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Jeff Merkley's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 18, 2013 S J Res 19 A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections Senate Co-sponsor
June 11, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(82 - 15)
Yea
June 10, 2013 S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(66 - 27)
Yea
June 6, 2013 S 1003 Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(40 - 57)
Nay
June 6, 2013 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 46)
Yea
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 923 Prohibits the Payment of the Premium for an Insurance Policy For Tobacco Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 52)
Yea
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 953 Limits Subsidy Payments for Individuals with Incomes More Than $750,000 Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 33)
Yea
May 14, 2013 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act Senate Co-sponsor
May 6, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 27)
Nay
April 25, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate
(63 - 30)
Nay
April 25, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Senate Sponsor
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 711 Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 60)
Yea
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 54)
Yea
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Senate Co-sponsor
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 715 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act Amendment Rejected - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms Amendment Rejected - Senate
(57 - 43)
Nay
March 23, 2013 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 46)
Nay
March 23, 2013 S Con Res 8 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014, Revising the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Year 2013, and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
March 20, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 26)
Yea
March 14, 2013 S Amdt 66 Temporarily Prohibits the Hiring of Nonessential Federal Employees Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Nay
March 13, 2013 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 52)
Nay
March 7, 2013 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(63 - 34)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(58 - 41)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Cloture Invoked - Senate
(71 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 40)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 34)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 8)
Yea
Dec. 28, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 23)
Nay
Dec. 21, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 14)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2012 Treaty Doc. 112-7 The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty Ratification Failed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2012 S Amdt 3025 Requires Sufficient Sizing of Civilian and Contract Services Workforces Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 53)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Amendment Adopted - Senate
(67 - 29)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 29)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 33)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan Senate Sponsor
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 41)
Nay
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 2955 Expands the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program Amendment Adopted - Senate
(85 - 11)
Yea
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 37)
Yea
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 3095 Repeals the Prohibition on Biofuel Refinery Construction Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 41)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2012 H J Res 117 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(62 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
July 25, 2012 S 3412 Middle Class Tax Cut Act Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 48)
Yea
July 25, 2012 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Nay
July 19, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
July 17, 2012 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
July 12, 2012 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Yea

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