Senator Clarence Saxby Chambliss's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Clarence Saxby Chambliss
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 12/02/2008
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Julianne; 2 Children: Lia, Bo
Birth Date: 11/10/1943
Birth Place: Warrenton, NC
Home City: Moultrie, GA
Religion: Episcopalian
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/17/13 S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 43)
Yea
3/23/13 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
3/23/13 S Con Res 8 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014, Revising the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Year 2013, and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (50 - 49)
Nay
3/20/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 26)
Yea
3/14/13 S Amdt 66 Temporarily Prohibits the Hiring of Nonessential Federal Employees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Yea
3/13/13 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 52)
Yea
3/13/13 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/07/13 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 34)
Nay
2/26/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
Cloture Invoked - Senate (71 - 27)
Yea
2/26/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
2/14/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 40)
Nay
2/12/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 22)
Yea
1/31/13 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34)
Nay
1/28/13 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Nay
1/01/13 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 8)
Yea
12/28/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 23)
Yea
12/21/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 14)
Yea
12/04/12 Treaty Doc. 112-7 The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Treaty Ratification Failed - Senate (61 - 38)
Nay
11/30/12 S Amdt 3025 Requires Sufficient Sizing of Civilian and Contract Services Workforces
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 53)
Nay
11/29/12 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents
Amendment Adopted - Senate (67 - 29)
Nay
11/29/12 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism
Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 29)
Yea
11/29/12 S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 33)
Nay
11/29/12 S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 41)
Yea
11/29/12 S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/28/12 S Amdt 2955 Expands the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program
Amendment Adopted - Senate (85 - 11)
Yea
11/28/12 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 37)
Nay
11/28/12 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/28/12 S Amdt 3095 Repeals the Prohibition on Biofuel Refinery Construction
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 41)
Nay
11/14/12 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 47)
Nay
9/22/12 H J Res 117 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (62 - 30)
Nay
8/02/12 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
7/25/12 S 3412 Middle Class Tax Cut Act
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 48)
Nay
7/25/12 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Yea
7/19/12 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
7/17/12 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
7/12/12 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Nay
6/21/12 S 3240 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
Nay
6/21/12 S Amdt 2310 Requires Labels on Foods with Genetically Modified Ingredients
Amendment Rejected - Senate (26 - 73)
Nay
6/21/12 S Amdt 2372 Prohibits the EPA from Conducting Aerial Surveillance of Agricultural Operations
Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
6/20/12 S Amdt 2454 Prohibits Food Aid to North Korea Unless Waived by President
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 40)
Nay
6/19/12 S Amdt 2156 Increases Funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 66)
Nay
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
6/19/12 S Amdt 2181 Limits Farm Subsidies to Farmers with Incomes Under $250,000
Amendment Rejected - Senate (15 - 84)
Nay
6/13/12 S Amdt 2392 Reduces Funding for Food Stamps
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 33)
Nay
6/13/12 S Amdt 2393 Repeals Sugar Subsidies
Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 46)
Yea
6/05/12 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
5/24/12 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill)
Bill Failed - Senate (51 - 43)
Nay
5/24/12 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
Nay
5/24/12 S Amdt 2108 Prohibits FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Fish
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 50)
Nay

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