President Barack Hussein Obama II's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Current Office: President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michelle; 2 Children: Malia, Sasha
Birth Date: 08/04/1961
Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: United Church of Christ
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/25/08 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs
Amendment Adopted - Senate (79 - 16)
Did Not Vote
6/17/08 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 44)
Did Not Vote
6/10/08 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
5/22/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - Senate (82 - 13)
Did Not Vote
5/15/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 15)
Did Not Vote
4/10/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 12)
Did Not Vote
4/10/08 S Amdt 4419 to S Amdt 4387 to HR 3221 Energy Tax Credits Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (88 - 8)
Did Not Vote
2/07/08 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 16)
Did Not Vote
12/14/07 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
12/06/07 HR 3996 Temporary Alternative Minimum Tax Adjustment Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (88 - 5)
Did Not Vote
12/06/07 HR 3996 Temporary Alternative Minimum Tax Adjustment Act of 2007
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (46 - 48)
Did Not Vote
6/21/07 S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 36)
Yea
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 40)
Yea
3/23/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
8/03/06 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
5/11/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
3/16/06 S AMDT 3074 LIHEAP Funding Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
3/16/06 S AMDT 3103 Natural Resources and Environment Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 49)
Yea
2/02/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 31)
Nay
2/02/06 S AMDT 2735 Tax Rate Extension Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
Yea
2/02/06 S AMDT 2737 Military Funding and Tax Cuts Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
Yea
11/18/05 S 2020 Tax Reconciliation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 33)
Nay
11/17/05 S AMDT 2610 Tax Rate Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea
11/17/05 S AMDT 2616 Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (55 - 43)
Yea
11/17/05 S AMDT 2626 Temporary Tax on Crude Oil Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 48)
Yea
3/17/05 S Amdt 210 Tax Subsidy for Domestic Companies Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Yea

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