Senator John Sidney McCain III's Voting Records

Biographical

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/23/98 S Amdt 3266 Internet Gambling Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (90 - 10)
Yea
7/22/98 S Amdt 3263 Phone Recording Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
7/21/98 HR 4112 Legislative Branch FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 9)
Yea
7/21/98 S Amdt 3230 Gun Lock Requirement Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (61 - 39)
Yea
7/09/98 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
7/07/98 S Amdt 3062 Space Station Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 66)
Nay
6/25/98 S Amdt 2794 Overseas Military Hospital Abortions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 49)
Nay
6/25/98 S Amdt 2981 Military Closure Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (48 - 45)
Nay
6/25/98 S Amdt 3011 Separate Housing Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 53)
Nay
6/24/98 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (59 - 36)
Yea
6/24/98 S Amdt 2912 Bosnia and Herzegovina Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 31)
Yea
6/09/98 S Amdt 2451 Illegal Drug Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
6/04/98 S Amdt 2438 Underage Tobacco Usage amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (29 - 66)
Yea
5/25/98 S Amdt 393 FY 2000 Defense Auth.--Base Closures
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/22/98 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 5)
Did Not Vote
5/22/98 HR 2709 Iran Missile Sanctions bill
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 4)
Did Not Vote
5/18/98 S 1723 Non-Immigrant Specialty Workers bill
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 20)
Yea
5/18/98 S Amdt 2417 U.S. Citizen Recruitment Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (59 - 39)
Yea
5/13/98 S 1260 Securities Litigation
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 21)
Nay
5/12/98 S 1150 Agricultural Research bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea
5/05/98 HR 1385 Training Programs bill
Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 7)
Yea
4/30/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 11)
Yea
4/28/98 HR 1757 State Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
4/23/98 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 43)
Did Not Vote
4/02/98 S Con Res 86 Budget Resolution FY99
Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 41)
Yea
4/01/98 S Amdt 2169 Medicare Choices Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 47)
Yea
4/01/98 S Amdt 2175 School Modernization Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
4/01/98 S Amdt 2209 Personal Retirement Accounts Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
3/31/98 S Amdt 2165 Deficit Neutral Reserve Fund Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Nay
3/31/98 S AMDT 2168 Tobacco Immunity Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (79 - 19)
Yea
3/27/98 S 1873 American Missile Protection bill
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/13/98 S Con Res 78 Saddam Hussein War Crime Prosecution bill
Resolution Passed - Senate (93 - 0)
Did Not Vote
3/12/98 S Amdt 1676 Intermodal Transportation Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (96 - 4)
Yea
3/06/98 S 1723 Non-Immigrant Specialty Workers bill
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/06/98 S Amdt 1708 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (58 - 37)
Yea
3/04/98 S Amdt 1682 Blood Alcohol Content Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 32)
Did Not Vote
2/26/98 S Amdt 1646 Campaign Finance Reform Amendment
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 48)
Yea
2/25/98 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (78 - 20)
Nay
2/23/98 S Amdt 1646 Campaign Finance Reform Amendment
None - Senate
Sponsor
2/11/98 S 1601 Human Cloning Research bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (42 - 54)
Yea
2/10/98 PN 623 David Satcher, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 35)
Yea
11/08/97 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 4)
Did Not Vote
11/06/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 10)
Yea
10/28/97 HR 2107 Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (84 - 14)
Yea
10/01/97 HR 2378 Appropriations bill FY98, Treasury, Postal Service
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 45)
Nay
9/25/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 5)
Yea
9/24/97 S 830 Prescription Drug bill
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 2)
Yea
9/11/97 S Amdt 1122 Education Funding Amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (49 - 51)
Nay
9/04/97 S Amdt 1077 Fetal Tissue Research Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 60)
Nay
7/31/97 HR 2014 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea

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