Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/14/95 S Amdt 2478 Naturalized Citizen Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 61)
Yea
9/06/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34)
Yea
8/10/95 S Amdt 2401 Space-Based Laser Program Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 41)
Yea
7/27/95 S 641 Ryan White CARE Reauthorization Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 3)
Yea
7/26/95 S 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 29)
Yea
7/21/95 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 10)
Yea
7/21/95 HR 1944 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 7)
Yea
7/11/95 S Amdt 1497 Small Business Impact Analysis
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
7/10/95 S Amdt 1491 Small Business Impact Analyses
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
Yea
6/29/95 H Con Res 67 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
6/28/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 30)
Yea
6/22/95 PN 245 Henry W. Foster Jr., Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 43)
Nay
6/21/95 S Amdt 1446 Drinking and Driving Minors Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 36)
Nay
6/20/95 S Amdt 1427 Commercial Vehicle Speed Limit Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
6/20/95 S Amdt 1437 Motorcycle Helmet Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
Yea
6/15/95 S 652 Telecommunications Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
6/07/95 S 735 Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act
Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 8)
Yea
6/06/95 S Amdt 1215 Anti-terrorism Wiretaps Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (77 - 19)
Yea
5/25/95 H Con Res 67 Fiscal 1996 Budget Resolution - Adoption
Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 42)
Yea
5/25/95 HR 1158 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (61 - 38)
Yea
5/10/95 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 37)
Yea
3/23/95 S 4 Line-Item Veto bill
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 29)
Yea
3/23/95 S Amdt 350 Pay-As-You-Go Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (49 - 48)
Yea
3/21/95 S J Res 31 Flag Desecration
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/02/95 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (65 - 35)
Yea
1/05/95 S Amdt 1 Filibuster Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (76 - 19)
Yea
1/04/95 S 4 Line-Item Veto bill
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/29/94 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act
Bill Passed - House (288 - 146)
Yea
9/29/94 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (327 - 86)
Yea
9/27/94 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95
Conference Report Adopted - House (360 - 53)
Yea
9/23/94 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (287 - 107)
Yea
9/22/94 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education
Conference Report Adopted - House (331 - 89)
Yea
9/12/94 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (313 - 61)
Did Not Vote
8/21/94 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 195)
Nay
8/18/94 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State
Conference Report Adopted - House (322 - 98)
Nay
8/17/94 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 137)
Yea
8/10/94 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (393 - 34)
Yea
8/04/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85)
Yea
7/22/94 H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants
Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 176)
Yea
7/21/94 H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233)
Yea
7/19/94 H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 221)
Nay
7/14/94 H Amdt 755 Federal Land Appraisals
Amendment Adopted - House (281 - 148)
Yea
7/13/94 HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (213 - 210)
Nay
7/12/94 H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (239 - 183)
Yea
6/29/94 H Amdt 718 Space Station Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (155 - 278)
Nay
6/29/94 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education
Bill Passed - House (339 - 89)
Yea
6/29/94 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development
Bill Passed - House (344 - 84)
Yea
6/29/94 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (330 - 91)
Yea
6/28/94 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State
Bill Passed - House (286 - 112)
Nay
6/23/94 HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (338 - 85)
Nay

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