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
12/06/06 PN 2191 Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (95 - 2)
Yea
9/29/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 19)
Yea
9/28/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Nay
9/28/06 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5095 Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
Yea
9/28/06 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/27/06 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/19/06 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 32)
Yea
9/13/06 S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (41 - 57)
Yea
9/13/06 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
9/07/06 S Amdt 4909 Media in the Middle East Amendment
Bill Tabled - Senate (51 - 44)
Nay
9/06/06 S AMDT 4882 Cluster Munitions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (30 - 70)
Yea
8/03/06 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
Nay
8/02/06 S AMDT 4775 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 3)
Yea
8/01/06 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (71 - 25)
Nay
7/25/06 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Nay
7/25/06 S AMDT 4689 Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Yea
7/18/06 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 37)
Yea
7/13/06 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 16)
Yea
7/13/06 S Amdt 4659 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (29 - 71)
Nay
7/12/06 S AMDT 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
7/12/06 S AMDT 4587 Transit Security Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
7/11/06 S AMDT 4560 USEMA Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (87 - 11)
Yea
7/11/06 S AMDT 4563 FEMA Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 66)
Yea
6/29/06 S 3569 U.S. -Oman Free Trade Agreement
Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 34)
Yea
6/27/06 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment
Resolution Failed - Senate (66 - 34)
Nay
6/22/06 S 2766 Defense Department FY 2007 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 0)
Yea
6/22/06 S AMDT 4442 Troop Redeployment Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (13 - 86)
Nay
6/21/06 S AMDT 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
6/21/06 S AMDT 4376 Increasing Minimum Wage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 53)
Nay
6/15/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1)
Yea
6/07/06 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (49 - 48)
Nay
5/26/06 PN 1552 Michael Hayden, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (78 - 15)
Nay
5/25/06 S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Yea
5/25/06 S AMDT 4097 Confidentiality Requirement Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 49)
Nay
5/24/06 S AMDT 4095 H-2C Visa Program Ammendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 49)
Yea
5/23/06 S AMDT 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 61)
Yea
5/23/06 S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 39)
Yea
5/23/06 S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/22/06 S AMDT 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/18/06 S AMDT 4064 English As National Language Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 35)
Nay
5/18/06 S AMDT 4072 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 52)
Yea
5/18/06 S AMDT 4072 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/18/06 S AMDT 4073 English as Unifying Language Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 39)
Yea
5/17/06 S AMDT 3965 Employment-based Immigrant Visa Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 48)
Nay
5/11/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44)
Nay
5/04/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 21)
Yea
5/03/06 S AMDT 3688 Influenza Vaccine Injury Compensation Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
5/02/06 S AMDT 3617 Sugarcane Growers Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 59)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
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
Sign
2/04/13 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
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
Sign
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 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Signed - Executive
Sign
10/21/11 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Signed - Executive
Sign
10/21/11 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama Signed - Executive
Sign
10/05/11 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
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
Sign
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
Sign
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
Sign
8/11/10 HR 4380 Temporary Tariff Suspensions and Reductions Signed - Executive
Sign
8/10/10 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes Signed - Executive
Sign
7/29/10 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
7/22/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Signed - Executive
Sign
7/21/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Signed - Executive
Sign
5/14/10 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase Signed - Executive
Sign
4/15/10 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension Signed - Executive
Sign
3/30/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Signed - Executive
Sign
3/23/10 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
Sign
3/18/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Signed - Executive
Sign
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
Sign
12/16/09 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
11/06/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits Signed - Executive
Sign
10/30/09 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
10/28/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
10/28/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations Signed - Executive
Sign
10/21/09 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Signed - Executive
Sign
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
Sign
6/24/09 HR 2346 2008-2009 Supplemental Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
6/23/09 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products Signed - Executive
Sign
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
Sign
2/04/09 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion Signed - Executive
Sign
1/29/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Signed - Executive
Sign

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