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Key Votes

Daniel Coats' Voting Records on Issue: National Security

Full Name: Daniel R. Coats
Office: U.S. Senate (IN) - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Marsha; 3 Children
Birth Date: 05/16/1943
Birth Place: Jackson, MI
Home City: Fort Wayne, IN
Religion: Presbyterian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 21, 2013 S 1197 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 44)
Nay
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States Amendment Rejected - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Yea
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border Amendment Rejected - Senate
(39 - 54)
Yea
March 7, 2013 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(63 - 34)
Yea
Dec. 28, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 23)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 14)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Amendment Adopted - Senate
(67 - 29)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 41)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 46)
Yea
Oct. 21, 2011 S Amdt 753 Prohibits the Use of Funds for Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 52)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2011 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(79 - 12)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 S Amdt 655 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Amendment Tabled - Senate
(59 - 36)
Nay
Sept. 15, 2011 S Amdt 602 Emergency Disaster Relief Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 37)
Nay
May 26, 2011 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 23)
Yea
May 23, 2011 S 1038 PATRIOT Act Extension Cloture Invoked - Senate
(74 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Bill Passed - Senate
(86 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2011 S Amdt 14 Prohibiting Transportation Security Administration Employees from Collective Bargaining Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 51)
Yea
April 30, 1998 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(88 - 11)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1997 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 5)
Yea
June 19, 1997 S Amdt 416 Intelligence Appropriations Declassification amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
Nay
April 17, 1996 S 735 Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 8)
Yea
March 28, 1996 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 44)
Yea
Dec. 14, 1995 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations Bill Passed - Senate
(82 - 16)
Yea
June 7, 1995 S 735 Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 8)
Yea
June 6, 1995 S Amdt 1215 Anti-terrorism Wiretaps Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(77 - 19)
Yea
March 16, 1994 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 40)
Nay
Sept. 22, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 9)
Yea

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