Senator Mark Begich's Voting Records


Full Name: Mark Begich
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 19, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Deborah; 1 Child: Jacob
Birth Date: 03/30/1962
Birth Place: Anchorage, AK
Home City: Anchorage, AK
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/31/14 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
6/10/13 S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 27)
Did Not Vote
6/19/12 S Amdt 2172 Rescinds Bonuses to States for Administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 58)
6/19/12 S Amdt 2174 Limits Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 56)
6/13/12 S Amdt 2392 Reduces Funding for Food Stamps
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 33)
4/25/12 S 1789 United States Postal Service Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 37)
2/17/12 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 36)
12/17/11 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 10)
12/08/10 S 3985 Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45)
7/21/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (59 - 39)
7/20/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 40)
4/15/10 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 38)
3/10/10 HR 4213 Extending Unemployment Benefits and Certain Tax Credits
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
3/03/10 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients
Motion Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
10/27/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits
Cloture Invoked - Senate (87 - 13)

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