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Chris Dodd's Voting Records

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 29, 2009 S Con Res 13 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(53 - 43)
Yea
April 28, 2009 PN 188 Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(65 - 31)
Yea
March 31, 2009 S Amdt 739 Public Debt Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 54)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 19)
Yea
March 19, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 20)
Yea
March 3, 2009 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 26, 2009 S 160 Washington DC Voting Act Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 38)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2009 S Amdt 538 Tax Credit Substitute Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(35 - 61)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2009 S Amdt 279 Removing the Buy American Clause Amendment Rejected - Senate
(31 - 65)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2009 S Amdt 109 Hollywood Productions Tax Credit Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 45)
Nay
Jan. 29, 2009 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(66 - 32)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2009 PN 64-6 Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(60 - 34)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 36)
Yea
Jan. 15, 2009 S 22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 21)
Yea
Jan. 15, 2009 S J Res 5 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(42 - 52)
Nay
Jan. 8, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 S 160 Washington DC Voting Act Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 2095 Amtrak Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(74 - 24)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement Bill Passed - Senate
(86 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2008 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(78 - 12)
Yea
Sept. 17, 2008 S 3001 Defense Authorizations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(88 - 8)
Yea
July 31, 2008 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(89 - 3)
Yea
July 31, 2008 HR 4137 Higher Education Act Amendments and Extensions Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(83 - 8)
Yea
July 26, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 13)
Yea
July 26, 2008 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 35)
Yea
July 16, 2008 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Bill Passed - Senate
(80 - 16)
Yea
July 16, 2008 S Amdt 5077 Funding Amendment to AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate
(31 - 64)
Nay
July 15, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Veto Override Passed - Senate
(70 - 26)
Yea
July 15, 2008 S Amdt 5078 Limiting Countries for HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Funding Amendment Tabled - Senate
(70 - 24)
Yea
July 10, 2008 PN 1641 Nomination of General Petraeus as Military Leader of the Middle East Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(95 - 2)
Yea
July 9, 2008 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 28)
Nay
July 9, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Cloture Invoked - Senate
(69 - 30)
Yea
July 9, 2008 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 66)
Yea
July 8, 2008 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill Senate Sponsor
June 26, 2008 HR 2642 Iraq and Afghanistan War Funding, Unemployment Benefits Extension, and GI Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(92 - 6)
Yea
June 25, 2008 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - Senate
(79 - 16)
Yea
June 24, 2008 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Senate Co-sponsor
June 19, 2008 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Senate Sponsor
June 18, 2008 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(80 - 14)
Yea
June 17, 2008 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 44)
Yea
June 10, 2008 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 43)
Yea
June 6, 2008 S Amdt 4825 Carbon Emissions Cap and Trade Plan Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(48 - 36)
Yea
May 22, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(82 - 13)
Yea
May 22, 2008 S Amdt 4803 GI Bill and Other Domestic Provisions Amendment Adopted - Senate
(75 - 22)
Yea
May 22, 2008 S Amdt 4817 Iraq Provisions Including a Troop Withdrawal Amendment Rejected - Senate
(34 - 63)
Nay
May 22, 2008 S Amdt 4818 Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 26)
Nay
May 20, 2008 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies Senate Co-sponsor

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