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Key Votes

Luis Fortuño's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Luis Guillermo Fortuño
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lucé Vela; 3 Children: María Luisa, Luis Roberto, Guillermo Luis
Birth Date: 10/31/1960
Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Home City: San Juan, PR
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 20, 2008 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Bill Passed - House
(293 - 129)
March 14, 2008 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(213 - 197)
Nov. 15, 2007 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act Bill Passed - House
(227 - 189)
Oct. 16, 2007 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines Bill Passed - House
(398 - 21)
Aug. 5, 2007 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008 Bill Passed - House
(395 - 13)
May 17, 2007 H Amdt 197 Guantanamo Transfer Plan Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 208)
Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 170)
Sept. 20, 2006 HR 4844 Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(228 - 196)
July 19, 2006 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(260 - 167)
July 13, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(390 - 33)
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Conference Report Adopted - House
(251 - 174)
Nov. 2, 2005 HR 1606 Online Freedom of Speech Act Bill Failed - House
(225 - 182)
July 21, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(257 - 171)
July 21, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Motion Rejected - House
(209 - 218)
June 17, 2005 HR 2745 United Nations Reform Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 184)
June 15, 2005 H Amdt 280 Patriot Act Amendment - Library Records Amendment Adopted - House
(238 - 187)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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