President Barack Hussein Obama II's Voting Records

Office: President, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
8/05/10 PN 1768 Elena Kagan, Associate Justice
None - House
Sponsor
1/20/10 PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board
None - Executive
Sponsor
9/17/09 PN 959-111 Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman
None - Executive
Sponsor
3/17/09 PN 188 Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
None - Senate
Sponsor
10/01/08 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 25)
Yea
10/01/08 HR 2095 Amtrak Reauthorization
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
10/01/08 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 13)
Yea
9/27/08 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (78 - 12)
Did Not Vote
9/17/08 S 3001 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (88 - 8)
Did Not Vote
7/31/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 3)
Did Not Vote
7/31/08 HR 4137 Higher Education Act Amendments and Extensions
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 8)
Did Not Vote
7/26/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 13)
Did Not Vote
7/26/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 35)
Did Not Vote
7/16/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 16)
Did Not Vote
7/16/08 S Amdt 5077 Funding Amendment to AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 64)
Did Not Vote
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (70 - 26)
Did Not Vote
7/15/08 S Amdt 5078 Limiting Countries for HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Funding
Amendment Tabled - Senate (70 - 24)
Did Not Vote
7/10/08 PN 1641 Nomination of General Petraeus as Military Leader of the Middle East
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (95 - 2)
Did Not Vote
7/09/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 28)
Yea
7/09/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Cloture Invoked - Senate (69 - 30)
Yea
7/09/08 S Amdt 5064 Striking Telecom Immunity from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 66)
Yea
6/26/08 HR 2642 Iraq and Afghanistan War Funding, Unemployment Benefits Extension, and GI Bill
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (92 - 6)
Yea
6/25/08 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs
Amendment Adopted - Senate (79 - 16)
Did Not Vote
6/24/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/18/08 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - Senate (80 - 14)
Did Not Vote
6/17/08 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 44)
Did Not Vote
6/10/08 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 43)
Did Not Vote
6/06/08 S Amdt 4825 Carbon Emissions Cap and Trade Plan
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (48 - 36)
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
5/22/08 S Amdt 4817 Iraq Provisions Including a Troop Withdrawal
Amendment Rejected - Senate (34 - 63)
Nay
5/22/08 S Amdt 4818 Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 26)
Did Not Vote
5/15/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/07/08 S Amdt 4719 Optional Wind Damage Insurance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (19 - 74)
Did Not Vote
4/23/08 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Yea
4/10/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 12)
Did Not Vote
4/10/08 S Amdt 4419 to S Amdt 4387 to HR 3221 Energy Tax Credits Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (88 - 8)
Did Not Vote
3/14/08 S Amdt 4233 Codifying the Definition of a Child Eligible for SCHIP
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Nay
3/14/08 S Amdt 4299 Expressing the Sense of the Senate on the Legalization of Importing Certain Prescription Drugs
Amendment Adopted - Senate (73 - 23)
Yea
3/14/08 S Con Res 70 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 44)
Yea
3/13/08 S Amdt 4207 to S Con Res 70 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil Shale and Offshore Natural Gas
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
Nay
3/13/08 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 37)
Nay
3/13/08 S Amdt 4259 Immigration Enforcement and Employer Sanctions Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 45)
Yea
3/13/08 S Amdt 4309 to S Con Res 70 Restriction of Federal Assistance Based on Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws
Amendment Tabled - Senate (58 - 40)
Yea
3/13/08 S Amdt 4329 to S Con Res 70 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Coastal Areas Not Covered by a Moratorium
Amendment Adopted - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
3/13/08 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium
Motion Rejected - Senate (29 - 71)
Yea
3/13/08 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/06/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 13)
Did Not Vote
2/26/08 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples
Bill Passed - Senate (83 - 10)
Did Not Vote
2/26/08 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 42)
Did Not Vote

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
9/19/14 H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 Signed - Executive
Sign
8/08/14 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
8/07/14 HR 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act Signed - Executive
Sign
8/04/14 H J Res 76 National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
7/22/14 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) Signed - Executive
Sign
4/03/14 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
4/01/14 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
3/21/14 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
2/15/14 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Signed - Executive
Sign
2/07/14 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
1/17/14 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
12/26/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
8/09/13 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
3/26/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
3/07/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
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2/04/13 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
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1/29/13 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
1/02/13 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Signed - Executive
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1/02/13 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
12/30/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
4/04/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Signed - Executive
Sign
2/22/12 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Signed - Executive
Sign
2/14/12 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
12/31/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
12/23/11 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
11/18/11 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Signed - Executive
Sign
10/21/11 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama Signed - Executive
Sign
10/21/11 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Signed - Executive
Sign
10/21/11 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Signed - Executive
Sign
10/05/11 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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9/30/11 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act Signed - Executive
Sign
9/16/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
8/05/11 HR 2553 Airport and Airway Extension Act Signed - Executive
Sign
8/02/11 S 365 Budget Control Act of 2011 Signed - Executive
Sign
5/26/11 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Signed - Executive
Sign
4/15/11 HR 1473 2011 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
4/14/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
Sign
4/09/11 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
3/18/11 H J Res 48 Additional Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
3/02/11 H J Res 44 Continuing Appropriations Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
2/25/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Signed - Executive
Sign
1/02/11 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Signed - Executive
Sign
12/22/10 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
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12/22/10 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act Signed - Executive
Sign
12/17/10 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Signed - Executive
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10/08/10 HR 3808 Requiring Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
9/30/10 HR 3081 Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
9/27/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Signed - Executive
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8/11/10 HR 4380 Temporary Tariff Suspensions and Reductions Signed - Executive
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8/10/10 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes Signed - Executive
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7/29/10 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations Signed - Executive
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7/22/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Signed - Executive
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7/21/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Signed - Executive
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5/14/10 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase Signed - Executive
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4/15/10 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension Signed - Executive
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3/30/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Signed - Executive
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3/23/10 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
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3/18/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Signed - Executive
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12/30/09 HJ Res 64 Continuing Appropriations Resolution Vetoed - Executive
Pocket Veto
12/28/09 HR 4314 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit Signed - Executive
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12/16/09 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Signed - Executive
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11/06/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits Signed - Executive
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10/30/09 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations Signed - Executive
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10/28/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations Signed - Executive
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10/28/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations Signed - Executive
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10/21/09 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Signed - Executive
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10/01/09 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
8/07/09 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program Signed - Executive
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6/24/09 HR 2346 2008-2009 Supplemental Appropriations Signed - Executive
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6/23/09 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products Signed - Executive
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4/21/09 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion Signed - Executive
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3/30/09 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Signed - Executive
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3/11/09 HR 1105 2009 Budget Bill Signed - Executive
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2/17/09 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Signed - Executive
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2/04/09 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion Signed - Executive
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1/29/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Signed - Executive
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