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Mark Kirk's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 3, 2011 S 1786 Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 Motion Rejected - Senate
(47 - 53)
Yea
Oct. 21, 2011 S Amdt 753 Prohibits the Use of Funds for Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 52)
Nay
Oct. 21, 2011 S Amdt 791 Limits Farm Subsidies to Individuals with Incomes Under $1 million Amendment Adopted - Senate
(84 - 15)
Yea
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
Oct. 11, 2011 S 1660 American Jobs Act of 2011 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
Sept. 26, 2011 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(79 - 12)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 23, 2011 S Amdt 655 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Amendment Tabled - Senate
(59 - 36)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2011 S Amdt 633 Extends Trade Adjustment Assistance Amendment Adopted - Senate
(69 - 28)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2011 S Amdt 634 Sale of F-16 Aircraft to Taiwan Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 48)
Yea
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
Sept. 15, 2011 S Amdt 602 Emergency Disaster Relief Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 37)
Nay
Sept. 15, 2011 S Amdt 613 Reducing Appropriations for Foreign Assistance Programs Amendment Rejected - Senate
(20 - 78)
Nay
Sept. 8, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 9)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2011 S 365 Budget Control Act of 2011 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(74 - 26)
Yea
July 31, 2011 S 627 Increasing the Debt Ceiling (Reid Bill) Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
July 29, 2011 S 627 Increasing the Debt Ceiling (Boehner Bill) Bill Tabled - Senate
(59 - 41)
Nay
July 22, 2011 HR 2560 Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 Bill Tabled - Senate
(51 - 46)
Nay
June 23, 2011 S Amdt 499 Prohibits the Appointment of Presidential "Czars" Without Senate Approval Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 51)
Yea
June 21, 2011 S 782 Economic Development Revitalization Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(49 - 51)
Nay
June 14, 2011 S Amdt 436 Repeals the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(40 - 59)
Nay
June 9, 2011 S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations Amendment Rejected - Senate
(53 - 46)
Yea
June 8, 2011 S Amdt 392 Debit Card Transactions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
June 7, 2011 S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations Senate Co-sponsor
May 26, 2011 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 23)
Yea
May 25, 2011 H Con Res 34 2011-2012 Budget Motion Rejected - Senate
(40 - 57)
Yea
May 25, 2011 S Con Res 21 2012 Budget Motion Rejected - Senate
(42 - 55)
Yea
May 23, 2011 S 1038 PATRIOT Act Extension Cloture Invoked - Senate
(74 - 8)
Yea
May 18, 2011 S 953 Offshore Production and Safety Act Motion Rejected - Senate
(42 - 57)
Yea
May 17, 2011 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws Motion Rejected - Senate
(52 - 48)
Nay
April 14, 2011 HR 1473 2011 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 19)
Yea
April 5, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate
(87 - 12)
Yea
March 31, 2011 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
March 17, 2011 H J Res 48 Additional Continuing Appropriations Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(87 - 13)
Yea
March 9, 2011 HR 1 Continuing Appropriations Bill Failed - Senate
(44 - 56)
Yea
March 9, 2011 S Amdt 149 Department of Defense funding and Continuing Appropriations Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 58)
Nay
March 2, 2011 H J Res 44 Continuing Appropriations Amendments Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(91 - 9)
Yea
March 2, 2011 S Amdt 115 Calling for a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(58 - 40)
Yea
March 1, 2011 S Amdt 112 Prioritizing Payment of Public Debt Amendment Tabled - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Passed - Senate
(86 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2011 S Amdt 14 Prohibiting Transportation Security Administration Employees from Collective Bargaining Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 51)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2011 S Amdt 21 Reducing Federal Aviation Administration Appropriations Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay

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