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

61 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/21/13 S 1197 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 44)
Nay
11/19/13 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States
Amendment Rejected - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
11/19/13 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
6/18/13 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border
Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 54)
Yea
3/07/13 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 34)
Did Not Vote
12/28/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 23)
Yea
12/21/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 14)
Yea
11/29/12 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents
Amendment Adopted - Senate (67 - 29)
Nay
11/29/12 S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 41)
Yea
11/14/12 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 47)
Nay
8/02/12 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
10/21/11 S Amdt 753 Prohibits the Use of Funds for Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
Yea
9/26/11 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (79 - 12)
Yea
9/23/11 S Amdt 655 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012
Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 36)
Nay
9/15/11 S Amdt 602 Emergency Disaster Relief Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 37)
Yea
5/26/11 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 23)
Yea
5/23/11 S 1038 PATRIOT Act Extension
Cloture Invoked - Senate (74 - 8)
Did Not Vote
2/15/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 12)
Yea
2/15/11 S Amdt 14 Prohibiting Transportation Security Administration Employees from Collective Bargaining
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
Yea
5/27/10 S Amdt 4214 National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 46)
Yea
10/20/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (79 - 19)
Yea
7/08/09 S Amdt 1399 Requiring Completion of Reinforced Border Fencing
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
7/09/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 28)
Yea
7/09/08 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 66)
Nay
3/13/08 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 37)
Yea
2/13/08 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 45)
Nay
2/12/08 S 2248 FISA Amendments Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 29)
Yea
2/12/08 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 67)
Nay
2/12/08 S Amdt 3910 FISA as Exclusive Means for Conducting Electronic Surveillance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 41)
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
9/19/07 S Amdt 2022 Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
8/03/07 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 28)
Yea
7/26/07 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (85 - 8)
Yea
7/26/07 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 4)
Yea
7/26/07 S Amdt 2405 REAL ID Funding
Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 44)
Nay
7/26/07 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 1)
Yea
7/19/07 S Amdt 2351 Sense of the Senate on Guantanamo Bay Detainees
Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
3/13/07 S 4 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 38)
Nay
9/29/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 19)
Yea
9/28/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
9/28/06 S Amdt 5095 Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
9/28/06 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
Nay
9/13/06 S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (41 - 57)
Nay
9/13/06 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Nay
8/02/06 S AMDT 4775 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
7/13/06 S Amdt 4659 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (29 - 71)
Yea
7/12/06 S AMDT 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
7/12/06 S AMDT 4587 Transit Security Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
7/11/06 S AMDT 4560 USEMA Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (87 - 11)
Yea

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