Executive Branch

Senator Ed Markey's Voting Records

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

Executive Branch Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
5/11/17 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative
None - Senate (82 - 14)
Nay
5/11/17 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative
Cloture Invoked - Senate (81 - 15)
Nay
5/02/17 PN 47 Nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (61 - 37)
Nay
5/01/17 PN 47 Nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 36)
Nay
4/27/17 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (60 - 38)
Nay
4/26/17 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 39)
Nay
2/17/17 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
2/16/17 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Cloture Invoked - Senate (54 - 46)
Nay
2/15/17 H J Res 40 Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 43)
Nay
2/13/17 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (53 - 47)
Nay
2/10/17 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury
Cloture Invoked - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
2/10/17 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
2/08/17 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
2/08/17 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Cloture Invoked - Senate (51 - 48)
Nay
2/07/17 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General
Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
2/07/17 PN 37 Nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos to be Secretary of Education
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
2/03/17 PN 37 Nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos to be Secretary of Education
Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 48)
Nay
2/02/17 H J Res 38 Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of the Interior Known as the Stream Protection Rule
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
2/01/17 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
1/30/17 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State
Cloture Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
3/14/16 PN 1152 Nomination of John B. King to be Secretary of Education
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (49 - 40)
Yea
4/23/15 PN 4 Nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to be Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
10/29/13 S J Res 26 A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit, as Submitted Under Section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013
Motion Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Nay
6/06/13 H Amdt 136 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 201)
Nay
5/22/13 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 269)
Did Not Vote
2/15/13 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees
Bill Passed - House (261 - 154)
Nay
1/01/13 HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act
Bill Passed - House (287 - 129)
Nay
9/14/12 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 161)
Nay
7/31/12 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (263 - 114)
Nay
7/31/12 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011
Bill Passed - House (261 - 116)
Yea
7/26/12 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 172)
Nay
2/09/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - House (417 - 2)
Yea
2/08/12 HR 3521 Authorizes the President to Line-Item Veto Certain Legislation
Bill Passed - House (254 - 173)
Nay
1/18/12 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
Joint Resolution Passed - House (239 - 176)
Nay
12/02/11 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies
Bill Passed - House (253 - 167)
Nay
9/14/11 H J Res 77 Disapproval of the President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
Joint Resolution Passed - House (232 - 186)
Nay
6/03/11 H Con Res 51 Removing Armed Forces from Libya
Joint Resolution Failed - House (148 - 265)
Yea
6/03/11 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya
Resolution Passed - House (268 - 145)
Nay
4/01/11 HR 1255 Government Shutdown Prevention Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 202)
Nay
9/15/09 H Res 744 Resolution of Disapproval of Representative Joe Wilson's Conduct
Resolution Passed - House (240 - 179)
Yea
7/09/08 HR 5811 Electronic Communications Preservation Act
Bill Passed - House (286 - 137)
Yea
5/22/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (306 - 114)
Yea
6/22/06 HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill
Bill Passed - House (247 - 172)
Nay
7/26/02 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security
Bill Passed - House (295 - 132)
Nay
9/09/99 H Con Res 180 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution
Resolution Passed - House (311 - 41)
Did Not Vote
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Three
Resolution Failed - House (205 - 229)
Nay
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Three
Resolution Passed - House (228 - 206)
Nay
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Three
Resolution Failed - House (148 - 285)
Nay
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Three
Resolution Passed - House (221 - 212)
Nay
9/25/98 HR 2621 Reciprocal Trade Agreement Bill
Bill Failed - House (180 - 243)
Nay

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