Secretary John Forbes Kerry's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/28/12 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel
None - Senate
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11/28/12 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism
None - Senate
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7/10/12 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act
None - Senate
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6/20/12 S Amdt 2454 Prohibits Food Aid to North Korea Unless Waived by President
None - Senate
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6/19/12 S Amdt 2156 Increases Funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
None - Senate
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5/22/12 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act
None - Senate
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3/15/12 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States
None - Senate
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11/30/11 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
None - Senate
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10/31/11 S 1769 Transportation Infrastructure Appropriations and Tax on Income Over $1 Million
None - Senate
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12/02/10 S Amdt 4727 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $250,000
None - Senate
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9/13/10 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act
None - Senate
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6/09/10 S Amdt 4326 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt
None - Senate
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5/12/10 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications
None - Senate
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3/03/10 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients
None - Senate
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11/30/09 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements
None - Senate
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10/01/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
None - Senate
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1/08/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
None - Senate
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1/06/09 S 160 Washington DC Voting Act
None - Senate
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7/08/08 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill
None - Senate
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6/24/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
None - Senate
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6/04/08 S Amdt 4825 Carbon Emissions Cap and Trade Plan
None - Senate
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2/05/08 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance
None - Senate
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12/18/07 S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment
None - Senate
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9/21/07 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq
None - Senate
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9/19/07 S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments
None - Senate
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9/17/07 S Amdt 2022 Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States
None - Senate
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9/10/07 S Amdt 2792 Bridge Repair Funding
None - Senate
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7/11/07 S Amdt 2087 Iraq Troop Reduction
None - Senate
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5/24/07 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote
None - Senate
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5/01/07 S 1257 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007
None - Senate
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4/24/07 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples
None - Senate
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3/08/07 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007
None - Senate
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1/16/07 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization
None - Senate
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1/09/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007
None - Senate
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1/04/07 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007
None - Senate
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7/25/06 S AMDT 4689 Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment
None - Senate
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6/21/06 S AMDT 4442 Troop Redeployment Amendment
None - Senate
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6/19/06 S AMDT 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment
None - Senate
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5/22/06 S AMDT 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment
None - Senate
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3/16/06 S AMDT 3071 Education Funding Amendment
None - Senate
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3/16/06 S AMDT 3074 LIHEAP Funding Amendment
None - Senate
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3/14/06 S AMDT 3013 Reinstate Pay-As-You-Go through 2011 Amendment
None - Senate
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2/02/06 S AMDT 2735 Tax Rate Extension Amendment
None - Senate
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2/02/06 S AMDT 2737 Military Funding and Tax Cuts Amendment
None - Senate
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11/17/05 S AMDT 2610 Tax Rate Amendment
None - Senate
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11/17/05 S AMDT 2616 Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment
None - Senate
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11/17/05 S AMDT 2626 Temporary Tax on Crude Oil Amendment
None - Senate
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11/10/05 S AMDT 2519 Reporting Matters in Iraq Amendment
None - Senate
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11/03/05 S AMDT 2371 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment
None - Senate
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11/02/05 S AMDT 2358 ANWR Amendment
None - Senate
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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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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.