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Pat Roberts' Voting Records on Issue: Immigration

Office: U.S. Senate (KS) - Sr, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 27, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 32)
Nay
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border Amendment Rejected - Senate
(39 - 54)
Yea
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1228 Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry Amendment Rejected - Senate
(36 - 58)
Yea
June 11, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(82 - 15)
Nay
May 27, 2010 S Amdt 4214 National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 46)
Yea
July 8, 2009 S Amdt 1399 Requiring Completion of Reinforced Border Fencing Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 37)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4259 Immigration Enforcement and Employer Sanctions Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4309 to S Con Res 70 Restriction of Federal Assistance Based on Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws Amendment Tabled - Senate
(58 - 40)
Nay
Oct. 24, 2007 S 2205 DREAM Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 44)
Nay
Oct. 3, 2007 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(95 - 1)
Yea
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2405 REAL ID Funding Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 44)
Nay
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(89 - 1)
Yea
June 28, 2007 S 1639 Second Immigration Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
June 7, 2007 S 1348 Immigration Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(34 - 61)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 33)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 51)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1202 Point Based Immigration Expiration Date Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 55)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1250 Law Enforcement Review of Z Visa Applications Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 39)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1316 Five Year Expiration for Guest Worker Program Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 48)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1333 Barring Immigrants with Certain Criminal Histories Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 32)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1384 English as the Common Language Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 39)
Nay
May 23, 2007 S Amdt 1169 Guest Worker Number Reduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(74 - 24)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(80 - 19)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2006 S AMDT 4775 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(94 - 3)
Yea
July 13, 2006 S Amdt 4659 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(29 - 71)
Yea
May 25, 2006 S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
Nay
May 25, 2006 S AMDT 4097 Confidentiality Requirement Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 49)
Yea
May 24, 2006 S AMDT 4095 H-2C Visa Program Ammendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 49)
Yea
May 23, 2006 S AMDT 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(37 - 61)
Nay
May 23, 2006 S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 39)
Nay
May 18, 2006 S AMDT 4064 English As National Language Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 35)
Yea
May 18, 2006 S AMDT 4072 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
Nay
May 18, 2006 S AMDT 4073 English as Unifying Language Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 39)
Nay
May 17, 2006 S AMDT 3965 Employment-based Immigrant Visa Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(50 - 48)
Yea
July 14, 2005 S AMDT 1171 Detention Beds Increase Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 56)
Nay
May 10, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(100 - 0)
Yea
April 21, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 0)
Yea
Oct. 3, 2000 S 2045 American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000 Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
July 23, 1998 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 31)
Yea
May 18, 1998 S 1723 Non-Immigrant Specialty Workers bill Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 20)
Yea
May 18, 1998 S Amdt 2417 U.S. Citizen Recruitment Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(59 - 39)
Yea
March 20, 1997 S Amdt 25 U.S.- Mexico Drug Trafficking Prevention Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1996 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(305 - 123)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 123 English as the National Language Bill Passed - House
(259 - 169)
Yea
April 18, 1996 S 735 Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(293 - 133)
Yea
March 21, 1996 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(333 - 87)
Yea
March 20, 1996 H Amdt 968 Immigrant Public Assistance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(151 - 269)
Nay
March 20, 1996 H Amdt 969 Denying Public Education to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House
(257 - 163)
Yea
March 20, 1996 H Amdt 974 Immigrant English Proficiency Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(210 - 207)
Yea

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