Senator Edward 'Ed' J. Markey's Voting Records

69

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Issue Category

69 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/29/13 S J Res 26 A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit, as Submitted Under Section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013
Motion Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Nay
6/06/13 H Amdt 136 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 201)
Nay
5/22/13 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 269)
Did Not Vote
2/15/13 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees
Bill Passed - House (261 - 154)
Nay
1/01/13 HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act
Bill Passed - House (287 - 129)
Nay
9/14/12 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 161)
Nay
7/31/12 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (263 - 114)
Nay
7/31/12 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011
Bill Passed - House (261 - 116)
Yea
7/26/12 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 172)
Nay
2/09/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - House (417 - 2)
Yea
2/08/12 HR 3521 Authorizes the President to Line-Item Veto Certain Legislation
Bill Passed - House (254 - 173)
Nay
1/18/12 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
Joint Resolution Passed - House (239 - 176)
Nay
12/02/11 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies
Bill Passed - House (253 - 167)
Nay
9/14/11 H J Res 77 Disapproval of the President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
Joint Resolution Passed - House (232 - 186)
Nay
6/03/11 H Con Res 51 Removing Armed Forces from Libya
Joint Resolution Failed - House (148 - 265)
Yea
6/03/11 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya
Resolution Passed - House (268 - 145)
Nay
4/01/11 HR 1255 Government Shutdown Prevention Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 202)
Nay
9/15/09 H Res 744 Resolution of Disapproval of Representative Joe Wilson's Conduct
Resolution Passed - House (240 - 179)
Yea
7/09/08 HR 5811 Electronic Communications Preservation Act
Bill Passed - House (286 - 137)
Yea
5/22/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (306 - 114)
Yea
6/22/06 HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill
Bill Passed - House (247 - 172)
Nay
7/26/02 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security
Bill Passed - House (295 - 132)
Nay
9/09/99 H Con Res 180 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution
Resolution Passed - House (311 - 41)
Did Not Vote
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One
Resolution Failed - House (205 - 229)
Nay
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One
Resolution Failed - House (148 - 285)
Nay
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One
Resolution Passed - House (228 - 206)
Nay
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One
Resolution Passed - House (221 - 212)
Nay
9/25/98 HR 2621 Reciprocal Trade Agreement Bill
Bill Failed - House (180 - 243)
Nay
3/18/98 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution
Resolution Failed - House (193 - 225)
Yea
2/05/98 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Veto Override Passed - House (347 - 69)
Nay
11/08/97 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Bill Passed - House (352 - 64)
Nay
5/22/96 H Amdt 1075 Disclosure of Intelligence Spending Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (176 - 248)
Yea
5/09/96 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Veto Override Failed - House (258 - 163)
Nay
3/29/96 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (259 - 158)
Nay
11/15/95 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service
Conference Report Adopted - House (374 - 52)
Yea
7/19/95 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service
Bill Passed - House (216 - 211)
Nay
2/06/95 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act
Bill Passed - House (294 - 134)
Nay
6/09/94 H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (244 - 178)
Yea
2/10/94 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993
Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 188)
Yea
9/30/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Veto Override Passed - House (345 - 74)
Yea
7/21/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Bill Passed - House (339 - 62)
Yea

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