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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
March 14, 2019 H J Res 46 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 41)
Yea
March 13, 2019 S J Res 7 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress Bill Passed - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2019 PN 22 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2019 PN 22 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency Cloture Invoked - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2019 H J Res 31 Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(83 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2019 PN 17 Nomination of William Pelham Barr to be Attorney General of the Department of Justice Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2019 PN 17 Nomination of William Pelham Barr to be Attorney General of the Department of Justice Cloture Invoked - Senate
(55 - 44)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2019 S 47 Natural Resources Management Act Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2019 S 1 Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 Bill Passed - Senate
(77 - 23)
Nay
Jan. 30, 2019 S J Res 7 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 18, 2018 S 756 First Step Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(87 - 12)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2018 S J Res 54 To Direct the Removal of United States Armed Forces from Hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been Authorized by Congress Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 41)
Yea
Dec. 12, 2018 S J Res 64 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Treasury relating to "Returns by Exempt Organizations and Returns by Certain Non-Exempt Organizations" Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2018 HR 2 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 13)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2018 PN 1803 Nomination of Justin George Muzinich to be Deputy Director of the Department of the Treasury Senate
(55 - 44)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2018 PN 2117 Nomination of Jonathan A. Kobes to the Eighth Circuit Court Senate
(51 - 50)
Nay
Dec. 10, 2018 PN 1803 Nomination of Justin George Muzinich to be Deputy Director of the Department of the Treasury Cloture Invoked - Senate
(55 - 43)
Nay
Dec. 6, 2018 PN 2170 Nomination of Kathleen Laura Kraninger to be the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2018 PN 2117 Nomination of Jonathan A. Kobes to the Eighth Circuit Court Cloture Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2018 PN 2170 Nomination of Kathleen Laura Kraninger to be the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Cloture Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2018 PN 2259 Nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay
Oct. 5, 2018 PN 2259 Nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States Cloture Invoked - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
Sept. 24, 2018 S J Res 64 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Treasury relating to "Returns by Exempt Organizations and Returns by Certain Non-Exempt Organizations" Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 18, 2018 HR 6157 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 7)
Yea
Sept. 17, 2018 HR 6 Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
Sept. 17, 2018 S 2554 Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2018 HR 5895 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 5)
Yea
Aug. 23, 2018 HR 6157 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 7)
Yea
Aug. 23, 2018 S Amdt 3967 Senator Rand Paul's Amendment to H.R. 6157 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 48)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2018 HR 5515 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 10)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2018 HR 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 6)
Yea
July 19, 2018 S Res 584 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate against the making available of current and former diplomats, officials, and members of the Armed Forces of the United States for questioning by the government of Vladimir Putin. Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 0)
Yea
July 18, 2018 PN 1645 Nomination of Andrew S. Oldham to be United States Circuit Judge for the 5th Circuit Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
July 17, 2018 PN 1391 Nomination of James Blew to Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development for the Department of Education Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
July 17, 2018 PN 1645 Nomination of Andrew S. Oldham to be United States Circuit Judge for the 5th Circuit Cloture Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
July 11, 2018 PN 1402 Nomination of Brian Allen Benczkowski to be Assistant Attorney General Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
July 10, 2018 PN 1402 Nomination of Brian Allen Benczkowski to be Assistant Attorney General Cloture Invoked - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
June 28, 2018 HR 2 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 Bill Passed - Senate
(86 - 11)
Yea
June 20, 2018 HR 3 Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act Bill Failed - Senate
(48 - 50)
Nay
June 18, 2018 HR 5515 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 10)
Yea
May 17, 2018 PN 1857 Nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Cloture Invoked - Senate
(54 - 44)
Nay
May 17, 2018 PN 1857 Nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
May 16, 2018 S J Res 52 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom" Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
April 26, 2018 PN 1761 Nomination of Mike Pompeo to Secretary of State Senate
(57 - 42)
Nay
April 26, 2018 PN 1761 Nomination of Mike Pompeo to Secretary of State Cloture Invoked - Senate
(57 - 42)
Nay
April 19, 2018 PN 1359 Nomination of James Bridenstine to Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
April 18, 2018 PN 1359 Nomination of James Bridenstine to Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Cloture Invoked - Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay
April 18, 2018 S J Res 57 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act" Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
April 12, 2018 PN 1426 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Cloture Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
April 12, 2018 PN 1426 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Senate
(53 - 45)
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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