President Barack Hussein Obama II's Voting Records



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

64 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/01/08 HR 2095 Amtrak Reauthorization
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
12/13/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (86 - 8)
Did Not Vote
10/30/07 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization
Bill Passed - Senate (70 - 22)
Did Not Vote
10/25/07 S Amdt 3453 Amtrak Federal Subsidy Limits
Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 66)
Did Not Vote
9/10/07 S Amdt 2792 Bridge Repair Funding
Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 33)
Did Not Vote
7/26/07 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (85 - 8)
Did Not Vote
6/21/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27)
3/13/07 S 4 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 38)
9/13/06 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
7/12/06 S AMDT 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
7/12/06 S AMDT 4587 Transit Security Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
10/20/05 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation
Bill Passed - Senate (93 - 1)
7/29/05 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 4)
7/14/05 S Amdt 1189 Air Cargo Security Programs Implementation Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (45 - 53)
5/17/05 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 11)
4/28/05 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47)

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