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
9/29/10 S J Res 39 Disapproving Rule for "Grandfathered Health Plans"
Motion Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
9/28/10 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
9/23/10 S 3628 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
9/21/10 S 3454 2010-2011 Defense Authorizations
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
9/16/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 38)
Nay
9/14/10 S Amdt 4595 Business Transaction Reporting Requirement Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
9/14/10 S Amdt 4596 Repealing Business Transaction Reporting Requirements
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (46 - 52)
Yea
8/05/10 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (61 - 39)
Nay
8/05/10 PN 1768 Elena Kagan, Associate Justice
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 37)
Nay
7/29/10 S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Nay
7/27/10 S 3628 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
Nay
7/21/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
7/20/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 40)
Nay
7/15/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
6/10/10 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule
Motion Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Yea
6/09/10 S Amdt 4302 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (38 - 61)
Nay
6/09/10 S Amdt 4326 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
5/27/10 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 28)
Nay
5/27/10 S Amdt 4204 Requiring Afghanistan Troop Redeployment Plan and Timetable
Amendment Rejected - Senate (18 - 80)
Nay
5/27/10 S Amdt 4214 National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 46)
Yea
5/19/10 S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates
Amendment Rejected - Senate (35 - 60)
Nay
5/18/10 S Amdt 4034 Federal Preemption Over State Consumer Financial Laws
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4051 Prohibiting Funding of State and Local Governments to Prevent Defaulting on Debt
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4071 Amending State Authority to Enforce Consumer Financial Regulations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (80 - 18)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4072 Inspector General Appointment Modification
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 21)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4114 Credit Default Swap Regulations
Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 38)
Yea
5/13/10 S Amdt 3832 Establishing Bankruptcy Process for Non-bank Financial Institutions
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 58)
Yea
5/13/10 S Amdt 3987 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Termination
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 55)
Yea
5/13/10 S Amdt 3989 Debit Card Fee Regulations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 33)
Nay
5/13/10 S Amdt 3991 Credit Rating Agency Board
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 35)
Nay
5/12/10 S Amdt 3816 Derivatives Regulation Modifications
Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 59)
Yea
5/12/10 S Amdt 3955 Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 57)
Yea
5/12/10 S Amdt 3955 Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/12/10 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 36)
Nay
5/11/10 S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 62)
Yea
5/11/10 S Amdt 3839 Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 56)
Yea
5/11/10 S Amdt 3938 Study on Ending the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 36)
Nay
5/06/10 S Amdt 3826 Consumer Financial Protection Division Within The FDIC
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 61)
Yea
4/15/10 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 38)
Nay
3/25/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
3/17/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (68 - 29)
Nay
3/10/10 HR 4213 Extending Unemployment Benefits and Certain Tax Credits
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Nay
3/03/10 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients
Motion Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
Nay
2/24/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (70 - 28)
Nay
2/22/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Cloture Invoked - Senate (62 - 30)
Nay
2/09/10 PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 33)
Nay
1/28/10 HJR 45 Increasing the Public Debt Limit and Reinstating PAYGO
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
1/28/10 PN 959-111 Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (70 - 30)
Yea
1/26/10 S Amdt 3302 Establishing a Federal Budget Deficit Commission
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
1/21/10 S Amdt 3301 Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea

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