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Key Votes

Joe Donnelly, Sr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Energy

Full Name: Joe Donnelly, Sr.
Office: U.S. Senate (IN) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jill; 2 Children: Molly, Joseph Jr.
Birth Date: 09/29/1955
Birth Place: Queens, NY
Home City: Granger, IN
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 21, 2012 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 175)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2012 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 161)
Yea
Oct. 14, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 144)
Yea
July 12, 2011 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs Motion Rejected - House
(233 - 193)
Nay
Sept. 16, 2010 HR 4785 Authorizing Loans for Energy Efficiency Purposes Bill Passed - House
(240 - 172)
Yea
July 30, 2010 HR 3534 Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(209 - 193)
Nay
May 28, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding Bill Passed - House
(262 - 150)
Yea
July 31, 2009 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program Bill Passed - House
(316 - 109)
Yea
June 26, 2009 HR 2454 Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade") Bill Passed - House
(219 - 212)
Nay
Sept. 27, 2008 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement Bill Passed - House
(298 - 117)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2008 HR 7060 Renewable Energy Credits and Other Business and Individual Credits Bill Passed - House
(257 - 166)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2008 HR 6899 Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling and Extending Certain Renewable Energy Tax Credits Bill Passed - House
(236 - 189)
Yea
June 26, 2008 HR 6377 Energy Futures Trading Bill Passed - House
(402 - 19)
Yea
May 21, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - House
(316 - 108)
Yea
May 21, 2008 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - House
(263 - 160)
Yea
May 14, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Conference Report Adopted - House
(318 - 106)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2008 HR 5351 Energy Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(236 - 182)
Yea
Aug. 4, 2007 H Amdt 748 Renewable Energy Standards Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 190)
Yea
Aug. 4, 2007 HR 2776 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 189)
Yea
July 27, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House
(231 - 191)
Yea
July 17, 2007 HR 2641 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(312 - 112)
Yea

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