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
10/01/08 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 25)
Yea
3/14/08 S Con Res 70 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 44)
Yea
3/13/08 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium
Motion Rejected - Senate (29 - 71)
Yea
2/07/08 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 16)
Did Not Vote
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
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
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
10/16/07 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008
Bill Passed - Senate (75 - 19)
Did Not Vote
5/24/07 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (80 - 14)
Nay
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
6/15/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
5/04/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 21)
Yea
3/16/06 H J Res 47 Debt Limit Increase Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 48)
Nay
3/16/06 S AMDT 3071 Education Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Yea
3/16/06 S AMDT 3103 Natural Resources and Environment Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 49)
Yea
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
3/14/06 S AMDT 3013 Reinstate Pay-As-You-Go through 2011 Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
11/17/05 S AMDT 2650 Pay As You Go Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 48)
Yea
11/16/05 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (94 - 5)
Yea
11/10/05 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 0)
Yea
11/03/05 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
10/20/05 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation
Bill Passed - Senate (93 - 1)
Yea
9/15/05 S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (43 - 52)
Yea
7/29/05 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (99 - 1)
Yea
7/29/05 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 4)
Yea
7/20/05 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
7/19/05 S AMDT 1241 US Agency for International Development Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 40)
Nay
7/14/05 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1)
Yea
7/01/05 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Yea
6/29/05 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 0)
Yea
5/10/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (100 - 0)
Yea
4/28/05 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
4/21/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 0)
Yea
3/17/05 S Con Res 18 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay

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