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

47 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/30/99 S 1234 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
Yea
5/27/99 S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Yea
10/01/98 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 2)
Yea
9/29/98 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (94 - 2)
Yea
6/25/98 S Amdt 2794 Overseas Military Hospital Abortions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 49)
Nay
6/25/98 S Amdt 2981 Military Closure Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (48 - 45)
Yea
6/25/98 S Amdt 3011 Separate Housing Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 53)
Yea
11/06/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 10)
Yea
9/25/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 5)
Yea
9/10/96 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (73 - 26)
Yea
6/19/96 S Amdt 4059 Overseas Abortion Amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (45 - 51)
Yea
1/26/96 S 1124 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (56 - 34)
Yea
12/19/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 43)
Yea
12/13/95 S J Res 44 Deployment of US Armed Forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (69 - 30)
Yea
9/06/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34)
Yea
9/13/94 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (80 - 18)
Nay
8/11/94 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 14)
Yea
4/19/94 PN 1210 Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, Retiring
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (54 - 43)
Nay
11/10/93 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 9)
Yea
10/21/93 S Amdt 1072 Restriction of Funding for Haiti Operations Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (19 - 81)
Nay
10/15/93 S Amdt 1043 Ending Military Operations in Somalia
Amendment Tabled - Senate (61 - 38)
Yea
9/09/93 S Amdt 783 Homosexuals in the Military Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 63)
Nay
9/09/93 S Amdt 790 U.S. Policy Towards Somalia Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (90 - 7)
Yea
2/04/93 S Amdt 19 Homosexual Discrimination in the Military Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (62 - 37)
Nay

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