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Maria Cantwell's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: U.S. Senate (WA) - Jr, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 14, 2009 S Amdt 2355 Prohibiting Funding for ACORN Amendment Adopted - Senate
(83 - 7)
Feb. 26, 2009 S 160 Washington DC Voting Act Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Sept. 18, 2007 S 1257 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 42)
Aug. 2, 2007 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(83 - 14)
Oct. 16, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 2)
April 11, 2002 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 1)
Feb. 27, 2002 S Amdt 2937 Allowing Signatures for Voter Registration by Mail Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(46 - 51)
Jan. 22, 2001 S 27 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Senate Co-sponsor
May 5, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Conference Report Adopted - House
(259 - 164)
March 3, 1993 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(333 - 86)
Feb. 4, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(259 - 160)

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