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Key Votes

Mitch McConnell's Voting Records on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: Mitch McConnell
Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Minority Leader
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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2108 Prohibits FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Fish Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 50)
Nay
March 19, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 20)
Nay
Jan. 15, 2009 S 22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 21)
Nay
March 19, 2003 S Amdt 272 ANWR Oil Drilling Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 48)
Nay
April 6, 2000 S Amdt 2955 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
Sept. 17, 1996 S Amdt 5353 Federal Land Grazing Fee Amendment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(50 - 50)
Yea
March 21, 1996 S 1459 Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996 Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 47)
Yea
Dec. 14, 1995 HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(58 - 40)
Yea
Sept. 28, 1994 HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 7)
Yea
April 13, 1994 S 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 29)
Nay
Nov. 9, 1993 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 9)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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