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Tim Kaine's Voting Records on Issue:

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

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 16, 2019 PN 526 Nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice Senate
(52 - 45)
Nay
Dec. 18, 2018 S 756 First Step Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(87 - 12)
Yea
March 21, 2018 HR 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2018 S 139 FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Yea
July 6, 2016 S 2193 Stop Illegal Reentry Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 42)
Nay
Oct. 20, 2015 S 2146 Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
March 6, 2014 S 1752 Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 30, 2009 SB 1374 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 SB 961 Expanding Death Penalty Eligibility to Accomplices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 30, 2009 HB 1613 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
May 9, 2008 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item 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
April 10, 2007 SB 1203 Sexually violent predators; Attorney General, et al to study feasibility of treatment options, etc. 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

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