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Key Votes

Saxby Chambliss' Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Clarence Saxby Chambliss
Office: U.S. Senate (GA) - 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

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees Senate Co-sponsor
March 13, 2013 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 9, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Senate Co-sponsor
May 11, 2011 S 953 Offshore Production and Safety Act Senate Co-sponsor
March 31, 2011 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Senate Co-sponsor
May 27, 2010 S Amdt 4214 National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border Senate Co-sponsor
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3816 Derivatives Regulation Modifications Senate Sponsor
May 5, 2010 S Amdt 3826 Consumer Financial Protection Division Within The FDIC Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 21, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2010 S Amdt 3301 Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 14, 2009 Amdt 2355 Prohibiting Funding for ACORN Senate Co-sponsor
July 16, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Senate Co-sponsor
March 3, 2009 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Senate Co-sponsor
March 12, 2008 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 2, 2007 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Senate Co-sponsor
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Senate Co-sponsor
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language Senate Co-sponsor
March 29, 2007 S 30 Stem Cell Research Hope Act of 2007 Senate Co-sponsor
March 26, 2007 S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
July 12, 2006 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
May 17, 2006 S AMDT 4064 English As National Language Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 10, 2005 S Amdt 2516 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2062 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 14, 2005 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2005 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution Senate Co-sponsor
May 10, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners House Co-sponsor
April 21, 2004 S 2329 Victims' Rights Bill Senate Co-sponsor
April 10, 2003 S 877 Reduction of SPAM bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 14, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 2, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq House Co-sponsor
June 24, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security House Co-sponsor
May 1, 2002 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act House Co-sponsor
May 23, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions House Co-sponsor
March 22, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution House Co-sponsor
Feb. 7, 2001 HR 503 Unborn Victims of Violence Act House Co-sponsor
Sept. 8, 1999 H Con Res 180 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution House Co-sponsor
July 1, 1999 HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
June 22, 1999 HR 2300 Academic Achievement for All Act House Co-sponsor
June 17, 1999 HR 2260 Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
April 27, 1999 HR 1569 Military Operations in Yugoslavia Limitation Act House Co-sponsor
March 23, 1999 HR 1218 Child Custody Protection Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 25, 1999 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 24, 1999 H J Res 33 Flag Desecration Resolution House Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 1999 HR 6 Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples House Co-sponsor

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