Senator David B. Vitter's Voting Records

99

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

99 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/26/12 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
Yea
12/01/11 S Amdt 1125 Limits New Detention Rules to Prisoners Captured Outside the U.S.
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Nay
12/01/11 S Amdt 1126 Prohibits Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Trial
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Nay
12/01/11 S Amdt 1274 Authorizes Further Detention After Trial During Wartime
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 59)
Yea
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
9/08/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 9)
Yea
11/17/10 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
10/06/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 30)
Nay
11/08/07 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (53 - 40)
Yea
6/11/07 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 38)
Nay
3/20/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 2)
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
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 44)
Yea
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 0)
Yea
11/15/05 S AMDT 2523 Judicial Review of Detainees Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Nay
11/15/05 S AMDT 2524 Guantanamo Bay Detainees Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 14)
Yea
11/10/05 S Amdt 2516 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 42)
Yea
11/03/05 S AMDT 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
11/03/05 S AMDT 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Nay
10/07/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 0)
Yea
3/08/05 S AMDT 47 Violent Protestor Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
9/14/04 HR 4571 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004
Bill Passed - House (229 - 174)
Yea
5/12/04 HR 4280 Medical Malpractice Liability Limitation Bill
Bill Passed - House (229 - 197)
Yea
3/10/04 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill)
Bill Passed - House (276 - 139)
Yea
4/09/03 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Bill Passed - House (285 - 140)
Yea
2/16/00 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (221 - 193)
Yea

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