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Mike Rounds' Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (SD) - Jr, Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 7, 2016 S 764 Amends Labeling Standards for Genetically Modified Foods Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(63 - 30)
Yea
June 29, 2016 S 2328 Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(68 - 30)
Yea
June 20, 2016 S Amdt 4720 Prohibits the Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(47 - 53)
Nay
June 20, 2016 S Amdt 4749 Authorizes the Attorney General to Delay Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea
June 20, 2016 S Amdt 4750 Fix Gun Checks Act of 2016 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(44 - 56)
Nay
June 20, 2016 S Amdt 4751 Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2016 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea
May 24, 2016 H J Res 88 Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of Labor Relating to the Definition of the Term "Fiduciary" Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 41)
Yea
April 7, 2016 S Amdt 3483 Establishes Standards for Passenger Space on Airplanes Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 54)
Nay
March 14, 2016 PN 1152 Nomination of John B. King to be Secretary of Education Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(49 - 40)
Nay
Feb. 4, 2016 S 2012 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(43 - 54)
Yea
Jan. 21, 2016 S J Res 22 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to the Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 40)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2016 HR 4038 American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 43)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2016 PN 367 Nomination of Wilhelmina Wright to Be U.S. District Judge Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(58 - 36)
Nay
Jan. 12, 2016 S 2232 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2015 HR 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(65 - 33)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2015 HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2908 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 50)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2910 Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2914 Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2015 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(53 - 46)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2015 S Amdt 2915 Defend Our Capital Act of 2015 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2015 S J Res 23 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 46)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2015 S J Res 24 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 46)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2015 HR 2685 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 44)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2015 S 1140 Federal Water Quality Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 41)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2015 HR 1314 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(64 - 35)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2015 S 754 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 21)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2015 S J Res 23 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 26, 2015 S J Res 24 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 22, 2015 S Amdt 2564 Prohibits Liability Immunity for Corporations that Break User Agreements Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 65)
Nay
Oct. 20, 2015 S 2146 Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2015 HR 1735 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(70 - 27)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2015 HR 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 44)
Yea
Sept. 30, 2015 HR 719 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(78 - 20)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2015 S Amdt 2669 Rescinds Funds from Planned Parenthood Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(47 - 52)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2015 HR 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 42)
Yea
Sept. 17, 2015 S J Res 22 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to the Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Senate Co-sponsor
July 30, 2015 HR 22 Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Yea
June 2, 2015 HR 2048 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring (USA FREEDOM) Act of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate
(67 - 32)
Yea
May 12, 2015 HR 1314 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 46)
Yea
May 5, 2015 S Con Res 11 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2016 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2017 Through 2025 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 48)
Yea
April 30, 2015 S 1140 Federal Water Quality Protection Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 23, 2015 PN 4 Nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to be Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
March 27, 2015 S Con Res 11 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2016 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2017 Through 2025 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(52 - 46)
Yea
March 26, 2015 S Amdt 798 Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund for Legislation to Allow Americans to Earn Paid Sick Time Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 39)
Nay
March 4, 2015 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Veto Override Failed - Senate
(62 - 37)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2015 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
Yea
Jan. 6, 2015 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Senate Co-sponsor

South Dakota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 4, 2010 Cooper Nomination John L. Cooper, Game, Fish and Parks Commission Senate Sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 12, 2010 SB 196 2010-2011 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
March 29, 2010 HB 1231 Prescription Drug Registry Signed - Executive
Sign
March 29, 2010 HB 1107 Driver's License Renewal by Mail Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2010 HB 1060 Wind Energy Facility Tax Refunds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 24, 2010 SB 102 Relating to the Black Hills Playhouse Lease Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 24, 2010 SB 121 Requiring Establishment of Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Education Promotion Programs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 23, 2010 HB 1241 Fireworks Regulation Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 23, 2010 HB 1240 Need-Based Education Grant Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 12, 2010 SB 18 Restrictions on Retirement for Rehired Public Employees Signed - Executive
Sign
March 12, 2010 SB 89 Exempts Certain Firearms From Federal Regulation Signed - Executive
Sign
March 10, 2010 SB 63 Pilot Charter School Signed - Executive
Sign
March 10, 2010 SB 103 Trust Law Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Style and Form Veto
March 3, 2010 HB 1137 Allowing the Secretary of State to Cancel Trademark or Service Mark Registrations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 106 School Funding Formula Revision Signed - Executive
Sign
March 30, 2009 HB 1300 2009-2010 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
March 30, 2009 HB 1240 Smoking Ban Signed - Executive
Sign
March 10, 2009 HB 1197 Tax Changes Relating to Single Family Dwellings Under Construction Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 3, 2009 HB 1004 Legalizing the Killing of Threatening Mountain Lions Signed - Executive
Sign
March 2, 2009 HB 1171 Exemptions from School District Minimum Size Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 17, 2008 HB 1151 Adult-Oriented Business Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 SB 126 Repealing Liquor License Cap Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 HB 1085 Constructing Science Facilities at Universities Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 SB 173 Eliminating Restrictions on Corporate Dairy Farms Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 SB 88 Offering Sonograms to Women Considering Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
March 17, 2008 SB 174 Railroad Eminent Domain Signed - Executive
Sign
March 14, 2008 SB 129 Revise the Grounds for which Continuation or Conversion is Not Required for Group Health Policies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1233 Government Spending Database Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1269 Allow a beer and wine combination license Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1258 Require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1016 Establish a New System of Funding for the Postsecondary Technical Institutes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 HB 1242 Require the Department of Education and the Board of Regents to establish certain programs for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 13, 2008 SB 203 Appropriate Money for the Ordinary Expenses of the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Departments of the State, the Expenses of State Institutions, Interest on the Public Debt, and for Common Schools Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 26, 2007 HB 1048 Campaign Contribution Reform Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 SB 207 Minimum Wage Increase Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 SB 74 Allowing Friends to Make Medical Decisions Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 HB 1139 Tobacco Tax Funds Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 SB 199 Mandatory School Attendance Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 SB 157 Teacher Compensation Signed - Executive
Sign
March 20, 2007 SB 95 Control of Technical Institutes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2007 SB 103 An Act to provide for the appointment of members of the Brand Board by district. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2007 HB 1131 An Act to increase the amount of funding for conservation and value-added agriculture purposes from certain unclaimed motor fuel tax refunds. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 15, 2007 SB 183 An Act to exempt the production of certain plants and sod from sales and use taxes. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 6, 2007 HB 1189 An Act to require certain children to be in booster seats when in motor vehicles. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 2, 2007 HB 1174 An Act to increase the maximum amount for which used motor vehicles may be sold or transferred to be exempt from excise tax. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 2, 2007 HB 1026 An Act to classify certain bird species as unprotected. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 23, 2007 HB 1175 Lethal Injection Reform Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 23, 2007 HB 1160 Physician Presence at Executions Signed - Executive
Sign
March 24, 2006 SB 210 2006-2007 Budget Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign

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