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Key Votes

Mitch McConnell's Voting Records

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
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 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
June 29, 1994 S 687 Product Liability Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 41)
Yea
June 29, 1994 S Amdt 2117 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(34 - 65)
Yea
June 24, 1994 S Amdt 1851 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
June 22, 1994 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - Senate
(72 - 27)
Nay
May 25, 1994 PN 898 Sam W. Brown, Jr., Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Nay
May 12, 1994 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(53 - 46)
Nay
May 12, 1994 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(69 - 30)
Yea
May 12, 1994 S Amdt 1695 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
May 12, 1994 S Amdt 1696 Bosnia-Herzegovina Policy Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
May 10, 1994 S Amdt 1695 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 19, 1994 PN 1210 Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, Retiring Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(54 - 43)
Nay
April 13, 1994 S 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 29)
Nay
March 26, 1994 HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(63 - 22)
Nay
March 25, 1994 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate
(57 - 40)
Nay
March 16, 1994 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 40)
Nay
March 1, 1994 S J Res 41 Balanced Budget amendment Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(63 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 10, 1994 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 8, 1994 S Amdt 1390 Contraceptives Distribution Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(34 - 59)
Yea
Feb. 2, 1994 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 8)
Yea
Jan. 27, 1994 S Amdt 1263 Vietnam Trade Embargo Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 38)
Yea
Jan. 26, 1994 S Amdt 1263 Vietnam Trade Embargo Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 20, 1993 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 36)
Nay
Nov. 20, 1993 HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Yea
Nov. 20, 1993 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
Nov. 17, 1993 HR 2401 Defense FY94 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(77 - 22)
Yea
Nov. 17, 1993 S Amdt 1152 Prohibiting the Possession of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Amendment Adopted - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
Nov. 17, 1993 S Amdt 1204 Replacing the Death Penalty with Life Imprisonment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(25 - 74)
Nay
Nov. 10, 1993 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(88 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1993 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1993 S Amdt 1151 Improving Fingerprint Systems Amendment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(49 - 51)
Yea
Nov. 8, 1993 S Amdt 1132 Prohibiting the Death Penalty for Minors Amendment Tabled - Senate
(52 - 41)
Yea
Nov. 5, 1993 S Amdt 1117 Charging Teens as Adults for Crimes Involving a Firearm Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 23)
Yea
Oct. 27, 1993 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(89 - 11)
Yea
Oct. 21, 1993 HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(90 - 10)
Yea
Oct. 21, 1993 S Amdt 1072 Restriction of Funding for Haiti Operations Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(19 - 81)
Nay
Oct. 19, 1993 HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 18, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(80 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 15, 1993 S Amdt 1043 Ending Military Operations in Somalia Amendment Tabled - Senate
(61 - 38)
Yea
Oct. 6, 1993 HR 2750 Transportation Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(90 - 9)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1993 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(88 - 11)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1993 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 10)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(82 - 17)
Yea
Sept. 23, 1993 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(88 - 10)
Yea
Sept. 22, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 9)
Yea
Sept. 22, 1993 S Amdt 910 Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea
Sept. 10, 1993 S Amdt 816 Postponement of Base Closures Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(18 - 79)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1993 S Amdt 783 Homosexuals in the Military Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(33 - 63)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1993 S Amdt 785 Ballistic Missile Defense Funding Reducation Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1993 S Amdt 790 U.S. Policy Towards Somalia Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(90 - 7)
Yea
Sept. 8, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(57 - 40)
Nay

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:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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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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