Senator Mitch McConnell's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/16/99 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000
Bill Passed - Senate (95 - 4)
Yea
6/16/99 S 1205 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
Yea
5/27/99 S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Yea
5/26/99 S Amdt 393 FY 2000 Defense Auth.--Base Closures
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 60)
Nay
5/26/99 S Amdt 397 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
5/20/99 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 36)
Yea
5/20/99 S 254 Juvenile Crime bill
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 25)
Yea
5/20/99 S Amdt 362 Gun Show Sale Regulation Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 50)
Nay
5/18/99 S Amdt 351 Religious Memorials at Schools Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (85 - 13)
Yea
5/06/99 S 900 Financial Services Modernization Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
4/21/99 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
4/15/99 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
3/25/99 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000
Resolution Passed - Senate (55 - 44)
Yea
3/25/99 S Amdt 178 Agricultural Appropriations Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
3/23/99 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution
Resolution Passed - Senate (58 - 41)
Yea
3/23/99 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/11/99 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
2/12/99 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Two
Resolution Failed - Senate (45 - 55)
Yea
2/12/99 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Two
Resolution Failed - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
10/21/98 HR 4328 Appropriations bill FY99, Omnibus
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (65 - 29)
Yea
10/08/98 HR 4194 FY 1999 VA-HUD Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
10/08/98 S 442 Internet Tax Freedom bill
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 2)
Yea
10/06/98 HR 4101 Agriculture FY99 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 43)
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
9/29/98 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 0)
Yea
9/18/98 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Veto Override Failed - Senate (64 - 36)
Yea
9/09/98 S 1873 American Missile Protection bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (59 - 41)
Yea
9/03/98 HR 4104 Appropriations bill FY99, Treasury, Postal Service
Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 5)
Yea
9/01/98 S Amdt 3506 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 44)
Nay
7/30/98 S Amdt 3379 Federal Election Commission Term Length
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (45 - 54)
Nay
7/29/98 S Amdt 3359 Married Tax Filing Amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
7/29/98 S Amdt 3379 Federal Election Commission Term Length
None - Senate
Sponsor
7/23/98 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 31)
Yea
7/23/98 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/23/98 S Amdt 3266 Internet Gambling Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (90 - 10)
Yea
7/22/98 S Amdt 3263 Phone Recording Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
7/22/98 S Amdt 3266 Internet Gambling Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/21/98 HR 4112 Legislative Branch FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 9)
Yea
7/21/98 S Amdt 3230 Gun Lock Requirement Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (61 - 39)
Yea
7/09/98 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
7/07/98 S Amdt 3062 Space Station Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 66)
Nay
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
6/24/98 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (59 - 36)
Yea
6/24/98 S Amdt 2912 Bosnia and Herzegovina Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 31)
Yea
6/09/98 S Amdt 2451 Illegal Drug Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
6/04/98 S Amdt 2438 Underage Tobacco Usage amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (29 - 66)
Yea
5/22/98 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 5)
Yea

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