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Mark Sanford, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Crime

Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 1, Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 14, 2013 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 249)
Nay
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 Motion Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Nay
June 4, 2013 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Amendment Rejected - House
(170 - 254)
Nay
Sept. 30, 1999 HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(254 - 172)
Yea
June 17, 1999 HR 1501 Juvenile Justice bill Bill Passed - House
(287 - 139)
Nay
Sept. 15, 1998 S 2073 Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(280 - 126)
Nay
Feb. 24, 1998 HR 424 Minimum Sentences for Gun Crimes Bill Passed - House
(350 - 59)
Yea
May 8, 1997 HR 3 Juvenile Crime bill Bill Passed - House
(286 - 132)
Nay
May 7, 1996 HR 2137 Megan's Law Bill Passed - House
(418 - 0)
Yea
March 22, 1996 HR 125 Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(239 - 173)
Yea
Feb. 14, 1995 HR 728 Anti-Crime bill Bill Passed - House
(238 - 192)
Yea
Feb. 8, 1995 HR 666 Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions Bill Passed - House
(289 - 142)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 31, 2010 S 19 Relating to Private College and University Police Jurisdiction Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 31, 2010 S 191 Authorizing Warrantless Searches and Seizures of Probationers and Parolees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 2, 2008 S 429 DNA Sampling Upon Felony Arrest Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 16, 2008 S 577 Assault on Sports Officials Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2008 H 4400 Immigration Bill Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2008 S 1039 Discharge of Firearms Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 4, 2007 H 3490 Alcohol Education Program Act and Solicitors Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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