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Thomas Coburn's Voting Records on Issue: Legal

Office: U.S. Senate (OK) - Jr, Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 26, 2012 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2011 S Amdt 1125 Limits New Detention Rules to Prisoners Captured Outside the U.S. Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 55)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2011 S Amdt 1126 Prohibits Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Trial Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 55)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2011 S Amdt 1274 Authorizes Further Detention After Trial During Wartime Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 59)
Yea
Oct. 21, 2011 S Amdt 753 Prohibits the Use of Funds for Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 52)
Yea
Sept. 8, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 9)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2010 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 41)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2009 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 30)
Nay
Nov. 8, 2007 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(53 - 40)
Yea
June 11, 2007 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 38)
Did Not Vote
March 20, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
Dec. 21, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 44)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 0)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2005 S AMDT 2523 Judicial Review of Detainees Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Nay
Nov. 15, 2005 S AMDT 2524 Guantanamo Bay Detainees Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(84 - 14)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2005 S Amdt 2516 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 42)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 7, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 0)
Yea
March 8, 2005 S AMDT 47 Violent Protestor Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2000 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(221 - 193)
Nay
Oct. 13, 1998 S 1260 Securities Litigation Conference Report Adopted - House
(319 - 82)
Yea
July 23, 1998 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Veto Override Passed - House
(296 - 132)
Yea
Nov. 13, 1997 H Res 301 Broadcast of Committee Witness bill Resolution Passed - House
(241 - 165)
Yea
Oct. 22, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill Bill Passed - House
(248 - 178)
Yea
Oct. 8, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(296 - 132)
Yea
March 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - House
(295 - 136)
Yea
May 9, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Veto Override Failed - House
(258 - 163)
Yea
May 7, 1996 HR 2137 Megan's Law Bill Passed - House
(418 - 0)
Yea
March 29, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(259 - 158)
Yea
March 14, 1996 H Amdt 954 Habeas Corpus Reform Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(135 - 283)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 20, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Veto Override Passed - House
(319 - 100)
Yea
Dec. 6, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(320 - 102)
Yea
March 8, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(325 - 99)
Yea

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