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
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
10/05/99 PN 49 Ronnie L. White, United States District Judge in Missouri
Nomination Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Nay
10/05/99 S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion
None - Senate
Sponsor
10/04/99 HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 3)
Yea
9/28/99 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 3)
Yea
9/23/99 HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 10)
Yea
9/22/99 S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 5)
Yea
9/16/99 HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 38)
Nay
9/16/99 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 39)
Yea
9/14/99 S J Res 33 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (95 - 2)
Yea
8/05/99 HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (50 - 49)
Yea
8/05/99 PN 100 Richard Holbrooke, Representative to the United Nations
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (81 - 16)
Yea
8/05/99 S Amdt 1569 NEA Funding
Amendment Tabled - Senate (80 - 16)
Yea
8/04/99 S Amdt 1499 Agricultural Aid Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 8)
Yea
7/30/99 S 1429 Taxpayer Refund Act of 1999
Bill Passed - Senate (57 - 43)
Yea
7/15/99 S 1344 Patient Bill of Rights bill
Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 47)
Yea
7/15/99 S Amdt 1250 Patient Lawsuit Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 47)
Yea
7/14/99 S Amdt 1241 Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (55 - 45)
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
6/22/99 S Amdt 702 Patients' Bill of Rights Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 47)
Yea
6/16/99 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000
Bill Passed - Senate (95 - 4)
Yea
6/16/99 S 1205 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
Yea
5/27/99 S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Yea
5/26/99 S Amdt 393 FY 2000 Defense Auth.--Base Closures
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 60)
Yea
5/26/99 S Amdt 397 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
5/20/99 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 36)
Nay
5/20/99 S 254 Juvenile Crime bill
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 25)
Yea
5/20/99 S Amdt 362 Gun Show Sale Regulation Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 50)
Nay
5/18/99 S Amdt 351 Religious Memorials at Schools Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (85 - 13)
Yea
5/06/99 S 900 Financial Services Modernization Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
4/21/99 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
4/15/99 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
3/25/99 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000
Resolution Passed - Senate (55 - 44)
Yea
3/25/99 S Amdt 178 Agricultural Appropriations Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
3/23/99 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution
Resolution Passed - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
3/17/99 S J Res 14 Flag Desecration amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/11/99 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
2/12/99 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One
Resolution Failed - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
2/12/99 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One
Resolution Failed - Senate (45 - 55)
Yea
10/21/98 HR 4328 Appropriations bill FY99, Omnibus
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (65 - 29)
Nay
10/08/98 HR 4194 FY 1999 VA-HUD Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
10/08/98 S 442 Internet Tax Freedom bill
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 2)
Yea
10/06/98 HR 4101 Agriculture FY99 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 43)
Nay
10/01/98 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 2)
Yea
9/29/98 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (94 - 2)
Yea
9/29/98 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 0)
Yea
9/18/98 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Veto Override Failed - Senate (64 - 36)
Yea
9/09/98 S 1873 American Missile Protection bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (59 - 41)
Yea

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