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Byron Dorgan's Voting Records on Issue: Legal

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 17, 2010 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 41)
Yea
Oct. 6, 2009 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 30)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(53 - 40)
Nay
June 11, 2007 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 38)
Yea
March 20, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Nay
Sept. 28, 2006 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 0)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 44)
Nay
Nov. 15, 2005 S AMDT 2523 Judicial Review of Detainees Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2005 S AMDT 2524 Guantanamo Bay Detainees Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(84 - 14)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2005 S Amdt 2516 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 42)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 0)
Yea
March 8, 2005 S AMDT 47 Violent Protestor Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
April 22, 2004 S 2329 Victims' Rights Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
March 2, 2004 S 1805 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Bill Failed - Senate
(8 - 90)
Nay
Dec. 7, 2001 S Amdt 2336 International Courts Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(78 - 21)
Yea
July 15, 1999 S Amdt 1250 Patient Lawsuit Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 47)
Nay
Sept. 18, 1998 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Veto Override Failed - Senate
(64 - 36)
Yea
May 13, 1998 S 1260 Securities Litigation Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 21)
Nay
March 31, 1998 S AMDT 2168 Tobacco Immunity Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(79 - 19)
Yea
May 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 36)
Yea
March 21, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(59 - 40)
Yea
Dec. 22, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Veto Override Passed - Senate
(68 - 30)
Nay
Dec. 5, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 30)
Nay
June 28, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 30)
Nay
May 10, 1995 HR 956 Product Liability bill Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Yea
June 29, 1994 S 687 Product Liability Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 41)
Yea

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.

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