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David Vitter's Voting Records

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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 25, 2005 PN 194 Priscilla R. Owen, Fifth Circuit Judge Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(55 - 43)
Yea
May 24, 2005 PN 194 Priscilla R. Owen, Fifth Circuit Judge Cloture Invoked - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
May 17, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 11)
Yea
May 10, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(100 - 0)
Yea
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
April 21, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 0)
Yea
April 18, 2005 S AMDT 464 Future Military Funding for Iraq Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 31)
Nay
April 14, 2005 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 172 Perkins Vocational Education Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 56)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 177 Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S Amdt 210 Tax Subsidy for Domestic Companies Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 59)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 211 Native American Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 55)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S Amdt 214 Prescription Drugs Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 50)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 220 Homeland Security Grant Program Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(63 - 37)
Yea
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 229 Medicaid Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 51)
Yea
March 17, 2005 S Amdt 244 Unintended Pregnancy Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 53)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S Con Res 18 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
March 16, 2005 S AMDT 168 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 51)
Nay
March 10, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea
March 8, 2005 S AMDT 47 Violent Protestor Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
March 7, 2005 S AMDT 128 Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(38 - 61)
Nay
March 7, 2005 S AMDT 44 Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 49)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 10, 2005 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(72 - 26)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2005 PN 12 Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(60 - 36)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2005 PN 8 Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(85 - 13)
Yea
Jan. 25, 2005 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 24, 2005 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 8, 2004 HR 10 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act Bill Passed - House
(282 - 134)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2004 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength) Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2004 HR 1308 Child Tax Credit Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(339 - 65)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 23, 2004 HR 2028 Pledge of Allegiance Protection Bill Bill Passed - House
(247 - 173)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 22, 2004 HR 5025 Transportation Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(397 - 12)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2004 HR 4571 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 174)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2004 HR 5006 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Bill- FY 2005 Bill Passed - House
(388 - 13)
Yea
July 22, 2004 HR 4613 Defense Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 12)
Yea
July 15, 2004 HR 4818 Omnibus FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(365 - 41)
Yea
July 13, 2004 HR 4766 Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(389 - 31)
Did Not Vote
July 12, 2004 HR 4755 Legislative Branch FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(327 - 43)
Did Not Vote
July 8, 2004 HR 4754 Commerce Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(397 - 18)
Yea
June 25, 2004 HR 4614 Appropriations Bill FY 2005, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House
(370 - 16)
Did Not Vote
June 23, 2004 HR 4548 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 Bill Passed - House
(360 - 61)
Yea
June 22, 2004 HR 4613 Defense Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(403 - 17)
Yea
June 18, 2004 HR 4567 Homeland Security Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(400 - 5)
Yea
June 17, 2004 HR 4568 Interior Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(334 - 86)
Yea
June 15, 2004 HR 4503 Energy Omnibus bill Bill Passed - House
(244 - 178)
Yea
June 2, 2004 H J Res 83 Special Elections/Appointments Provisions Bill Joint Resolution Failed - House
(63 - 353)
Yea
May 20, 2004 HR 4200 Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(391 - 34)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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