Senator Joe Manchin III's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Joe Manchin III
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Gayle; 3 Children: Heather, Joseph IV, Brooke
Birth Date: 08/24/1947
Birth Place: Farmington, WV
Home City: Fairmont, WV
Religion: Catholic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/31/14 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
None - Senate (81 - 13)
Yea
7/30/14 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Yea
7/29/14 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 18)
Yea
7/29/14 S Amdt 3583 Appropriates Funds to the Highway Trust Fund
Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 31)
Yea
7/29/14 S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act
Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 69)
Nay
7/29/14 S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews
Amendment Adopted - Senate (47 - 50)
Yea
7/16/14 S 2578 Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
7/09/14 PN 1736 Nomination of Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (71 - 26)
Yea
7/08/14 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/11/14 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 38)
Yea
6/04/14 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/30/14 S 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Yea
4/09/14 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Yea
4/01/14 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/31/14 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea
3/13/14 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 22)
Yea
3/06/14 S 1752 Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45)
Nay
2/12/14 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act
Cloture Invoked - Senate (67 - 31)
Yea
2/12/14 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (55 - 43)
Yea
2/04/14 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 32)
Yea
1/30/14 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers
Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 32)
Yea
1/16/14 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 26)
Yea
1/14/14 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45)
Yea
1/14/14 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
12/18/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (64 - 36)
Yea
11/21/13 S 1197 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 44)
Yea
11/19/13 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States
Amendment Rejected - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
11/19/13 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Nay
11/07/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
Yea
11/07/13 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Nay
11/04/13 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30)
Yea
10/29/13 S J Res 26 A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit, as Submitted Under Section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013
Motion Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Nay
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
10/12/13 S 1569 Default Prevention Act of 2013
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
9/30/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
9/30/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
9/27/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44)
Yea
7/24/13 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
7/24/13 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
6/27/13 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 32)
Yea
6/18/13 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border
Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 54)
Yea
6/18/13 S Amdt 1228 Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry
Amendment Rejected - Senate (36 - 58)
Nay
6/11/13 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Cloture Invoked - Senate (82 - 15)
Yea
6/10/13 S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 27)
Did Not Vote
6/06/13 S 1003 Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (40 - 57)
Nay
6/06/13 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 46)
Nay
5/23/13 S Amdt 923 Prohibits the Payment of the Premium for an Insurance Policy For Tobacco
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 52)
Yea
5/23/13 S Amdt 953 Limits Subsidy Payments for Individuals with Incomes More Than $750,000
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 33)
Yea
5/06/13 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 27)
Yea
4/25/13 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013
Cloture Invoked - Senate (63 - 30)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
7/19/10 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Signed - Executive
Sign
4/07/10 HB 4652 School Calendar Committees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/07/10 SB 169 Relating to Economic Development Authority Loans' Criteria Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/06/10 HB 4557 Reviewing all of the Department of Health and Human Resources Requests for Proposals Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/06/10 SB 515 Relating to Firearms' Purchases and Licensing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/02/10 SB 597 Ultrasound Form Requirement Prior To Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
4/02/10 HB 4521 Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases of Guns Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/02/10 HB 3110 Natural Resources Police Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/01/10 SB 122 Concerning Mental Health Treatment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/01/10 HB 4647 Campaign Finance Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
3/30/10 HB 4281 Replacing References to "Mental Retardation" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/25/10 SB 651 Regarding State Permits and Bids Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/25/10 SB 42 Revising Municipal Economic Opportunity Development District Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/25/10 SB 507 Concerning Mine Safety Tax Credit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/24/10 HB 4397 Plan to Increase the Number of State Troopers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/23/10 HB 4130 Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program Signed - Executive
Sign
11/20/09 SB 4004 Gasoline Tax Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
6/17/09 HB 102 Racetrack Table Games Signed - Executive
Sign
6/17/09 HB 103 Alternative and Renewable Energy Signed - Executive
Sign
6/17/09 HB 105 Liquor License Bidding Signed - Executive
Sign
6/05/09 HB 2010 2009-2010 Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/12/09 SB 695 Relating to Payment for Unused Sick Leave Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/12/09 SB 528 Relating to Certain Fees Collected by Clerks of the County Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/12/09 HB 2926 Relating to Elections of County Commissioners Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/11/09 SB 246 Temporary Unemployment Compensation Tax Increase for Employers Signed - Executive
Sign
5/11/09 HB 3170 Relating to Guardianships and Conservatorships Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/11/09 SB 373 PROMISE Scholarship Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
5/08/09 HB 2423 Relating to the Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/08/09 SB 239 Authorizing Certain Counties and Municipalities to Approve Metro Government by a Majority Vote Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/08/09 HB 2701 Relating to an Escape of any Person from the Custody of the Division of Juvenile Services as Either a Misdemeanor or a Felony Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/08/09 HB 3120 Amendments Related to Prosecuting Attorneys Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/08/09 HB 2920 Changes in the Punishments for Certain Crimes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/08/09 SB 507 Relating to Powers and Duties of the West Virginia Clean Coal Technology Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/09 HB 3197 Authorizing Appointment of Special Litter Prevention Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/09 SB 484 Ad Valorem Property Tax Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/09 SB 715 Relating to the Protection of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Nutrient Reductions Projects Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/09 SB 414 Creation of the Governor’s Office of Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Planning Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/07/09 SB 672 Mental Health Law Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/06/09 HB 2771 Relating to the Prohibition on Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/04/09 HB 3288 Group Accident and Sickness Insurance Requirements for Mental Illness Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/04/09 HB 3194 Criminal Penalty for Filing False Information Regarding a Limited Liability Company with the Secretary of State Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/04/09 SB 501 Prohibiting the Euthanizing of Animals by Means of a Gas Chamber Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/30/09 HB 2719 Increase in Maximum Alcohol Level for Beer Signed - Executive
Sign
7/14/08 HB 219 Nonbroadcast Political Advertisements Signed - Executive
Sign
4/01/08 HB 4023 Linking Driving Privileges with Student Performance Signed - Executive
Sign
4/01/08 HB 4307 Pertaining to greyhound racing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/01/08 HB 4407 Required equipment for school buses Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/31/08 SB 638 Pertaining to the receipt and transfer of catalytic converters Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/31/08 SB 696 Relating to the method of appraising certain affordable multifamily rental housing property for ad valorem property tax purposes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/08 SB 207 Deputy Sheriff Retirement System Act changes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/08 SB 373 Reclassification of Streams Signed - Executive
Sign
3/28/08 SB 606 Relating to requiring county boards filling summer school program positions to give employment preference to professional educators who are regularly employed on a full-time basis Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/08 HB 4554 Pertaining to to competency testing for service personnel and testing schedules for school bus operators Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/08 HB 4010 Library board of director term of office Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/08 SB 242 Pertaining to driver's license suspensions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/08 SB 227 State Teachers' Retirement System changes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/21/08 SB 150 2008-2009 Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
3/20/08 SB 337 Amending the 1931 Code of West Virginia to change language related to the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/20/08 SB 477 Pertaining to compensation of conservation officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/14/08 HB 4017 West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act changes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/14/08 HB 4016 West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act changes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/13/08 SB 736 Relating to the appointment of guardians and conservators for and the sale of real estate to persons under legal disability Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/12/08 HB 4420 Pertaining to corporate net income taxes on certain real estate investment trusts and regulated investment companies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/10/08 HB 4076 Legislative Pay Raise Signed - Executive
Sign
4/04/07 SB 183 Providing Board of Banking and Financial Institutions authority to approve acquisitions of out-of-state banks Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/04/07 SB 748 Creating Electronic Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/04/07 SB 400 Appointing additional circuit court judges Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/04/07 HB 2558 Relating to donation and transfer of surplus personal computers and other information systems, technology and equipment for educational purposes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/04/07 SB 413 Relating to hearings before magistrates involving seizing abandoned, neglected or cruelly treated animals Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/04/07 Com Sub for Com Sub SB 337 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Signed - Executive
Sign
4/03/07 HB 2787 Creation of the Address Confidentiality Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/07 SB 738 Requiring legislative approval of proposed new or revised existing toll by Parkways Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/28/07 SB 641 Defining term "PSC motor carrier inspectors and enforcement officers" for criminal provisions purposes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/23/07 HB 2027 Allowing awards under the crime victims compensation program to be made to victims of identity theft Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/21/07 Com Sub HB 2718 Racetrack Table Games Signed - Executive
Sign
3/21/07 HB 2748 Relating to the receipt and transfer of scrap metal Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/14/07 SB 148 Providing breast feeding not considered public indecency Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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