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Key Votes

Linc Chafee's Voting Records on Issue: Government Budget and Spending

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
June 15, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
May 4, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 21)
Yea
March 16, 2006 H J Res 47 Debt Limit Increase Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(52 - 48)
Yea
March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3071 Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 51)
Yea
March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3103 Natural Resources and Environment Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 49)
Yea
March 16, 2006 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
March 14, 2006 S AMDT 3013 Reinstate Pay-As-You-Go through 2011 Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(50 - 50)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2650 Pay As You Go Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 48)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2005 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 0)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Oct. 20, 2005 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate
(93 - 1)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2005 S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
Nay
July 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 4)
Yea
July 20, 2005 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
July 19, 2005 S AMDT 1241 US Agency for International Development Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 40)
Nay
July 14, 2005 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
July 1, 2005 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 3)
Yea
June 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 0)
Yea
May 10, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(100 - 0)
Yea
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
April 21, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 0)
Yea
March 17, 2005 S Con Res 18 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2004 HR 4755 Legislative Branch FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Yea
March 12, 2004 S Con Res 95 Budget Appropriations- FY 2005 Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 45)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2004 S 1072 Highway Trust Fund Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 21)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2004 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 28)
Yea
July 11, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 7)
Yea
July 25, 2002 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003 Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 14)
Yea
July 24, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 7)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 10)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
Nov. 6, 2001 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 10)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(83 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 17, 2001 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(95 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2001 S 1450 Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2000 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 27)
Yea
April 13, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay
April 7, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 45)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 19, 2014 H 7133AAA Appropriates $8.7 Billion for State Budget Signed - Executive
Sign

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