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Key Votes

Daniel Coats' Voting Records on Issue: K-12 Education

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
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2156 Increases Funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Amendment Rejected - Senate
(33 - 66)
Nov. 17, 2011 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(70 - 30)
Oct. 11, 2011 S 1660 American Jobs Act of 2011 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
June 24, 1998 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(59 - 36)
April 23, 1998 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 43)
April 1, 1998 S Amdt 2175 School Modernization Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(54 - 46)
March 31, 1998 S Amdt 2165 Deficit Neutral Reserve Fund Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
May 23, 1997 S Amdt 357 Violent Crime Victims Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 49)
April 25, 1996 S Amdt 3669 Foreign Student Public Education Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(53 - 46)
April 25, 1996 S Amdt 3670 Foreign Student Program Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(53 - 47)
July 27, 1994 S Amdt 2416 Voluntary Prayer Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 53)
July 27, 1994 S Amdt 2417 Demonstration Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 53)
March 26, 1994 HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(63 - 22)
Oct. 18, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(80 - 15)
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(82 - 17)

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