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Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn's Voting Records

Issue Category

99 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/26/12 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
Nay
12/01/11 S Amdt 1125 Limits New Detention Rules to Prisoners Captured Outside the U.S.
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Nay
12/01/11 S Amdt 1126 Prohibits Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Trial
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Nay
12/01/11 S Amdt 1274 Authorizes Further Detention After Trial During Wartime
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 59)
Yea
10/21/11 S Amdt 753 Prohibits the Use of Funds for Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
Yea
9/08/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 9)
Nay
11/17/10 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
10/06/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 30)
Nay
11/08/07 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (53 - 40)
Yea
6/11/07 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 38)
Did Not Vote
3/20/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 2)
Yea
9/28/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 44)
Yea
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 0)
Yea
11/15/05 S Amdt 2523 Judicial Review of Detainees Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Nay
11/15/05 S Amdt 2524 Guantanamo Bay Detainees Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 14)
Yea
11/10/05 S Amdt 2516 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 42)
Yea
11/03/05 S Amdt 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
11/03/05 S Amdt 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Did Not Vote
10/07/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 0)
Yea
3/08/05 S Amdt 47 Violent Protestor Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
2/16/00 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (221 - 193)
Nay
10/13/98 S 1260 Securities Litigation
Conference Report Adopted - House (319 - 82)
Yea
7/23/98 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Veto Override Passed - House (296 - 132)
Yea
11/13/97 H Res 301 Broadcast of Committee Witness bill
Resolution Passed - House (241 - 165)
Yea
10/22/97 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill
Bill Passed - House (248 - 178)
Yea
10/08/97 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (296 - 132)
Yea
3/20/97 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Bill Passed - House (295 - 136)
Yea
5/09/96 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Veto Override Failed - House (258 - 163)
Yea
5/07/96 HR 2137 Megan's Law
Bill Passed - House (418 - 0)
Yea
3/29/96 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (259 - 158)
Yea
3/14/96 H Amdt 954 Habeas Corpus Reform Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (135 - 283)
Did Not Vote
12/20/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Veto Override Passed - House (319 - 100)
Yea
12/06/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (320 - 102)
Yea
3/08/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (325 - 99)
Yea

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