Senator Joe Donnelly, Sr.'s Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (IN) - Jr, Democratic
Issue Category

13 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/18/14 S 2685 USA FREEDOM Act of 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
11/19/13 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States
Amendment Rejected - Senate (52 - 46)
9/12/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (301 - 118)
5/18/12 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 238)
12/14/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - House (283 - 136)
5/26/11 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (250 - 153)
2/17/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (279 - 143)
2/14/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Passed - House (275 - 144)
2/08/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Failed - House (277 - 148)
6/20/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments
Bill Passed - House (293 - 129)
3/14/08 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (213 - 197)
11/15/07 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act
Bill Passed - House (227 - 189)
10/16/07 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines
Bill Passed - House (398 - 21)
8/05/07 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008
Bill Passed - House (395 - 13)
5/17/07 H Amdt 197 Guantanamo Transfer Plan
Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 208)

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