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Key Votes

Russ Carnahan's Voting Records on Issue: Legislative Branch

Full Name: John 'Russ' Russell Carnahan
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Debra; 2 Children: Austin, Andrew
Birth Date: 07/10/1958
Birth Place: Rolla, MO
Home City: Saint Louis, MO
Religion: United Methodist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act Bill Passed - House
(287 - 129)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2012 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 161)
Nay
July 31, 2012 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(263 - 114)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 2012 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 116)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2012 HR 3521 Authorizes the President to Line-Item Veto Certain Legislation Bill Passed - House
(254 - 173)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 3835 Extends Pay Freeze for Congress and Non-Military Federal Workers Bill Passed - House
(309 - 117)
Nay
Jan. 18, 2012 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(239 - 176)
Nay
April 1, 2011 HR 1255 Government Shutdown Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 202)
Nay
Dec. 2, 2010 H Res 1737 Censure for Representative Charles Rangel Resolution Passed - House
(333 - 79)
Yea
April 27, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase Bill Passed - House
(402 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2009 H Res 805 Removing Rep. Charles Rangel as Chairman of House Committee on Ways and Means Motion Agreed - House
(246 - 153)
Yea
Sept. 25, 2009 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(217 - 190)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2009 H Res 744 Resolution of Disapproval of Representative Joe Wilson's Conduct Resolution Passed - House
(240 - 179)
Yea
April 10, 2008 H Res 1092 Postponing the Consideration of the Trade Agreement with Colombia Resolution Passed - House
(224 - 195)
Yea
March 11, 2008 H Res 1031 Establishment of the Office of Congressional Ethics Resolution Passed - House
(229 - 182)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2008 H Res 982 Contempt Charges Resolution Passed - House
(223 - 32)
Yea
July 31, 2007 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations Bill Passed - House
(411 - 8)
Yea
April 19, 2007 HR 1905 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 177)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 Motion to Resolve Into Secret Session Motion Rejected - House
(171 - 217)
Yea
June 7, 2006 HR 5521 Legislative Branch FY 2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(361 - 53)
Yea
May 3, 2006 HR 4975 527 Reform Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(217 - 213)
Nay
March 30, 2006 H Res 746 Jack Abramoff Investigation Resolution Resolution Tabled - House
(216 - 193)
Nay
Sept. 15, 2005 H Res 437 Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Hurricane Katrina Resolution Passed - House
(224 - 188)
Nay
July 28, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(305 - 122)
Yea
June 22, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House
(330 - 82)
Yea

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