Foreign Affairs

Senator Al Franken's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Issue Category

Foreign Affairs Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/23/17 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
3/23/17 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel
Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
9/28/16 S 2040 Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
Veto Override Passed - Senate (97 - 1)
Yea
6/29/16 S 2328 Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (68 - 30)
Yea
9/16/15 S 2040 Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/19/13 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Nay
3/23/13 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty
Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
12/04/12 Treaty Doc. 112-7 The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Treaty Ratification Failed - Senate (61 - 38)
Yea
12/15/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (86 - 13)
Nay
10/11/11 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 35)
Yea
9/22/11 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011
None - Senate
Sponsor
6/09/10 S Amdt 4302 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (38 - 61)
Yea
6/09/10 S Amdt 4326 Requiring Reports on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Debt
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 41)
Yea

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