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
General Nov. 4, 2014
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

36 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/18/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (64 - 36)
Nay
10/29/13 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)
Yea
10/28/13 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
None - Senate
Sponsor
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
10/12/13 S 1569 Default Prevention Act of 2013
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
9/30/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46)
Nay
9/30/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46)
Nay
9/27/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
3/14/13 S Amdt 66 Temporarily Prohibits the Hiring of Nonessential Federal Employees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Yea
10/06/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 30)
Nay
9/13/06 S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (41 - 57)
Nay
7/30/98 S Amdt 3379 Federal Election Commission Term Length
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (45 - 54)
Nay
4/28/98 HR 1757 State Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
10/03/96 HR 3539 Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1996
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 2)
Yea
8/01/96 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (78 - 21)
Yea
7/23/96 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
7/11/95 S Amdt 1497 Small Business Impact Analysis
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 45)
Nay
7/10/95 S Amdt 1491 Small Business Impact Analyses
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
Yea

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