Senator Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn's Voting Records



Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolyn; 3 Children: Callie, Katie, Sarah
Birth Date: 03/14/1948
Birth Place: Casper, WY
Home City: Muskogee, OK
Religion: Baptist
Issue Category

75 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/03/09 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 39)
7/16/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 16)
3/14/08 S Amdt 4233 Codifying the Definition of a Child Eligible for SCHIP
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
11/01/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 30)
9/06/07 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion
Amendment Adopted - Senate (48 - 45)
7/25/06 S AMDT 4689 Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
3/17/05 S Amdt 244 Unintended Pregnancy Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
7/13/00 H Amdt 997 Family Planning Assistance Funding amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 221)
9/30/99 H Amdt 509 Substitute Amendment to Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 224)
9/30/99 HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (254 - 172)
7/29/99 H Amdt 360 Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (221 - 208)
10/08/98 H Amdt 923 Contraceptive Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 200)
7/16/98 H Amdt 728 Federal Health Plan Contraceptive Coverage Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 198)
9/09/97 H Amdt 335 Family Planning Parental Notification Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 201)
9/04/97 H Amdt 318 International Family Planning amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 191)
6/19/97 H Amdt 187 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 224)
7/12/96 H Amdt 1280 Family Planning Services Clinics Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (232 - 193)

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