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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 24, 2008 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Senate Co-sponsor
April 4, 2008 S Amdt 4419 to S Amdt 4387 to HR 3221 Energy Tax Credits Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 12, 2008 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Senate Co-sponsor
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language Senate Co-sponsor
July 12, 2006 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
May 18, 2006 S 2832 Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006 Senate Co-sponsor
April 14, 2005 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2005 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution Senate Co-sponsor
July 7, 2004 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
May 10, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners House Co-sponsor
April 21, 2004 S 2329 Victims' Rights Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 14, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Senate Co-sponsor

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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:

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