Senator John Sidney McCain III's Voting Records



Full Name: John Sidney McCain III
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cindy; 7 Children: Doug, Sidney, Andy, Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, Bridget
Birth Date: 08/29/1936
Birth Place: Panama Canal Zone, Panama
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Religion: Episcopalian
Issue Category

76 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/07/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
11/07/13 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)
11/06/13 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
None - Senate
11/04/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30)
Did Not Vote
2/12/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 22)
4/26/12 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
12/18/10 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (65 - 31)
10/22/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 29)
6/07/06 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (49 - 48)
7/14/04 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (48 - 50)
6/11/02 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 43)
6/20/00 S Amdt 3473 Hate Crimes Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (57 - 42)
9/10/96 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 14)
9/10/96 S 2056 Employment Nondiscrimination Act of 1996
Bill Failed - Senate (49 - 50)
7/20/94 S Amdt 2320 Department of Agriculture Homosexual Policy Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 41)
9/09/93 S Amdt 783 Homosexuals in the Military Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 63)
2/04/93 S Amdt 19 Homosexual Discrimination in the Military Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (62 - 37)
4/02/92 S Amdt 1757 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Human Sexual Behavior Surveys
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 46)

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