16

James 'Jim' W. DeMint's Voting Records

Issue Category

16 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/22/12 H J Res 117 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (62 - 30)
Nay
2/02/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 3)
Yea
2/02/12 S Amdt 1472 Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
1/26/12 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Yea
6/23/11 S Amdt 499 Prohibits the Appointment of Presidential "Czars" Without Senate Approval
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
Yea
11/30/10 S Amdt 4697 Prohibiting Earmarks
Motion Rejected - Senate (39 - 56)
Yea
1/26/10 S Amdt 3302 Establishing a Federal Budget Deficit Commission
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
9/30/09 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (62 - 38)
Nay
2/26/09 S 160 Washington DC Voting Act
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 37)
Nay
3/13/08 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium
Motion Rejected - Senate (29 - 71)
Yea
9/18/07 S 1257 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 42)
Nay
8/02/07 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (83 - 14)
Nay
10/18/05 S Amdt 2062 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (92 - 6)
Yea
9/15/05 S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (43 - 52)
Nay
9/14/05 S Amdt 1670 Special Committee on Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
Nay
7/29/05 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 4)
Yea
7/12/04 HR 4755 Legislative Branch FY2005 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (327 - 43)
Did Not Vote
6/02/04 H J Res 83 Special Elections/Appointments Provisions Bill
Joint Resolution Failed - House (63 - 353)
Did Not Vote
4/22/04 HR 2844 Continuity in Representation Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (306 - 97)
Did Not Vote
9/24/03 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (371 - 56)
Nay
7/09/03 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill
Bill Passed - House (394 - 26)
Yea
7/24/02 H Res 495 Expulsion of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., D-Ohio
Resolution Passed - House (420 - 1)
Yea
7/18/02 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003
Bill Passed - House (365 - 49)
Yea
11/01/01 HR 2647 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (374 - 52)
Yea
8/05/99 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000
Conference Report Adopted - House (367 - 49)
Nay
6/10/99 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000
Bill Passed - House (214 - 197)
Yea

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.