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Key Votes

Nathan Deal's Voting Records

Full Name: Nathan Deal
Office: Governor (GA), Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sandra; 4 Children: Jason, Mary Emily, Carrie, Katie
Birth Date: 08/25/1942
Birth Place: Millen, GA
Home City: Gainesville, GA
Religion: Baptist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 209)
Nay
May 10, 2007 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 205)
Nay
May 8, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Bill Passed - House
(212 - 207)
Nay
May 3, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(237 - 180)
Nay
May 2, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Veto Override Failed - House
(222 - 203)
Nay
April 25, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 208)
Nay
April 19, 2007 HR 1905 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 177)
Nay
March 29, 2007 H Con Res 99 Congressional Budget for 2008 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(216 - 210)
Nay
March 23, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Bill Passed - House
(218 - 212)
Nay
March 14, 2007 HR 985 Whistleblower Protection Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(331 - 94)
Nay
March 1, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill Bill Passed - House
(241 - 185)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2007 H Con Res 63 Iraq War Policy Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(246 - 182)
Nay
Jan. 18, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(264 - 163)
Nay
Jan. 17, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(356 - 71)
Nay
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 4 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 170)
Nay
Jan. 11, 2007 HR 3 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(253 - 174)
Nay
Jan. 10, 2007 HR 2 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(315 - 116)
Nay
Jan. 9, 2007 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Bill Passed - House
(299 - 128)
Nay
Jan. 5, 2007 H Res 6 Pay-As-You-Go Rule Resolution Passed - House
(280 - 152)
Nay
Dec. 6, 2006 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill Bill Failed - House
(250 - 162)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(231 - 181)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 6)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 170)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 HR 5825 Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act Bill Passed - House
(232 - 191)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2006 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(253 - 168)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 Motion to Resolve Into Secret Session Motion Rejected - House
(171 - 217)
Nay
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 2679 Public Expression of Religion Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 173)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005 Bill Failed - House
(234 - 172)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bill Passed - House
(277 - 131)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 5631 Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(394 - 22)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - House
(264 - 153)
Yea
Sept. 25, 2006 HR 5062 New Hampshire Wilderness Act Bill Failed - House
(220 - 169)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2006 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(277 - 140)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2006 S 2832 Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006 Bill Failed - House
(215 - 204)
Yea
Sept. 20, 2006 HR 4844 Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(228 - 196)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(283 - 138)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2006 HR 4893 Restricting Indian Gaming to Homelands of Tribes Act Bill Failed - House
(247 - 171)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2006 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill Bill Passed - House
(263 - 146)
Nay
July 29, 2006 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 180)
Did Not Vote
July 28, 2006 HR 4 Pension Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(279 - 131)
Did Not Vote
July 27, 2006 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(270 - 148)
Did Not Vote
July 26, 2006 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 68)
Did Not Vote
July 20, 2006 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill Passed - House
(221 - 205)
Nay
July 19, 2006 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(260 - 167)
Yea
July 19, 2006 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 Veto Override Failed - House
(235 - 193)
Nay
July 18, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(236 - 187)
Yea
July 18, 2006 S 2754 Alternative Stem Cell Therapies Act Bill Failed - House
(273 - 154)
Yea
July 13, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(390 - 33)
Nay
July 12, 2006 HR 2990 Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 166)
Yea
July 11, 2006 H Amdt 1179 Online Gambling Ban Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(114 - 297)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 23, 2014 HB 60 Amends Firearm Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
April 22, 2014 SR 415 Prohibits Increase in State Income Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
April 15, 2014 HB 990 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion without Legislative Approval Signed - Executive
Sign
March 13, 2014 SB 318 Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends Signed - Executive
Sign
May 7, 2013 HB 240 Requires Medicare and PeachCare for Kids to Reimburse Speech Pathologists Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2013 HB 636 Eliminates the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport and transfers its authority to Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2013 SB 11 Reestablishes the Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2013 HB 635 Amends Membership and Term Specifications for the Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2013 HB 193 Reauthorizes Sales-Tax Exemptions for Certain Organizations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 2, 2013 HB 178 Requires Pain Management Clinics to be Licensed Signed - Executive
Sign
May 7, 2012 HB 1117 Relating to Local Government Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 1051 Relating to Public Transit Authorities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 181 Relating to Special Needs Scholarship Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 975 Relating to School District Ad Valorem Tax and Providing a Homestead Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 911 Relating to Amending Compensation for Certain Officials of Putnam County Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 456 Relating to the Georgia Government Accountability Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 SB 470 Relating to Amending the Definition of "Rural Area" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 HR 1162 Authorizes the State to Approve Charter Schools None - Executive
Sign
May 3, 2012 HB 797 Establishes a State Charter School Commission Signed - Executive
Sign
May 3, 2012 SB 38 Relating to the Authority for the State School Superintendent to Employ and Dismiss Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 2, 2012 SB 184 Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal Signed - Executive
Sign
May 1, 2012 HB 1114 Prohibits Assisted Suicide Signed - Executive
Sign
May 1, 2012 HB 954 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks Signed - Executive
Sign
April 19, 2012 SB 410 Requires Numerical School Ratings Based on Student Performance Signed - Executive
Sign
April 16, 2012 HB 861 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 829 State House Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
Sept. 6, 2011 HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting None - Executive
Sign
Aug. 24, 2011 HB 1EX House Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 24, 2011 SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2011 HB 226 Council on Developmental Disabilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 86 Qualified Local Governments/Certified Retirement Communities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 96 Peace Officer Standards Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 140 GHEFA Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 163 Campaign Communication Disclosures Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 19 Coin Operated Amusement Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 HB 602 Bacon County Board of Elections Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 58 Indemnification for the Death/Disability of State Highway Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 HB 489 Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2011 HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2011 HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2011 SB 36 Prescription Drug Database Signed - Executive
Sign
May 11, 2011 HB 234 Reduces Sales Taxes for Tourism Projects Signed - Executive
Sign
May 11, 2011 SB 17 Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits Signed - Executive
Sign
May 3, 2011 HB 24 Amending Rules of Evidence Signed - Executive
Sign
May 2, 2011 SB 122 Public-Private Partnerships to Build Reservoirs Signed - Executive
Sign
April 28, 2011 SB 10 Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Sundays Signed - Executive
Sign
April 20, 2011 HB 461 Interstate Health Care Compact Signed - Executive
Sign
March 15, 2011 HB 326 Amends the HOPE Scholarship Program Signed - Executive
Sign

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