Housing and Property

Ben Nelson's Voting Records

Issue Category

Housing and Property Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/15/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
5/12/10 S Amdt 3955 Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 57)
5/12/10 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 36)
5/11/10 S Amdt 3839 Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 56)
10/01/08 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 25)
7/26/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 13)
6/25/08 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs
Amendment Adopted - Senate (79 - 16)
5/07/08 S Amdt 4719 Optional Wind Damage Insurance
Amendment Rejected - Senate (19 - 74)
4/10/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 12)
2/07/08 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan
Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 16)
Did Not Vote
10/26/05 S Amdt 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (54 - 43)
10/26/05 S Amdt 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
10/20/05 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation
Bill Passed - Senate (93 - 1)
3/10/05 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 25)
11/08/01 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (87 - 7)

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