Judicial Branch

Thomas Coburn's Voting Records

Issue Category

Judicial Branch Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
2/12/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 22)
2/02/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 3)
12/06/11 PN 5 Nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan to the District of Columbia Circuit Court
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 45)
8/05/10 PN 1768 Elena Kagan, Associate Justice
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 37)
11/19/09 PN 187 David F. Hamilton, Seventh Circuit Judge
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (59 - 39)
8/06/09 PN 506 Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (68 - 31)
1/31/06 PN 1059 Samuel Alito, Associate Justice
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 42)
10/20/05 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation
Bill Passed - Senate (93 - 1)
9/29/05 PN 801 Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
None - Senate (78 - 22)
6/14/05 PN 202 Thomas B. Griffith, Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (73 - 24)
6/09/05 PN 200 William H. Pryor, Jr., Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (53 - 45)
6/08/05 PN 201 Janice R Brown, Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (56 - 43)
5/25/05 PN 194 Priscilla R. Owen, Fifth Circuit Judge
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (55 - 43)
5/24/05 PN 194 Priscilla R. Owen, Fifth Circuit Judge
Cloture Invoked - Senate (81 - 18)
2/10/05 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 26)
2/03/05 PN 12 Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (60 - 36)
6/17/99 HR 1501 Juvenile Justice bill
Bill Passed - House (287 - 139)
2/25/98 H Amdt 497 Death Sentence Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (113 - 300)

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