Senator David B. Vitter's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/11/14 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 38)
Nay
7/24/13 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
7/24/13 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
6/06/13 S 1003 Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (40 - 57)
Yea
6/06/13 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 46)
Nay
5/24/12 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill)
Bill Failed - Senate (51 - 43)
Nay
5/24/12 S Amdt 2153 Prohibits Increase in Interest Rates for Student Loans (Lamar Bill)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (34 - 62)
Yea
5/08/12 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill)
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 45)
Nay
3/25/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
4/29/09 S Con Res 13 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 43)
Nay
7/31/08 HR 4137 Higher Education Act Amendments and Extensions
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 8)
Yea
5/22/08 S Amdt 4803 GI Bill and Other Domestic Provisions
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 22)
Yea
12/18/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17)
Yea
9/07/07 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (79 - 12)
Nay
7/20/07 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 18)
Nay
2/02/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 31)
Yea
11/03/05 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
10/27/05 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
10/25/05 S AMDT 2213 Federal Pell Grant Increase Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
3/17/05 S AMDT 177 Education Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
6/13/00 H Amdt 788 Higher Education Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (156 - 267)
Nay

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