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Linc Chafee's Voting Records on Issue: Senior Citizens

On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for President

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 16, 2006 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Feb. 2, 2006 S Amdt 2730 Medicare Part D Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(52 - 45)
Nov. 17, 2005 S Amdt 2601 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nov. 3, 2005 S Amdt 2357 Medicare Premiums Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 50)
Nov. 3, 2005 S Amdt 2371 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nov. 3, 2005 S Amdt 2381 Prescription Drug Plan Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
March 17, 2005 S Amdt 229 Medicaid Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 51)
May 23, 2003 HR 2 Jobs and Economic Growth bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 50)
June 29, 2000 S Amdt 3689 Social Security and Medicare Surplus Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 43)
June 22, 2000 S Amdt 3598 Outpatient Prescription Drugs Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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