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Rick Santorum's Voting Records on Issue: Federal, State and Local Relations

On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for President

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 14, 2004 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(48 - 50)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 2)
Yea
June 11, 2002 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 43)
Nay
April 11, 2002 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
June 20, 2000 S Amdt 3473 Hate Crimes Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 42)
Nay
Nov. 2, 1999 HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(49 - 48)
Nay
Oct. 8, 1998 S 442 Internet Tax Freedom bill Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 2)
Yea
May 22, 1998 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(88 - 5)
Yea
May 5, 1998 HR 1385 Training Programs bill Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 7)
Yea
April 1, 1998 S Amdt 2175 School Modernization Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
March 4, 1998 S Amdt 1682 Blood Alcohol Content Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 32)
Nay
May 23, 1997 S Amdt 357 Violent Crime Victims Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
Sept. 10, 1996 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 0)
Yea
Dec. 22, 1995 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
Sept. 19, 1995 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(87 - 12)
Yea
June 21, 1995 S Amdt 1446 Drinking and Driving Minors Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 36)
Nay
July 14, 1994 H Amdt 755 Federal Land Appraisals Amendment Adopted - House
(281 - 148)
Yea
July 13, 1994 HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(213 - 210)
Nay
March 24, 1994 H Amdt 497 Funding and Programs Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(173 - 245)
Yea
Nov. 21, 1993 HR 51 D.C. Statehood Bill Bill Failed - House
(153 - 277)
Nay
Oct. 27, 1993 HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(225 - 201)
Nay
June 30, 1993 H Amdt 188 DC's Domestic Partners Ordinance Amendment Adopted - House
(253 - 167)
Yea
June 30, 1993 HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(213 - 211)
Nay

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