President Barack Hussein Obama II's Voting Records

Office: President, Democratic
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/02/14 PN 1736 Nomination of Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/22/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
None - Senate
Sponsor
10/22/12 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/05/11 PN 5 Nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan to the District of Columbia Circuit Court
None - Senate
Sponsor
8/05/10 PN 1768 Elena Kagan, Associate Justice
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/20/10 PN 1351 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board
None - Senate
Sponsor
9/17/09 PN 959 Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman
None - Senate
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6/01/09 PN 506 Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
None - Senate
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3/17/09 PN 187 David F. Hamilton, Seventh Circuit Judge
None - Senate
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3/17/09 PN 188 Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
None - Senate
Sponsor
1/20/09 PN 64-6 Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury
None - Senate
Sponsor
6/24/08 S 3186 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/13/08 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
2/05/08 S Amdt 3907 Striking Telecommunications Companies' Civil Immunity for Surveillance
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
12/18/07 S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
12/07/07 S Amdt 3695 Limit on Farm Subsidies
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/19/07 S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/17/07 S Amdt 2022 Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/10/07 S Amdt 2797 Limiting Mexican Trucks to Commercial Zones Near the Border Between the U.S. and Mexico
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/11/07 S Amdt 2087 Iraq Troop Reduction
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/25/07 S Amdt 1202 Point Based Immigration Expiration Date
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/24/07 S J Res 14 Attorney General No Confidence Vote
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/23/07 S Amdt 1169 Guest Worker Number Reduction Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/01/07 S 1257 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/24/07 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/08/07 S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/16/07 S 294 Amtrak Reauthorization
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/04/07 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/28/06 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/27/06 S Amdt 5087 Habeas Review Amendment
None - Senate
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5/23/06 S Amdt 4177 Employer Verification Amendment
None - Senate
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5/22/06 S Amdt 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
5/18/06 S Amdt 4072 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/14/06 S Amdt 3013 Reinstate Pay-As-You-Go through 2011 Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/17/05 S Amdt 2601 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Amendment
None - Senate
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11/17/05 S Amdt 2616 Earned Income Tax Credit Amendment
None - Senate
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11/17/05 S Amdt 2650 Pay As You Go Amendment
None - Senate
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11/10/05 S Amdt 2519 Reporting Matters in Iraq Amendment
None - Senate
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11/03/05 S Amdt 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment
None - Senate
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11/01/05 S Amdt 2351 Pay As You Go Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/01/05 S Amdt 2357 Medicare Premiums Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
10/25/05 S Amdt 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
10/05/05 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
9/12/05 S Amdt 1660 Congressional Commission on Hurricane Katrina
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/29/05 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/16/05 S Amdt 791 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
6/15/05 S Amdt 784 Reduction in Dependence on Foreign Oil
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/17/05 S Amdt 177 Education Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/16/05 S Amdt 214 Prescription Drugs Amendment
None - Senate
Co-sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
3/31/15 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
3/04/15 HR 240 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015 Signed - Executive
Sign
2/24/15 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Vetoed - Executive
Veto
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
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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
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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
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3/21/14 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Signed - Executive
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2/15/14 S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Signed - Executive
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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
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12/26/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
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10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Signed - Executive
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8/09/13 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
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3/26/13 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Signed - Executive
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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
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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
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12/30/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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4/04/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Signed - Executive
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2/22/12 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Signed - Executive
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2/14/12 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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12/31/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Signed - Executive
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12/23/11 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 Signed - Executive
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11/18/11 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Signed - Executive
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10/21/11 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama Signed - Executive
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10/21/11 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Signed - Executive
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10/21/11 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Signed - Executive
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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
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9/16/11 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Signed - Executive
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8/05/11 HR 2553 Airport and Airway Extension Act Signed - Executive
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8/02/11 S 365 Budget Control Act of 2011 Signed - Executive
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5/26/11 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension Signed - Executive
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4/15/11 HR 1473 2011 Budget Signed - Executive
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4/14/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Signed - Executive
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4/09/11 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
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3/18/11 H J Res 48 Additional Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
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3/02/11 H J Res 44 Continuing Appropriations Amendments Signed - Executive
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2/25/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions Signed - Executive
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1/02/11 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Signed - Executive
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12/22/10 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act Signed - Executive
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12/22/10 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign
12/17/10 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Signed - Executive
Sign
10/08/10 HR 3808 Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2010 2 Vetoed - Executive
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
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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
Sign
12/30/09 H J Res 64 Continuing Appropriations, FY 2010 3 Vetoed - Executive
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
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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 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations Signed - Executive
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10/28/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations 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
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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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About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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