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Key Votes

Jim Webb, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Oil and Gas

Full Name: James 'Jim' H. Webb, Jr.
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Hong Le; 5 Children: Amy, Jimmy, Sarah, Julia, Georgia; 1 Stepchild: Emily
Birth Date: 02/09/1946
Birth Place: Saint Joseph, MO
Home City: Falls Church, VA
Religion: Protestant

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 3095 Repeals the Prohibition on Biofuel Refinery Construction Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 41)
March 29, 2012 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
March 8, 2012 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 42)
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 36)
Dec. 17, 2011 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension Amendment Adopted - Senate
(89 - 10)
June 14, 2011 S Amdt 436 Repeals the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(40 - 59)
May 18, 2011 S 953 Offshore Production and Safety Act Motion Rejected - Senate
(42 - 57)
May 17, 2011 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws Motion Rejected - Senate
(52 - 48)
Sept. 14, 2010 S Amdt 4595 Business Transaction Reporting Requirement Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Sept. 27, 2008 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(78 - 12)
June 10, 2008 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 43)
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4207 to S Con Res 70 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil Shale and Offshore Natural Gas Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 51)
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4329 to S Con Res 70 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Coastal Areas Not Covered by a Moratorium Amendment Adopted - Senate
(56 - 43)
Dec. 18, 2007 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(76 - 17)
Dec. 13, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(86 - 8)
June 21, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 27)
June 19, 2007 S Amdt 1519 Preventing Petroleum Export Organizations (NOPEC Act of 2007) Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 23)
June 14, 2007 S Amdt 1566 Offshore Drilling in Virginia Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 44)

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