Senator Mitch McConnell's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Mitch McConnell
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/1984
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Elaine Chao; 3 Children: Elly, Claire, Porter
Birth Date: 02/20/1942
Birth Place: Sheffield, AL
Home City: Louisville, KY
Religion: Baptist
Issue Category

32 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/19/13 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
3/23/13 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
12/04/12 Treaty Doc. 112-7 The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Treaty Ratification Failed - Senate (61 - 38)
Nay
12/15/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (86 - 13)
Yea
10/11/11 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 35)
Nay
6/09/10 S Amdt 4302 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (38 - 61)
Nay
6/09/10 S Amdt 4326 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
10/01/08 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 13)
Yea
7/15/08 S Amdt 5078 Limiting Countries for HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Funding
Amendment Tabled - Senate (70 - 24)
Nay
9/26/07 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 23)
Yea
3/16/06 S AMDT 3166 National Defense Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
6/20/05 PN 326 John Bolton, Ambassador to the United Nations
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 38)
Yea
5/26/05 PN 326 John Bolton, Ambassador to the United Nations
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
12/07/01 S Amdt 2336 International Courts Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (78 - 21)
Yea
10/13/99 Treaty Doc. 105-28 Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
10/06/99 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
8/05/99 PN 100 Richard Holbrooke, Representative to the United Nations
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (81 - 16)
Yea
6/30/99 S 1234 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
Yea
6/30/99 S Amdt 1157 Cuba Travel Ban Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (55 - 43)
Yea
3/23/99 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution
Resolution Passed - Senate (58 - 41)
Yea
9/01/98 S Amdt 3506 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 44)
Nay
7/07/98 S Amdt 3062 Space Station Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 66)
Nay
6/24/98 S Amdt 2912 Bosnia and Herzegovina Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 31)
Yea
5/22/98 HR 2709 Iran Missile Sanctions bill
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 4)
Yea
4/28/98 HR 1757 State Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
3/13/98 S Con Res 78 Saddam Hussein War Crime Prosecution bill
Resolution Passed - Senate (93 - 0)
Yea
4/24/97 S Res 75 Chemical Weapons Convention bill
Resolution Passed - Senate (74 - 26)
Yea
3/20/97 S Amdt 25 U.S.- Mexico Drug Trafficking Prevention Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 5)
Yea
3/28/96 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 44)
Yea
3/05/96 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 22)
Yea
1/26/96 Treaty Doc. 103-1 The START II Treaty
Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (87 - 4)
Yea
12/14/95 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Bill Passed - Senate (82 - 16)
Yea
11/01/95 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 6)
Yea
10/19/95 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
7/26/95 S 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 29)
Yea
12/01/94 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 24)
Yea
8/10/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 12)
Yea
7/15/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 9)
Yea
7/14/94 S Amdt 2245 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 42)
Nay
6/29/94 S Amdt 2117 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (34 - 65)
Yea
5/25/94 PN 898 Sam W. Brown, Jr., Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
5/12/94 S Amdt 1696 Bosnia-Herzegovina Policy Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 49)
Nay
2/02/94 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea
10/15/93 S Amdt 1043 Ending Military Operations in Somalia
Amendment Tabled - Senate (61 - 38)
Yea
9/09/93 S Amdt 790 U.S. Policy Towards Somalia Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (90 - 7)
Yea
10/01/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Veto Override Failed - Senate (59 - 40)
Nay

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