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Barack Obama II's Voting Records on Issue:

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 11, 2016 PN 1152 Nomination of John B. King to be Secretary of Education Senate Sponsor
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4347 Earmark Moratorium Motion Rejected - Senate
(29 - 71)
Sept. 18, 2007 S 1257 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(57 - 42)
Aug. 2, 2007 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(83 - 14)
Oct. 18, 2005 S Amdt 2062 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(92 - 6)
Sept. 15, 2005 S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
Sept. 14, 2005 S Amdt 1670 Special Committee on Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
July 29, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 4)

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 4, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Signed - Executive
April 4, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Signed - Executive
May 14, 2010 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase Signed - Executive
Oct. 1, 2009 HR 2918 Continuing Appropriations Resolution and 2009-2010 Legislative Appropriations Signed - Executive

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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