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Key Votes

Daniel Coats' Voting Records on Issue: Executive Branch

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
Oct. 29, 2013 S J Res 26 A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit, as Submitted Under Section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013 Motion Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Feb. 26, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(58 - 41)
Feb. 26, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Cloture Invoked - Senate
(71 - 27)
Feb. 14, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 40)
Feb. 2, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 3)
Feb. 2, 2012 S Amdt 1491 Requires Disclosure of Financial Transactions by Executive Branch Employees Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 41)
Jan. 26, 2012 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
June 23, 2011 S Amdt 499 Prohibits the Appointment of Presidential "Czars" Without Senate Approval Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 51)
June 25, 1998 S Amdt 2981 Military Closure Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(48 - 45)
June 24, 1998 S Amdt 2912 Bosnia and Herzegovina Withdrawal Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(65 - 31)
Feb. 25, 1998 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Veto Override Passed - Senate
(78 - 20)
Feb. 10, 1998 PN 623 David Satcher, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(63 - 35)
April 30, 1997 PN 82 Alexis M. Herman, Secretary of Labor Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(85 - 13)
March 27, 1996 S 4 Line-Item Veto bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(69 - 31)
March 21, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(59 - 40)
Nov. 15, 1995 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(63 - 35)
June 22, 1995 PN 245 Henry W. Foster Jr., Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 43)
May 10, 1995 HR 956 Product Liability bill Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
March 23, 1995 S 4 Line-Item Veto bill Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 29)
June 29, 1994 S Amdt 2117 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(34 - 65)
Oct. 1, 1992 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China Veto Override Failed - Senate
(59 - 40)

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