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Sam Brownback's Voting Records

Office: Governor (KS), Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 37)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4259 Immigration Enforcement and Employer Sanctions Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4309 Restriction of Federal Assistance Based on Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws Amendment Tabled - Senate
(58 - 40)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4329 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Coastal Areas Not Covered by a Moratorium Amendment Adopted - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium Motion Rejected - Senate
(29 - 71)
Nay
March 6, 2008 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 13)
Yea
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
Feb. 25, 2008 S Amdt 4070 Prohibiting Funds in the Bill S 1200 from Being Used to Decrease Gun Ownership Amendment Adopted - Senate
(78 - 11)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2008 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2008 S 2248 FISA Amendments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 29)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2008 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(31 - 67)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2008 S Amdt 3910 FISA as Exclusive Means for Conducting Electronic Surveillance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(57 - 41)
Nay
Feb. 7, 2008 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2008 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 3)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 18, 2007 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(76 - 17)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2007 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(70 - 25)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(24 - 71)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 14)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(86 - 8)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2007 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2007 S Amdt 3810 Income Limit for Subsidies to Farmers Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 47)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2007 S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies Amendment Rejected - Senate
(37 - 58)
Nay
Dec. 6, 2007 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(88 - 5)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2007 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(46 - 48)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2007 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2007 HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
Nov. 16, 2007 S 2340 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(45 - 53)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Veto Override Passed - Senate
(79 - 14)
Nay
Nov. 8, 2007 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(53 - 40)
Yea
Nov. 7, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 37)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 30)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2007 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization Bill Passed - Senate
(70 - 22)
Nay
Oct. 25, 2007 S Amdt 3453 Amtrak Federal Subsidy Limits Amendment Rejected - Senate
(28 - 66)
Yea
Oct. 24, 2007 S 2205 DREAM Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 44)
Yea
Oct. 23, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - Senate
(75 - 19)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3330 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 52)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2007 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008 Bill Passed - Senate
(75 - 19)
Nay
Oct. 3, 2007 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(95 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2007 HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(67 - 29)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 26, 2007 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq Amendment Adopted - Senate
(75 - 23)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2007 S Amdt 3017 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Amendment Adopted - Senate
(76 - 22)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2007 S Amdt 2898 Iraq Troop Reduction Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 47)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2007 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 20, 2007 S Amdt 2934 Expressing Support for General Petraeus and All Members of the Armed Forces Amendment Adopted - Senate
(72 - 25)
Yea
Sept. 20, 2007 S Amdt 2947 Expressing Support for All Men and Women in the U.S. Armed Forces Amendment Rejected - Senate
(50 - 47)
Nay
Sept. 19, 2007 S Amdt 2022 Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
Sept. 19, 2007 S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 44)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 29, 2015 SB 117 Authorizes Regulation of Transportation Network Company Services Vetoed - Executive
Veto
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 HB 2296 Authorizes Campaign Funds to be Used for Donations to Non-Profits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 14, 2014 SB 63 Authorizes Secretary of State to Prosecute Election Fraud Cases Signed - Executive
Sign
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 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 16, 2013 HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage 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 Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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