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

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/20/13 H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 198)
Did Not Vote
6/20/13 HR 1947 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Bill Failed - House (195 - 234)
Did Not Vote
6/19/13 H Amdt 176 Restores $20.5 Billion in Appropriations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Amendment Rejected - House (188 - 234)
Did Not Vote
6/18/13 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (228 - 196)
Did Not Vote
6/18/13 S J Res 19 A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/14/13 H Amdt 167 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to Yemen
Amendment Adopted - House (236 - 188)
Did Not Vote
6/14/13 H Amdt 168 Establishes Framework for the Closing of the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014
Amendment Rejected - House (174 - 249)
Did Not Vote
6/14/13 HR 1960 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Bill Passed - House (315 - 108)
Did Not Vote
6/14/13 HR 1960 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Motion Rejected - House (194 - 225)
Did Not Vote
6/06/13 H Amdt 136 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 201)
Nay
6/06/13 HR 2217 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (245 - 182)
Yea
6/05/13 H Amdt 121 Delays National Flood Insurance Premiums Increases
Amendment Adopted - House (281 - 146)
Did Not Vote
6/04/13 H Amdt 84 Authorizes Funds for the Construction of United States Prison for Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Amendment Rejected - House (170 - 254)
Did Not Vote
5/23/13 HR 1911 Smarter Solutions for Students Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 198)
Did Not Vote
5/22/13 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 269)
Did Not Vote
5/22/13 H Amdt 69 Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack
Amendment Rejected - House (176 - 239)
Did Not Vote
5/22/13 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 234)
Did Not Vote
5/22/13 H Amdt 72 Increases Time to File a Claim Under the Northern Route Approval Act from 60 Days to 1 Year
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 234)
Did Not Vote
5/22/13 H Amdt 75 Requires All Oil and Refined Fuels Transported Through the Keystone XL Pipeline to be Used Only in The United States
Amendment Rejected - House (162 - 255)
Did Not Vote
5/22/13 HR 3 Northern Route Approval Act
Bill Passed - House (241 - 175)
Did Not Vote
5/17/13 HR 1062 SEC Regulatory Accountability Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 161)
Did Not Vote
5/16/13 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
Bill Passed - House (229 - 195)
Did Not Vote
5/09/13 HR 807 Full Faith and Credit Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 207)
Nay
5/08/13 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (223 - 204)
Did Not Vote
4/25/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/18/13 HR 624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (288 - 127)
Did Not Vote
4/15/13 HR 249 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013
Bill Failed - House (250 - 159)
Did Not Vote
4/12/13 HR 1120 Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act
Bill Passed - House (219 - 209)
Nay
3/21/13 H Con Res 25 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023
Joint Resolution Passed - House (221 - 207)
Nay
3/21/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (318 - 109)
Nay
3/15/13 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act)
Bill Passed - House (215 - 202)
Did Not Vote
3/13/13 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (246 - 181)
Nay
3/06/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - House (267 - 151)
Nay
2/28/13 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act
Amendment Rejected - House (166 - 257)
Nay
2/28/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (286 - 138)
Yea
2/15/13 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees
Bill Passed - House (261 - 154)
Nay
1/23/13 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (285 - 144)
Yea
1/15/13 H Amdt 4 Offsets Cost of Disaster Relief Appropriations Through Discretionary Budget Cuts
Amendment Rejected - House (162 - 258)
Nay
1/15/13 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - House (241 - 180)
Yea
1/01/13 HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act
Bill Passed - House (287 - 129)
Nay
1/01/13 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (257 - 167)
Yea
12/20/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Conference Report Adopted - House (315 - 107)
Nay
12/20/12 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (215 - 209)
Nay
11/30/12 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (245 - 139)
Nay
11/16/12 HR 6156 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (365 - 43)
Yea
9/21/12 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (233 - 175)
Nay
9/20/12 H J Res 118 Congressional Disapproval of Department of Health and Human Services Rule to Waive Certain Requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
Joint Resolution Passed - House (250 - 164)
Nay
9/20/12 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Bill Failed - House (257 - 158)
Nay
9/19/12 HR 5912 Prohibits Public Funding for Political Party Conventions
Bill Passed - House (310 - 95)
Nay
9/14/12 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 161)
Nay

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