Governor Nathan Deal's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Nathan Deal
Current Office: Governor, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 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
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/21/10 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (219 - 212)
Nay
3/21/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - House (220 - 211)
Nay
3/04/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (217 - 201)
Nay
2/26/10 HR 2701 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
Bill Passed - House (235 - 168)
Did Not Vote
2/04/10 HJR 45 Reinstating PAYGO Budget Rule
Motion Agreed - House (233 - 187)
Nay
12/16/09 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (217 - 212)
Nay
12/16/09 HR 4314 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit
Bill Passed - House (218 - 214)
Nay
12/11/09 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 202)
Nay
12/10/09 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (221 - 202)
Nay
12/03/09 HR 4154 Estate Tax Law Amendments and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (225 - 200)
Nay
11/19/09 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (243 - 183)
Nay
11/07/09 H Amdt 509 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 194)
Yea
11/07/09 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
Amendment Rejected - House (176 - 258)
Yea
11/07/09 HR 3962 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (220 - 215)
Nay
11/05/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (403 - 12)
Yea
10/29/09 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (247 - 178)
Nay
10/15/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations
Conference Report Adopted - House (307 - 114)
Nay
10/08/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (281 - 146)
Nay
10/07/09 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Conference Report Adopted - House (263 - 162)
Nay
10/07/09 H Res 805 Removing Rep. Charles Rangel as Chairman of House Committee on Ways and Means
Motion Agreed - House (246 - 153)
Nay
9/25/09 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (217 - 190)
Nay
9/22/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits
Bill Passed - House (331 - 83)
Nay
9/17/09 HR 3221 Prohibiting Federal Assistance to ACORN
Motion Agreed - House (345 - 75)
Yea
9/17/09 HR 3221 Prohibiting Federal Assistance to ACORN
Bill Passed - House (253 - 171)
Nay
9/15/09 H Res 744 Resolution of Disapproval of Representative Joe Wilson's Conduct
Resolution Passed - House (240 - 179)
Nay
7/31/09 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program
Bill Passed - House (316 - 109)
Did Not Vote
7/30/09 HR 2749 Food Safety Regulation Amendments
Bill Passed - House (283 - 142)
Yea
6/26/09 HR 2454 Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade")
Bill Passed - House (219 - 212)
Nay
6/16/09 HR 2346 2008-2009 Supplemental Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (226 - 202)
Nay
6/09/09 HR 2751 Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act
Bill Passed - House (298 - 119)
Did Not Vote
5/20/09 HR 627 Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (279 - 147)
Yea
4/29/09 HR 1913 Hate Crimes Expansion
Bill Passed - House (249 - 175)
Nay
4/29/09 S Con Res 13 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (233 - 193)
Nay
4/02/09 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products
Bill Passed - House (298 - 112)
Nay
3/31/09 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (275 - 149)
Nay
3/25/09 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (285 - 140)
Nay
3/19/09 HR 1586 TARP Recipient Bonuses Tax
Bill Passed - House (328 - 93)
Nay
3/18/09 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion
Bill Passed - House (321 - 105)
Nay
3/11/09 S 22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Bill Failed - House (282 - 144)
Nay
3/05/09 HR 1106 Mortgage Restructuring In Bankruptcy
Bill Passed - House (234 - 191)
Nay
2/26/09 HR 1105 2009 Budget Bill
Bill Passed - House (245 - 178)
Nay
2/13/09 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")
Conference Report Adopted - House (246 - 183)
Nay
1/28/09 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")
Bill Passed - House (244 - 188)
Nay
1/27/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
Bill Passed - House (250 - 177)
Nay
1/22/09 H J Res 3 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act
Joint Resolution Passed - House (270 - 155)
Yea
1/21/09 HR 384 Oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Bill Passed - House (260 - 166)
Nay
1/14/09 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion
Bill Passed - House (289 - 139)
Nay
1/09/09 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (247 - 171)
Nay
1/09/09 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (256 - 163)
Nay
12/10/08 HR 7321 Automotive Industry Financing
Bill Passed - House (237 - 170)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
4/23/14 HB 60 Amends Firearm Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
3/13/14 SB 318 Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends Signed - Executive
Sign
5/07/13 HB 240 Requires Medicare and PeachCare for Kids to Reimburse Speech Pathologists Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/13 HB 193 Reauthorizes Sales-Tax Exemptions for Certain Organizations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/13 HB 636 Eliminates the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport and transfers its authority to Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/13 HB 635 Amends Membership and Term Specifications for the Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/13 SB 11 Reestablishes the Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/02/13 HB 178 Requires Pain Management Clinics to be Licensed Signed - Executive
Sign
5/07/12 HB 1117 Relating to Local Government Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/12 HB 1051 Relating to Public Transit Authorities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/12 HB 975 Relating to School District Ad Valorem Tax and Providing a Homestead Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/12 HB 911 Relating to Amending Compensation for Certain Officials of Putnam County Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/12 HB 456 Relating to the Georgia Government Accountability Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/12 HB 181 Relating to Special Needs Scholarship Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/03/12 SB 38 Relating to the Authority for the State School Superintendent to Employ and Dismiss Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/03/12 SB 470 Relating to Amending the Definition of "Rural Area" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/03/12 HB 797 Establishes a State Charter School Commission Signed - Executive
Sign
5/03/12 HR 1162 Authorizes the State to Approve Charter Schools None - Executive
Sign
5/02/12 SB 184 Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal Signed - Executive
Sign
5/01/12 HB 954 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks Signed - Executive
Sign
5/01/12 HB 1114 Prohibits Assisted Suicide Signed - Executive
Sign
4/19/12 SB 410 Requires Numerical School Ratings Based on Student Performance Signed - Executive
Sign
4/16/12 HB 861 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Signed - Executive
Sign
2/23/12 HB 829 State House Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
9/06/11 HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting None - Executive
Sign
8/24/11 HB 1EX House Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
8/24/11 SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
5/13/11 HB 602 Bacon County Board of Elections Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/13/11 SB 58 Indemnification for the Death/Disability of State Highway Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/13/11 HB 489 Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/13/11 HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State Signed - Executive
Sign
5/13/11 HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act Signed - Executive
Sign
5/13/11 HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Signed - Executive
Sign
5/13/11 SB 36 Prescription Drug Database Signed - Executive
Sign
5/13/11 SB 86 Qualified Local Governments/Certified Retirement Communities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/13/11 SB 96 Peace Officer Standards Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/13/11 SB 140 GHEFA Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/13/11 SB 163 Campaign Communication Disclosures Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/13/11 SB 19 Coin Operated Amusement Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/13/11 HB 226 Council on Developmental Disabilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/11/11 HB 234 Reduces Sales Taxes for Tourism Projects Signed - Executive
Sign
5/11/11 SB 17 Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits Signed - Executive
Sign
5/03/11 HB 24 Amending Rules of Evidence Signed - Executive
Sign
5/02/11 SB 122 Public-Private Partnerships to Build Reservoirs Signed - Executive
Sign
4/28/11 SB 10 Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Sundays Signed - Executive
Sign
4/20/11 HB 461 Interstate Health Care Compact Signed - Executive
Sign
3/15/11 HB 326 Amends the HOPE Scholarship Program Signed - Executive
Sign

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