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Barack Obama II's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

Office: President, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4309 Restriction of Federal Assistance Based on Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws Amendment Tabled - Senate
(58 - 40)
Nov. 8, 2007 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(53 - 40)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 16, 2007 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008 Bill Passed - Senate
(75 - 19)
Did Not Vote
June 28, 2007 S 1639 Second Immigration Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(46 - 53)
June 11, 2007 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 38)
Did Not Vote
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 51)
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1250 Law Enforcement Review of Z Visa Applications Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 39)
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1333 Barring Immigrants with Certain Criminal Histories Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 32)
March 20, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Nov. 16, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
March 8, 2005 S Amdt 47 Violent Protestor Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 7, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
April 4, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Signed - Executive

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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