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Sam Brownback's Voting Records

Office: Governor (KS), Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 17, 2005 S Amdt 214 Prescription Drugs Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 50)
Yea
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 220 Homeland Security Grant Program Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(63 - 37)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 229 Medicaid Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 51)
Yea
March 17, 2005 S Amdt 244 Unintended Pregnancy Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 53)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S Con Res 18 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
March 16, 2005 S AMDT 168 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 51)
Nay
March 10, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea
March 8, 2005 S AMDT 47 Violent Protestor Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
March 7, 2005 S AMDT 128 Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(38 - 61)
Yea
March 7, 2005 S AMDT 44 Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 49)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 2005 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(72 - 26)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2005 PN 12 Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(60 - 36)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2005 PN 8 Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(85 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2005 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 11, 2004 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength) Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(69 - 17)
Yea
Oct. 6, 2004 S 2845 National Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2004 HR 1308 Child Tax Credit Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2004 HR 4755 Legislative Branch FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Yea
July 22, 2004 HR 4613 Defense Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 0)
Yea
July 14, 2004 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(48 - 50)
Yea
July 7, 2004 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
June 23, 2004 S 2400 Military Construction FY2005 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 0)
Did Not Vote
May 21, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners Resolution Passed - Senate
(92 - 0)
Yea
May 13, 2004 HR 1350 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Bill Passed - Senate
(95 - 3)
Yea
May 11, 2004 S 1637 Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 5)
Yea
May 11, 2004 S Amdt 3114 Unemployment Benefits Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(59 - 40)
Nay
May 10, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners House Co-sponsor
April 29, 2004 S 150 Internet Access Tax Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(93 - 3)
Yea
April 22, 2004 S 2329 Victims' Rights Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
April 8, 2004 HR 3108 Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(78 - 19)
Yea
March 25, 2004 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Yea
March 12, 2004 S Con Res 95 Budget Appropriations- FY 2005 Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 45)
Yea
March 2, 2004 S 1805 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Bill Failed - Senate
(8 - 90)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2004 S 1072 Highway Trust Fund Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 21)
Nay
Jan. 22, 2004 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 28)
Yea
Nov. 25, 2003 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
Nov. 12, 2003 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(95 - 3)
Yea
Oct. 28, 2003 PN 884 Michael Leavitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Senate
(88 - 8)
Yea
Oct. 23, 2003 S Amdt 1904 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(60 - 34)
Nay
Oct. 21, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(64 - 34)
Yea
Oct. 17, 2003 S 1689 Emergency Appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan Bill Passed - Senate
(87 - 12)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2003 S J Res 17 FCC Media Ownership bill Bill Passed - Senate
(55 - 40)
Nay
July 31, 2003 HR 2738 U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 32)
Yea
July 31, 2003 HR 2739 U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(66 - 32)
Yea
July 31, 2003 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill Bill Passed - Senate
(84 - 14)
Yea
July 11, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 7)
Yea
June 27, 2003 S 1 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit bill Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 21)
Yea
June 10, 2003 S Amdt 865 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(67 - 32)
Yea

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 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 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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