Senator Tim Kaine's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (VA) - Jr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for Vice President with Hillary Clinton
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/07/16 S 764 Establishes Labeling Standards for Genetically Modified Foods
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (63 - 30)
Yea
7/06/16 S 2193 Kate's Law
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 42)
Nay
6/29/16 S 2328 Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (68 - 30)
Yea
6/20/16 S Amdt 4720 Prohibits the Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 53)
Yea
6/20/16 S Amdt 4749 Authorizes the Attorney General to Delay Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 47)
Nay
6/20/16 S Amdt 4750 Fix Gun Checks Act of 2016
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (44 - 56)
Yea
6/20/16 S Amdt 4751 Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2016
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 47)
Nay
6/16/16 S Amdt 4720 Prohibits the Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/24/16 H J Res 88 Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of Labor Relating to the Definition of the Term "Fiduciary"
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (56 - 41)
Nay
4/07/16 S Amdt 3483 Establishes Standards for Passenger Space on Airplanes
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 54)
Yea
3/14/16 PN 1152 Nomination of John B. King to be Secretary of Education
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (49 - 40)
Yea
2/04/16 S 2012 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (43 - 54)
Yea
1/21/16 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
1/20/16 HR 4038 American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 43)
Nay
1/19/16 PN 367 Nomination of Wilhelmina Wright to Be U.S. District Judge
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 36)
Yea
1/12/16 S 2232 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Nay
12/18/15 HR 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (65 - 33)
Yea
12/03/15 HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
12/03/15 S Amdt 2908 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 50)
Yea
12/03/15 S Amdt 2910 Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Yea
12/03/15 S Amdt 2910 Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
12/03/15 S Amdt 2914 Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2015
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
12/03/15 S Amdt 2915 Defend Our Capital Act of 2015
Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
11/17/15 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
11/17/15 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
11/05/15 HR 2685 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 44)
Nay
11/03/15 S 1140 Federal Water Quality Protection Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
Nay
10/29/15 HR 1314 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea
10/27/15 S 754 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 21)
Yea
10/22/15 S Amdt 2564 Prohibits Liability Immunity for Corporations that Break User Agreements
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 65)
Nay
10/20/15 S 2146 Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
10/07/15 HR 1735 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (70 - 27)
Yea
10/01/15 HR 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 44)
Nay
9/30/15 HR 719 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (78 - 20)
Yea
9/24/15 S Amdt 2669 Rescinds Funds from Planned Parenthood
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 52)
Nay
9/22/15 HR 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Nay
7/30/15 HR 22 Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Yea
6/02/15 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
5/12/15 HR 1314 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
5/05/15 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
4/23/15 PN 4 Nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to be Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
3/27/15 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
3/26/15 S Amdt 798 Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund for Legislation to Allow Americans to Earn Paid Sick Time
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 39)
Yea
3/04/15 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Veto Override Failed - Senate (62 - 37)
Nay
1/29/15 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Nay
11/18/14 S 2280 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Bill Failed - Senate (59 - 41)
Nay
11/18/14 S 2685 USA FREEDOM Act of 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Yea
9/18/14 H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (78 - 22)
Yea
9/11/14 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
7/31/14 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
None - Senate (81 - 13)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
3/30/09 HB 2638 Expansion of Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 877 Allowing Retired Law Enforcement Officers to Carry Concealed Weapons into Alcohol-Serving Establishments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 1035 Allowing Guns in Alcohol-Serving Establishments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 HB 2358 Expansion of Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 HB 1613 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
3/30/09 SB 1528 Online Training for Concealed Weapons Permit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 1409 Expanding Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 HB 1851 Exemption from Handgun Purchase Limitation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 HB 2528 Local Firearm Buyback Program Regulation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 1374 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 1069 Expanding Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 961 Expanding Death Penalty Eligibility to Accomplices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/27/09 HB 1671 "Derelict Building" Plan Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
3/27/09 HB 1826 Driver's License Suspension for Unexcused School Absences Signed - Executive
Sign
3/27/09 SB 1473 Department of Forestry Land Use Permits Signed - Executive
Sign
3/09/09 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Signed - Executive
Sign
5/09/08 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/23/08 SB 588 Payday Lending Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
4/23/08 HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/08 HB 649 Motor Vehicle License Fees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/06/08 SB 560 Redefinition of the "Triggerman Rule" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/05/08 HB 933 "Triggerman Rule" in Capital Murder Cases Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/04/08 SB 436 Concealed Weapons in Vehicles Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/04/08 SB 476 Prohibiting Drinking with a Concealed Weapon Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/07 SB 1074 Single-family dwellings; localities to designate portion of undeveloped land for clustering Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/07 SB 838 Land use proceedings; disclosures therein Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/07 Sub HB 2035 HPV Vaccination Signed - Executive
Sign
4/10/07 SB 1203 Sexually violent predators; Attorney General, et al to study feasibility of treatment options, etc. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 HB 2422 Restaurant Smoking Ban Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 SB 1301 Water Quality Improvement Fund; Combined Sewer Overflow funding for Cities of Lynchburg & Richmond Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 HB 2673 Jury sentencing; empanelment of new jury in event of deadlock Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 HB 2128 Billboard signs; adjustment or relocation thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 HB 2048 Fire Prevention Code; no fee for permits for inspection of religious schools. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 HB 1755 Utility Transfers Act; telephone companies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 SB 1288 Triggerman rule; redefinition thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 Sub HB 2348 Extension of "Triggerman Rule" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 HB 1979 Annexation; extends temporary restriction thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 Sub HB 1778 Traffic Light Cameras Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/07 HB 1977 Inaugural Committee Finance Reform Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/07 H Sub Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Signed - Executive
Sign

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