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Linc Chafee's Voting Records

Office: Governor (RI), Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3128 ANWR Revenues Amendment Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3166 National Defense Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(50 - 50)
Nay
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
March 14, 2006 S AMDT 3013 Reinstate Pay-As-You-Go through 2011 Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 2, 2006 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(89 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2006 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(66 - 31)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2006 S AMDT 2730 Medicare Part D Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(52 - 45)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2006 S AMDT 2735 Tax Rate Extension Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2006 S AMDT 2737 Military Funding and Tax Cuts Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Yea
Jan. 31, 2006 PN 1059 Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(58 - 42)
Nay
Dec. 21, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 44)
Nay
Dec. 21, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 0)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 21, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(51 - 50)
Nay
Dec. 21, 2005 S Con Res 74 Removal of ANWR Provision from HR 2863 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(48 - 45)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 16, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
Nov. 18, 2005 S 2020 Tax Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 33)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2601 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 47)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2602 Hurricane Victims Tax Benefit Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 55)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2610 Tax Rate Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(40 - 59)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2612 Price-Gouging During Emergencies Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(57 - 42)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2616 Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(55 - 43)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2626 Temporary Tax on Crude Oil Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 48)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2634 Additional Funding For Veterans Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2650 Pay As You Go Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 48)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2650 Pay As You Go Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 16, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2005 S 1042 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 0)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2005 S AMDT 2518 Iraq Progress Reports Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(79 - 19)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2005 S AMDT 2519 Reporting Matters in Iraq Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 58)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2005 S AMDT 2523 Judicial Review of Detainees Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2005 S AMDT 2524 Guantanamo Bay Detainees Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(84 - 14)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2005 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 0)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2005 S AMDT 2476 Investigating Contracts in Iraq Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2005 S Amdt 2516 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 42)
Nay
Nov. 8, 2005 S AMDT 2430 National Commission on Detainees Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2348 Medicaid Generic Drug Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 50)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2351 Pay As You Go Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2356 Hurricane Health Care for Survivors Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2357 Medicare Premiums Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 50)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2358 ANWR Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2365 Medical Assistance and Prescription Drug Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2371 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 48)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2381 Prescription Drug Plan Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 3)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2005 S AMDT 2259 AIDS Drug Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(46 - 50)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 15, 2014 S 2153 Expands the Authority of Certain Law Enforcement Officials to Serve Writs of Arrest or Body Attachments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 9, 2014 H 7764 Prohibits Certain Employers From Hiring Sex Offenders Signed - Executive
Sign
July 8, 2014 S 2677 A Authorizes a Local Property Tax Exemption for Certain Speculative Housing Developments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 H 7631 A Authorizes a Local Property Tax Exemption for Certain Speculative Housing Developments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 3, 2014 H 8071 Expands the Authority of Certain Law Enforcement Officials to Serve Writs of Arrest or Body Attachments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 2, 2014 H 7904 Establishes a Climate Change Coordinating Council Signed - Executive
Sign
July 1, 2014 H 8072A Repeals Straight Party Voting Option on Election Ballots Signed - Executive
Sign
July 1, 2014 H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage None - Executive
Sign
June 30, 2014 S 2690A Establishes the Renewable Growth Energy Program Signed - Executive
Sign
June 19, 2014 H 7133AAA 2014-2015 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 2, 2014 H 7944A Authorizes State Fiscal Oversight of Certain Fire Districts Signed - Executive
Sign
July 24, 2013 SB 624 Exempts Drivers of Emergency Vehicles from Seatbelt Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 17, 2013 S 622A Prohibits Minors from Using E-Cigerettes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 17, 2013 SB 207 Authorizes Municipalities to Increase the Tax Rate on Low Income Housing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 17, 2013 HB 5404 Authorizes Municipalities to Increase the Tax Rate on Low Income Housing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 17, 2013 SB 609 Establishes the "Quasi-Public Corporations Accountability and Transparency Act" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 16, 2013 SB 298 Authorizes the DMV to Issue "Choose Life" License Plates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 16, 2013 HB 5053 Authorizes the DMV to Issue "Choose Life" License Plates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 16, 2013 SB 992 Authorizes Redevelopment Agencies in Cities with More Than 100,000 Residents to Construct New Buildings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 16, 2013 HB 6295 Authorizes Redevelopment Agencies in Cities with More Than 100,000 Residents to Construct New Buildings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 16, 2013 HB 5394 Prohibits Municipalities from Taxing Unoccupied Single Family Homes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 16, 2013 SB 322 Prohibits Municipalities from Taxing Unoccupied Single Family Homes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 15, 2013 S 256 Increases Minimum Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
May 2, 2013 H 5015 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Signed - Executive
Sign
June 26, 2012 H 7536 Relating to Pets at State-Owned Campgrounds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2012 S 3074 Relating to Search Warrants Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2012 H 7110 Relating to Search Warrants Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2012 S 3051 Relating to Parking Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2012 S 3075 Relating to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2012 H 8205 Relating to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2012 H 7415 Relating to Parking Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2012 H 7782 Regulates Auto Insurance Company Claims and Practices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 21, 2012 H 7868 Relating to State Affairs and Government Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 21, 2012 S 2641 Relating to the Levy and Assessment of Local Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2012 S 2413 Relating to Underage Use of Tobacco Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2012 S 2427 Relating to the Firefighter Cancer Wellness Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2012 H 7606 Relating to Underage Tobacco Use Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2012 S 2052 Homeless Bill of Rights Signed - Executive
Sign
June 20, 2012 H 8048 Relating to the Firefighter Cancer Wellness Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2012 S 2374 Increases Minimum Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
June 19, 2012 H 7942 Relating to the Rhode Island Climate Risk Reduction Act of 2010 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 18, 2012 H 7909 Requires State Health Laws to Comply with the Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
Sign
June 15, 2012 H 7323 2012-2013 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
June 13, 2012 S 2253 Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana Signed - Executive
Sign
June 13, 2012 H 7092 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Signed - Executive
Sign
June 12, 2012 S 2086 Relating to Sewer Authority in the City of Warwick Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 12, 2012 H 7936 Relating to Sewer Authority in the City of Warwick Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 30, 2012 H 7888 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Signed - Executive
Sign
May 22, 2012 S 2555 A Authorizes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 8, 2012 S 2178 State Senate, State House, and Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
Nov. 18, 2011 H 6319 Amending the Pension System Signed - Executive
Sign
July 2, 2011 H 6103 Authorizes Civil Unions Signed - Executive
Sign
July 2, 2011 S 400 Voter Identification Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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