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Richard Burr's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (NC) - Sr, Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 25, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
March 17, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(68 - 29)
Yea
March 10, 2010 HR 4213 Extending Unemployment Benefits and Certain Tax Credits Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
Nay
March 3, 2010 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients Motion Rejected - Senate
(47 - 50)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(70 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Cloture Invoked - Senate
(62 - 30)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 9, 2010 PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 33)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2010 HJR 45 Increasing the Public Debt Limit and Reinstating PAYGO Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2010 PN 959-111 Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(70 - 30)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2010 S Amdt 3302 Establishing a Federal Budget Deficit Commission Amendment Rejected - Senate
(53 - 46)
Nay
Jan. 21, 2010 S Amdt 3301 Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program Amendment Rejected - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
Jan. 21, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2010 S Amdt 3301 Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 24, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
Dec. 24, 2009 HR 4314 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit 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. 15, 2009 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs Amendment Rejected - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2009 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(57 - 35)
Nay
Dec. 8, 2009 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Amendment Tabled - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2009 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 39)
Nay
Nov. 19, 2009 PN 187-111 David F. Hamilton, Seventh Circuit Judge Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(59 - 39)
Nay
Oct. 29, 2009 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(72 - 28)
Nay
Oct. 27, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits Cloture Invoked - Senate
(87 - 13)
Yea
Oct. 22, 2009 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(68 - 29)
Nay
Oct. 21, 2009 S 1776 Eliminating Adjustments to Medicare Rates of Payment Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(47 - 53)
Nay
Oct. 20, 2009 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(79 - 19)
Nay
Oct. 8, 2009 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(76 - 22)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2009 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 30)
Nay
Oct. 1, 2009 Amdt 2575 U.S. Military Commanders to Testify Before Congress Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 59)
Yea
Sept. 30, 2009 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(62 - 38)
Nay
Sept. 14, 2009 Amdt 2355 Prohibiting Funding for ACORN Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 14, 2009 Amdt 2355 Prohibiting Funding for ACORN Amendment Adopted - Senate
(83 - 7)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 6, 2009 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 37)
Nay
Aug. 6, 2009 PN 506-111 Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Nay
July 22, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Amendment Rejected - Senate
(58 - 39)
Yea
July 21, 2009 S Amdt 1469 Repealing Funding for F-22 Aircraft Procurement Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 40)
Nay
July 16, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Senate Co-sponsor
July 8, 2009 S Amdt 1399 Requiring Completion of Reinforced Border Fencing Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
June 11, 2009 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 17)
Nay
May 12, 2009 S Amdt 1067 Allowing Loaded Guns in National Parks Amendment Adopted - Senate
(67 - 29)
Yea
April 29, 2009 S Con Res 13 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(53 - 43)
Nay
April 28, 2009 PN 188 Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(65 - 31)
Nay
March 31, 2009 S Amdt 739 Public Debt Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 54)
Yea
March 26, 2009 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 19)
Yea
March 19, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 20)
Nay
March 3, 2009 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 26, 2009 S 160 Washington DC Voting Act Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 38)
Nay
Feb. 10, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Nay

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