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Key Votes

Linc Chafee's Voting Records on Issue: Immigration

Full Name: Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee
Office: Governor (RI), Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Stephanie; 3 Children: Louisa, Caleb, Thea
Birth Date: 03/26/1953
Birth Place: Warwick, RI
Home City: Warwick, RI
Religion: Episcopalian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(80 - 19)
Aug. 2, 2006 S AMDT 4775 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(94 - 3)
July 13, 2006 S Amdt 4659 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(29 - 71)
May 25, 2006 S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
May 25, 2006 S AMDT 4097 Confidentiality Requirement Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 49)
May 24, 2006 S AMDT 4095 H-2C Visa Program Ammendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 49)
May 23, 2006 S AMDT 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(37 - 61)
May 23, 2006 S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 39)
May 18, 2006 S AMDT 4064 English As National Language Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 35)
May 18, 2006 S AMDT 4072 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
May 18, 2006 S AMDT 4073 English as Unifying Language Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 39)
May 17, 2006 S AMDT 3965 Employment-based Immigrant Visa Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(50 - 48)
July 14, 2005 S AMDT 1171 Detention Beds Increase Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 56)
May 10, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(100 - 0)
April 21, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 0)
Oct. 3, 2000 S 2045 American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000 Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)

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