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Key Votes

Tom Udall's Voting Records on Issue: Legal

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' S. Udall
Office: U.S. Senate (NM) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jill; 1 Child: Amanda
Birth Date: 05/18/1948
Birth Place: Tucson, AZ
Home City: Santa Fe, NM
Religion: Mormon

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 26, 2012 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2011 S Amdt 1125 Limits New Detention Rules to Prisoners Captured Outside the U.S. Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 55)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2011 S Amdt 1126 Prohibits Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Trial Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 55)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2011 S Amdt 1274 Authorizes Further Detention After Trial During Wartime Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 59)
Nay
Oct. 21, 2011 S Amdt 753 Prohibits the Use of Funds for Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 52)
Nay
Sept. 8, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2010 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 41)
Yea
July 21, 2010 HR 725 Tribal Law Enforcement Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(326 - 92)
NA
Nov. 7, 2009 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 258)
NA
Oct. 6, 2009 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 30)
Yea
May 20, 2008 HR 6074 Prohibiting Foreign States or Associations from Forming a Group to Control Oil Bill Passed - House
(324 - 84)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2007 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines Bill Passed - House
(398 - 21)
Yea
Oct. 4, 2007 HR 2740 Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 30)
Yea
May 22, 2007 HR 2264 Preventing the Organization of Petroleum Export Groups Bill Passed - House
(345 - 72)
Yea
May 22, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(306 - 114)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(231 - 181)
Nay
Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 170)
Nay
Sept. 27, 2006 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(253 - 168)
Nay
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 2679 Public Expression of Religion Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 173)
Nay
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005 Bill Failed - House
(234 - 172)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2006 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(277 - 140)
Nay
March 7, 2006 S 2271 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
Nay
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(308 - 106)
Nay
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 420 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(228 - 184)
Nay
Oct. 19, 2005 HR 554 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits Bill Passed - House
(306 - 120)
Nay
July 28, 2005 HR 5 Malpractice Liability Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 194)
Nay
June 20, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(398 - 19)
Yea
April 21, 2005 H Amdt 370 Liability Shield Language Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(213 - 219)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2004 HR 4571 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 174)
Nay
May 12, 2004 HR 4280 Medical Malpractice Liability Limitation Bill Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Nay
March 10, 2004 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) Bill Passed - House
(276 - 139)
Nay
April 9, 2003 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act Bill Passed - House
(285 - 140)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2000 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(221 - 193)
Nay

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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