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

53 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/31/14 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea
12/14/11 S J Res 24 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Udall Bill)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (21 - 79)
Nay
12/08/10 S 3985 Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
3/03/10 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients
Motion Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
Nay
10/21/09 S 1776 Eliminating Adjustments to Medicare Rates of Payment
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 53)
Nay
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (70 - 26)
Nay
7/09/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Cloture Invoked - Senate (69 - 30)
Nay
11/07/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 37)
Nay
10/23/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - Senate (75 - 19)
Nay
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 40)
Nay
3/23/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
2/02/06 S AMDT 2730 Medicare Part D Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (52 - 45)
Nay
11/17/05 S AMDT 2601 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 47)
Nay
11/03/05 S AMDT 2357 Medicare Premiums Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 50)
Nay
11/03/05 S AMDT 2371 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 48)
Nay
11/03/05 S AMDT 2381 Prescription Drug Plan Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (43 - 56)
Nay
3/17/05 S AMDT 229 Medicaid Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Yea
5/23/03 HR 2 Jobs and Economic Growth bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (231 - 200)
Yea
4/02/03 HR 743 Social Security Protection Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (396 - 28)
Yea
6/28/02 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 208)
Yea
7/19/01 HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (233 - 198)
Yea
7/27/00 H Amdt 1041 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief
Amendment Rejected - House (169 - 256)
Nay
7/27/00 HR 4865 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief bill
Bill Passed - House (265 - 159)
Yea
6/28/00 HR 4680 Medicare Rx bill
Bill Passed - House (217 - 214)
Yea

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