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Rick Santorum's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 16, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
Yea
March 8, 2005 S AMDT 47 Violent Protestor Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
April 22, 2004 S 2329 Victims' Rights Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
March 25, 2004 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Yea
June 11, 2002 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 43)
Nay
June 20, 2000 S Amdt 3473 Hate Crimes Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 42)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2000 S Amdt 2763 Violent Protesters Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(80 - 17)
Yea
May 20, 1999 S 254 Juvenile Crime bill Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 25)
Yea
Aug. 21, 1994 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(235 - 195)
Nay
May 5, 1994 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(241 - 174)
Nay
April 21, 1994 HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 141)
Yea
Nov. 19, 1993 HR 3351 Youth Offenders Alternative Punishment Bill Passed - House
(336 - 82)
Yea

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