Secretary John Forbes Kerry's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: John Forbes Kerry
Current Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic
First Appointed: 01/29/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Teresa Heinz; 2 Children: Alexandra, Vanessa; 3 Stepchildren: John, Andre, Christopher
Birth Date: 12/11/1943
Birth Place: Aurora, CO
Home City: Boston, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Issue Category

11 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/19/12 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
7/12/12 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Yea
11/10/11 S J Res 6 Disapproval of FCC Regulation of Internet and Broadband Industry
Motion Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Nay
10/18/11 S Amdt 740 Repeals Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 55)
Nay
9/21/11 S Amdt 645 Repeals the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
Nay
9/08/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 9)
Yea
6/09/11 S Amdt 390 Amending Small Business Regulations
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
6/08/11 S Amdt 392 Debit Card Transactions
Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
4/05/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 12)
Yea
2/02/11 S Amdt 28 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Health Care Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Yea
2/02/11 S Amdt 9 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Motion Agreed - Senate (81 - 17)
Yea
9/28/10 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
9/16/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 38)
Yea
9/14/10 S Amdt 4595 Business Transaction Reporting Requirement Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
7/29/10 S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Yea
7/15/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Yea
5/19/10 S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates
Amendment Rejected - Senate (35 - 60)
Nay
5/18/10 S Amdt 4034 Federal Preemption Over State Consumer Financial Laws
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Nay
5/18/10 S Amdt 4071 Amending State Authority to Enforce Consumer Financial Regulations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (80 - 18)
Yea
5/13/10 S Amdt 3987 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Termination
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 55)
Nay
5/13/10 S Amdt 3989 Debit Card Fee Regulations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 33)
Yea
10/06/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 30)
Yea
2/04/09 S Amdt 279 Removing the Buy American Clause
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 65)
Nay
7/31/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 3)
Yea
3/06/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 13)
Yea
10/11/04 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength)
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 17)
Did Not Vote
5/11/04 S 1637 Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 5)
Did Not Vote
6/18/02 S 2600 Terrorism Insurance Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 14)
Did Not Vote
7/13/00 S Amdt 3821 Estate Tax Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
8/02/96 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (76 - 22)
Yea
7/09/96 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
3/21/96 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (59 - 40)
Nay
7/11/95 S Amdt 1497 Small Business Impact Analysis
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
7/10/95 S Amdt 1491 Small Business Impact Analyses
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
Nay
5/10/95 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 37)
Nay
6/29/94 S 687 Product Liability Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
Nay
3/16/94 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 40)
Yea
2/20/91 S 429 Civil Actions Regarding Price-Fixing
None - House
Co-sponsor

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