104

Senator David B. Vitter's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (LA) - Sr, Republican
Issue Category

104 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/04/15 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Veto Override Failed - Senate (62 - 37)
Yea
1/29/15 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Yea
1/06/15 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/18/14 S 2280 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Bill Failed - Senate (59 - 41)
Yea
7/29/14 S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act
Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 69)
Yea
5/01/14 S 2280 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/28/12 S Amdt 3095 Repeals the Prohibition on Biofuel Refinery Construction
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 41)
Nay
3/29/12 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 47)
Nay
3/08/12 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project
Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
2/17/12 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
Did Not Vote
12/17/11 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 10)
Yea
6/14/11 S Amdt 436 Repeals the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
5/18/11 S 953 Offshore Production and Safety Act
Motion Rejected - Senate (42 - 57)
Nay
5/17/11 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws
Motion Rejected - Senate (52 - 48)
Nay
9/14/10 S Amdt 4595 Business Transaction Reporting Requirement Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
9/27/08 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (78 - 12)
Yea
6/10/08 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 43)
Nay
3/13/08 S Amdt 4207 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil Shale and Offshore Natural Gas
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
Yea
3/13/08 S Amdt 4329 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Coastal Areas Not Covered by a Moratorium
Amendment Adopted - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
12/18/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17)
Yea
12/13/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (86 - 8)
Yea
6/21/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
Nay
6/19/07 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007)
Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 23)
Nay
6/14/07 S Amdt 1566 Offshore Drilling in Virginia
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 44)
Yea
8/01/06 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (71 - 25)
Yea
5/11/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
2/02/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 31)
Yea
11/17/05 S Amdt 2612 Price-Gouging During Emergencies Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (57 - 42)
Nay
11/17/05 S Amdt 2626 Temporary Tax on Crude Oil Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 48)
Nay
11/03/05 S Amdt 2358 ANWR Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
11/03/05 S Amdt 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
6/16/05 S Amdt 784 Reduction in Dependence on Foreign Oil
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Nay
6/14/05 S Amdt 781 Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 38)
Yea
11/18/03 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (246 - 180)
Yea
4/11/03 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill
Bill Passed - House (247 - 175)
Yea
8/01/01 H Amdt 288 Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (160 - 269)
Nay
8/01/01 H Amdt 298 Prohibiting Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 223)
Nay
7/26/01 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions
Bill Passed - House (409 - 6)
Yea
5/10/00 H Amdt 685 Land Conservation-Land Acquisition Funding
Amendment Rejected - House (109 - 315)
Nay
5/10/00 H Amdt 687 Social Security and Medicare Solvency Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (216 - 208)
Yea

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