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Sam Brownback's Voting Records

Office: Governor (KS), Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 18, 2007 S 1257 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 42)
Nay
Sept. 11, 2007 S Amdt 2797 Limiting Mexican Trucks to Commercial Zones Near the Border Between the U.S. and Mexico Amendment Adopted - Senate
(75 - 23)
Yea
Sept. 10, 2007 S Amdt 2792 Bridge Repair Funding Amendment Adopted - Senate
(60 - 33)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2007 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(79 - 12)
Yea
Sept. 6, 2007 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion Amendment Adopted - Senate
(48 - 45)
Yea
Sept. 6, 2007 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion Senate Sponsor
Aug. 3, 2007 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 28)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2007 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(83 - 14)
Yea
July 26, 2007 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(85 - 8)
Did Not Vote
July 26, 2007 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 4)
Did Not Vote
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2405 REAL ID Funding Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 44)
Did Not Vote
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(89 - 1)
Did Not Vote
July 20, 2007 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 18)
Did Not Vote
July 19, 2007 S Amdt 2351 Sense of the Senate on Guantanamo Bay Detainees Amendment Adopted - Senate
(94 - 3)
Did Not Vote
July 18, 2007 S Amdt 2087 Iraq Troop Reduction Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
June 28, 2007 S 1639 Second Immigration Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
June 26, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
June 21, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 27)
Did Not Vote
June 21, 2007 S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 36)
Did Not Vote
June 19, 2007 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007) Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 23)
Did Not Vote
June 14, 2007 S Amdt 1538 Clean Energy Achievement Criteria Amendment Tabled - Senate
(56 - 39)
Nay
June 14, 2007 S Amdt 1566 Offshore Drilling in Virginia Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 44)
Yea
June 11, 2007 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 38)
Did Not Vote
June 7, 2007 S 1348 Immigration Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(34 - 61)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 33)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 51)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1202 Point Based Immigration Expiration Date Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 55)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1250 Law Enforcement Review of Z Visa Applications Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 39)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1316 Five Year Expiration for Guest Worker Program Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 48)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1333 Barring Immigrants with Certain Criminal Histories Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 32)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1384 English as the Common Language Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 39)
Yea
May 24, 2007 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(80 - 14)
Did Not Vote
May 23, 2007 S Amdt 1169 Guest Worker Number Reduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(74 - 24)
Nay
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 40)
Did Not Vote
May 7, 2007 S Amdt 1010 FDA Drug Import Certification Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 40)
Did Not Vote
April 26, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 46)
Nay
April 11, 2007 S 30 Stem Cell Research Hope Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(70 - 28)
Yea
April 11, 2007 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 34)
Nay
March 29, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
March 27, 2007 S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 50)
Yea
March 26, 2007 S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 23, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
March 20, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Yea
March 15, 2007 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007 Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(48 - 50)
Nay
March 13, 2007 S 4 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 38)
Nay
Dec. 7, 2006 PN 1396 Andrew von Eschenbach, Commissioner of Food and Drugs Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(80 - 11)
Nay
Dec. 6, 2006 PN 2191 Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(95 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(80 - 19)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Yea

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

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