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Key Votes

John Kasich's Voting Records

Full Name: John Richard Kasich
Office: Governor (OH), Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor with Mary Taylor
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 6, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Karen; 2 Children: Emma, Reese
Birth Date: 05/13/1952
Birth Place: McKees Rocks, PA
Home City: Westerville, OH
Religion: Christian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 7, 1997 H Amdt 71 Endangered Species Act Exemption Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 196)
Nay
May 6, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill House Co-sponsor
April 10, 1997 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill Bill Passed - House
(398 - 16)
Yea
March 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - House
(295 - 136)
Yea
March 19, 1997 HR 1 Compensatory Time Bill Bill Passed - House
(222 - 210)
Yea
March 12, 1997 H Res 89 Balanced Budget Request resolution Resolution Passed - House
(231 - 197)
Yea
March 11, 1997 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill House Co-sponsor
March 5, 1997 H Con Res 31 Display of the Ten Commandments Resolution Passed - House
(295 - 125)
Yea
Feb. 13, 1997 H J Res 54 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
Feb. 13, 1997 HR 581 Population Planning Bill Bill Passed - House
(231 - 194)
Yea
Feb. 12, 1997 H J Res 2 Term Limits Resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(217 - 211)
Yea
Jan. 21, 1997 H Res 31 Ethics Report on Newt Gingrich Resolution Passed - House
(395 - 28)
Yea
Sept. 28, 1996 HR 3610 Omnibus FY97 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(370 - 37)
Yea
Sept. 27, 1996 HR 3539 Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1996 Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 198)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1996 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(305 - 123)
Yea
Sept. 24, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(388 - 25)
Yea
Sept. 19, 1996 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto Override Passed - House
(285 - 137)
Yea
Sept. 12, 1996 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(383 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(354 - 72)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3953 Aviation Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 22)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(392 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 123 English as the National Language Bill Passed - House
(259 - 169)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(421 - 2)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Conference Report Adopted - House
(285 - 132)
Yea
July 31, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Conference Report Adopted - House
(328 - 101)
Yea
July 30, 1996 HR 2391 Working Families Flexibility Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 195)
Yea
July 25, 1996 H Amdt 1359 Energy Research Appropriation Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 211)
Nay
July 25, 1996 H Amdt 1360 Renewable Energy Research Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(279 - 135)
Yea
July 25, 1996 HR 3820 Campaign Finance Reform Bill Failed - House
(162 - 259)
Yea
July 24, 1996 H Amdt 1356 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(184 - 236)
Yea
July 22, 1996 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 223)
Nay
July 18, 1996 H Amdt 1307 Food Stamp Recipient Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 184)
Yea
July 18, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 170)
Yea
July 12, 1996 H Amdt 1280 Family Planning Services Clinics Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(232 - 193)
Nay
July 12, 1996 H Amdt 1286 Definition of Marriage Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(103 - 311)
Nay
July 12, 1996 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Bill Passed - House
(342 - 67)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1264 Education and Training Programs Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 227)
Nay
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1265 School Improvement Programs Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(294 - 129)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1273 Drug Price Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(180 - 242)
Nay
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1276 Human Embryo Research Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(167 - 256)
Nay
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1278 Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(201 - 220)
Nay
June 27, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 House Sponsor
June 27, 1996 H Res 468 Investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich Resolution Tabled - House
(229 - 170)
Yea
June 26, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(269 - 147)
Yea
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1183 Forest Service Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(211 - 211)
Yea
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1190 Tribal Land Trust Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Yea
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1164 Department of Defense Appropriations Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 219)
Nay
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1167 Spaced-based Weapons Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 208)
Nay
June 13, 1996 HR 3610 Defense Department FY97 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 126)
Yea
June 12, 1996 H Amdt 1147 Animal Damage Control Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(139 - 279)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 16, 2014 HB 483 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 12, 2014 HB 171 Authorizes Off-Campus Religious Courses for High School Credit Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 21, 2014 SB 205 Amends Absentee Ballot Voting Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 21, 2014 SB 238 Reduces Number of Absentee Voting Days Signed - Executive
Sign
June 30, 2013 HB 59 2014-2015 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 4, 2013 HB 7 Prohibits Internet Cafes Signed - Executive
Sign
June 4, 2013 SB 67 Prohibits JobsOhio Liquor Leases from Being Publicly Audited Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2013 HB 51 Establishes Transportation Appropriations and Highway Speed Limit Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 22, 2013 SB 47 Prohibits Collection of Petition Signatures after Filing Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 20, 2012 HB 510 Repeals the Corporate Franchise Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 20, 2012 HB 495 Amends Definition of Loaded Gun Signed - Executive
Sign
June 25, 2012 SB 316 Amends Education Provisions Signed - Executive
Sign
June 11, 2012 SB 315 Regulates Practice of Hydraulic Fracturing Signed - Executive
Sign
June 4, 2012 HB 473 Limits Water Withdrawal from the Great Lakes Signed - Executive
Sign
June 4, 2012 HB 322 Repeals Limits on Credit Card Interest Rates for Certain Banks Signed - Executive
Sign
June 1, 2012 HB 99 Prohibits Texting While Driving Signed - Executive
Sign
May 15, 2012 SB 295 Repealing Provisions of the Election Revision Code Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 21, 2011 HB 79 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 15, 2011 HB 369 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 21, 2011 HB 318 Establishing New Dates for Primaries Signed - Executive
Sign
Sept. 26, 2011 HB 319 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
July 15, 2011 HB 231 Withdrawal Permit for Water Usage at Lake Erie Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 30, 2011 SB 17 Authorizes Concealed Handguns at Alcohol Vendors Signed - Executive
Sign
June 30, 2011 HB 133 Establishes the Oil and Gas Leasing Commission Signed - Executive
Sign
March 31, 2011 SB 5 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 18, 2011 HB 1 Establishes JobsOhio Signed - Executive
Sign

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