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Barack Obama II's Voting Records on Issue: Health Insurance

Office: President, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 15, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Veto Override Passed - Senate
(70 - 26)
Did Not Vote
July 9, 2008 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Cloture Invoked - Senate
(69 - 30)
Yea
March 14, 2008 S Amdt 4233 Codifying the Definition of a Child Eligible for SCHIP Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Nay
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 30)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 27, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(67 - 29)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Yea
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 40)
Yea
March 23, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 26, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
March 30, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Signed - Executive
Sign
March 23, 2010 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 4, 2009 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion Signed - Executive
Sign

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