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Barack Obama II's Voting Records

Office: President, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 20, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Yea
March 15, 2007 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007 Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(48 - 50)
Yea
March 13, 2007 S 4 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 38)
Yea
March 8, 2007 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 16, 2007 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2007 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 7, 2006 PN 1396 Andrew von Eschenbach, Commissioner of Food and Drugs Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(80 - 11)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2006 PN 2191 Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(95 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(80 - 19)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Nay
Sept. 28, 2006 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S Amdt 5095 Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 52)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2006 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 27, 2006 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 19, 2006 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 32)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2006 S Amdt 4936 National Security Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(41 - 57)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2006 S Amdt 4999 Security of Cargo Containers Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2006 S Amdt 4909 Media in the Middle East Amendment Bill Tabled - Senate
(51 - 44)
Nay
Sept. 6, 2006 S Amdt 4882 Cluster Munitions Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(30 - 70)
Yea
Aug. 3, 2006 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2006 S Amdt 4775 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(94 - 3)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2006 S 3711 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(71 - 25)
Nay
July 25, 2006 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Nay
July 25, 2006 S Amdt 4689 Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
July 18, 2006 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 37)
Yea
July 13, 2006 S Amdt 4615 Firearm Confiscation Prohibition Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(84 - 16)
Yea
July 13, 2006 S Amdt 4659 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(29 - 71)
Nay
July 12, 2006 S Amdt 4553 Rail and Transit Security Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 50)
Yea
July 12, 2006 S Amdt 4587 Transit Security Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(50 - 50)
Yea
July 11, 2006 S Amdt 4560 USEMA Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(87 - 11)
Yea
July 11, 2006 S Amdt 4563 FEMA Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(32 - 66)
Yea
June 29, 2006 S 3569 U.S. -Oman Free Trade Agreement Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 34)
Yea
June 27, 2006 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Resolution Failed - Senate
(66 - 34)
Nay
June 22, 2006 S 2766 Defense Department FY 2007 Authorization bill Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 0)
Yea
June 22, 2006 S Amdt 4442 Troop Redeployment Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(13 - 86)
Nay
June 21, 2006 S Amdt 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 46)
Yea
June 21, 2006 S Amdt 4376 Increasing Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 53)
Nay
June 15, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
June 7, 2006 S J Res 1 Same Sex Marriage Resolution Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(49 - 48)
Nay
May 26, 2006 PN 1552 Michael Hayden, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(78 - 15)
Nay
May 25, 2006 S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 36)
Yea
May 25, 2006 S Amdt 4097 Confidentiality Requirement Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 49)
Nay
May 24, 2006 S Amdt 4095 H-2C Visa Program Ammendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 49)
Yea
May 23, 2006 S Amdt 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(37 - 61)
Yea
May 23, 2006 S Amdt 4177 Employer Verification Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 39)
Yea
May 23, 2006 S Amdt 4177 Employer Verification Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
May 22, 2006 S Amdt 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
May 18, 2006 S Amdt 4064 English As National Language Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 35)
Nay
May 18, 2006 S Amdt 4072 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
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
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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 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 2, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 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
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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
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Dec. 31, 2011 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Signed - Executive
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Dec. 23, 2011 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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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
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Oct. 21, 2011 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Signed - Executive
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Oct. 21, 2011 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 5, 2011 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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Sept. 30, 2011 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Sept. 16, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Signed - Executive
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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
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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
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March 30, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Signed - Executive
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March 23, 2010 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
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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
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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 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 28, 2009 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations 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
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Oct. 1, 2009 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Signed - Executive
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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
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March 30, 2009 HR 146 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 Signed - Executive
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March 11, 2009 HR 1105 2009 Budget Bill Signed - Executive
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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
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Jan. 29, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Signed - Executive
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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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