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Tim Kaine's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (VA) - Jr, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 15, 2017 S 722 Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 2)
Yea
May 22, 2017 PN 52 Nomination of Terry Branstad to be Ambassador of the United States to the People's Republic of China Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(82 - 13)
Yea
May 18, 2017 PN 52 Nomination of Terry Branstad to be Ambassador of the United States to the People's Republic of China Cloture Invoked - Senate
(86 - 12)
Did Not Vote
May 11, 2017 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative Cloture Invoked - Senate
(81 - 15)
Yea
May 11, 2017 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative Senate
(82 - 14)
Yea
May 4, 2017 HR 244 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(79 - 18)
Yea
May 2, 2017 PN 47 Nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Nay
May 1, 2017 PN 47 Nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission Cloture Invoked - Senate
(60 - 36)
Nay
April 27, 2017 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(60 - 38)
Nay
April 26, 2017 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor Cloture Invoked - Senate
(61 - 39)
Nay
April 7, 2017 PN 55 Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
April 6, 2017 PN 55 Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Cloture Invoked - Senate
(55 - 45)
Nay
March 30, 2017 H J Res 43 Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Relating to Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 50)
Nay
March 23, 2017 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel Cloture Invoked - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
March 23, 2017 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
March 23, 2017 S 722 Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 Senate Co-sponsor
March 23, 2017 S J Res 34 Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and other Telecommunications Services Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay
March 21, 2017 H J Res 69 Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2017 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2017 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Cloture Invoked - Senate
(54 - 46)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2017 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
Feb. 13, 2017 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury Nomination Confirmed - Senate Nay
Feb. 10, 2017 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury Cloture Invoked - Senate
(53 - 46)
Nay
Feb. 10, 2017 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2017 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 8, 2017 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Cloture Invoked - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
Feb. 7, 2017 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General Cloture Invoked - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 7, 2017 PN 37 Nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos to be Secretary of Education Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(50 - 50)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2017 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
Feb. 1, 2017 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2017 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State Cloture Invoked - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
Jan. 12, 2017 S Con Res 3 A Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2017 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2018 Through 2026 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
Sept. 28, 2016 HR 5325 Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act Bill Passed - Senate
(72 - 26)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 28, 2016 S 2040 Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act Veto Override Passed - Senate
(97 - 1)
Did Not Vote
July 7, 2016 S 764 Establishes Labeling Standards for Genetically Modified Foods Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(63 - 30)
Yea
July 6, 2016 S 2193 Kate's Law Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 42)
Nay
June 29, 2016 S 2328 Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate
(68 - 30)
Yea
June 20, 2016 S Amdt 4720 Prohibits the Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(47 - 53)
Yea
June 20, 2016 S Amdt 4749 Authorizes the Attorney General to Delay Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 47)
Nay
June 20, 2016 S Amdt 4750 Fix Gun Checks Act of 2016 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(44 - 56)
Yea
June 20, 2016 S Amdt 4751 Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2016 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 47)
Nay
June 16, 2016 S Amdt 4720 Prohibits the Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists Senate Co-sponsor
May 24, 2016 H J Res 88 Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of Labor Relating to the Definition of the Term "Fiduciary" Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 41)
Nay
April 7, 2016 S Amdt 3483 Establishes Standards for Passenger Space on Airplanes Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 54)
Yea
March 14, 2016 PN 1152 Nomination of John B. King to be Secretary of Education Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(49 - 40)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2016 S 2012 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(43 - 54)
Yea
Jan. 21, 2016 S J Res 22 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to the Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 40)
Nay
Jan. 20, 2016 HR 4038 American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 43)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2016 PN 367 Nomination of Wilhelmina Wright to Be U.S. District Judge Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(58 - 36)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2016 S 2232 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 30, 2009 HB 2638 Expansion of Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 HB 1613 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
March 30, 2009 HB 2528 Local Firearm Buyback Program Regulation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 HB 1851 Exemption from Handgun Purchase Limitation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1528 Online Training for Concealed Weapons Permit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1409 Expanding Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1374 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1069 Expanding Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 961 Expanding Death Penalty Eligibility to Accomplices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 877 Allowing Retired Law Enforcement Officers to Carry Concealed Weapons into Alcohol-Serving Establishments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 1035 Allowing Guns in Alcohol-Serving Establishments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 HB 2358 Expansion of Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 27, 2009 HB 1671 "Derelict Building" Plan Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
March 27, 2009 HB 1826 Driver's License Suspension for Unexcused School Absences Signed - Executive
Sign
March 27, 2009 SB 1473 Department of Forestry Land Use Permits Signed - Executive
Sign
March 9, 2009 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Signed - Executive
Sign
May 9, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
April 23, 2008 HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
April 23, 2008 SB 588 Payday Lending Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2008 HB 649 Motor Vehicle License Fees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 6, 2008 SB 560 Redefinition of the "Triggerman Rule" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 5, 2008 HB 933 "Triggerman Rule" in Capital Murder Cases Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 4, 2008 SB 476 Prohibiting Drinking with a Concealed Weapon Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 4, 2008 SB 436 Concealed Weapons in Vehicles Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 11, 2007 SB 1074 Single-family dwellings; localities to designate portion of undeveloped land for clustering Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 11, 2007 SB 838 Land use proceedings; disclosures therein Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 11, 2007 Sub HB 2035 HPV Vaccination Signed - Executive
Sign
April 10, 2007 HB 2673 Jury sentencing; empanelment of new jury in event of deadlock Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 10, 2007 SB 1203 Sexually violent predators; Attorney General, et al to study feasibility of treatment options, etc. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 10, 2007 HB 2422 Restaurant Smoking Ban Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 10, 2007 SB 1301 Water Quality Improvement Fund; Combined Sewer Overflow funding for Cities of Lynchburg & Richmond Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 HB 2048 Fire Prevention Code; no fee for permits for inspection of religious schools. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 HB 1755 Utility Transfers Act; telephone companies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 Sub HB 2348 Extension of "Triggerman Rule" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 SB 1288 Triggerman rule; redefinition thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 Sub HB 1778 Traffic Light Cameras Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2007 HB 1979 Annexation; extends temporary restriction thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 26, 2007 HB 2128 Billboard signs; adjustment or relocation thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 20, 2007 H Sub Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Signed - Executive
Sign
March 20, 2007 HB 1977 Inaugural Committee Finance Reform Signed - Executive
Sign

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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