Herbert 'Herb' H. Kohl's Voting Records

Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/27/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits
Cloture Invoked - Senate (87 - 13)
Yea
10/22/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 29)
Yea
10/21/09 S 1776 Eliminating Adjustments to Medicare Rates of Payment
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 53)
Nay
10/20/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (79 - 19)
Yea
10/08/09 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (76 - 22)
Yea
10/06/09 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts
Amendment Adopted - Senate (68 - 30)
Yea
10/01/09 S Amdt 2575 U.S. Military Commanders to Testify Before Congress
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Nay
9/30/09 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (62 - 38)
Yea
9/14/09 S Amdt 2355 Prohibiting Funding for ACORN
Amendment Adopted - Senate (83 - 7)
Yea
8/06/09 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 37)
Yea
8/06/09 PN 506 Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (68 - 31)
Yea
7/22/09 S Amdt 1618 Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines
Amendment Rejected - Senate (58 - 39)
Nay
7/21/09 S Amdt 1469 Repealing Funding for F-22 Aircraft Procurement
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 40)
Yea
7/08/09 S Amdt 1399 Requiring Completion of Reinforced Border Fencing
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
6/11/09 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 17)
Yea
5/12/09 S Amdt 1067 Allowing Loaded Guns in National Parks
Amendment Adopted - Senate (67 - 29)
Yea
4/29/09 S Con Res 13 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 43)
Yea
4/28/09 PN 188 Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (65 - 31)
Yea
3/31/09 S Amdt 739 Public Debt Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 54)
Nay
3/26/09 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 19)
Yea
3/19/09 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 20)
Yea
2/26/09 S 160 Washington DC Voting Act
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 37)
Yea
2/13/09 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 38)
Yea
2/10/09 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill")
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 37)
Yea
2/06/09 S Amdt 538 Tax Credit Substitute Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (35 - 61)
Nay
2/04/09 S Amdt 279 Removing the Buy American Clause
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 65)
Nay
2/03/09 S Amdt 109 Hollywood Productions Tax Credit
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 45)
Nay
1/29/09 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 32)
Yea
1/26/09 PN 64-6 Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (60 - 34)
Yea
1/22/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 36)
Yea
1/15/09 S 22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 21)
Yea
1/15/09 S J Res 5 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (42 - 52)
Nay
1/08/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
10/01/08 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 25)
Yea
10/01/08 HR 2095 Amtrak Reauthorization
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
10/01/08 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 13)
Yea
9/27/08 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (78 - 12)
Yea
9/17/08 S 3001 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (88 - 8)
Yea
7/31/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 3)
Yea
7/31/08 HR 4137 Higher Education Act Amendments and Extensions
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 8)
Yea
7/26/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 13)
Yea
7/26/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 35)
Yea
7/16/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 16)
Yea
7/16/08 S Amdt 5077 Funding Amendment to AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 64)
Nay
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (70 - 26)
Yea
7/15/08 S Amdt 5078 Limiting Countries for HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Funding
Amendment Tabled - Senate (70 - 24)
Yea
7/10/08 PN 1641 Nomination of General Petraeus as Military Leader of the Middle East
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (95 - 2)
Yea
7/09/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 28)
Yea
7/09/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Cloture Invoked - Senate (69 - 30)
Yea
7/09/08 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 66)
Nay

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