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Barack Obama II's Voting Records

Office: President, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4207 Amendment on Certain Energy-Related Programs, Including the Development of Oil Shale and Offshore Natural Gas Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 51)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 37)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4259 Immigration Enforcement and Employer Sanctions Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4309 Restriction of Federal Assistance Based on Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws Amendment Tabled - Senate
(58 - 40)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4329 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
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium Motion Rejected - Senate
(29 - 71)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium Senate Co-sponsor
March 6, 2008 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 13)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 26, 2008 S 1200 Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2008 Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 10)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 26, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 42)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 25, 2008 S Amdt 4070 Prohibiting Funds in the Bill S 1200 from Being Used to Decrease Gun Ownership Amendment Adopted - Senate
(78 - 11)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 13, 2008 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 45)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 12, 2008 S 2248 FISA Amendments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 29)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 12, 2008 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(31 - 67)
Yea
Feb. 12, 2008 S Amdt 3910 FISA as Exclusive Means for Conducting Electronic Surveillance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(57 - 41)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2008 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 16)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 5, 2008 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2008 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 3)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 18, 2007 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(76 - 17)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 18, 2007 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(70 - 25)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(24 - 71)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 14, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 13, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(86 - 8)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 13, 2007 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2007 S Amdt 3810 Income Limit for Subsidies to Farmers Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 47)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 11, 2007 S Amdt 3711 Government Sponsored Farm Insurance Policies Amendment Rejected - Senate
(37 - 58)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 7, 2007 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 6, 2007 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(88 - 5)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 6, 2007 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(46 - 48)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 4, 2007 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 18)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 16, 2007 HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2007 S 2340 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(45 - 53)
Nay
Nov. 8, 2007 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Veto Override Passed - Senate
(79 - 14)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 8, 2007 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(53 - 40)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 7, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 37)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 30)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 30, 2007 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization Bill Passed - Senate
(70 - 22)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 25, 2007 S Amdt 3453 Amtrak Federal Subsidy Limits Amendment Rejected - Senate
(28 - 66)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 24, 2007 S 2205 DREAM Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 44)
Yea
Oct. 23, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - Senate
(75 - 19)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3330 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 52)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 16, 2007 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008 Bill Passed - Senate
(75 - 19)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 3, 2007 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(95 - 1)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 1, 2007 HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 3)
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
Sept. 26, 2007 S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq Amendment Adopted - Senate
(75 - 23)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 26, 2007 S Amdt 3017 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Amendment Adopted - Senate
(76 - 22)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 21, 2007 S Amdt 2898 Iraq Troop Reduction Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 47)
Yea
Sept. 20, 2007 S Amdt 2934 Expressing Support for General Petraeus and All Members of the Armed Forces Amendment Adopted - Senate
(72 - 25)
Did Not Vote

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 8, 2016 H J Res 88 Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of Labor Relating to the Definition of the Term "Fiduciary" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 20, 2016 S J Res 22 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to the Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 8, 2016 HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 19, 2015 S J Res 23 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2015 HR 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 18, 2015 S J Res 24 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 4, 2015 HR 22 Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Nov. 2, 2015 HR 1314 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 22, 2015 HR 1735 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 2, 2015 HR 2048 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring (USA FREEDOM) Act of 2015 Signed - Executive
Sign
March 31, 2015 S J Res 8 Specifies that Congress Disapproves of Rules Passed by the National Labor Relations Board Relating to Representation Case Procedures Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 4, 2015 HR 240 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015 Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 24, 2015 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 19, 2014 H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 8, 2014 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 7, 2014 HR 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 4, 2014 H J Res 76 National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
July 22, 2014 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) Signed - Executive
Sign
April 3, 2014 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2014 HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
March 21, 2014 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 15, 2014 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 7, 2014 HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 17, 2014 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Signed - Executive
Sign
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
Aug. 9, 2013 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
March 7, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 4, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 29, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 2, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 2, 2013 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 30, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
April 4, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 22, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 14, 2012 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 31, 2011 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 23, 2011 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
Nov. 18, 2011 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 21, 2011 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 21, 2011 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 21, 2011 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 5, 2011 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
Sign
Sept. 30, 2011 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Sept. 16, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 5, 2011 HR 2553 Airport and Airway Extension Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 2, 2011 S 365 Budget Control Act of 2011 Signed - Executive
Sign
May 26, 2011 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Signed - Executive
Sign
April 15, 2011 HR 1473 2011 Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
April 14, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
Sign
April 9, 2011 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
March 18, 2011 H J Res 48 Additional Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
March 2, 2011 H J Res 44 Continuing Appropriations Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 25, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 2, 2011 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 22, 2010 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 22, 2010 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 17, 2010 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 8, 2010 HR 3808 Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2010 2 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 30, 2010 HR 3081 Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
Sept. 27, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 11, 2010 HR 4380 Temporary Tariff Suspensions and Reductions Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 10, 2010 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes Signed - Executive
Sign
July 29, 2010 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
July 22, 2010 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Signed - Executive
Sign
July 21, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase Signed - Executive
Sign
April 15, 2010 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension 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
March 18, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 30, 2009 H J Res 64 Continuing Appropriations, FY 2010 3 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 28, 2009 HR 4314 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 16, 2009 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
Nov. 6, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 30, 2009 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 28, 2009 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 28, 2009 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 21, 2009 HR 2997 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 1, 2009 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 7, 2009 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program Signed - Executive
Sign
June 24, 2009 HR 2346 2008-2009 Supplemental Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
June 23, 2009 HR 1256 FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products Signed - Executive
Sign
April 21, 2009 HR 1388 National Volunteer Program Expansion Signed - Executive
Sign
March 30, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Signed - Executive
Sign
March 11, 2009 HR 1105 2009 Budget Bill Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 17, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 4, 2009 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 29, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Signed - Executive
Sign

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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