Governor Samuel 'Sam' D. Brownback's Voting Records

Office: Governor (KS), Republican
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/22/10 Treaty Doc. 111-5 Treaty with Russia to Reduce and Limit Offensive Arms
Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (71 - 26)
Did Not Vote
12/21/10 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (79 - 16)
Did Not Vote
12/18/10 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (65 - 31)
Nay
12/15/10 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (81 - 19)
Yea
12/09/10 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 42)
Did Not Vote
12/08/10 S 3985 Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Did Not Vote
12/08/10 S 3991 Allowing Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 43)
Did Not Vote
12/04/10 S Amdt 4727 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $250,000
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 36)
Nay
12/04/10 S Amdt 4728 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $1 Million
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 37)
Nay
11/30/10 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 25)
Did Not Vote
11/30/10 S Amdt 4697 Prohibiting Earmarks
Motion Rejected - Senate (39 - 56)
Did Not Vote
11/17/10 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
9/29/10 HR 3081 Continuing Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 30)
Nay
9/29/10 S Amdt 4676 Reducing "Continuing Appropriation" Amounts by 5 Percent
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
9/29/10 S J Res 39 Disapproving Rule for "Grandfathered Health Plans"
Motion Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
9/28/10 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
9/23/10 S 3628 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
9/21/10 S 3454 2010-2011 Defense Authorizations
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
9/16/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 38)
Nay
9/14/10 S Amdt 4595 Business Transaction Reporting Requirement Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
9/14/10 S Amdt 4596 Repealing Business Transaction Reporting Requirements
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (46 - 52)
Yea
8/05/10 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (61 - 39)
Nay
8/05/10 PN 1768 Elena Kagan, Associate Justice
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 37)
Nay
7/29/10 S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Nay
7/27/10 S 3628 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
Nay
7/21/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
7/20/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 40)
Nay
7/15/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
6/10/10 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule
Motion Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Yea
6/09/10 S Amdt 4302 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (38 - 61)
Nay
6/09/10 S Amdt 4326 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
5/27/10 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 28)
Nay
5/27/10 S Amdt 4204 Requiring Afghanistan Troop Redeployment Plan and Timetable
Amendment Rejected - Senate (18 - 80)
Nay
5/27/10 S Amdt 4214 National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 46)
Yea
5/20/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
5/19/10 S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates
Amendment Rejected - Senate (35 - 60)
Nay
5/18/10 S Amdt 4034 Federal Preemption Over State Consumer Financial Laws
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4051 Prohibiting Funding of State and Local Governments to Prevent Defaulting on Debt
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4071 Amending State Authority to Enforce Consumer Financial Regulations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (80 - 18)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4072 Inspector General Appointment Modification
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 21)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4114 Credit Default Swap Regulations
Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 38)
Yea
5/13/10 S Amdt 3832 Establishing Bankruptcy Process for Non-bank Financial Institutions
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 58)
Yea
5/13/10 S Amdt 3987 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Termination
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 55)
Yea
5/13/10 S Amdt 3989 Debit Card Fee Regulations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 33)
Nay
5/13/10 S Amdt 3991 Credit Rating Agency Board
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 35)
Nay
5/12/10 S Amdt 3816 Derivatives Regulation Modifications
Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 59)
Yea
5/12/10 S Amdt 3955 Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 57)
Yea
5/12/10 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 36)
Nay
5/11/10 S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 62)
Yea
5/11/10 S Amdt 3839 Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 56)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
5/23/14 HB 2120 Relating to the Collection of DNA Samples and Gaming Crimes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/16/14 HB 2231 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/14/14 SB 63 Authorizes Secretary of State to Prosecute Election Fraud Cases Signed - Executive
Sign
5/14/14 HB 2296 Authorizes Campaign Funds to be Used for Donations to Non-Profits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/13/14 HB 2143 2013-2018 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
5/02/14 HB 2389 Establishes Time Limits on Death Penalty Appeals Process Signed - Executive
Sign
4/30/14 SB 423 Authorizes the Sale of Certain State Office Buildings Signed - Executive
Sign
4/30/14 HB 2578 Prohibits a City or County from Regulating Firearms Signed - Executive
Sign
4/22/14 HB 2553 Establishes an Interstate Health Care Compact Signed - Executive
Sign
4/21/14 HB 2506 Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts Signed - Executive
Sign
4/18/14 HB 2552 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion None - Executive
Sign
4/17/14 SB 311 Increases the Limit for Non-Economic Civil Damages Signed - Executive
Sign
4/17/14 HB 2338 Appropriates Funds to the Judicial Branch Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/14 SB 99 Amends Lobbyist Definition Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/02/14 SB 37 Extends the Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/25/14 HB 2210 Amends the Date by Which a Voter May Change Party Affiliation Signed - Executive
Sign
6/17/13 SB 171 2014-2015 General Appropriations Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
6/13/13 HB 2059 Reduces Income Tax Rates Signed - Executive
Sign
5/31/13 HB 2249 Repeals Project Limitations Near Historic Sites Signed - Executive
Sign
5/30/13 HB 2162 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used to Lobby for Firearm Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
5/23/13 HB 2120 Amends the Process for Collection of DNA Samples by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/22/13 SB 199 Establishes the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Signed - Executive
Sign
4/19/13 HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
4/19/13 HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Signed - Executive
Sign
4/16/13 HB 2033 Repeals Prohibition on the Possession of Switchblade and Stiletto Knives Signed - Executive
Sign
4/16/13 HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
4/16/13 SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/13 SB 37 Extends the Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/13 SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Signed - Executive
Sign
4/01/13 HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Signed - Executive
Sign
3/27/13 HB 2019 Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals Signed - Executive
Sign
6/01/12 HB 2333 Amends State Pension System Signed - Executive
Sign
5/21/12 SB 83 Amends Judicial Appointment Process Signed - Executive
Sign
4/12/12 SB 315 Relating to the State Bank Commissioner Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/04/12 SB 353 Relating to the Board of Barbering Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/23/12 HB 2624 Relating to the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/27/11 HB 2014 2011-2012 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/25/11 HB 2075 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
5/16/11 SB 36 Licensing of Abortion Clinics Signed - Executive
Sign
4/18/11 HB 2067 Voter Photographic Identification Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
4/12/11 HB 2035 Amending Statutes Regulating Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
4/08/11 HB 2218 Abortion Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign

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