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Key Votes

Sherrod Brown's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Sherrod C. Brown
Office: U.S. Senate (OH) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Connie; 4 Children
Birth Date: 11/09/1952
Birth Place: Mansfield, OH
Home City: Avon, OH
Religion: Lutheran

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 9, 2014 S 2578 Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 Senate Co-sponsor
June 4, 2014 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 1, 2014 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
July 24, 2013 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans Senate Co-sponsor
May 14, 2013 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 25, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2012 S Amdt 3025 Requires Sufficient Sizing of Civilian and Contract Services Workforces Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism Senate Co-sponsor
July 10, 2012 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act Senate Co-sponsor
July 9, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2111 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs Senate Co-sponsor
May 22, 2012 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 24, 2012 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
March 15, 2012 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2011 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 28, 2011 S 1917 Extends Payroll Tax Cut and Establishes Tax on Income Over $1 Million Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 31, 2011 S 1769 Transportation Infrastructure Appropriations and Tax on Income Over $1 Million Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011 Senate Sponsor
Sept. 20, 2011 S Amdt 633 Extends Trade Adjustment Assistance Senate Co-sponsor
May 10, 2011 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2011 S Amdt 9 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 29, 2010 S 3985 Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 21, 2010 S 3816 None Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 13, 2010 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
July 21, 2010 S 3628 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements Senate Co-sponsor
May 27, 2010 S Amdt 4204 Requiring Afghanistan Troop Redeployment Plan and Timetable Senate Co-sponsor
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates Senate Co-sponsor
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3991 Credit Rating Agency Board Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 8, 2009 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2009 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 1, 2009 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 8, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Senate Co-sponsor
June 24, 2008 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Senate Co-sponsor
May 20, 2008 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2007 S Amdt 3810 Income Limit for Subsidies to Farmers Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 21, 2007 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2007 S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 10, 2007 S Amdt 2797 Limiting Mexican Trucks to Commercial Zones Near the Border Between the U.S. and Mexico Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2007 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote Senate Co-sponsor
April 24, 2007 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples Senate Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 16, 2007 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2007 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2007 S 4 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2007 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Senate Co-sponsor
May 2, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization House Co-sponsor

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