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James DeMint's Voting Records on Issue: Finance and Banking

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 15, 2012 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 20)
Nay
March 20, 2012 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 44)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 3)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 56)
Yea
June 8, 2011 S Amdt 392 Debit Card Transactions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 S Amdt 28 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Health Care Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Nay
Sept. 16, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Nay
July 29, 2010 S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 42)
Nay
July 15, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
May 19, 2010 S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates Amendment Rejected - Senate
(35 - 60)
Nay
May 18, 2010 S Amdt 4034 Federal Preemption Over State Consumer Financial Laws Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Yea
May 18, 2010 S Amdt 4071 Amending State Authority to Enforce Consumer Financial Regulations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(80 - 18)
Yea
May 18, 2010 S Amdt 4072 Inspector General Appointment Modification Amendment Adopted - Senate
(75 - 21)
Yea
May 18, 2010 S Amdt 4114 Credit Default Swap Regulations Amendment Tabled - Senate
(57 - 38)
Yea
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3832 Establishing Bankruptcy Process for Non-bank Financial Institutions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 58)
Yea
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3987 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Termination Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 55)
Yea
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3989 Debit Card Fee Regulations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 33)
Nay
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3991 Credit Rating Agency Board Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 35)
Nay
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3816 Derivatives Regulation Modifications Amendment Rejected - Senate
(39 - 59)
Yea
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3955 Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 57)
Yea
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications Amendment Adopted - Senate
(63 - 36)
Nay
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit Amendment Rejected - Senate
(37 - 62)
Yea
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3938 Study on Ending the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Amendment Adopted - Senate
(63 - 36)
Nay
May 6, 2010 S Amdt 3826 Consumer Financial Protection Division Within The FDIC Amendment Rejected - Senate
(38 - 61)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(70 - 28)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2010 PN 959-111 Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(70 - 30)
Nay
Jan. 15, 2009 S J Res 5 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(42 - 52)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Nay
June 25, 2008 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - Senate
(79 - 16)
Nay
March 14, 2006 S AMDT 3013 Reinstate Pay-As-You-Go through 2011 Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(50 - 50)
Nay
March 10, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea
March 18, 2004 HR 1375 Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2004 Bill Passed - House
(392 - 25)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2004 S 1920 Farmer Bankruptcy Bill Bill Passed - House
(265 - 99)
Yea
July 1, 1999 HR 10 Financial Modernization bill Bill Passed - House
(343 - 86)
Yea
May 5, 1999 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(313 - 108)
Yea

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