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
Primary June 10, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 07/09/1955
Birth Place: Seneca, SC
Home City: Seneca, SC
Religion: Southern Baptist
Issue Category

83 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/31/14 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
Nay
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
6/10/13 S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 27)
Yea
6/19/12 S Amdt 2172 Rescinds Bonuses to States for Administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 58)
Yea
6/19/12 S Amdt 2174 Limits Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 56)
Yea
6/13/12 S Amdt 2392 Reduces Funding for Food Stamps
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 33)
Nay
4/25/12 S 1789 United States Postal Service Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 37)
Nay
2/17/12 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
Yea
12/17/11 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 10)
Yea
12/08/10 S 3985 Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
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
4/15/10 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 38)
Nay
3/10/10 HR 4213 Extending Unemployment Benefits and Certain Tax Credits
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Nay
3/03/10 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients
Motion Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
Nay
10/27/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits
Cloture Invoked - Senate (87 - 13)
Nay
7/26/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 35)
Did Not Vote
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (70 - 26)
Nay
7/09/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Cloture Invoked - Senate (69 - 30)
Nay
6/18/08 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - Senate (80 - 14)
Yea
5/22/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - Senate (82 - 13)
Yea
5/22/08 S Amdt 4803 GI Bill and Other Domestic Provisions
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 22)
Nay
5/15/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 15)
Yea
3/14/08 S Con Res 70 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 44)
Nay
2/26/08 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 10)
Nay
12/14/07 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Yea
11/07/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 37)
Nay
11/01/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 30)
Nay
10/23/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - Senate (75 - 19)
Nay
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 40)
Nay
3/23/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
3/16/06 S AMDT 3074 LIHEAP Funding Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
2/02/06 S AMDT 2730 Medicare Part D Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (52 - 45)
Nay
12/21/05 S Con Res 74 Removal of ANWR Provision from HR 2863
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (48 - 45)
Nay
11/03/05 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
11/03/05 S AMDT 2365 Medical Assistance and Prescription Drug Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
10/27/05 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
10/26/05 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (54 - 43)
Nay
10/26/05 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
10/05/05 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 49)
Nay
9/22/05 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
Yea
5/11/04 S Amdt 3114 Unemployment Benefits Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (59 - 40)
Nay
5/16/02 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families
Bill Passed - House (229 - 197)
Yea
5/02/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 141)
Yea
10/05/01 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Bill Passed - House (291 - 120)
Yea
7/27/00 H Amdt 1041 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief
Amendment Rejected - House (169 - 256)
Nay
7/27/00 HR 4865 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief bill
Bill Passed - House (265 - 159)
Yea
6/28/00 HR 4680 Medicare Rx bill
Bill Passed - House (217 - 214)
Yea
10/01/99 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (240 - 175)
Yea

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