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Key Votes

Joe Donnelly, Sr.'s Selected Sponsorships

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

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 1, 2014 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 25, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2011 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act House Co-sponsor
April 27, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase House Co-sponsor
April 22, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding House Co-sponsor
June 8, 2009 HR 2751 Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act House Co-sponsor
May 12, 2008 HR 6022 Suspending Acquisition of Petroleum for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve House Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 22, 2007 HR 3920 Trade and Globalization Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
June 18, 2007 HR 2761 Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act (TRIA) House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 1 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 2 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 4 None House Co-sponsor

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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