Senator Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn's Voting Records

Biographical

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/08/12 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project
Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
3/01/12 S Amdt 1520 Authorizes Moral and Religious Objections to Certain Health Care Items and Services
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 48)
Nay
2/17/12 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
Nay
2/06/12 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (75 - 20)
Yea
2/02/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 3)
Nay
2/02/12 S Amdt 1472 Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
2/02/12 S Amdt 1491 Requires Disclosure of Financial Transactions by Executive Branch Employees
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 41)
Yea
1/26/12 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Yea
12/17/11 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (67 - 32)
Nay
12/17/11 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 10)
Yea
12/15/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (86 - 13)
Nay
12/14/11 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Yea
12/14/11 S J Res 24 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Udall Bill)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (21 - 79)
Nay
12/06/11 PN 5 Nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan to the District of Columbia Circuit Court
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
12/01/11 S 1917 Extends Payroll Tax Cut and Establishes Tax on Income Over $1 Million
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
12/01/11 S 1931 Reduces Payroll Tax Rate
Motion Rejected - Senate (20 - 78)
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
11/29/11 S Amdt 1064 Repeals Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq
Amendment Rejected - Senate (30 - 67)
Nay
11/29/11 S Amdt 1107 Removes Provisions Requiring Military Custody of al-Qaeda Suspects
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 60)
Nay
11/17/11 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (70 - 30)
Nay
11/10/11 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 56)
Yea
11/10/11 S J Res 27 Disapproval of EPA Cross-Border Pollution Rule
Motion Rejected - Senate (41 - 56)
Yea
11/10/11 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry
Motion Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Yea
11/09/11 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/03/11 S 1769 Transportation Infrastructure Appropriations and Tax on Income Over $1 Million
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
11/03/11 S 1786 Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011
Motion Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
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
10/21/11 S Amdt 791 Limits Farm Subsidies to Individuals with Incomes Under $1 million
Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 15)
Yea
10/20/11 S Amdt 769 Authorizes Individuals to Import FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Yea
10/18/11 S Amdt 740 Repeals Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 55)
Yea
10/18/11 S Amdt 791 Prohibits Farm Subsidies to Individuals with Incomes Over $1 Million
None - Senate
Sponsor
10/12/11 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 33)
Did Not Vote
10/12/11 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 22)
Did Not Vote
10/12/11 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 15)
Did Not Vote
10/11/11 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 35)
Did Not Vote
10/11/11 S 1660 American Jobs Act of 2011
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 49)
Did Not Vote
9/26/11 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (79 - 12)
Did Not Vote
9/23/11 S Amdt 655 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012
Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 36)
Did Not Vote
9/22/11 S Amdt 633 Extends Trade Adjustment Assistance
Amendment Adopted - Senate (69 - 28)
Nay
9/22/11 S Amdt 634 Sale of F-16 Aircraft to Taiwan
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 48)
Yea
9/21/11 S Amdt 625 Reducing and Extending Trade Adjustment Assistance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
9/21/11 S Amdt 641 Requires Extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance to be Contingent Upon Ratification of Free Trade Agreements with Columbia, Korea and Panama
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Yea
9/21/11 S Amdt 642 Modifies Eligibility Requirements for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 57)
Yea
9/21/11 S Amdt 645 Repeals the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
Yea
9/20/11 S Amdt 634 Sale of F-16 Aircraft to Taiwan
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/15/11 S Amdt 602 Emergency Disaster Relief Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 37)
Nay
9/15/11 S Amdt 613 Reducing Appropriations for Foreign Assistance Programs
Amendment Rejected - Senate (20 - 78)
Yea
9/08/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 9)
Nay

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