Senator Tim Kaine's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/02/17 HR 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
10/24/17 H J Res 111 Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Arbitration Agreements"
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 50)
Nay
10/24/17 HR 2266 Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017
Bill Passed - Senate (82 - 17)
Yea
10/23/17 HR 2266 Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017
Cloture Invoked - Senate (79 - 16)
Yea
10/19/17 H Con Res 71 Establishing the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2018 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2019 through 2027
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Nay
9/13/17 SA 871 Repeal of Authorization for Use of Military Force and Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
Amendment Tabled - Senate (61 - 36)
Nay
9/07/17 HR 601 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017
Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 17)
Yea
7/28/17 S Amdt 667 Health Care Freedom Act of 2017
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Nay
7/27/17 HR 3364 Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 2)
Yea
7/27/17 S Amdt 340 Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act
Amendment Rejected - Senate
Did Not Vote
7/26/17 S Amdt 271 Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Nay
7/25/17 S Amdt 270 Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 57)
Nay
6/15/17 S 722 Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017
Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 2)
Yea
5/22/17 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
5/18/17 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
5/11/17 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative
None - Senate (82 - 14)
Yea
5/11/17 PN 42 Nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be a United States Trade Representative
Cloture Invoked - Senate (81 - 15)
Yea
5/04/17 HR 244 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (79 - 18)
Yea
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
4/07/17 PN 55 Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
None - Senate (54 - 45)
Nay
4/06/17 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
3/30/17 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
3/23/17 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
3/23/17 PN 53 Nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel
Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 46)
Nay
3/23/17 S 722 Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
3/23/17 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
3/21/17 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
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
1/12/17 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
9/28/16 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
9/28/16 S 2040 Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
Veto Override Passed - Senate (97 - 1)
Did Not Vote
7/07/16 S 764 Establishes Labeling Standards for Genetically Modified Foods
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (63 - 30)
Yea
7/06/16 S 2193 Stop Illegal Reentry Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 42)
Nay
6/29/16 S 2328 Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)
Concurrence Vote Failed - Senate (68 - 30)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
3/30/09 HB 2638 Expansion of Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 HB 1613 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
3/30/09 HB 2528 Local Firearm Buyback Program Regulation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 HB 1851 Exemption from Handgun Purchase Limitation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 1528 Online Training for Concealed Weapons Permit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 1409 Expanding Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 1374 Authorizing Non-licensed Law Enforcement Officers to Operate Polygraph Devices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 1069 Expanding Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 961 Expanding Death Penalty Eligibility to Accomplices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 877 Allowing Retired Law Enforcement Officers to Carry Concealed Weapons into Alcohol-Serving Establishments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 SB 1035 Allowing Guns in Alcohol-Serving Establishments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/30/09 HB 2358 Expansion of Capital Punishment Eligibility Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/27/09 HB 1671 "Derelict Building" Plan Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
3/27/09 HB 1826 Driver's License Suspension for Unexcused School Absences Signed - Executive
Sign
3/27/09 SB 1473 Department of Forestry Land Use Permits Signed - Executive
Sign
3/09/09 SB 1105 Prohibiting Smoking in Restaurants Signed - Executive
Sign
5/09/08 HB 30 2008-2010 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/23/08 HB 12 Payday Lending Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
4/23/08 SB 588 Payday Lending Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
4/11/08 HB 649 Motor Vehicle License Fees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/06/08 SB 560 Redefinition of the "Triggerman Rule" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/05/08 HB 933 "Triggerman Rule" in Capital Murder Cases Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/04/08 SB 476 Prohibiting Drinking with a Concealed Weapon Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/04/08 SB 436 Concealed Weapons in Vehicles Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/07 SB 1074 Single-family dwellings; localities to designate portion of undeveloped land for clustering Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/07 SB 838 Land use proceedings; disclosures therein Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/11/07 Sub HB 2035 HPV Vaccination Signed - Executive
Sign
4/10/07 HB 2673 Jury sentencing; empanelment of new jury in event of deadlock Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 SB 1203 Sexually violent predators; Attorney General, et al to study feasibility of treatment options, etc. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 HB 2422 Restaurant Smoking Ban Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/10/07 SB 1301 Water Quality Improvement Fund; Combined Sewer Overflow funding for Cities of Lynchburg & Richmond Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 HB 2048 Fire Prevention Code; no fee for permits for inspection of religious schools. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 HB 1755 Utility Transfers Act; telephone companies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 Sub HB 2348 Extension of "Triggerman Rule" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 SB 1288 Triggerman rule; redefinition thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 Sub HB 1778 Traffic Light Cameras Signed - Executive
Sign
3/26/07 HB 1979 Annexation; extends temporary restriction thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/26/07 HB 2128 Billboard signs; adjustment or relocation thereof Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/20/07 H Sub Refusal of Medical Treatment for Children Signed - Executive
Sign
3/20/07 HB 1977 Inaugural Committee Finance Reform Signed - Executive
Sign

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