Secretary John Forbes Kerry's Voting Records

63

Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic
Issue Category

63 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/24/12 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
Nay
5/15/12 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 20)
Yea
3/20/12 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 44)
Yea
10/20/11 S Amdt 769 Authorizes Individuals to Import FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Nay
10/18/11 S Amdt 740 Repeals Funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 55)
Nay
10/12/11 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 33)
Yea
10/12/11 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 22)
Yea
10/12/11 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 15)
Yea
10/11/11 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 35)
Yea
9/22/11 S Amdt 633 Extends Trade Adjustment Assistance
Amendment Adopted - Senate (69 - 28)
Yea
9/21/11 S Amdt 625 Reducing and Extending Trade Adjustment Assistance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
9/21/11 S Amdt 641 Requires Extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance to be Contingent Upon Ratification of Free Trade Agreements with Columbia, Korea and Panama
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Nay
9/21/11 S Amdt 642 Modifies Eligibility Requirements for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 57)
Nay
9/21/11 S Amdt 645 Repeals the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for Firms
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
Nay
2/04/09 S Amdt 279 Removing the Buy American Clause
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 65)
Nay
5/22/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - Senate (82 - 13)
Yea
5/15/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 15)
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
12/04/07 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 18)
Yea
9/11/07 S Amdt 2797 Limiting Mexican Trucks to Commercial Zones Near the Border Between the U.S. and Mexico
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 23)
Yea
6/19/07 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007)
Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 23)
Yea
5/07/07 S Amdt 1010 FDA Drug Import Certification Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 40)
Yea
9/19/06 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 32)
Yea
9/13/06 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
6/29/06 S 3569 U.S. -Oman Free Trade Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 34)
Yea
7/28/05 HR 3045 CAFTA Implementation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (55 - 45)
Nay
7/26/05 S AMDT 1351 Corporate Financing of Terrorism Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
Yea
6/30/05 S 1307 CAFTA Implementation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
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
7/31/03 HR 2738 U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 32)
Did Not Vote
7/31/03 HR 2739 U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 32)
Did Not Vote
8/01/02 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 34)
Yea
7/31/02 S 812 Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 21)
Yea
9/19/00 HR 4444 U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 15)
Yea
9/13/00 S Amdt 4132 China Nonproliferation Act
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 32)
Yea
5/11/00 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (77 - 19)
Yea
11/03/99 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 19)
Yea
7/17/97 S Amdt 890 Most Favored Nation Repeal Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (22 - 77)
Nay
3/05/96 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 22)
Nay
10/19/95 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
12/01/94 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 24)
Yea
7/01/94 S Amdt 1851 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
5/12/94 S Amdt 1695 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 49)
Nay
1/27/94 S Amdt 1263 Vietnam Trade Embargo
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 38)
Yea
11/20/93 HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 38)
Yea
6/30/93 HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 16)
Yea
10/01/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Veto Override Failed - Senate (59 - 40)
Yea

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