President Barack Hussein Obama II's Voting Records

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Office: President, Democratic
Issue Category

40 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/13/08 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 37)
Nay
3/13/08 S Amdt 4259 Immigration Enforcement and Employer Sanctions Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
3/13/08 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
10/24/07 S 2205 DREAM Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 44)
Yea
10/03/07 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (95 - 1)
Did Not Vote
7/26/07 S Amdt 2405 REAL ID Funding
Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 44)
Did Not Vote
7/26/07 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 1)
Did Not Vote
6/28/07 S 1639 Second Immigration Act of 2007
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
6/07/07 S 1348 Immigration Act of 2007
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (34 - 61)
Yea
6/06/07 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language
Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 33)
Nay
6/06/07 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 51)
Nay
6/06/07 S Amdt 1202 Point Based Immigration Expiration Date
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 55)
Yea
6/06/07 S Amdt 1250 Law Enforcement Review of Z Visa Applications
Amendment Adopted - Senate (57 - 39)
Nay
6/06/07 S Amdt 1316 Five Year Expiration for Guest Worker Program
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 48)
Yea
6/06/07 S Amdt 1333 Barring Immigrants with Certain Criminal Histories
Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 32)
Yea
6/06/07 S Amdt 1384 English as the Common Language
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 39)
Yea
5/23/07 S Amdt 1169 Guest Worker Number Reduction Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
9/29/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 19)
Yea
8/02/06 S AMDT 4775 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
7/13/06 S Amdt 4659 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (29 - 71)
Nay
5/25/06 S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Yea
5/25/06 S AMDT 4097 Confidentiality Requirement Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 49)
Nay
5/24/06 S AMDT 4095 H-2C Visa Program Ammendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 49)
Yea
5/23/06 S AMDT 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 61)
Yea
5/23/06 S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 39)
Yea
5/18/06 S AMDT 4064 English As National Language Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 35)
Nay
5/18/06 S AMDT 4072 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 52)
Yea
5/18/06 S AMDT 4073 English as Unifying Language Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 39)
Yea
5/17/06 S AMDT 3965 Employment-based Immigrant Visa Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 48)
Nay
7/14/05 S AMDT 1171 Detention Beds Increase Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 56)
Nay
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

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