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Sam Brownback's Voting Records

Office: Governor (KS), Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 31, 1997 HR 2014 Budget Reconciliation Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 8)
Yea
July 31, 1997 HR 2015 Budget Reconciliation bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(85 - 15)
Yea
July 22, 1997 S Amdt 936 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
July 17, 1997 S Amdt 890 Most Favored Nation Repeal Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(22 - 77)
Nay
July 10, 1997 S Amdt 593 Abortions at Overseas Military Facilities Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
July 9, 1997 S Amdt 771 Base Closure Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 33)
Yea
June 26, 1997 S Amdt 527 Family Tax Relief Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(38 - 61)
Nay
June 25, 1997 S 947 Budget Reconciliation bill Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 27)
Yea
June 25, 1997 S Amdt 468 Private Contracts Amendment Motion Agreed - Senate
(64 - 35)
Yea
June 19, 1997 S Amdt 416 Intelligence Appropriations Declassification amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
Nay
June 12, 1997 HR 1871 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 21)
Yea
June 5, 1997 H Con Res 84 Budget Resolution FY1999-2000 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(76 - 22)
Yea
June 5, 1997 HR 1469 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(67 - 31)
Yea
May 23, 1997 H Con Res 84 Budget Resolution FY1999-2000 Resolution Passed - Senate
(78 - 22)
Yea
May 23, 1997 S Amdt 357 Violent Crime Victims Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
May 22, 1997 S Amdt 301 Budget Deficit Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
May 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 36)
Yea
April 30, 1997 PN 82 Alexis M. Herman, Secretary of Labor Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(85 - 13)
Yea
April 24, 1997 S Res 75 Chemical Weapons Convention bill Resolution Passed - Senate
(74 - 26)
Nay
April 17, 1997 S 495 Chemical and Biological Weapons Threat Reduction Act Bill Passed - Senate
(53 - 44)
Yea
April 16, 1997 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 0)
Yea
April 15, 1997 S 104 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Yea
April 15, 1997 S Amdt 31 Yucca Mountain Alternate Sites amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(59 - 39)
Yea
March 20, 1997 S 495 Chemical and Biological Weapons Threat Reduction Act Senate Co-sponsor
March 20, 1997 S Amdt 25 U.S.- Mexico Drug Trafficking Prevention Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
Nay
March 4, 1997 S J Res 1 Balanced Budget amendment Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(66 - 34)
Yea
Jan. 21, 1997 S 104 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 1997 S J Res 1 Balanced Budget amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 28, 1996 HR 3610 Omnibus FY97 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(370 - 37)
Yea
Sept. 27, 1996 HR 3539 Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1996 Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 198)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1996 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(305 - 123)
Yea
Sept. 24, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(388 - 25)
Yea
Sept. 19, 1996 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto Override Passed - House
(285 - 137)
Yea
Sept. 12, 1996 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(383 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(354 - 72)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3953 Aviation Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 22)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(392 - 30)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 123 English as the National Language Bill Passed - House
(259 - 169)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(421 - 2)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Conference Report Adopted - House
(285 - 132)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Conference Report Adopted - House
(328 - 101)
Yea
July 30, 1996 HR 2391 Working Families Flexibility Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 195)
Yea
July 25, 1996 H Amdt 1359 Energy Research Appropriation Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 211)
Yea
July 25, 1996 H Amdt 1360 Renewable Energy Research Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(279 - 135)
Yea
July 25, 1996 HR 3820 Campaign Finance Reform Bill Failed - House
(162 - 259)
Nay
July 24, 1996 H Amdt 1356 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(184 - 236)
Yea
July 22, 1996 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 223)
Did Not Vote
July 18, 1996 H Amdt 1307 Food Stamp Recipient Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 184)
Yea
July 18, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 170)
Yea
July 12, 1996 H Amdt 1280 Family Planning Services Clinics Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(232 - 193)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 23, 2014 HB 2120 Relating to the Collection of DNA Samples and Gaming Crimes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 16, 2014 HB 2231 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 14, 2014 SB 63 Authorizes Secretary of State to Prosecute Election Fraud Cases Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2014 HB 2296 Authorizes Campaign Funds to be Used for Donations to Non-Profits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2014 HB 2143 2013-2018 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 2, 2014 HB 2389 Establishes Time Limits on Death Penalty Appeals Process Signed - Executive
Sign
April 30, 2014 SB 423 Authorizes the Sale of Certain State Office Buildings Signed - Executive
Sign
April 30, 2014 HB 2578 Prohibits a City or County from Regulating Firearms Signed - Executive
Sign
April 22, 2014 HB 2553 Establishes an Interstate Health Care Compact Signed - Executive
Sign
April 21, 2014 HB 2506 Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts Signed - Executive
Sign
April 18, 2014 HB 2552 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion None - Executive
Sign
April 17, 2014 SB 311 Increases the Limit for Non-Economic Civil Damages Signed - Executive
Sign
April 17, 2014 HB 2338 Appropriates Funds to the Judicial Branch Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2014 SB 99 Amends Lobbyist Definition Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 2, 2014 SB 37 Extends the Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 25, 2014 HB 2210 Amends the Date by Which a Voter May Change Party Affiliation Signed - Executive
Sign
June 17, 2013 SB 171 2014-2015 General Appropriations Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 13, 2013 HB 2059 Reduces Income Tax Rates Signed - Executive
Sign
May 31, 2013 HB 2249 Repeals Project Limitations Near Historic Sites Signed - Executive
Sign
May 30, 2013 HB 2162 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used to Lobby for Firearm Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
May 23, 2013 HB 2120 Amends the Process for Collection of DNA Samples by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 22, 2013 SB 199 Establishes the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Signed - Executive
Sign
April 19, 2013 HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
April 19, 2013 HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Signed - Executive
Sign
April 16, 2013 HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
April 16, 2013 SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
April 16, 2013 HB 2033 Repeals Prohibition on the Possession of Switchblade and Stiletto Knives Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2013 SB 37 Extends the Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 10, 2013 SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2013 HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Signed - Executive
Sign
March 27, 2013 HB 2019 Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals Signed - Executive
Sign
June 1, 2012 HB 2333 Amends State Pension System Signed - Executive
Sign
May 21, 2012 SB 83 Amends Judicial Appointment Process Signed - Executive
Sign
April 12, 2012 SB 315 Relating to the State Bank Commissioner Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 4, 2012 SB 353 Relating to the Board of Barbering Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 23, 2012 HB 2624 Relating to the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 HB 2014 2011-2012 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 25, 2011 HB 2075 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
May 16, 2011 SB 36 Licensing of Abortion Clinics Signed - Executive
Sign
April 18, 2011 HB 2067 Voter Photographic Identification Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
April 12, 2011 HB 2035 Amending Statutes Regulating Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
April 8, 2011 HB 2218 Abortion Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  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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