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Barack Obama II's Voting Records

Office: President, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 5, 2010 PN 1768 Elena Kagan, Associate Justice House Sponsor
Jan. 20, 2010 PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board Executive Sponsor
Sept. 17, 2009 PN 959-111 Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman Executive Sponsor
March 17, 2009 PN 188 Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Senate Sponsor
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 2095 Amtrak Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(74 - 24)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement Bill Passed - Senate
(86 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2008 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(78 - 12)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 17, 2008 S 3001 Defense Authorizations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(88 - 8)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 2008 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(89 - 3)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 2008 HR 4137 Higher Education Act Amendments and Extensions Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(83 - 8)
Did Not Vote
July 26, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 13)
Did Not Vote
July 26, 2008 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 35)
Did Not Vote
July 16, 2008 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Bill Passed - Senate
(80 - 16)
Did Not Vote
July 16, 2008 S Amdt 5077 Funding Amendment to AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate
(31 - 64)
Did Not Vote
July 15, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Veto Override Passed - Senate
(70 - 26)
Did Not Vote
July 15, 2008 S Amdt 5078 Limiting Countries for HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Funding Amendment Tabled - Senate
(70 - 24)
Did Not Vote
July 10, 2008 PN 1641 Nomination of General Petraeus as Military Leader of the Middle East Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(95 - 2)
Did Not Vote
July 9, 2008 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 28)
Yea
July 9, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Cloture Invoked - Senate
(69 - 30)
Yea
July 9, 2008 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 66)
Yea
June 26, 2008 HR 2642 Iraq and Afghanistan War Funding, Unemployment Benefits Extension, and GI Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(92 - 6)
Yea
June 25, 2008 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - Senate
(79 - 16)
Did Not Vote
June 24, 2008 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Senate Co-sponsor
June 18, 2008 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(80 - 14)
Did Not Vote
June 17, 2008 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 44)
Did Not Vote
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)
Did Not Vote
June 6, 2008 S Amdt 4825 Carbon Emissions Cap and Trade Plan Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(48 - 36)
Did Not Vote
May 22, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(82 - 13)
Did Not Vote
May 22, 2008 S Amdt 4803 GI Bill and Other Domestic Provisions Amendment Adopted - Senate
(75 - 22)
Yea
May 22, 2008 S Amdt 4817 Iraq Provisions Including a Troop Withdrawal Amendment Rejected - Senate
(34 - 63)
Nay
May 22, 2008 S Amdt 4818 Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 26)
Did Not Vote
May 15, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 15)
Did Not Vote
May 7, 2008 S Amdt 4719 Optional Wind Damage Insurance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(19 - 74)
Did Not Vote
April 23, 2008 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
April 10, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Bill Passed - Senate
(84 - 12)
Did Not Vote
April 10, 2008 S Amdt 4419 to S Amdt 4387 to HR 3221 Energy Tax Credits Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(88 - 8)
Did Not Vote
March 14, 2008 S Amdt 4233 Codifying the Definition of a Child Eligible for SCHIP Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Nay
March 14, 2008 S Amdt 4299 Expressing the Sense of the Senate on the Legalization of Importing Certain Prescription Drugs Amendment Adopted - Senate
(73 - 23)
Yea
March 14, 2008 S Con Res 70 Concurrent Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 44)
Yea
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)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 37)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4259 Immigration Enforcement and Employer Sanctions Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4309 to S Con Res 70 Restriction of Federal Assistance Based on Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws Amendment Tabled - Senate
(58 - 40)
Yea
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)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium Motion Rejected - Senate
(29 - 71)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium Senate Co-sponsor
March 6, 2008 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 13)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 26, 2008 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 10)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 26, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 42)
Did Not Vote

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 19, 2014 H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 8, 2014 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
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Aug. 7, 2014 HR 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 4, 2014 H J Res 76 National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
July 22, 2014 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) Signed - Executive
Sign
April 3, 2014 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2014 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
March 21, 2014 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 15, 2014 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 7, 2014 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 17, 2014 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Signed - Executive
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Dec. 26, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
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Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
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Aug. 9, 2013 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
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March 26, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Signed - Executive
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March 7, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
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Feb. 4, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
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Jan. 29, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Signed - Executive
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Jan. 2, 2013 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Signed - Executive
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Jan. 2, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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Dec. 30, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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April 4, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Signed - Executive
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Feb. 22, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Signed - Executive
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Feb. 14, 2012 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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Dec. 31, 2011 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Signed - Executive
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Dec. 23, 2011 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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Nov. 18, 2011 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Signed - Executive
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Oct. 21, 2011 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama Signed - Executive
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Oct. 21, 2011 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Signed - Executive
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Oct. 21, 2011 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Signed - Executive
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Oct. 5, 2011 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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Sept. 30, 2011 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act Signed - Executive
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Sept. 16, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Signed - Executive
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Aug. 5, 2011 HR 2553 Airport and Airway Extension Act Signed - Executive
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Aug. 2, 2011 S 365 Budget Control Act of 2011 Signed - Executive
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May 26, 2011 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Signed - Executive
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April 15, 2011 HR 1473 2011 Budget Signed - Executive
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April 14, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
Sign
April 9, 2011 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
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March 18, 2011 H J Res 48 Additional Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
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March 2, 2011 H J Res 44 Continuing Appropriations Amendments Signed - Executive
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Feb. 25, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Signed - Executive
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Jan. 2, 2011 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Signed - Executive
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Dec. 22, 2010 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
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Dec. 22, 2010 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act Signed - Executive
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Dec. 17, 2010 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Signed - Executive
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Oct. 8, 2010 HR 3808 Requiring Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
Sept. 30, 2010 HR 3081 Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
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Sept. 27, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Signed - Executive
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Aug. 11, 2010 HR 4380 Temporary Tariff Suspensions and Reductions Signed - Executive
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Aug. 10, 2010 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes Signed - Executive
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July 29, 2010 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations Signed - Executive
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July 22, 2010 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Signed - Executive
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July 21, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Signed - Executive
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May 14, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase Signed - Executive
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April 15, 2010 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension Signed - Executive
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March 30, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Signed - Executive
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March 23, 2010 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
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March 18, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Signed - Executive
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Dec. 30, 2009 HJ Res 64 Continuing Appropriations Resolution Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
Dec. 28, 2009 HR 4314 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit Signed - Executive
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Dec. 16, 2009 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Signed - Executive
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Nov. 6, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits Signed - Executive
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Oct. 30, 2009 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations Signed - Executive
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Oct. 28, 2009 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations Signed - Executive
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Oct. 28, 2009 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations Signed - Executive
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Oct. 21, 2009 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Signed - Executive
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Oct. 1, 2009 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Signed - Executive
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Aug. 7, 2009 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program Signed - Executive
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June 24, 2009 HR 2346 2008-2009 Supplemental Appropriations Signed - Executive
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June 23, 2009 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products Signed - Executive
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April 21, 2009 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion Signed - Executive
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March 30, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Signed - Executive
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March 11, 2009 HR 1105 2009 Budget Bill Signed - Executive
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Feb. 17, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Signed - Executive
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Feb. 4, 2009 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion Signed - Executive
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Jan. 29, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Signed - Executive
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About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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