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Key Votes

David Vitter's Voting Records

Full Name: David B. Vitter
Office: U.S. Senate (LA) - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Wendy; 4 Children: Sophie, Lise, Airey, Jack
Birth Date: 05/03/1961
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
Home City: Metairie, LA
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 21, 2009 S Amdt 1469 Repealing Funding for F-22 Aircraft Procurement Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 40)
Nay
July 26, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 13)
Nay
Dec. 21, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(51 - 50)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2602 Hurricane Victims Tax Benefit Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 55)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2351 Pay As You Go Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
July 29, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 4)
Yea
May 17, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 11)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 2417 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 Conference Report Adopted - House
(264 - 163)
Yea
Nov. 18, 2003 HR 2754 Energy and Water Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(387 - 36)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2003 H Res 198 Iraq's Reconstruction Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(394 - 31)
Yea
April 11, 2003 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004 Conference Report Adopted - House
(216 - 211)
Yea
March 21, 2003 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004 Resolution Passed - House
(215 - 212)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2003 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(338 - 83)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2001 HR 2506 Foreign Operations FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 66)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(302 - 84)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2001 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 11)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 13, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(379 - 33)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(401 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2647 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 52)
Yea
July 20, 2001 HR 2216 2001 Supplemental Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(375 - 30)
Yea
May 9, 2001 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(221 - 207)
Yea
Nov. 18, 1999 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(296 - 135)
Yea
Nov. 5, 1999 HR 3196 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(316 - 100)
Yea
Sept. 9, 1999 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(208 - 206)
Yea
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999 Conference Report Adopted - House
(221 - 206)
Yea
July 29, 1999 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(333 - 92)
Yea
July 22, 1999 HR 2561 Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000 Bill Passed - House
(379 - 45)
Yea

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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