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Tim Kaine's Voting Records on Issue:

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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 3, 2015 HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2914 Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2015 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(53 - 46)
Sept. 24, 2015 S Amdt 2669 Rescinds Funds from Planned Parenthood Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(47 - 52)
March 31, 2014 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 35)

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 9, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Signed - Executive
May 9, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
April 11, 2007 Sub HB 2035 HPV Vaccination Signed - Executive
April 10, 2007 HB 2422 Restaurant Smoking Ban Vetoed - Executive
March 20, 2007 H Sub Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Signed - Executive

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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