Senator Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/17/05 S Amdt 214 Prescription Drugs Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 50)
Nay
3/17/05 S AMDT 220 Homeland Security Grant Program Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 37)
Nay
3/17/05 S AMDT 229 Medicaid Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Yea
3/17/05 S Amdt 244 Unintended Pregnancy Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Nay
3/17/05 S Con Res 18 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
3/16/05 S AMDT 168 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Nay
3/10/05 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 25)
Yea
3/08/05 S AMDT 47 Violent Protestor Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
3/07/05 S AMDT 128 Minimum Wage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 61)
Nay
3/07/05 S AMDT 44 Minimum Wage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 49)
Nay
2/16/05 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/16/05 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/10/05 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 26)
Yea
2/03/05 PN 12 Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (60 - 36)
Yea
1/26/05 PN 8 Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (85 - 13)
Yea
1/24/05 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
10/25/00 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (307 - 101)
Nay
9/26/00 HR 5175 Small Business Superfund Exemption
Bill Failed - House (253 - 161)
Yea
9/13/00 HR 4810 Marriage Tax Relief Bill
Veto Override Failed - House (270 - 158)
Yea
9/07/00 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000
Veto Override Failed - House (274 - 157)
Yea
7/27/00 H Amdt 1041 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief
Amendment Rejected - House (169 - 256)
Nay
7/27/00 HR 4865 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief bill
Bill Passed - House (265 - 159)
Yea
7/20/00 H Amdt 1017 Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (184 - 230)
Nay
7/20/00 H Amdt 1023 Cuban Economic Embargo Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (174 - 241)
Nay
7/20/00 H Amdt 1029 Cuban Travel Embargo Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (232 - 186)
Nay
7/20/00 HR 4810 Marriage Tax Relief Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (271 - 156)
Yea
7/20/00 HR 4871 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001
Bill Passed - House (216 - 202)
Nay
7/13/00 H Amdt 982 Debt Relief Funding amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (216 - 211)
Nay
7/13/00 H Amdt 983 HIV/AIDS Funding amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (267 - 156)
Yea
7/13/00 H Amdt 997 Family Planning Assistance Funding amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 221)
Nay
7/13/00 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (239 - 185)
Nay
6/28/00 HR 4680 Medicare Rx bill
Bill Passed - House (217 - 214)
Nay
6/28/00 HR 4762 '527' Political Groups
Bill Passed - House (385 - 39)
Nay
6/22/00 H Amdt 882 Prison Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (156 - 254)
Did Not Vote
6/21/00 H Amdt 858 EPA Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (208 - 216)
Nay
6/21/00 H J Res 90 WTO Withdrawal resolution
Joint Resolution Failed - House (56 - 363)
Yea
6/13/00 H Amdt 788 Higher Education Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (156 - 267)
Nay
6/09/00 H Amdt 763 Estate Tax Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 222)
Nay
6/09/00 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000
Bill Passed - House (279 - 136)
Yea
6/08/00 H Amdt 760 OSHA Ergonomic Protection Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (203 - 220)
Nay
6/07/00 H Amdt 745 San Rafael Swell Area Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (212 - 211)
Yea
6/07/00 H Amdt 748 San Rafael Legacy District Motor Vehicle Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 214)
Yea
5/24/00 HR 4444 U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000
Bill Passed - House (237 - 197)
Nay
5/18/00 H Amdt 722 Oversea Military Abortions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 221)
Nay
5/18/00 H Amdt 723 School of the Americas Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (204 - 214)
Nay
5/17/00 H Amdt 714 Continued Deployment of Forces in Kosovo Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (264 - 153)
Did Not Vote
5/11/00 H Amdt 694 Local Government Participation Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 238)
Yea
5/11/00 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (315 - 102)
Nay
5/10/00 H Amdt 685 Land Conservation-Land Acquisition Funding
Amendment Rejected - House (109 - 315)
Yea
5/10/00 H Amdt 687 Social Security and Medicare Solvency Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (216 - 208)
Yea

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