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
6/26/07 HR 800 Union Organization Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 48)
Nay
6/21/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
Did Not Vote
6/21/07 S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 36)
Did Not Vote
6/19/07 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007)
Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 23)
Did Not Vote
6/14/07 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007)
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/14/07 S Amdt 1538 Clean Energy Achievement Criteria
Amendment Tabled - Senate (56 - 39)
Did Not Vote
6/14/07 S Amdt 1566 Offshore Drilling in Virginia
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 44)
Did Not Vote
6/11/07 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 38)
Did Not Vote
6/07/07 S 1348 Immigration Act of 2007
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (34 - 61)
Nay
6/06/07 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 33)
Yea
6/06/07 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/06/07 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 51)
Did Not Vote
6/06/07 S Amdt 1202 Point Based Immigration Expiration Date
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 55)
Nay
6/06/07 S Amdt 1250 Law Enforcement Review of Z Visa Applications
Amendment Adopted - Senate (57 - 39)
Yea
6/06/07 S Amdt 1316 Five Year Expiration for Guest Worker Program
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 48)
Nay
6/06/07 S Amdt 1333 Barring Immigrants with Certain Criminal Histories
Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 32)
Nay
6/06/07 S Amdt 1384 English as the Common Language
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 39)
Nay
5/24/07 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (80 - 14)
Nay
5/23/07 S Amdt 1169 Guest Worker Number Reduction Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 40)
Did Not Vote
5/07/07 S Amdt 1010 FDA Drug Import Certification Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 40)
Yea
4/26/07 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 46)
Nay
4/11/07 S 30 Stem Cell Research Hope Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (70 - 28)
Yea
4/11/07 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 34)
Nay
3/29/07 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 47)
Nay
3/29/07 S 30 Stem Cell Research Hope Act of 2007
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/27/07 S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 50)
Yea
3/23/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
3/20/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 2)
Yea
3/15/07 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (48 - 50)
Nay
3/13/07 S 4 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 38)
Nay
12/07/06 PN 1396 Andrew von Eschenbach, Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (80 - 11)
Yea
12/06/06 PN 2191 Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (95 - 2)
Yea
9/29/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 19)
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
9/28/06 S Amdt 5095 Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
9/28/06 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
Nay
9/19/06 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 32)
Nay
9/13/06 S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (41 - 57)
Nay
9/13/06 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Nay
9/07/06 S Amdt 4909 Media in the Middle East Amendment
Bill Tabled - Senate (51 - 44)
Yea
9/06/06 S AMDT 4882 Cluster Munitions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (30 - 70)
Nay
8/03/06 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
8/02/06 S AMDT 4775 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
8/01/06 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (71 - 25)
Yea
7/25/06 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Yea
7/25/06 S AMDT 4689 Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
7/18/06 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 37)
Nay
7/13/06 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 16)
Yea

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