 4, 2003 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Bill Passed - House
(282 - 139)
Yea
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1017 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(184 - 230)
Nay
July 13, 2000 H Amdt 997 Family Planning Assistance Funding amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 221)
Nay
June 22, 2000 H Amdt 882 Prison Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(156 - 254)
Nay
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 722 Oversea Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 221)
Nay
April 5, 2000 HR 3660 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Passed - House
(287 - 141)
Yea
June 9, 1999 H Amdt 156 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(203 - 225)
Nay
June 8, 1999 H Amdt 142 Prohibition of Chemically Induced Abortion Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(217 - 214)
Yea
Aug. 6, 1998 H Amdt 865 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(180 - 243)
Nay
July 23, 1998 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Veto Override Passed - House
(296 - 132)
Yea
July 15, 1998 HR 3682 Child Custody Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(276 - 150)
Yea
June 24, 1998 H Amdt 705 Chemical Inducement of Abortion Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(223 - 202)
Yea
May 20, 1998 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 232)
Nay
Oct. 8, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(296 - 132)
Yea
June 19, 1997 H Amdt 187 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 224)
Nay
March 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - House
(295 - 136)
Yea
Feb. 13, 1997 HR 581 Population Planning Bill Bill Passed - House
(231 - 194)
Yea
Sept. 19, 1996 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto Override Passed - House
(285 - 137)
Yea
July 22, 1996 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 223)
Nay
March 7, 1996 H Amdt 946 Medicaid Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 222)
Nay
Nov. 1, 1995 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(288 - 139)
Yea
Sept. 7, 1995 H Amdt 752 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment Adopted - House
(226 - 191)
Yea
June 28, 1995 H Amdt 477 Abortion Funding Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(243 - 187)
Yea
June 15, 1995 H Amdt 436 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 230)
Nay
May 24, 1995 H Amdt 403 Foreign Abortion Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 181)
Yea

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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
  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.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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