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

Biographical

Full Name: Edward 'Ed' J. Markey
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 06/25/2013
Last Elected: 06/25/2013
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Susan Blumenthal
Birth Date: 07/11/1946
Birth Place: Malden, MA
Home City: Malden, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/09/14 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Yea
4/01/14 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/31/14 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea
3/13/14 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 22)
Yea
3/06/14 S 1752 Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45)
Yea
2/12/14 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act
Cloture Invoked - Senate (67 - 31)
Yea
2/12/14 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (55 - 43)
Yea
2/04/14 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 32)
Nay
1/30/14 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers
Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 32)
Yea
1/16/14 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 26)
Yea
1/14/14 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45)
Yea
1/14/14 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
12/18/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (64 - 36)
Yea
12/17/13 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/21/13 S 1197 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 44)
Did Not Vote
11/19/13 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States
Amendment Rejected - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
11/19/13 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Nay
11/07/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
Yea
11/07/13 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Nay
11/04/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30)
Yea
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
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
10/12/13 S 1569 Default Prevention Act of 2013
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
9/30/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
9/30/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
9/27/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
7/24/13 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Nay
7/24/13 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
6/20/13 H Amdt 227 Amends the Federal Sugar Program
Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 221)
Did Not 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
6/14/13 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
6/06/13 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

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