Senator Lindsey O. Graham's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Lindsey O. Graham
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 07/09/1955
Birth Place: Seneca, SC
Home City: Seneca, SC
Religion: Southern Baptist
Issue Category

3 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/30/14 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Nay
4/30/14 S 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Nay
4/09/14 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Nay
11/07/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
Nay
11/07/13 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
11/04/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30)
Nay
7/19/12 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
6/05/12 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
4/25/12 S 1789 United States Postal Service Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 37)
Nay
12/01/11 S 1917 Extends Payroll Tax Cut and Establishes Tax on Income Over $1 Million
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
12/01/11 S 1931 Reduces Payroll Tax Rate
Motion Rejected - Senate (20 - 78)
Nay
11/10/11 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 56)
Yea
10/11/11 S 1660 American Jobs Act of 2011
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 49)
Nay
9/22/11 S Amdt 633 Extends Trade Adjustment Assistance
Amendment Adopted - Senate (69 - 28)
Nay
9/21/11 S Amdt 625 Reducing and Extending Trade Adjustment Assistance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
9/21/11 S Amdt 641 Requires Extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance to be Contingent Upon Ratification of Free Trade Agreements with Columbia, Korea and Panama
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Yea
9/21/11 S Amdt 642 Modifies Eligibility Requirements for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 57)
Nay
11/17/10 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
9/28/10 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
3/25/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
3/17/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (68 - 29)
Nay
2/24/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (70 - 28)
Nay
2/22/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Cloture Invoked - Senate (62 - 30)
Nay
2/09/10 PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 33)
Did Not Vote
1/22/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 36)
Nay
7/31/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 3)
Yea
4/23/08 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
3/13/08 S Amdt 4259 Immigration Enforcement and Employer Sanctions Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
3/06/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 13)
Yea
5/24/07 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (80 - 14)
Yea
8/03/06 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
6/21/06 S AMDT 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
6/21/06 S AMDT 4376 Increasing Minimum Wage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 53)
Yea
5/23/06 S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 39)
Yea
3/07/05 S AMDT 128 Minimum Wage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 61)
Yea
3/07/05 S AMDT 44 Minimum Wage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 49)
Nay
4/08/04 HR 3108 Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (78 - 19)
Yea
7/19/01 H Amdt 200 Community Solutions Act Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (168 - 261)
Nay
6/08/00 H Amdt 760 OSHA Ergonomic Protection Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (203 - 220)
Nay
3/09/00 H Amdt 594 Minimum Wage Increase-Two Year Raise
Amendment Adopted - House (246 - 179)
Nay
3/09/00 HR 3081 Small Business Tax Fairness Act of 2000
Bill Passed - House (257 - 169)
Yea
3/09/00 HR 3846 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Bill Passed - House (282 - 143)
Nay
5/05/99 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (313 - 108)
Yea
9/24/98 HR 3736 Nonimmigrant Specialty Workers bill
Bill Passed - House (288 - 133)
Yea
4/01/98 H Amdt 548 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 225)
Yea
3/26/98 HR 3246 Small Business and Employee Fairness bill
Bill Passed - House (202 - 200)
Yea
3/19/97 HR 1 Compensatory Time Bill
Bill Passed - House (222 - 210)
Yea
8/02/96 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (354 - 72)
Yea
8/01/96 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (421 - 2)
Did Not Vote
7/30/96 HR 2391 Working Families Flexibility Act of 1996
Bill Passed - House (225 - 195)
Yea

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