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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
Nov. 18, 2014 S 2280 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Failed - Senate
(59 - 41)
Nay
Nov. 18, 2014 S 2685 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring 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
March 13, 2014 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(72 - 22)
Yea
March 6, 2014 S 1752 Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2014 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(67 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2014 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(55 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2014 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(68 - 32)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2014 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Bill Passed - Senate
(67 - 32)
Yea
Jan. 16, 2014 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 26)
Yea
Jan. 14, 2014 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 45)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(64 - 36)
Yea
Nov. 21, 2013 S 1197 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 44)
Yea
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States Amendment Rejected - Senate
(52 - 46)
Yea
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 32)
Yea
Nov. 7, 2013 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Nay
Nov. 4, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate
(61 - 30)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2013 S J Res 26 A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit, as Submitted Under Section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013 Motion Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Nay
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2013 S 1569 Default Prevention Act of 2013 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
July 24, 2013 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
July 24, 2013 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
June 27, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 32)
Yea
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border Amendment Rejected - Senate
(39 - 54)
Nay
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1228 Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry Amendment Rejected - Senate
(36 - 58)
Nay
June 11, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(82 - 15)
Yea
June 10, 2013 S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(66 - 27)
Yea
June 6, 2013 S 1003 Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(40 - 57)
Nay
June 6, 2013 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 46)
Yea
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 923 Prohibits the Payment of the Premium for an Insurance Policy For Tobacco Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 52)
Nay
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 953 Limits Subsidy Payments for Individuals with Incomes More Than $750,000 Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 33)
Nay
May 14, 2013 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act Senate Co-sponsor

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

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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