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

61 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/09/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 28)
Yea
7/09/08 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 66)
Yea
3/13/08 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 37)
Nay
2/13/08 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 45)
Did Not Vote
2/12/08 S 2248 FISA Amendments Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 29)
Did Not Vote
2/12/08 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 67)
Yea
2/12/08 S Amdt 3910 FISA as Exclusive Means for Conducting Electronic Surveillance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 41)
Yea
12/18/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17)
Did Not Vote
9/19/07 S Amdt 2022 Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
8/03/07 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 28)
Nay
7/26/07 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (85 - 8)
Did Not Vote
7/26/07 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 4)
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
7/19/07 S Amdt 2351 Sense of the Senate on Guantanamo Bay Detainees
Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 3)
Did Not Vote
3/13/07 S 4 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 38)
Yea
9/29/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 19)
Yea
9/28/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Nay
9/28/06 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5095 Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
Yea
9/13/06 S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (41 - 57)
Yea
9/13/06 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
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
7/12/06 S AMDT 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
7/12/06 S AMDT 4587 Transit Security Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
7/11/06 S AMDT 4560 USEMA Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (87 - 11)
Yea
7/11/06 S AMDT 4563 FEMA Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 66)
Yea
6/15/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
5/26/06 PN 1552 Michael Hayden, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (78 - 15)
Nay
5/25/06 S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Yea
5/04/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 21)
Yea
3/16/06 S AMDT 3166 National Defense Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
3/02/06 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 10)
Yea
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 0)
Yea
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 44)
Nay
12/16/05 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
10/07/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 0)
Yea
9/14/05 S Amdt 1660 Congressional Commission on Hurricane Katrina
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Yea
7/26/05 S AMDT 1351 Corporate Financing of Terrorism Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
Yea
7/14/05 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
7/14/05 S AMDT 1171 Detention Beds Increase Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 56)
Nay
7/14/05 S AMDT 1222 Disclosure of Classified Information Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
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
3/17/05 S AMDT 220 Homeland Security Grant Program Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 37)
Yea

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