President Barack Hussein Obama II's Voting Records


Office: President, Democratic
Issue Category

66 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/26/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 13)
Did Not Vote
1/22/08 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 3)
Did Not Vote
10/01/07 HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Did Not Vote
5/11/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
2/02/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 31)
2/02/06 S AMDT 2735 Tax Rate Extension Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 53)
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 0)
12/21/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 44)
11/17/05 S AMDT 2634 Additional Funding For Veterans Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
10/07/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 0)
10/05/05 S AMDT 1937 Health Care for Veterans Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
7/29/05 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (99 - 1)
7/14/05 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
4/28/05 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47)
3/10/05 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 25)

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