Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Karen Garver; 7 Children: Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, Patrick, Isabella
Birth Date: 05/10/1958
Birth Place: Winchester, VA
Home City: Mount Lebanon, PA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Issue Category

32 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/16/06 S AMDT 3166 National Defense Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
6/20/05 PN 326 John Bolton, Ambassador to the United Nations
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 38)
Yea
5/26/05 PN 326 John Bolton, Ambassador to the United Nations
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
12/07/01 S Amdt 2336 International Courts Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (78 - 21)
Yea
10/13/99 Treaty Doc. 105-28 Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
10/06/99 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
8/05/99 PN 100 Richard Holbrooke, Representative to the United Nations
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (81 - 16)
Yea
6/30/99 S 1234 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
Yea
6/30/99 S Amdt 1157 Cuba Travel Ban Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (55 - 43)
Yea
3/23/99 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution
Resolution Passed - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
9/01/98 S Amdt 3506 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 44)
Nay
7/07/98 S Amdt 3062 Space Station Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 66)
Nay
6/24/98 S Amdt 2912 Bosnia and Herzegovina Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 31)
Nay
5/22/98 HR 2709 Iran Missile Sanctions bill
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 4)
Yea
4/28/98 HR 1757 State Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
3/13/98 S Con Res 78 Saddam Hussein War Crime Prosecution bill
Resolution Passed - Senate (93 - 0)
Yea
4/24/97 S Res 75 Chemical Weapons Convention bill
Resolution Passed - Senate (74 - 26)
Yea
3/20/97 S Amdt 25 U.S.- Mexico Drug Trafficking Prevention Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 5)
Yea
3/28/96 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 44)
Yea
3/05/96 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 22)
Yea
1/26/96 Treaty Doc. 103-1 The START II Treaty
Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (87 - 4)
Yea
12/14/95 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Bill Passed - Senate (82 - 16)
Yea
11/01/95 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 6)
Yea
10/19/95 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
7/26/95 S 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 29)
Yea
11/29/94 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act
Bill Passed - House (288 - 146)
Yea
8/04/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85)
Yea
6/09/94 H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226)
Yea
5/25/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (337 - 87)
Yea
5/24/94 H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 236)
Did Not Vote
6/22/93 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (273 - 144)
Nay
9/30/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Veto Override Passed - House (345 - 74)
Yea
7/21/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Bill Passed - House (339 - 62)
Yea

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