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Tim Kaine's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (VA) - Jr, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 4, 2016 S 2012 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(43 - 54)
Yea
Jan. 21, 2016 S J Res 22 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to the Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 40)
Nay
Jan. 20, 2016 HR 4038 American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 43)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2016 PN 367 Nomination of Wilhelmina Wright to Be U.S. District Judge Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(58 - 36)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2016 S 2232 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Nay
Dec. 18, 2015 HR 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(65 - 33)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2015 HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2908 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 50)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2910 Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2910 Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2914 Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2015 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(53 - 46)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2915 Defend Our Capital Act of 2015 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2015 S J Res 23 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2015 S J Res 24 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
Nov. 5, 2015 HR 2685 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 44)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2015 S 1140 Federal Water Quality Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 41)
Nay
Oct. 29, 2015 HR 1314 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(64 - 35)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2015 S 754 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 21)
Yea
Oct. 22, 2015 S Amdt 2564 Prohibits Liability Immunity for Corporations that Break User Agreements Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 65)
Nay
Oct. 20, 2015 S 2146 Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
Oct. 7, 2015 HR 1735 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(70 - 27)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2015 HR 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 44)
Nay
Sept. 30, 2015 HR 719 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(78 - 20)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2015 S Amdt 2669 Rescinds Funds from Planned Parenthood Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(47 - 52)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2015 HR 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 42)
Nay
July 30, 2015 HR 22 Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Yea
June 2, 2015 HR 2048 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring (USA FREEDOM) Act of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(67 - 32)
Yea
May 12, 2015 HR 1314 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
May 5, 2015 S Con Res 11 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2016 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2017 Through 2025 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
April 23, 2015 PN 4 Nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to be Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
March 27, 2015 S Con Res 11 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2016 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2017 Through 2025 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
March 4, 2015 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Veto Override Failed - Senate
(62 - 37)
Nay
Jan. 29, 2015 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
Nay
Nov. 18, 2014 S 2280 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Failed - Senate
(59 - 41)
Nay
Nov. 18, 2014 S 2685 USA FREEDOM Act of 2014 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 42)
Yea
Sept. 18, 2014 H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(78 - 22)
Yea
Sept. 11, 2014 S J Res 19 A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 42)
Yea
July 31, 2014 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 Senate
(81 - 13)
Yea
July 30, 2014 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 42)
Yea
July 29, 2014 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 18)
Yea
July 29, 2014 S Amdt 3583 Appropriates Funds to the Highway Trust Fund Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 31)
Yea
July 29, 2014 S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act Amendment Rejected - Senate
(28 - 69)
Nay
July 29, 2014 S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 50)
Nay
July 16, 2014 S 2578 Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
July 9, 2014 PN 1736 Nomination of Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(71 - 26)
Yea
July 9, 2014 S 2578 Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 Senate Co-sponsor
June 11, 2014 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 38)
Yea
April 30, 2014 S 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 42)
Yea
April 9, 2014 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Yea
March 31, 2014 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 35)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 30, 2009 HB 2638 Expansion of Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 877 Allowing Retired Law Enforcement Officers to Carry Concealed Weapons into Alcohol-Serving Establishments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1035 Allowing Guns in Alcohol-Serving Establishments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 HB 2358 Expansion of Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 HB 1613 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1528 Online Training for Concealed Weapons Permit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1409 Expanding Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 HB 1851 Exemption from Handgun Purchase Limitation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 HB 2528 Local Firearm Buyback Program Regulation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1374 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1069 Expanding Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 961 Expanding Death Penalty Eligibility to Accomplices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 27, 2009 HB 1671 "Derelict Building" Plan Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
March 27, 2009 HB 1826 Driver's License Suspension for Unexcused School Absences Signed - Executive
Sign
March 27, 2009 SB 1473 Department of Forestry Land Use Permits Signed - Executive
Sign
March 9, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Signed - Executive
Sign
May 9, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
April 23, 2008 SB 588 Payday Lending Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
April 23, 2008 HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2008 HB 649 Motor Vehicle License Fees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 6, 2008 SB 560 Redefinition of the "Triggerman Rule" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 5, 2008 HB 933 "Triggerman Rule" in Capital Murder Cases Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 4, 2008 SB 436 Concealed Weapons in Vehicles Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 4, 2008 SB 476 Prohibiting Drinking with a Concealed Weapon Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 11, 2007 SB 1074 Single-family dwellings; localities to designate portion of undeveloped land for clustering Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 11, 2007 SB 838 Land use proceedings; disclosures therein Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 11, 2007 Sub HB 2035 HPV Vaccination Signed - Executive
Sign
April 10, 2007 SB 1203 Sexually violent predators; Attorney General, et al to study feasibility of treatment options, etc. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 10, 2007 HB 2422 Restaurant Smoking Ban Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 10, 2007 SB 1301 Water Quality Improvement Fund; Combined Sewer Overflow funding for Cities of Lynchburg & Richmond Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 10, 2007 HB 2673 Jury sentencing; empanelment of new jury in event of deadlock Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 HB 2128 Billboard signs; adjustment or relocation thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 HB 2048 Fire Prevention Code; no fee for permits for inspection of religious schools. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 HB 1755 Utility Transfers Act; telephone companies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 SB 1288 Triggerman rule; redefinition thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 Sub HB 2348 Extension of "Triggerman Rule" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 HB 1979 Annexation; extends temporary restriction thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 Sub HB 1778 Traffic Light Cameras Signed - Executive
Sign
March 20, 2007 HB 1977 Inaugural Committee Finance Reform Signed - Executive
Sign
March 20, 2007 H Sub Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Signed - Executive
Sign

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