Herbert 'Herb' H. Kohl's Voting Records

Issue Category

68 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/05/12 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
4/26/12 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
11/17/10 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 41)
12/22/09 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
12/03/09 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 39)
10/06/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 30)
1/29/09 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 32)
1/22/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 36)
4/23/08 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
12/18/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17)
11/01/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 30)
9/27/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (67 - 29)
8/02/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31)
7/14/99 S Amdt 1241 Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (55 - 45)
4/30/96 S Amdt 3820 Legal Immigrants Assistance Eligibility Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)

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