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Key Votes

Chris Dodd's Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Christopher 'Chris' J. Dodd
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jackie Clegg; 2 Children: Grace, Christina
Birth Date: 05/27/1944
Birth Place: Willimantic, CT
Home City: East Haddam, CT
Religion: Catholic

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 13, 2010 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
June 9, 2010 S Amdt 4326 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt Senate Co-sponsor
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications Senate Co-sponsor
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3938 Study on Ending the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Senate Sponsor
March 3, 2010 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 19, 2009 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2009 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 19, 2009 S Amdt 2786 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments Senate Co-sponsor
March 3, 2009 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Senate Co-sponsor
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
July 8, 2008 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill Senate Sponsor
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
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
Feb. 5, 2008 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance Senate Sponsor
Dec. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2007 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2007 S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 17, 2007 S Amdt 2022 Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2007 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2007 S Amdt 1169 Guest Worker Number Reduction Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
May 1, 2007 S 1257 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 Senate Co-sponsor
April 24, 2007 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 16, 2007 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2007 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 27, 2006 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 27, 2006 S AMDT 3688 Influenza Vaccine Injury Compensation Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3071 Education Funding Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 2, 2006 S AMDT 2735 Tax Rate Extension Amendment Senate Sponsor
Nov. 10, 2005 S AMDT 2519 Reporting Matters in Iraq Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2371 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2275 Elementary and Secondary Education Act Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2292 Individuals with Disabilities Education Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 25, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 25, 2005 S AMDT 2213 Federal Pell Grant Increase Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 5, 2005 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
June 29, 2005 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule Senate Co-sponsor
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 177 Education Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 16, 2005 S AMDT 172 Perkins Vocational Education Program Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2005 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Senate Co-sponsor
May 10, 2004 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners House Co-sponsor
July 15, 2003 S J Res 17 FCC Media Ownership bill Senate Co-sponsor
June 9, 2003 S Amdt 865 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 10, 2003 S 877 Reduction of SPAM bill Senate Co-sponsor
June 7, 2002 S 2600 Terrorism Insurance Bill Senate Sponsor
March 27, 2001 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Senate Co-sponsor
March 19, 2001 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 Senate Sponsor
Jan. 22, 2001 S 27 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Senate Co-sponsor
June 19, 2000 S Amdt 3473 Hate Crimes Amendment Senate Co-sponsor

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