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
9/21/01 S 1450 Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
9/14/01 S J Res 23 Military Force Authorization
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (98 - 0)
Yea
6/29/01 S 1052 Patients' Bill of Rights
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 36)
Nay
5/26/01 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (58 - 33)
Yea
5/23/01 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 38)
Yea
5/10/01 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 47)
Yea
4/02/01 S 27 Campaign Reform Act of 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 41)
Nay
3/26/01 S Amdt 145 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 46)
Yea
3/21/01 S Amdt 134 Campaign Reform Act - Union Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (69 - 31)
Nay
3/20/01 S Amdt 115 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 30)
Yea
3/06/01 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (56 - 44)
Yea
2/01/01 PN 107 John Ashcroft, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 42)
Yea
1/30/01 PN 96 Gale Ann Norton, Secretary of the Interior
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (75 - 24)
Yea
10/25/00 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (65 - 27)
Yea
10/03/00 S 2045 American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
9/19/00 HR 4444 U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 15)
Yea
9/13/00 S Amdt 4132 China Nonproliferation Act
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 32)
Nay
7/21/00 HR 4810 Marriage Tax Relief Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 34)
Yea
7/14/00 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 39)
Yea
7/13/00 S Amdt 3821 Estate Tax Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
6/29/00 HR 4762 '527' Political Groups
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 6)
Yea
6/29/00 S Amdt 3689 Social Security and Medicare Surplus Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 43)
Yea
6/29/00 S Amdt 3690 Off-budget Lockbox Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 37)
Nay
6/29/00 S Amdt 3694 Health Care Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 47)
Yea
6/28/00 S Amdt 3655 Funding for Special Education Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 47)
Nay
6/28/00 S Amdt 3655 Funding for Special Education Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/22/00 S Amdt 3598 Outpatient Prescription Drugs Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
Nay
6/20/00 S Amdt 3252 Military Abortions Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 49)
Yea
6/20/00 S Amdt 3473 Hate Crimes Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (57 - 42)
Nay
5/18/00 S Amdt 3154 Troop Withdrawal from Kosovo Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 47)
Nay
5/11/00 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (77 - 19)
Yea
4/13/00 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (50 - 48)
Yea
4/07/00 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001
Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 45)
Yea
4/06/00 S Amdt 2955 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
3/29/00 S J Res 14 Flag Desecration amendment
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (63 - 37)
Yea
3/02/00 S 1134 Education Savings Accounts
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 37)
Yea
2/10/00 S 1287 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34)
Yea
2/03/00 PN 729 Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (89 - 4)
Yea
2/02/00 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 14)
Yea
2/02/00 S Amdt 2763 Violent Protesters Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (80 - 17)
Yea
11/19/99 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
11/09/99 S Amdt 2547 Three Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
11/09/99 S Amdt 2751 Two Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 48)
Yea
11/08/99 S Amdt 2547 Three Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/03/99 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 19)
Did Not Vote
11/02/99 HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (49 - 48)
Nay
10/21/99 S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 34)
Yea
10/21/99 S Amdt 2321 Expressing Support for Roe v. Wade Decision
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 47)
Nay
10/15/99 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 5)
Yea
10/13/99 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 26)
Nay

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