Senator David B. Vitter's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: David B. Vitter
Current Office: U.S. Senate - 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
Issue Category

11 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/07/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
Nay
11/07/13 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
11/04/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30)
Did Not Vote
5/06/13 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 27)
Nay
4/25/13 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (63 - 30)
Nay
7/19/12 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
7/12/12 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Nay
11/10/11 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry
Motion Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Yea
10/18/11 S Amdt 740 Repeals Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 55)
Yea
9/21/11 S Amdt 645 Repeals the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
Yea
9/08/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 9)
Yea
6/09/11 S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
6/08/11 S Amdt 392 Debit Card Transactions
Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
4/05/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 12)
Yea
2/02/11 S Amdt 28 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Health Care Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Nay
2/02/11 S Amdt 9 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Motion Agreed - Senate (81 - 17)
Yea
9/28/10 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
9/16/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 38)
Did Not Vote
9/14/10 S Amdt 4595 Business Transaction Reporting Requirement Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
7/29/10 S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Nay
7/15/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
5/19/10 S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates
Amendment Rejected - Senate (35 - 60)
Nay
5/18/10 S Amdt 4034 Federal Preemption Over State Consumer Financial Laws
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4071 Amending State Authority to Enforce Consumer Financial Regulations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (80 - 18)
Yea
5/13/10 S Amdt 3987 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Termination
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 55)
Yea
5/13/10 S Amdt 3989 Debit Card Fee Regulations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 33)
Yea
10/06/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 30)
Nay
2/04/09 S Amdt 279 Removing the Buy American Clause
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 65)
Nay
7/31/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 3)
Yea
3/06/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 13)
Nay
10/07/04 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength)
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 141)
Yea
7/08/04 HR 4754 Commerce Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (397 - 18)
Yea
3/10/04 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill)
Bill Passed - House (276 - 139)
Yea
3/03/04 HR 1561 US Patent and Trademark Fee Modernization Act, 2004
Bill Passed - House (379 - 28)
Yea
9/26/00 HR 5175 Small Business Superfund Exemption
Bill Failed - House (253 - 161)
Yea
6/09/00 H Amdt 763 Estate Tax Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 222)
Nay
3/09/00 HR 3081 Small Business Tax Fairness Act of 2000
Bill Passed - House (257 - 169)
Yea
2/16/00 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (221 - 193)
Yea

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