Senator Mitch McConnell's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Minority Leader
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/29/14 S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/01/14 S 2280 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
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
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7/25/12 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012
None - Senate
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5/24/12 S Amdt 2153 Prohibits Increase in Interest Rates for Student Loans (Lamar Bill)
None - Senate
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3/08/12 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project
None - Senate
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2/28/12 S Amdt 1520 Authorizes Moral and Religious Objections to Certain Health Care Items and Services
None - Senate
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12/17/11 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension
None - Senate
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11/09/11 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth
None - Senate
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6/07/11 S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations
None - Senate
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5/19/11 S 1038 PATRIOT Act Extension
None - Senate
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5/11/11 S 953 Offshore Production and Safety Act
None - Senate
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3/31/11 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill)
None - Senate
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3/30/11 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011
None - Senate
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2/16/11 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry
None - Senate
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2/01/11 S Amdt 13 Repealing the Federal Health Care Bill
None - Senate
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5/12/10 S Amdt 3816 Derivatives Regulation Modifications
None - Senate
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5/05/10 S Amdt 3826 Consumer Financial Protection Division Within The FDIC
None - Senate
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1/21/10 S J Res 26 Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule
None - Senate
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11/13/07 S 2340 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense
None - Senate
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10/02/07 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations
None - Senate
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8/01/07 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition
None - Senate
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7/19/07 S Amdt 2351 Sense of the Senate on Guantanamo Bay Detainees
None - Senate
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3/29/07 S 30 Stem Cell Research Hope Act of 2007
None - Senate
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1/04/07 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations
None - Senate
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9/22/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006
None - Senate
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7/20/06 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006
None - Senate
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2/16/05 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill
None - Senate
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2/16/05 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
None - Senate
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1/25/05 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
None - Senate
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1/24/05 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution
None - Senate
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7/07/04 S J Res 40 Federal Marriage Amendment
None - Senate
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5/10/04 S Res 356 Resolution Condemning Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners
None - House
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4/21/04 S 2329 Victims' Rights Bill
None - Senate
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2/14/03 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill
None - Senate
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3/20/01 S Amdt 115 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment
None - Senate
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2/09/00 S 2045 American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000
None - Senate
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10/05/99 S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion
None - Senate
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6/17/99 S 1234 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
None - Senate
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3/23/99 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution
None - Senate
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7/29/98 S Amdt 3379 Federal Election Commission Term Length
None - Senate
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7/23/98 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment
None - Senate
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7/22/98 S Amdt 3266 Internet Gambling Amendment
None - Senate
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5/13/98 S 2073 Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act
None - Senate
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3/27/98 S 1873 American Missile Protection bill
None - Senate
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3/05/98 S Amdt 1708 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Amendment
None - Senate
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10/07/97 S 1260 Securities Litigation
None - Senate
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1/21/97 S J Res 1 Balanced Budget amendment
None - Senate
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1/26/96 S 1541 Farm Bill
None - Senate
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10/12/95 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995
None - Senate
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