Executive Branch

Senator John McCain III's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (AZ) - Sr, Republican
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)
Yea
5/01/17 PN 47 Nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 36)
Yea
4/27/17 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (60 - 38)
Yea
4/26/17 PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor
Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 39)
Yea
2/17/17 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 46)
Did Not Vote
2/16/17 PN 44 Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Cloture Invoked - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
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)
Yea
2/13/17 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (53 - 47)
Yea
2/10/17 PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury
Cloture Invoked - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
2/10/17 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
2/08/17 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
2/08/17 PN 33 Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Cloture Invoked - Senate (51 - 48)
Yea
2/07/17 PN 30 Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General
Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
2/07/17 PN 37 Nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos to be Secretary of Education
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
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)
Yea
2/01/17 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
1/30/17 PN 25 Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson to be Secretary of State
Cloture Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Yea
3/14/16 PN 1152 Nomination of John B. King to be Secretary of Education
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (49 - 40)
Did Not Vote
4/23/15 PN 4 Nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to be Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
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)
Yea
2/26/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
Cloture Invoked - Senate (71 - 27)
Yea
2/26/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 41)
Nay
2/14/13 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 40)
Nay
2/02/12 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials
Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 3)
Yea
2/02/12 S Amdt 1491 Requires Disclosure of Financial Transactions by Executive Branch Employees
Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 41)
Yea
1/26/12 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 54)
Did Not Vote
6/23/11 S Amdt 499 Prohibits the Appointment of Presidential "Czars" Without Senate Approval
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 51)
Yea
5/18/10 S Amdt 4072 Inspector General Appointment Modification
Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 21)
Yea
8/06/09 PN 506 Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (68 - 31)
Nay
3/20/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007
Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 2)
Did Not Vote
9/28/06 S Amdt 5104 Military Commissions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 52)
Nay
1/26/05 PN 8 Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (85 - 13)
Yea
11/19/02 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security
Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 9)
Yea
2/01/01 PN 107 John Ashcroft, Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 42)
Yea
1/30/01 PN 96 Gale Ann Norton, Secretary of the Interior
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (75 - 24)
Yea
9/14/99 S J Res 33 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (95 - 2)
Did Not Vote
8/05/99 PN 100 Richard Holbrooke, Representative to the United Nations
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (81 - 16)
Yea
2/12/99 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Two
Resolution Failed - Senate (50 - 50)
Yea
2/12/99 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Two
Resolution Failed - Senate (45 - 55)
Yea
6/25/98 S Amdt 2981 Military Closure Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (48 - 45)
Nay
6/24/98 S Amdt 2912 Bosnia and Herzegovina Withdrawal Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (65 - 31)
Yea
2/25/98 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (78 - 20)
Nay
2/10/98 PN 623 David Satcher, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 35)
Yea
4/30/97 PN 82 Alexis M. Herman, Secretary of Labor
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (85 - 13)
Yea
3/27/96 S 4 Line-Item Veto bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 31)
Yea
3/21/96 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (59 - 40)
Yea
11/15/95 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (63 - 35)
Yea
6/22/95 PN 245 Henry W. Foster Jr., Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 43)
Nay

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