Senator John Sidney McCain III's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (AZ) - Sr, Republican
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/11/10 S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 62)
Yea
5/11/10 S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/11/10 S Amdt 3839 Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 56)
Yea
5/11/10 S Amdt 3839 Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/11/10 S Amdt 3938 Study on Ending the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 36)
Nay
5/06/10 S Amdt 3826 Consumer Financial Protection Division Within The FDIC
Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 61)
Yea
4/15/10 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 38)
Nay
3/25/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
3/17/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (68 - 29)
Nay
3/10/10 HR 4213 Extending Unemployment Benefits and Certain Tax Credits
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Nay
3/03/10 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients
Motion Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
Nay
2/24/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (70 - 28)
Nay
2/22/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Cloture Invoked - Senate (62 - 30)
Nay
2/09/10 PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 33)
Nay
1/28/10 HJR 45 Increasing the Public Debt Limit and Reinstating PAYGO
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
1/28/10 PN 959-111 Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (70 - 30)
Nay
1/26/10 S Amdt 3302 Establishing a Federal Budget Deficit Commission
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
1/21/10 S Amdt 3301 Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
1/21/10 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
12/24/09 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
12/24/09 HR 4314 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
12/23/09 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
12/22/09 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Nay
12/15/09 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs
Amendment Rejected - Senate (51 - 48)
Yea
12/13/09 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (57 - 35)
Nay
12/08/09 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
12/08/09 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services
Amendment Tabled - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
12/03/09 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 39)
Nay
11/19/09 PN 187-111 David F. Hamilton, Seventh Circuit Judge
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (59 - 39)
Nay
10/29/09 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (72 - 28)
Nay
10/27/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits
Cloture Invoked - Senate (87 - 13)
Yea
10/22/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 29)
Yea
10/21/09 S 1776 Eliminating Adjustments to Medicare Rates of Payment
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 53)
Nay
10/20/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (79 - 19)
Nay
10/08/09 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (76 - 22)
Nay
10/06/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 30)
Nay
10/01/09 Amdt 2575 U.S. Military Commanders to Testify Before Congress
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
9/30/09 Amdt 2575 U.S. Military Commanders to Testify Before Congress
None - Senate
Sponsor
9/30/09 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (62 - 38)
Nay
9/14/09 Amdt 2355 Prohibiting Funding for ACORN
Amendment Adopted - Senate (83 - 7)
Did Not Vote
8/06/09 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 37)
Nay
8/06/09 PN 506-111 Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (68 - 31)
Nay
7/22/09 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines
Amendment Rejected - Senate (58 - 39)
Yea
7/21/09 S Amdt 1469 Repealing Funding for F-22 Aircraft Procurement
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 40)
Yea
7/16/09 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/13/09 S Amdt 1469 Repealing Funding for F-22 Aircraft Procurement
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/08/09 S Amdt 1399 Requiring Completion of Reinforced Border Fencing
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
6/11/09 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 17)
Yea
5/12/09 S Amdt 1067 Allowing Loaded Guns in National Parks
Amendment Adopted - Senate (67 - 29)
Yea
4/29/09 S Con Res 13 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 43)
Nay

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