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Linc Chafee's Voting Records

Office: Governor (RI), Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 11, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 7)
Yea
June 27, 2003 S 1 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit bill Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 21)
Yea
June 10, 2003 S Amdt 865 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(67 - 32)
Yea
June 10, 2003 S Amdt 871 Reduction of Foreign Oil Dependence Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
May 23, 2003 HR 2 Jobs and Economic Growth bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 50)
Nay
May 22, 2003 S 1050 Fiscal 2004 Defense Authorization-Passage Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
April 11, 2003 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 50)
Nay
March 26, 2003 S Con Res 23 Budget Resolution FY2004 Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 44)
Yea
March 19, 2003 S Amdt 272 ANWR Oil Drilling Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 48)
Yea
March 18, 2003 S Amdt 272 ANWR Oil Drilling Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 13, 2003 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(76 - 20)
Yea
Nov. 19, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security Bill Passed - Senate
(90 - 9)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 2)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 11, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(77 - 23)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2002 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(64 - 34)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - Senate
(95 - 3)
Yea
July 31, 2002 S 812 Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 21)
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
July 18, 2002 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 3)
Yea
July 15, 2002 S 2673 Accounting Industry Reform bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 0)
Yea
June 21, 2002 S Amdt 3927 Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 40)
Yea
June 18, 2002 S 2600 Terrorism Insurance Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(84 - 14)
Yea
June 11, 2002 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 43)
Yea
May 8, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(64 - 35)
Nay
April 25, 2002 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(88 - 11)
Yea
April 11, 2002 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
March 20, 2002 HR 2356 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 40)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2002 S Amdt 2937 Allowing Signatures for Voter Registration by Mail Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(46 - 51)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - Senate
(58 - 40)
Nay
Dec. 18, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 10)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2001 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 2)
Yea
Dec. 7, 2001 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(79 - 20)
Yea
Dec. 7, 2001 S Amdt 2336 International Courts Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(78 - 21)
Nay
Dec. 4, 2001 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 7)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 7)
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. 25, 2001 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 1)
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
Sept. 14, 2001 S J Res 23 Military Force Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(98 - 0)
Yea
June 29, 2001 S 1052 Patients' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 36)
Yea
May 26, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(58 - 33)
Nay
May 23, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 38)
Yea
May 10, 2001 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(53 - 47)
Nay

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 H 7631 A Authorizes a Local Property Tax Exemption for Certain Speculative Housing Developments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 S 2677 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 the Climate Change Coordinating Council Advisory Board and the Science and Technical Advisory Board Signed - Executive
Sign
July 1, 2014 H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage None - Executive
Sign
July 1, 2014 H 8072A Repeals Straight Party Voting Option on Election Ballots Signed - 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 the State to Assume Control 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 SB 207 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 17, 2013 HB 5404 Authorizes Municipalities to Increase the Tax Rate on Low Income Housing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 16, 2013 SB 322 Prohibits Municipalities from Taxing Unoccupied Single Family Homes 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 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 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 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 7782 Regulates Auto Insurance Company Claims and Practices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 25, 2012 S 3074 Relating to Search Warrants Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 21, 2012 S 2641 Relating to the Levy and Assessment of Local Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 21, 2012 H 7868 Relating to State Affairs and Government Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2012 S 2427 Relating to the Firefighter Cancer Wellness Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2012 S 2374 Increases Minimum Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
June 20, 2012 H 8048 Relating to the Firefighter Cancer Wellness Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2012 S 2052 Homeless Bill of Rights Signed - Executive
Sign
June 20, 2012 H 7606 Relating to Underage Tobacco Use Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2012 S 2413 Relating to Underage Use of Tobacco Vetoed - Executive
Veto
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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