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Key Votes

Barbara Boxer's Voting Records

Full Name: Barbara Boxer
Office: U.S. Senate (CA) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Stewart; 2 Children: Doug, Nicole
Birth Date: 11/11/1940
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Greenbrae, CA
Religion: Jewish

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3989 Debit Card Fee Regulations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 33)
Yea
May 13, 2010 S Amdt 3991 Credit Rating Agency Board Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 35)
Yea
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3816 Derivatives Regulation Modifications Amendment Rejected - Senate
(39 - 59)
Nay
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3955 Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 57)
Nay
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications Amendment Adopted - Senate
(63 - 36)
Yea
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications Senate Co-sponsor
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit Amendment Rejected - Senate
(37 - 62)
Nay
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3839 Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
Nay
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3938 Study on Ending the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Amendment Adopted - Senate
(63 - 36)
Yea
May 6, 2010 S Amdt 3826 Consumer Financial Protection Division Within The FDIC Amendment Rejected - Senate
(38 - 61)
Nay
April 15, 2010 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 38)
Yea
March 25, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
March 17, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(68 - 29)
Yea
March 10, 2010 HR 4213 Extending Unemployment Benefits and Certain Tax Credits Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
Yea
March 3, 2010 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients Motion Rejected - Senate
(47 - 50)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(70 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Cloture Invoked - Senate
(62 - 30)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2010 PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 33)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2010 HJR 45 Increasing the Public Debt Limit and Reinstating PAYGO Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2010 PN 959-111 Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(70 - 30)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2010 S Amdt 3302 Establishing a Federal Budget Deficit Commission Amendment Rejected - Senate
(53 - 46)
Yea
Jan. 21, 2010 S Amdt 3301 Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program Amendment Rejected - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
Dec. 24, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Dec. 24, 2009 HR 4314 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Dec. 23, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Dec. 22, 2009 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments Amendment Adopted - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Dec. 15, 2009 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs Amendment Rejected - Senate
(51 - 48)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2009 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(57 - 35)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2009 S Amdt 2793 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 8, 2009 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Amendment Tabled - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2009 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 39)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2009 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 19, 2009 PN 187-111 David F. Hamilton, Seventh Circuit Judge Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(59 - 39)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2009 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(72 - 28)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits Cloture Invoked - Senate
(87 - 13)
Yea
Oct. 22, 2009 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(68 - 29)
Yea
Oct. 21, 2009 S 1776 Eliminating Adjustments to Medicare Rates of Payment Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(47 - 53)
Yea
Oct. 20, 2009 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(79 - 19)
Yea
Oct. 8, 2009 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(76 - 22)
Yea
Oct. 6, 2009 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 30)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2009 Amdt 2575 U.S. Military Commanders to Testify Before Congress Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 59)
Nay
Sept. 30, 2009 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(62 - 38)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2009 Amdt 2355 Prohibiting Funding for ACORN Amendment Adopted - Senate
(83 - 7)
Yea
Aug. 6, 2009 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 37)
Yea
Aug. 6, 2009 PN 506-111 Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Yea
July 22, 2009 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines Amendment Rejected - Senate
(58 - 39)
Nay
July 21, 2009 S Amdt 1469 Repealing Funding for F-22 Aircraft Procurement Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 40)
Nay
July 8, 2009 S Amdt 1399 Requiring Completion of Reinforced Border Fencing Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
June 11, 2009 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 17)
Yea
May 12, 2009 S Amdt 1067 Allowing Loaded Guns in National Parks Amendment Adopted - Senate
(67 - 29)
Nay

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