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Key Votes

Gordon Smith's Voting Records

Full Name: Gordon Harold Smith
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sharon; 3 Children: Brittany, Garrett, Morgan
Birth Date: 05/25/1952
Birth Place: Pendleton, OR
Home City: Pendleton, OR
Religion: Mormon

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 26, 2008 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 10)
Feb. 26, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 42)
Oct. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3330 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 52)
Sept. 6, 2007 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion Amendment Adopted - Senate
(48 - 45)
July 25, 2006 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Oct. 21, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(64 - 34)
June 21, 2002 S Amdt 3927 Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 40)
June 20, 2000 S Amdt 3252 Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 49)
Oct. 21, 1999 S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 34)
Oct. 21, 1999 S Amdt 2321 Expressing Support for Roe v. Wade Decision Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 47)
May 26, 1999 S Amdt 397 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 49)
Sept. 18, 1998 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Veto Override Failed - Senate
(64 - 36)
June 25, 1998 S Amdt 2794 Overseas Military Hospital Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 49)
Sept. 4, 1997 S Amdt 1077 Fetal Tissue Research Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(38 - 60)
July 22, 1997 S Amdt 936 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 45)
July 10, 1997 S Amdt 593 Abortions at Overseas Military Facilities Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
May 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 36)

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  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

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