Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Representative Robert Hurt's Voting Records

Office: U.S. House (VA) - District 5, Republican
Issue Category

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/12/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (301 - 118)
Yea
5/18/12 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 238)
Nay
12/14/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - House (283 - 136)
Nay
5/26/11 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (250 - 153)
Yea
2/17/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (279 - 143)
Yea
2/14/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Passed - House (275 - 144)
Yea
2/08/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Failed - House (277 - 148)
Yea
2/08/10 SB 66 Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination in State Government Employment
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Nay
1/27/10 SB 9 Enforcing Seat Belt Violations as Primary Offenses
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
Yea
2/24/09 HB 1826 Driver's License Suspension for Unexcused School Absences
Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 3)
Yea
2/19/09 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 13)
Nay
2/05/09 SB 1161 Classifying a Seat Belt Violation as a Primary Offense
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
Yea
2/03/09 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Restaurants
Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
Nay
2/05/08 SB 202 Local Regulation of Smoking in Restaurants
Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
Nay
2/05/08 SB 298 Banning Smoking Public Places
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
Nay
2/05/08 SB 501 Restaurant and Bar Smoking Ban
Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
Nay
4/04/07 Governor's Recommendation: Restaurant Smoking Ban
Amendment Rejected - House (40 - 59)
Nay
4/19/06 HB 493 High School Baccalaureate Ceremonies
Veto Override Failed - House (60 - 36)
Yea
3/07/06 SB 526 Defining Marriage
Bill Passed - House (85 - 12)
Yea

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