President Barack Hussein Obama II's Voting Records

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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

29 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/01/08 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 13)
Yea
7/26/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 35)
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
6/06/08 S Amdt 4825 Carbon Emissions Cap and Trade Plan
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (48 - 36)
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
3/13/08 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
3/13/08 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
12/14/07 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
6/21/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
Yea
6/21/07 S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 36)
Yea
6/14/07 S Amdt 1538 Clean Energy Achievement Criteria
Amendment Tabled - Senate (56 - 39)
Yea
3/16/06 S AMDT 3128 ANWR Revenues Amendment
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
10/26/05 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (54 - 43)
Yea
10/26/05 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Nay
10/05/05 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 49)
Yea
7/29/05 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 26)
Yea
7/01/05 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Yea
6/28/05 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 12)
Yea
6/16/05 S AMDT 791 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 48)
Yea
5/10/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (100 - 0)
Yea
4/21/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 0)
Yea
3/16/05 S AMDT 168 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Yea

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