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James 'Jim' W. DeMint's Voting Records

Issue Category

20 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/28/12 S Amdt 2955 Expands the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program
Amendment Adopted - Senate (85 - 11)
Nay
4/26/12 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
Nay
2/02/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 3)
Yea
12/08/10 S 3991 Allowing Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 43)
Nay
3/13/08 S Amdt 4309 Restriction of Federal Assistance Based on Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws
Amendment Tabled - Senate (58 - 40)
Nay
11/08/07 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (53 - 40)
Yea
10/16/07 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008
Bill Passed - Senate (75 - 19)
Nay
6/28/07 S 1639 Second Immigration Act of 2007
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
6/11/07 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 38)
Nay
6/06/07 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 51)
Yea
6/06/07 S Amdt 1250 Law Enforcement Review of Z Visa Applications
Amendment Adopted - Senate (57 - 39)
Yea
6/06/07 S Amdt 1333 Barring Immigrants with Certain Criminal Histories
Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 32)
Nay
3/20/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 2)
Yea
11/16/05 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (94 - 5)
Yea
3/08/05 S Amdt 47 Violent Protestor Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
2/26/04 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004
Bill Passed - House (254 - 163)
Yea
11/06/03 HR 1829 Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (350 - 65)
Yea
4/10/03 S 151 Enhance AMBER Alert bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (400 - 25)
Yea
4/26/01 H Amdt 27 Violence Against Fetuses/Unborn Children Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 229)
Nay
4/26/01 HR 503 Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Bill Passed - House (252 - 172)
Yea
9/30/99 HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (254 - 172)
Yea
6/17/99 HR 1501 Juvenile Justice bill
Bill Passed - House (287 - 139)
Yea

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