Senator Mark Lunsford Pryor's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Mark Lunsford Pryor
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jill; 2 Children: Adams, Porter
Birth Date: 01/10/1963
Birth Place: Fayetteville, AR
Home City: Little Rock, AR
Religion: Christian
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/30/14 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Yea
7/29/14 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/29/14 S Amdt 3583 Amends Highway Fund Laws
Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 31)
Yea
7/29/14 S Amdt 3584 Amends Gas Tax Laws
Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 69)
Nay
6/11/14 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 38)
Yea
12/18/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (64 - 36)
Yea
9/30/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
7/24/13 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
5/06/13 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 27)
Yea
4/25/13 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (63 - 30)
Yea
3/23/13 S Con Res 8 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014, Revising the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Year 2013, and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (50 - 49)
Nay
1/01/13 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 8)
Yea
7/25/12 S 3412 Middle Class Tax Cut Act
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 48)
Yea
7/25/12 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Yea
7/19/12 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
7/12/12 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Yea
4/16/12 S 2230 Establishes a Minimum 30 Percent Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 45)
Nay
3/29/12 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 47)
Yea
2/17/12 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
Yea
12/17/11 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 10)
Yea
12/14/11 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Nay
12/14/11 S J Res 24 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Udall Bill)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (21 - 79)
Nay
12/01/11 S 1917 Extends Payroll Tax Cut and Establishes Tax on Income Over $1 Million
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
12/01/11 S 1931 Reduces Payroll Tax Rate
Motion Rejected - Senate (20 - 78)
Nay
11/10/11 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 56)
Nay
11/03/11 S 1769 Transportation Infrastructure Appropriations and Tax on Income Over $1 Million
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
10/11/11 S 1660 American Jobs Act of 2011
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 49)
Yea
6/14/11 S Amdt 436 Repeals the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
5/17/11 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws
Motion Rejected - Senate (52 - 48)
Yea
2/02/11 S Amdt 28 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Health Care Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Nay
2/02/11 S Amdt 9 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Motion Agreed - Senate (81 - 17)
Yea
12/15/10 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (81 - 19)
Yea
12/04/10 S Amdt 4727 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $250,000
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 36)
Yea
12/04/10 S Amdt 4728 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $1 Million
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 37)
Yea
9/28/10 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
9/16/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 38)
Yea
7/29/10 S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Yea
7/21/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (59 - 39)
Yea
7/20/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 40)
Yea
3/25/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
3/17/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (68 - 29)
Yea
2/22/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Cloture Invoked - Senate (62 - 30)
Yea
12/24/09 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 39)
Yea
12/23/09 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 39)
Yea
10/27/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits
Cloture Invoked - Senate (87 - 13)
Yea
2/13/09 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 38)
Yea
2/10/09 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 37)
Yea
2/06/09 S Amdt 538 Tax Credit Substitute Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (35 - 61)
Nay
2/03/09 S Amdt 109 Hollywood Productions Tax Credit
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 45)
Yea
6/25/08 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs
Amendment Adopted - Senate (79 - 16)
Yea

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