President Barack Hussein Obama II's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/26/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 35)
Did Not Vote
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (70 - 26)
Did Not Vote
7/09/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Cloture Invoked - Senate (69 - 30)
Yea
6/18/08 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - Senate (80 - 14)
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
5/22/08 S Amdt 4803 GI Bill and Other Domestic Provisions
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 22)
Yea
5/15/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 15)
Did Not Vote
3/14/08 S Con Res 70 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 44)
Yea
2/26/08 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 10)
Did Not Vote
12/14/07 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
11/07/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 37)
Did Not Vote
11/01/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 30)
Did Not Vote
10/23/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - Senate (75 - 19)
Did Not Vote
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 40)
Yea
3/23/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
3/16/06 S AMDT 3074 LIHEAP Funding Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
2/02/06 S AMDT 2730 Medicare Part D Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (52 - 45)
Yea
12/21/05 S Con Res 74 Removal of ANWR Provision from HR 2863
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (48 - 45)
Yea
11/03/05 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 18)
Yea
11/03/05 S AMDT 2365 Medical Assistance and Prescription Drug Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 45)
Yea
10/27/05 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
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
9/22/05 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
Yea

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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