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Senator David B. Vitter's Voting Records

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

37 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/17/13 S Amdt 711 Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 60)
Nay
4/17/13 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 54)
Nay
4/17/13 S Amdt 715 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act
Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 46)
Nay
4/17/13 S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 43)
Yea
3/23/13 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
12/22/09 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
7/22/09 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines
Amendment Rejected - Senate (58 - 39)
Yea
5/12/09 S Amdt 1067 Allowing Loaded Guns in National Parks
Amendment Adopted - Senate (67 - 29)
Yea
2/26/09 S 160 Washington DC Voting Act
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 37)
Nay
2/25/08 S Amdt 4070 Prohibiting Funds in the Bill S 1200 from Being Used to Decrease Gun Ownership
Amendment Adopted - Senate (78 - 11)
Yea
7/13/06 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 16)
Yea
7/29/05 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 31)
Yea
7/28/05 S Amdt 1626 Child Safety Lock Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 30)
Nay
4/09/03 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Bill Passed - House (285 - 140)
Yea
7/10/02 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act
Bill Passed - House (310 - 113)
Yea
6/18/99 H Amdt 215 24 Hour Background Check Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 211)
Yea
6/18/99 H Amdt 216 72 Hour Background Check Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 235)
Nay
6/18/99 HR 2122 Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act
Bill Failed - House (147 - 280)
Nay

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