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George Bush's Voting Records on Issue: Defense

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 10, 2008 PN 1641 Nomination of General Petraeus as Military Leader of the Middle East Senate Sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 28, 2007 HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 1, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 6, 2006 HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 28, 2004 HR 4200 Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill Signed - Executive
Sign
Nov. 24, 2003 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill Signed - Executive
Sign
April 16, 2003 HR 1559 Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 2, 2002 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 23, 2002 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 23, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 16, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 28, 2001 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Signed - Executive
Sign
Sept. 18, 2001 S J Res 23 Military Force Authorization Signed - Executive
Sign

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  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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