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

2 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/24/09 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
12/23/09 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
12/22/09 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
12/08/09 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services
Amendment Tabled - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
12/07/09 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/26/08 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 10)
Nay
2/26/08 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 42)
Yea
10/18/07 S Amdt 3330 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 52)
Yea
9/06/07 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion
Amendment Adopted - Senate (48 - 45)
Yea
7/25/06 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Yea
10/02/03 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (281 - 142)
Yea
6/04/03 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill
Bill Passed - House (282 - 139)
Yea
7/20/00 H Amdt 1017 Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (184 - 230)
Nay
7/13/00 H Amdt 997 Family Planning Assistance Funding amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 221)
Nay
6/22/00 H Amdt 882 Prison Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (156 - 254)
Nay
5/18/00 H Amdt 722 Oversea Military Abortions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 221)
Nay
4/05/00 HR 3660 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion
Bill Passed - House (287 - 141)
Yea
6/09/99 H Amdt 156 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (203 - 225)
Nay
6/08/99 H Amdt 142 Prohibition of Chemically Induced Abortion Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (217 - 214)
Yea

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