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Key Votes

John McCain III's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: John Sidney McCain III
Office: U.S. Senate (AZ) - 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

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 6, 2013 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 923 Prohibits the Payment of the Premium for an Insurance Policy For Tobacco Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 953 Limits Subsidy Payments for Individuals with Incomes More Than $750,000 Senate Co-sponsor
April 17, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Senate Co-sponsor
March 14, 2013 S Amdt 66 Temporarily Prohibits the Hiring of Nonessential Federal Employees Senate Co-sponsor
July 25, 2012 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012 Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada Senate Sponsor
Feb. 28, 2012 S Amdt 1520 Authorizes Moral and Religious Objections to Certain Health Care Items and Services Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 9, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Senate Sponsor
Oct. 18, 2011 S Amdt 740 Repeals Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Senate Sponsor
Oct. 18, 2011 S Amdt 769 Authorizes Individuals to Import FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 21, 2011 S Amdt 625 Reducing and Extending Trade Adjustment Assistance Senate Sponsor
June 9, 2011 S Amdt 436 Repeals the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Senate Co-sponsor
March 31, 2011 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2011 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry Senate Co-sponsor
May 27, 2010 S Amdt 4214 National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border Senate Sponsor
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit Senate Co-sponsor
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3839 Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships Senate Sponsor
Jan. 21, 2010 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 8, 2009 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 30, 2009 Amdt 2575 U.S. Military Commanders to Testify Before Congress Senate Sponsor
July 16, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Senate Co-sponsor
July 13, 2009 S Amdt 1469 Repealing Funding for F-22 Aircraft Procurement Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 2009 S Amdt 279 Removing the Buy American Clause Senate Sponsor
Feb. 3, 2009 S Amdt 109 Hollywood Productions Tax Credit Senate Co-sponsor
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2007 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2007 S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 2, 2007 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 20, 2007 S Amdt 3017 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Senate Co-sponsor
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Senate Co-sponsor
March 26, 2007 S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 26, 2006 S AMDT 3617 Sugarcane Growers Funding Amendment Senate Sponsor
April 7, 2006 S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2371 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
July 13, 2005 S AMDT 1171 Detention Beds Increase Amendment Senate Sponsor
April 14, 2005 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 16, 2005 S Amdt 214 Prescription Drugs Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2005 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2005 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 23, 2004 S 2845 National Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 Senate Co-sponsor
May 10, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners House Co-sponsor
April 10, 2003 S 877 Reduction of SPAM bill Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 14, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 21, 2001 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill Senate Co-sponsor
June 14, 2001 S 1052 Patients' Bill of Rights Senate Sponsor
May 1, 2001 S 812 Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act Senate Co-sponsor

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