Edward 'Ted' M. Kennedy, Sr.'s Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Edward 'Ted' M. Kennedy, Sr.
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Victoria Reggie; 3 Children: Kara, Edward Jr., Patrick; 2 Stepchildren: Curan Raclin, Caroline Raclin
Birth Date: 02/22/1932
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Hyannis Port, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Issue Category

38 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/28/09 PN 188 Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (65 - 31)
Did Not Vote
7/16/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 16)
Did Not Vote
7/16/08 S Amdt 5077 Funding Amendment to AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 64)
Did Not Vote
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (70 - 26)
Did Not Vote
7/15/08 S Amdt 5078 Limiting Countries for HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Funding
Amendment Tabled - Senate (70 - 24)
Did Not Vote
7/09/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Cloture Invoked - Senate (69 - 30)
Yea
3/14/08 S Amdt 4299 Expressing the Sense of the Senate on the Legalization of Importing Certain Prescription Drugs
Amendment Adopted - Senate (73 - 23)
Yea
2/26/08 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 10)
Yea
12/18/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17)
Yea
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 40)
Yea
5/07/07 S Amdt 1010 FDA Drug Import Certification Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 40)
Yea
3/23/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
12/07/06 PN 1396 Andrew von Eschenbach, Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (80 - 11)
Yea
5/03/06 S AMDT 3688 Influenza Vaccine Injury Compensation Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
2/02/06 S AMDT 2730 Medicare Part D Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (52 - 45)
Yea
11/17/05 S AMDT 2601 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 47)
Yea
11/03/05 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
11/03/05 S AMDT 2348 Medicaid Generic Drug Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 50)
Yea
11/03/05 S AMDT 2356 Hurricane Health Care for Survivors Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
11/03/05 S AMDT 2357 Medicare Premiums Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 50)
Yea
11/03/05 S AMDT 2365 Medical Assistance and Prescription Drug Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 45)
Yea
11/03/05 S AMDT 2371 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (51 - 48)
Yea
11/03/05 S AMDT 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Yea
11/01/05 S AMDT 2356 Hurricane Health Care for Survivors Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
10/27/05 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
10/27/05 S AMDT 2259 AIDS Drug Assistance Program Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (46 - 50)
Yea
10/05/05 S AMDT 1937 Health Care for Veterans Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
4/28/05 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
3/17/05 S Amdt 214 Prescription Drugs Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 50)
Yea
3/17/05 S AMDT 229 Medicaid Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Nay
11/25/03 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
6/27/03 S 1 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit bill
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 21)
Yea
7/31/02 S 812 Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 21)
Yea
6/29/01 S 1052 Patients' Bill of Rights
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 36)
Yea
7/14/99 S Amdt 1241 Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (55 - 45)
Nay
6/22/99 S Amdt 702 Patients' Bill of Rights Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 47)
Nay
6/04/98 S Amdt 2438 Underage Tobacco Usage amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (29 - 66)
Nay
3/31/98 S AMDT 2168 Tobacco Immunity Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (79 - 19)
Yea
2/10/98 PN 623 David Satcher, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 35)
Yea
11/08/97 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 4)
Yea
9/24/97 S 830 Prescription Drug bill
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 2)
Nay
6/25/97 S 947 Budget Reconciliation bill
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 27)
Nay
6/25/97 S Amdt 468 Private Contracts Amendment
Motion Agreed - Senate (64 - 35)
Nay
4/16/97 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 0)
Yea
8/02/96 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 0)
Yea
4/18/96 S Amdt 3677 Deletion of Medical Savings Accounts Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
7/27/95 S 641 Ryan White CARE Reauthorization Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 3)
Yea
6/22/95 PN 245 Henry W. Foster Jr., Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 43)
Yea
10/18/93 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (80 - 15)
Yea

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