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Key Votes

Joe Donnelly, Sr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

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
March 31, 2014 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 35)
Yea
July 11, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 185)
Nay
June 7, 2012 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices Bill Passed - House
(270 - 146)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 159)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HR 1214 Repealing Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Nay
April 13, 2011 HR 1217 Repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund Bill Passed - House
(236 - 183)
Nay
March 3, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(314 - 112)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill Bill Passed - House
(245 - 189)
Nay
Dec. 22, 2010 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(206 - 60)
Yea
March 25, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(220 - 207)
Yea
March 21, 2010 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(219 - 212)
Yea
March 21, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - House
(220 - 211)
Yea
Nov. 19, 2009 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO Bill Passed - House
(243 - 183)
Yea
Nov. 7, 2009 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 258)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2009 HR 3962 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(220 - 215)
Yea
July 24, 2008 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(303 - 115)
Yea
July 15, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Veto Override Passed - House
(383 - 41)
Yea
June 24, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Bill Passed - House
(355 - 59)
Yea
April 23, 2008 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes Bill Passed - House
(349 - 62)
Yea
April 2, 2008 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Bill Passed - House
(308 - 116)
Yea
March 5, 2008 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 148)
Yea
Dec. 17, 2007 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(206 - 201)
Yea
Dec. 17, 2007 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(253 - 154)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2007 H Amdt 734 Prescription Drug Imports Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 283)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2007 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(225 - 204)
Nay
July 19, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - House
(276 - 140)
Yea
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 209)
Nay
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 4 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 170)
Yea

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