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Key Votes

John Ensign's Voting Records on Issue: Labor Unions

Full Name: John Eric Ensign
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Darlene Sciaretta; 3 Children: Trevor, Michael, Siena
Birth Date: 03/25/1958
Birth Place: Roseville, CA
Home City: Las Vegas, NV
Religion: Christian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 15, 2011 S Amdt 14 Prohibiting Transportation Security Administration Employees from Collective Bargaining Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 51)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2010 S 3991 Allowing Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 43)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2010 PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 33)
Did Not Vote
June 26, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
March 21, 2001 S Amdt 134 Campaign Reform Act - Union Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(69 - 31)
Yea
July 20, 1998 H Amdt 744 Labor Political Activity Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(150 - 248)
Nay
March 30, 1998 HR 3581 Campaign Finance Reform bill Bill Failed - House
(74 - 337)
Nay
March 26, 1998 HR 3246 Small Business and Employee Fairness bill Bill Passed - House
(202 - 200)
Yea
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(352 - 65)
Yea
Sept. 27, 1996 HR 3539 Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1996 Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 198)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1278 Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(201 - 220)
Nay
Sept. 27, 1995 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 202)
Yea

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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