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Key Votes

Mark Kirk's Voting Records on Issue: Trade

Full Name: Mark Steven Kirk
Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Divorced
Birth Date: 09/15/1959
Birth Place: Champaign-Urbana, IL
Home City: Highland Park, IL
Religion: Congregationalist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 23, 2013 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 46)
Yea
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 54)
Did Not Vote
May 15, 2012 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 20)
Did Not Vote
March 20, 2012 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 44)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 20, 2011 S Amdt 769 Authorizes Individuals to Import FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 55)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2011 S Amdt 740 Repeals Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 55)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Bill Passed - Senate
(66 - 33)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 22)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 11, 2011 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011 Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 35)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2011 S Amdt 633 Extends Trade Adjustment Assistance Amendment Adopted - Senate
(69 - 28)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2011 S Amdt 625 Reducing and Extending Trade Adjustment Assistance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2011 S Amdt 641 Requires Extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance to be Contingent Upon Ratification of Free Trade Agreements with Columbia, Korea and Panama Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2011 S Amdt 642 Modifies Eligibility Requirements for Trade Adjustment Assistance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 57)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2011 S Amdt 645 Repeals the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for Firms Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 54)
Yea
July 21, 2010 HR 4380 Temporary Tariff Suspensions and Reductions Bill Passed - House
(378 - 43)
Yea
June 19, 2008 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(416 - 12)
Yea
May 21, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - House
(316 - 108)
Nay
May 14, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Conference Report Adopted - House
(318 - 106)
Nay
April 10, 2008 H Res 1092 Postponing the Consideration of the Trade Agreement with Colombia Resolution Passed - House
(224 - 195)
Nay
Nov. 14, 2007 HR 3074 Appropriations for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(270 - 147)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement Bill Passed - House
(285 - 132)
Yea
Oct. 31, 2007 HR 3920 Trade and Globalization Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(264 - 157)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2007 H Amdt 734 Prescription Drug Imports Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 283)
Nay
July 27, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House
(231 - 191)
Nay
July 11, 2007 HR 556 Foreign Investment Oversight Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(370 - 45)
Yea
June 27, 2007 HR 1830 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Bill Passed - House
(365 - 59)
Yea
May 22, 2007 HR 2264 Preventing the Organization of Petroleum Export Groups Bill Passed - House
(345 - 72)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 5, 2007 H Res 6 Pay-As-You-Go Rule Resolution Passed - House
(280 - 152)
Yea
July 26, 2006 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 68)
Yea
July 20, 2006 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill Passed - House
(221 - 205)
Yea
July 28, 2005 HR 3045 CAFTA Implementation Bill Bill Passed - House
(217 - 215)
Yea
July 20, 2005 HR 2601 State Department FY 2006/2007 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(351 - 78)
Yea
June 15, 2005 H Amdt 270 Bans Use of Funds to Enforce Cuba Regulations Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 216)
Nay
June 9, 2005 H J Res 27 Withdrawing Approval from the WTO Agreement Joint Resolution Failed - House
(86 - 338)
Nay
Oct. 7, 2004 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength) Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Nay
July 24, 2003 HR 2738 U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Bill Passed - House
(270 - 156)
Did Not Vote
July 24, 2003 HR 2739 U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Bill Passed - House
(272 - 155)
Yea
July 27, 2002 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 212)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 3005 Fast Track Trade Authority bill Bill Passed - House
(215 - 214)
Yea
July 19, 2001 H J Res 50 China Trade Relations bill Joint Resolution Failed - House
(169 - 259)
Nay

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