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2012 Senate
Roll Call 87. (S. 1925) On passage of a bill renewing federal anti-domestic violence programs and strengthening protections for American Indians, immigrants, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community Apr 26, 2012. Y W
Roll Call 86. (S. 1925) On an amendment to strip an anti-domestic violence bill of provisions designed to protect American Indians, immigrants, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community Apr 26, 2012. N W
Roll Call 85. (S. 1925) On an amendment aimed at reducing the backlog of untested DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, requiring tougher prison sentences for convicted sex criminals, and creating a national DNA database to help track serial sex offenders Apr 26, 2012. N W
Roll Call 84. (S. 1925) On an amendment aimed at reducing the backlog of untested DNA evidence collected during law enforcement investigations of sexual assault cases Apr 26, 2012. Y L
2011 Senate
Roll Call 173. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have created a commission to study and improve the U.S. criminal justice system (including factors such as incarceration rates, sentencing, etc.) Oct 20, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 97. On confirming James Michael Cole to be Deputy Attorney General Jun 28, 2011. Y W
Roll Call 84. (S. 990) Final passage of legislation extending expiring provisions of a controversial government surveillance law known as the “Patriot Act” for four years. Those provisions included allowing the federal government to wiretap terrorism suspects, authorizing intelligence officials to conduct surveillance of individuals who are not known to be affiliated with terrorist groups (known as the “lone wolf” provision), and providing federal investigators—after receiving permission from a judge—with access to business and library records). May 26, 2011. N L
2011 House of Representatives
Roll Call 528. (H.R. 2219) On an amendment that would prohibit funds provided by a Defense Department bill from being used for a training program for military chaplains on implementing a new law that allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military Jul 08, 2011. N L
Roll Call 516. (H.R. 2219) On an amendment that would prohibit funds provided by a Defense Department funding bill from being used to violate the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that barred the federal government from requiring states to legally recognize same-sex marriages Jul 07, 2011. N L
Roll Call 407. (H.R. 2017) On an amendment that would have eliminated federal funding for a program in which the federal government deputizes local law enforcement officers to identify and detain undocumented immigrants. Jun 02, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 398. (H.R. 2017) On an amendment that would prohibit the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement from using funds provided by a Homeland Security bill to release on bond or parole undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of crimes. Jun 02, 2011. N L
Roll Call 376. (S. 990) Final passage of legislation extending expiring provisions of a controversial government surveillance law known as the “Patriot Act” for four years. Those provisions included allowing the federal government to wiretap terrorism suspects, authorizing intelligence officials to conduct surveillance of individuals who are not known to be affiliated with terrorist groups (known as the “lone wolf” provision), and providing federal investigators—after receiving permission from a judge—with access to business and library records). May 26, 2011. N L
Roll Call 375. (H.R. 1540) Final passage of legislation providing annual funding for Defense Department programs, continuing the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy that banned gays from serving openly in the military, and prohibiting the Obama administration from implementing a nuclear weapons reduction treaty with Russia May 26, 2011. N L
Roll Call 357. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that would require all foreign terrorism suspects to be tried in military tribunals (special trials run by the U.S. military, which do not grant suspects the same constitutional rights as suspects tried in U.S. courts). May 26, 2011. N L
Roll Call 356. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that would have allowed terrorism suspects detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba (a facility operated by the United States) to be transferred to the U.S. and prosecuted in U.S. courts May 26, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 342. (H.R. 1540) Legislation providing annual funding for Defense Department programs, continuing the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy that banned gays from serving openly in the military, and prohibiting the Obama administration from implementing a nuclear weapons reduction treaty with Russia – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill May 25, 2011. N L
Roll Call 341. (H.R. 1540) Legislation providing annual funding for Defense Department programs, continuing the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy that banned gays from serving openly in the military, and prohibiting the Obama administration from implementing a nuclear weapons reduction treaty with Russia – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill May 25, 2011. N L
Roll Call 333. (H.R. 1216, H.R. 1540) Legislation limiting federal funding for graduate medical education to $46 million per year, as well as a separate bill that provided annual funding for Defense Department programs – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to both bills. May 24, 2011. N L
Roll Call 95. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have prohibited federal funds from being used by U.S. intelligence agencies to obtain access to library circulation records, library patron lists, book sales records, or book customer lists. Feb 18, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 85. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting the use of funds provided by a “continuing resolution” (which funded government agencies and programs for the remainder of the year) for a program that reimburses plaintiffs for attorneys’ fees when they successfully sue the federal government. This amendment was offered to a continuing resolution funding the federal government through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs. Feb 17, 2011. N L
Roll Call 66. (H.R. 514) Final passage of legislation extending expiring provisions of a controversial government surveillance program known as the Patriot Act. Those provisions—which were set to expire on February 28, 2011—included allowing the federal government to wiretap terrorism suspects, authorizing intelligence officials to conduct surveillance of individuals who are not known to be affiliated with terrorist groups (known as the “lone wolf” provision), and providing federal investigators—after receiving permission from a judge—with access to business and library records. Feb 17, 2011. N L
Roll Call 59. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have eliminated $24 million in funding for the Selective Service System, which maintains information on individuals who could potentially be eligible for military conscription (a military draft). This amendment was offered to legislation funding the federal government (such legislation is known as a “continuing resolution, or “CR”) through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs. Feb 16, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 54. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have eliminated more than $324 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation, which provides legal aid to the poor. This amendment was offered to legislation funding the federal government (such legislation is known as a “continuing resolution, or “CR”) through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs. Feb 16, 2011. N W
Roll Call 45. (H.R. 514) Legislation extending expiring provisions of a controversial government surveillance program known as the “Patriot Act” -- On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the bill. Specifically, the bill extended provisions allowing the federal government to wiretap terrorism suspects, authorizing intelligence officials to conduct surveillance of individuals who are not known to be affiliated with terrorist groups (known as the “lone wolf” provision), and providing federal investigators—after receiving permission from a judge—with access to business and library records). Feb 16, 2011. N L
Roll Call 36. (H.R. 514) Final passage of legislation extending expiring provisions of a controversial government surveillance law known as the “Patriot Act.” Those provisions included allowing the federal government to wiretap terrorism suspects, authorizing intelligence officials to conduct surveillance of individuals who are not known to be affiliated with terrorist groups (known as the “lone wolf” provision), and providing federal investigators—after receiving permission from a judge—with access to business and library records). Feb 14, 2011. N L
Roll Call 35. (H.R. 514) On a motion that would have required all investigations of U.S. citizens conducted under a controversial government surveillance law known as the Patriot Act to “be conducted in a manner that complies with the Constitution of the United States…” The motion also would have required courts to expedite cases brought by American Citizens who claim that their civil rights have been violated as a result of the Patriot Act. Feb 14, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 29. (H.R. 514) Legislation extending expiring provisions of a terrorism surveillance program known as the “Patriot Act” -- On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the bill. Specifically, the bill extended provisions allowing the federal government to wiretap terrorism suspects, authorizing intelligence officials to conduct surveillance of individuals who are not known to be affiliated with terrorist groups (known as the “lone wolf” provision), and providing federal investigators—after receiving permission from a judge—with access to business records (such as library records). Feb 10, 2011. N L
Roll Call 26. (H.R. 514) Passage of legislation that would have extended expiring provisions of a terrorism surveillance program known as the “Patriot Act.” Those provisions included allowing the federal government to wiretap terrorism suspects, authorizing intelligence officials to conduct surveillance of individuals who are not known to be affiliated with terrorist groups (known as the “lone wolf” provision), and providing federal investigators—after receiving permission from a judge—with access to business records (such as library records). Feb 08, 2011. N W
2010 Senate
Roll Call 238. S 3454. (Fiscal 2011 Defense Department authorization) Motion to begin debating a bill that would authorize funding for defense-related programs in fiscal 2011, and repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military/On the motion Sep 21, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 89. (H.R. 4872) On a motion allowing a vote on passage (by waiving the Senate’s budget rules) of an amendment that would have prohibited the District of Columbia from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the city holds a referendum on whether or not legalize same-sex marriage Mar 24, 2010. N W
2010 House of Representatives
Roll Call 558. (H.R. 2701) Final passage of legislation authorizing annual funding for U.S. intelligence agencies Sep 29, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 548. (H.R. 847, H.R. 2701, H.R. 2378) Legislation establishing a health program for 9/11 rescue workers who became ill as a result of their rescue efforts following the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; separate legislation authorizing annual funding for U.S. intelligence agencies; as well as a third bill that would enable the federal government to impose tariffs on countries that undervalue their currencies – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to all three bills Sep 29, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 547. (H.R. 847, H.R. 2701, H.R. 2378) Legislation establishing a health program for 9/11 rescue workers who became ill as a result of their rescue efforts following the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; separate legislation authorizing annual funding for U.S. intelligence agencies; as well as a third bill that would enable the federal government to impose tariffs on countries that undervalue their currencies (such tariffs were intended to make U.S. exports more competitive) – On bringing to a final vote a resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to all three bills Sep 29, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 480. (H.R. 5822) On an amendment to a Veterans Affairs Department funding bill that prohibited the measure’s funds from being used to transfer detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison to a facility in the United States Jul 28, 2010. N L
Roll Call 467. (H.R. 1320) Final passage of legislation barring members of federal advisory committees (which make policy recommendations to federal government agencies) from being appointed based on their political affiliation, and requiring those committees to provide transcripts of their meetings and disclose information relating to members’ conflicts of interest Jul 26, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 335. (H.R. 5136) On an amendment to legislation authorizing funding for Defense Department programs in 2011 that would have prohibited the bill’s funds from being used to transfer inmates from the Guantanamo Bay prison to the United States May 28, 2010. N L
Roll Call 317. (H.R. 5136) On an amendment to legislation authorizing annual funding for the Defense Department that repealed the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy towards gay servicemembers, which prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military while barring military officials from inquiring about soldiers’ sexuality. May 27, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 307. (H.R. 5136) Legislation authorizing annual funding in 2011 for Defense Department programs – on the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill. May 27, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 82. (H.R. 4247) Passage of legislation prohibiting abusive restraint and seclusion as a means of disciplining students Mar 03, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 78. (H.R. 4247) Legislation prohibiting abusive restraint and seclusion as a means of disciplining students -- On the resolution setting the terms for debate on the bill Mar 03, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 73. (H.R. 2701) Passage of legislation authorizing funding for U.S. intelligence agencies Feb 26, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 72. (H.R. 2701) Legislation authorizing funding for U.S. intelligence agencies -- On a motion to recommit with instructions Feb 26, 2010. N W
Roll Call 69. (H.R. 2701) Legislation authorizing funding for U.S. intelligence agencies -- On an amendment to make a number of technical and substantive changes to the bill, including requiring a 15-year prison sentence for intelligence officials engaging in certain interrogation techniques, and imposing new record-keeping requirements for intelligence briefings provided to Congress Feb 26, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 67. (H.R. 3961) Final passage of legislation to extend several expiring provisions of the anti-terrorism law known as the USA PATRIOT Act Feb 25, 2010. N L
2009 Senate
Roll Call 327. HR 2647. (Fiscal 2010 Defense Department authorization) On adopting a conference report on a bill that would fund Defense Department programs in fiscal 2010 and expand federal hate crimes laws to include sexual identity /On adopting the report Oct 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 326. HR 2647. (Fiscal 2010 Defense Department authorization) Motion to bring debate to a close on a bill that would fund Defense Department programs in fiscal 2010 and expand federal hate crimes laws to include sexual identity/On the motion Oct 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 308. HR 3326. (Fiscal 2010 defense spending) Franken of Minnesota amendment that would prohibit money from going to any federal contractor that requires its employees to sign contracts waiving their right to sue the contractor for sexual assault or harassment/On agreeing to the amendment Oct 06, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 182. S 896. (Housing loans modification) Kerry of Massachusetts amendment that would allow tenants in foreclosed buildings remain in their homes for the duration of their leases, or for 90 days if they didn’t have a lease/On agreeing to the amendment May 06, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 98. (Nomination of John Perrelli) On confirming Thomas John Perrelli to be associate attorney general/On the nomination Mar 12, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 97. (Nomination of David Ogden) On confirming David W. Ogden to be deputy attorney general/On the nomination Mar 12, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 14. (S.181) On passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which expanded the time allowed for bringing a wage discrimination suit. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 12. (S.181) On the motion to table (kill) the Isakson of Georgia Amendment offered to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The amendment would have limited the application of the Act to wage discrimination claims based on practices adopted on or after enactment of S.181. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 10. (S.181) On the motion to table (kill) the Enzi of Wyoming Amendment offered to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The amendment offered to this bill dealing with wage discrimination sought to clarify that only the individuals directly discriminated against would have standing to sue for back wages. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 9. (S.181) On the motion to table (kill) the Specter of Pennsylvania Amendment offered to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The amendment would have deleted the phrase “other practices” from the description in the bill of actions that could constitute wage discrimination. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 8. (S.181) On the motion to table (kill) the Specter of Pennsylvania Amendment offered to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The Specter Amendment would have clarified that employers still had available to them various defenses relating to the statute of limitations in wage discrimination suits. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 7. (S.181)On the Hutchison of Texas Amendment to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The amendment would have the changed the starting date for the statute of limitations in wage discrimination suits to the date that the employee knew, or had reason to suspect, that he or she was subject to a discriminatory wage. Jan 22, 2009. N W
Roll Call 4. (S.181) Motion to impose cloture (a procedure that prevents a filibuster by limiting the amount of time the Senate can debate a bill), on the debate of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Jan 15, 2009. Y W
2009 House of Representatives
Roll Call 784. (H.R. 2892) On passage of the conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Department of Homeland Security Oct 15, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 783. (H.R. 2892) The conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Department of Homeland Security - - on a motion to send the report back to the conference that developed it with instructions not to agree to any language that would allow a detainee held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to be brought to the United States for prosecution or incarceration Oct 15, 2009. N W
Roll Call 770. (H.R. 2647) On passage of the conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate on the legislation authorizing fiscal year 2010 funds for the Defense Department Oct 08, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 769. (H.R. 2647) The conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate authorizing fiscal year 2010 funds for the Defense Department - - on a motion to send the measure back to the House-Senate conference committee that developed it, and eliminate any provision providing for the transfer or release of individuals imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay Oct 08, 2009. N W
Roll Call 765. (H.Res. 808) The conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate authorizing fiscal year 2010 funds for the Defense Department - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the conference report Oct 08, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 764. (H.Res. 808) The conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate authorizing fiscal year 2010 funds for the Defense Department - - on a motion to move to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debating the conference report Oct 08, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 746. (H.R. 2892) The conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate on the legislation providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Department of Homeland Security - - on a motion to instruct the House representatives to the House-Senate conference that would develop the report not to add any language that would allow the transfer to the United States of terrorism suspects being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Oct 01, 2009. N L
Roll Call 457. (H.R. 2647) On the Holt of New Jersey amendment, which required the videotaping of the interrogations of all detainees being held by the Department of Defense or taking place in a Department facility, including the Guantanamo Naval Base Jun 25, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 404. (H.R. 2847) On a motion made as a method to gain control of the House floor and argue against the administration decision to advise interrogated enemy combatants of their right to remain silent and their right to an attorney Jun 18, 2009. N L
Roll Call 403. (H.R.2847) On a roll call vote resulting from a delaying procedure by the Republican minority. The vote was on whether the House should reconsider its decision to table (kill) a motion to reverse a ruling; the ruling had prevented consideration of an effort to add language to an appropriation bill prohibiting any funds from being used to provide “Miranda rights” to detainees in Afghanistan. Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 402. (H.R.2847) On the motion to table (kill) the vote on whether to reverse a ruling relating to the fiscal year 2010 appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice; the ruling sought to be reversed was that a motion to recommit the appropriations bill and add language prohibiting any funds in H.R. 2847 from being used to provide “Miranda rights” to detainees in Afghanistan was not in order. Jun 18, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 361. (H.R.2847) On the Lewis of California amendment that would have prohibited any money in the bill providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Departments of Commerce and Justice from being used to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 360. (H.R.2847) On the Lewis of California amendment that would have prohibited any money in the bill providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Departments of Commerce and Justice to be used to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 283. A resolution to appoint a committee to investigate whether Speaker Pelosi accurately charged the CIA with misleading her about its use of interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists - - on whether to table (kill) an appeal of a ruling that prevented a vote on the resolution. May 21, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 262. (H.Res. 434) The bill to provide additional fiscal year 2009 funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - - on agreeing to the rule setting the terms for debating the bill May 14, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 261. (H.Res. 434) The bill to provide additional fiscal year 2009 funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - - on whether the House should move to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill May 14, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 169. (H.R.1388) On passage of legislation providing funds for local community service and volunteer efforts Mar 31, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 139. (H.R. 1388) On a motion to add language to a bill funding local community service and volunteer efforts that would prohibit the volunteers from discussing or promoting abortions, and from engaging in lobbying, union organizing, political activity, voter registration or religious teaching Mar 18, 2009. N L
2008 Senate
Roll Call 110. HR 2831. (Wage discrimination bill) Motion to bring debate to a close on a procedural motion/On the motion Apr 23, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 99. S 2739. (Omnibus public lands bill) Coburn of Oklahoma amendment that would prohibit entry onto private land by National Park Service employees or others coordinating a National Heritage Area unless they had written consent/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 10, 2008. N W
Roll Call 71. S Con Res 70. (Fiscal 2009 budget resolution) Ensign of Nevada amendment that would increase funding to enforce parental notification of abortion laws/On agreeing to the amendment Mar 13, 2008. N W
Roll Call 17. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Specter of Pennsylvania amendment that would make the federal government the defendant in suits brought against telecom companies for their participation in the administration's warrantless wiretapping program/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 12, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 16. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Feingold of Wisconsin amendment that would limit electronic intelligence surveillance on foreigners to targets located outside of the U.S./On agreeing to the amendment Feb 12, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 15. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Dodd of Connecticut amendment that would remove a provision providing legal immunity to telecommunications companies that shared customer records/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 12, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 14. S.2248 (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Feingold of Wisconsin amendment that would prevent the government from wiretapping someone in the United States unless they are involved with international terrorist activities/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 12, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 13. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Feinstein of California amendment that would stipulate the scope of laws governing electronic surveillance/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 12, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 12. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Feingold of Wisconsin amendment that would prevent wiretaps on foreigners done to target a U.S. citizen/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 07, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 11. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Feingold of Wisconsin amendment that would limit how information obtained through secret surveillance efforts can be used/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 07, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 7. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Amendment by Cardin of Maryland that would reduce the amount of time the underlying bill is in effect/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 06, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 4. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Motion to bring debate to a close on an amendment that would temporarily extend foreign intelligence surveillance law/On the cloture motion Jan 28, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 3. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Motion to bring debate to a close on a measure that would authorize warrantless surveillance of certain intelligence targets and grant immunity from prosecution for some telecommunications companies/On the cloture motion Jan 28, 2008. N W
Roll Call 2. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Motion to kill an amendment that would erase language granting telecommunications companies that shared private consumer records immunity from prosecution/On the motion Jan 24, 2008. N L
2007 Senate
Roll Call 340. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2008 (H.R. 1585), Sens. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) amendment to restore habeas corpus for individuals detained by the United States/Motion to invoke cloture (end debate and put to a vote) Sep 19, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 310. S 2011. (Foreign intelligence surveillance revisions) Final passage of a bill that would expand the authority of the U.S. attorney general to spy on suspected foreign terrorists without a warrant, but with restrictions on communications within the United States/On passage of the bill Aug 03, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 309. S 1927. (Foreign intelligence surveillance revisions) Final passage of a bill that would expand the authority of the U.S. attorney general to spy on suspected foreign terrorists without a warrant, including U.S. citizens/On passage of the bill Aug 03, 2007. N L
Roll Call 283. HR 1. (Sept. 11 commission recommendations) DeMint of South Carolina motion to insist that convicted felons not be eligible for a new transportation worker identification card/On the motion Jul 26, 2007. N W
Roll Call 279. HR 2638 (Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security appropriations), motion to kill an amendment that would give states $300 million to comply with new driver's license and identification card requirements/On the motion to table Jul 26, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 269. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Procedural question on whether to require a government-issued photo ID to vote in a federal election/On the motion Jul 19, 2007. N W
Roll Call 131. S 372. (Fiscal 2007 Intelligence authorization) Motion to bring debate on the bill to a close/On the cloture motion Apr 17, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 130. S 372. (Fiscal 2007 Intelligence authorization) Motion to bring debate on the bill to a close/On the cloture motion Apr 16, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 73. S. 4 Legislation to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission (Improving America's Security Act of 2007)/On passage Mar 13, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 54. Amendment to S. 4 (enacting recommendations of the 9/11 Commission) to specify the criminal offenses that disqualify an applicant from the receipt of a transportation security I.D. Feb 28, 2007. Y W
2007 House of Representatives
Roll Call 623. Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act, requiring a pullout of ground troops from Iraq by April 2008 (H.R. 2956)/On tabling an appeal of the ruling of the chair Jul 12, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 339. Fiscal 2008 Intelligence Authorization (H.R. 2082)/Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) amendment to clarify that the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is the exclusive means by which domestic electronic surveillance for the purpose of gathering foreign intelligence information may be conducted May 10, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 317. Authorizing $40 billion for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2008 (H.R. 1684)/Motion to recommit with instructions to authorize the agency to deploy a system to perform risk assessments of people entering the United States May 09, 2007. N L
Roll Call 284. Reauthorizing the Head Start program (H.R. 1439)/Motion to recommit with instructions to amend the legislation to permit faith-based organizations that provide federally funded early-childhood development programs to take religious affiliation into account when hiring employees and clarify that such organizations could use "religious art, icons, scripture or other symbols" May 02, 2007. N W
Roll Call 283. Reauthorizing the Head Start program (H.R. 1439)/Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) amendment to outline the importance of faith- and community-based organizations participation in the Head Start program May 02, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 274. Providing for consideration of legislation to reauthorize the Head Start program (H.R. 1429)/On adoption of the rules package (H. Res. 348) May 02, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 273. Providing for consideration of legislation to reauthorize the Head Start program (H.R. 1429)/Motion to order the previous question (end debate) on the rules package (H. Res. 348) May 02, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 200. H.R. 1401 (Rail and Public Transportation Security Act)/On motion to recommit with instructions Mar 27, 2007. N L
Roll Call 171. H.R. 1227, Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007/On motion to recommit with instructions Mar 21, 2007. N L
Roll Call 151. H.R. 985 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act/Stupak of Michigan amendment to include government-funded scientists among the federal employees granted whistleblower protections for exposing wrongdoing Mar 14, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 150. H.R. 985 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act/ Mar 14, 2007. N W
Roll Call 149. H.R. 985 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act/Stupak of Michigan amendment to clarify that political interference with science is covered under the bill Mar 14, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 148. On motion to adjourn Mar 14, 2007. N W
Roll Call 146. Providing for the consideration of H.R. 985, Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act/On agreeing to the resolution Mar 14, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 145. Providing for the consideration of H.R. 985 (Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act)/On ordering the previous question and bring to a vote Mar 14, 2007. Y W
2005 Senate
Roll Call 128. P.N. 194. Judicial Nominations/ Nomination of Priscilla Richman Owen to be a Federal Appellate Court Judge. May 25, 2005. N L
Roll Call 127. P.N. 194. Judicial Nominations/Procedural Vote on a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Priscilla Richman Owen to be a Federal Appellate Court Judge. May 24, 2005. N L
Roll Call 93. HR 1268. Fiscal 2005 Supplemental Appropriations/Vote to Delete Funding for the Construction of a New $36 Million Maximum Security Prison at Guantanamo, Cuba. Apr 13, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 21. S. 256. Bankruptcy/ Vote on Amendment to Exempt from Means Test in Bankruptcy Bill Debtors Whose Financial Distress was Caused by Identity Theft. Mar 03, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 9. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote on Final Passage of Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 10, 2005. N L
Roll Call 8. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Impose a 60-Day Limit for Federal District Courts to Decide If They Will Return a Case Back to State Court. Feb 10, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 7. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Give Federal Judges Discretion Regarding Which State's Law to Apply in a Federal Suit Where Consumers Bringing Suit are from Different States. Feb 09, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 6. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Exempt Civil Rights and Workers' Rights Suits from Provisions of Bill Making It More Difficult for Injured Consumers to Bring Suit in State Courts Feb 09, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 5. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote to Table (Kill) Amendment to Exempt State Attorney General Suits from Provisions of Bill Making It More Difficult for Injured Consumers to Bring Suit in State Courts. Feb 09, 2005. N L
Roll Call 3. P.N. 12. Executive Branch Nominations/Vote to Confirm Alberto R. Gonzales to be Attorney General of the United States. Feb 03, 2005. N L
2005 House of Representatives
Roll Call 222. H.R. 1815. Defense/Vote on Passage of Bill to Authorize Military Activities of the Defense Department. May 25, 2005. N L
Roll Call 216. H.R. 1815. Abortion/Defense/Vote on Amendment to Lift Restrictions on Termination of Pregnancies for U.S. Servicewomen. May 25, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 204. H.R. 810. Stem-Cell Research/Vote on Bill to Expand Embryonic Stem-Cell Research. May 24, 2005. Y W
Roll Call 186. H.R. 1817. Homeland Security/Vote on Amendment to Require Secretary of Homeland Security to Submit Report to Congress Regarding Border Violence. May 18, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 177. H.R. 2360. Appropriations/Homeland Security/Vote on Amendment to Prevent Homeland Security Funds from Going to State and Local Governments that Refuse to Share Information with Federal Authorities. May 17, 2005. N W
Roll Call 144. H.R. 748. Abortion/Vote on Passage of a Bill to Prohibit Anyone From Transporting a Minor Across State Lines to Seek an Abortion for the Purpose of Avoiding State Parental Consent or Notification Laws. Apr 27, 2005. N L
Roll Call 143. H.R. 748. Abortion/Procedural Vote on Motion to Recommit (Amend or Kill) a Bill to Prohibit Anyone From Transporting a Minor Across State Lines to Seek an Abortion for the Purpose of Avoiding State Parental Consent or Notification Laws. Apr 27, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 142. H.R. 748. Abortion/Vote on Amendment to Exempt Grandparents and Members of the Clergy from the Provisions of Bill to Prohibit Anyone From Transporting a Minor Across State Lines to Seek an Abortion for the Purpose of Avoiding State Parental Consent or Notification Laws. Apr 27, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 141. H.R. 748. Abortion/Vote on Amendment to Exempt Certain Drivers and Members of Medical Profession from the Provisions of Bill to Prohibit Anyone From Transporting a Minor Across State Lines to Seek an Abortion for the Purpose of Avoiding State Parental Consent or Notification Laws. Apr 27, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 139. H. Res. 236. Abortion/Procedural Vote on Governing Rule for Bill to Prohibit Anyone From Transporting a Minor Across State Lines to Seek an Abortion for the Purpose of Avoiding State Parental Consent or Notification Laws. Apr 27, 2005. N L
Roll Call 90. S. 686. Health Care/Vote on Bill to Grant Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo the Right to Pursue in Federal Court Their Case to Have Her Feeding Tube Re-Inserted Mar 20, 2005. N L
Roll Call 86. H.R. 1332. Health Care/Procedural Vote on Motion that the Committee on the Whole House Rise. Mar 17, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 69. H. Res. 151. Appropriations/Procedural Vote to Proceed to Consideration of H.R. 1268, a Bill to Provide Emergency Supplemental Funds Primarily for U.S. Military Activities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mar 15, 2005. N L
Roll Call 48. H.R. 27. Jobs/Vote on Passage of Bill to Reauthorize Federal Job-Training Programs. Mar 02, 2005. N L
Roll Call 47. H.R. 27. Jobs/Procedural Vote on Motion to Recommit to Committee with Instructions a Bill to Reauthorize Federal Job-Training Programs. Mar 02, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 46. H.R. 27. Jobs/Vote on Amendment to Remove Provision Permitting Religious Groups to Obtain Federal Job-Training Funds While Discriminating in Their Hiring on the Basis of Religion. Mar 02, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 38. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote on Final Passage of Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 17, 2005. N L
Roll Call 37. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Procedural Vote on Motion to Commit with Instructions Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 17, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 36. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote on Conyers Substitute Amendment to Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 17, 2005. Y L
2004 Senate
Roll Call 144. Full Senate vote on a Democratic amendment, offered to a bill to authorize Defense Department spending for FY05 (S. 2400), to compel Attorney General John Ashcroft to hand over all documents related to the treatment and interrogation of detainees held in U.S. custody. Jun 23, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 143. A vote to table (kill) a Democratic amendment to S. 2400, the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act, that would require the Defense Department to provide Congress with a number of reports pertaining to detainees at U.S. military prisons worldwide, including a report on all prisoner interrogation techniques approved by U.S. officials. Jun 23, 2004. N W
Roll Call 131. A vote on passage of a Republican amendment to the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act (S. 2400) expressing the sense of Congress that the Defense Department policy prohibiting media coverage of the return to the United States the remains of armed forces members who died overseas "appropriately protects the privacy of their families and friends and is consistent with the Constitution's guarantees of freedom of speech and press." Jun 21, 2004. N L
Roll Call 118. A vote to table (kill) a Democratic amendment to the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act (S. 2400) to prohibit the use of private contractors in the interrogation of prisoners and offensive military operations and establish certain restrictions with respect to the transfer of prisoners to contractors and foreign nations. Jun 16, 2004. N L
2004 House of Representatives
Roll Call 150. A vote on passage of a Republican-drafted resolution (H Res 627) entitled "Deploring the Abuse of Persons in United States Custody in Iraq," which Democrats say does not go far enough in terms of holding anyone accountable for such abuses. May 06, 2004. N L
Roll Call 147. A vote by the full House on a Republican motion to "order the previous question" (cut off debate) on this resolution (H Res 628) condemning the harsh treatment of Iraqi prisoners, but which Democrats say fails to call for accountability, including an independent congressional inquiry into the prison abuses. May 06, 2004. N L
Roll Call 31. H.R. 1997. Fetal Protection/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill Which Would Increase Penalties for Crimes Against Pregnant Women and Grant Fetuses Legal Rights Independent of Mothers. Feb 26, 2004. N L
Roll Call 30. H.R. 1997. Fetal Protection/Vote on Democratic Version Which Would Increase Penalties for Crimes Against Pregnant Women Without Granting Fetuses Legal Rights Independent of Mothers. Feb 26, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 17. H.R. 3030. Community Services Block Grants/Vote on Democratic Version Which Would Prevent Organizations Which Receive Taxpayer Funding to Conduct Anti-Poverty Programs from Discriminating Against Potential Employees on the Basis of Religion and Requiring Recipients of Poverty Aid to Participate in Religious Activities. Feb 04, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 16. H.R. 3030. Community Services Block Grants/Vote to Prevent Organizations Which Receive Taxpayer Funding to Conduct Anti-Poverty Programs from Requiring Recipients of Poverty Aid to Participate in Religious Activities. Feb 04, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 15. H.R. 3030. Community Services Block Grants/Vote to Prevent Organizations Which Receive Taxpayer Funding to Conduct Anti-Poverty Programs From Discriminating Against Potential Employees on the Basis of Religion. Feb 04, 2004. Y L
2003 Senate
Roll Call 279. H.R. 2658. Fiscal 2004 Defense Appropriations/Procedural Vote to Defeat an Amendment Designed to Identify U.S. Military Intentions on the Legal Handling of Detained Individuals. Jul 16, 2003. N L
Roll Call 145. S. 113. FISA Warrants/Vote to Protect Civil Liberties by Providing Judicial Discretion in Cases Involving Suspected Terrorists. May 08, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 51. S 3. Ban on "Dilation and Extraction" Abortions/Final Passage of a Bill to Restrict Abortion Rights By Banning "Dilation and Extraction" Abortions. Mar 13, 2003. N L
Roll Call 49. S 3. Ban on "Dilation and Extraction" Abortions/Vote to Allow "Dilation and Extraction" Abortions In Cases Where the Mother's Health Is Threatened By Pregnancy. Mar 12, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 47. S 3. Ban on "Dilation and Extraction" Abortions/Vote to Return Measure to Judiciary Committee to Determine Constitutionality of Abortion Restrictions Contained in Bill. Mar 12, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 46. S 3. Ban on "Dilation and Extraction" Abortions/Vote to Allow "Dilation and Extraction" Abortions In Cases Where the Mother's Health Is Threatened By Pregnancy. Mar 12, 2003. N L
2003 House of Representatives
Roll Call 649. H R 2417. Fiscal 2004 Intelligence Authorization/Vote on Final Passage of a Conference Report Which Would Authorize Federal Funding for Intelligence Activities in 2004. Nov 20, 2003. N L
Roll Call 570. H.R. 2359. Employment Verification Program/Vote to Extend and Expand a 1996 Employment Verification Pilot Program Through 2008. Oct 28, 2003. N W
Roll Call 488. H.R. 2989. Fiscal 2004 Transportation-Treasury Appropriations/Vote to Restrict Travel to Cuba for Educational Purposes. Sep 09, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 484. H.R. 2989. Fiscal 2004 Transportation-Treasury Appropriations/Vote to Remove Caps on Remittances to Cuba. Sep 09, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 483. H.R. 2989. Fiscal 2004 Transportation-Treasury Appropriations/Vote to Prevent the Enforcement of a Travel Ban to Cuba. Sep 09, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 445. H.R. 2427. Importation of Prescription Drugs/Vote to Allow the Importation of Less-Expensive Prescription Drugs. Jul 24, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 444. H.R. 2210. Head Start Reauthorization/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill Which Would Reauthorize Head Start Funding, Allow Religious Groups That Participate in the Head Start Program to Use Religion as a Factor When Hiring New Teachers, and Devolve Federal Power to Eight States in Making Determinations of How Federal Head Start Money Should Be Spent. Jul 24, 2003. N L
Roll Call 443. H.R. 2210. Head Start Reauthorization/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill Which Would Allow Religious Groups That Participate in the Head Start Program to Use Religion as a Factor When Hiring New Teachers And Would Allow States, And Not the Federal Government, to Determine How Federal Head Start Money Should Be Spent. Jul 24, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 442. H.R. 2210. Head Start Reauthorization/Vote on Democratic Version of Head Start Legislation Which, In Contrast to the Republican Bill, Would Not Allow Religious Groups That Participate in the Head Start Program from Using Religion as a Factor When Hiring New Teachers And Would Maintain the Federal Government's Power in Determining How Federal Head Start Money Should Be Spent. Jul 24, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 441. H.R. 2210. Head Start Reauthorization/Vote to Prevent Religious Groups That Participate in the Head Start Program from Using Religion as a Factor When Hiring New Teachers. Jul 24, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 421. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Restrict the Number of Death Penalty Convictions. Jul 23, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 420. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Prevent the Federal Government from Interfering With State Laws that have Decriminalized the Use of Medical Marijuana. Jul 23, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 409. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Cut Federal Funding to State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies if Those Agencies Fail to Provide Citizenship or Immigration Information to the Department of Homeland Security. Jul 22, 2003. N W
Roll Call 408. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Uphold the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by Preventing Law Enforcement From Conducting Searches Without a Warrant. Jul 22, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 245. S. 222, S. 273. Zuni Water and Grand Teton National Park/Protest Vote Against Rules of Debate on Two Non- Controversial Bills In Response to Republican Refusal to Extend the Recently-Passed Child Tax Credit to Low-Income Families. Jun 05, 2003. N L
Roll Call 244. S. 273, S. 222. Zuni Water and Grand Teton National Park/Protest Vote Against Allowing Consideration of Two Non- Controversial Bills In Response to Republican Refusal to Extend the Recently-Passed Child Tax Credit to Low-Income Families. Jun 05, 2003. N L
Roll Call 243. H.R. 1474. Digital Checks/Protest Vote Against Allowing Consideration of a Non-Controversial Bill In Response to Republican Refusal to Extend the Recently-Passed Child Tax Credit to Low-Income Families. Jun 05, 2003. N L
Roll Call 234. H.J. Res. 4. Flag Desecration/Passage of a Bill to Restrict Political Speech by Criminalizing the Destruction of the U.S. Flag. Jun 03, 2003. N L
Roll Call 233. H.J. Res. 4. Flag Desecration/Vote to Protect Political Speech By Weakening the Proposed Ban on the Destruction of the U.S. Flag. Jun 03, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 175. H.R. 1261. Job Training Reauthorization/Passage of a Bill to Provide Federal Assistance for Job Training Programs and Allow Providers of Job Training to Discriminate By Using an Individual's Religion as a Factor in Hiring Decisions. May 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 171. H.R. 1261. Job Training Reauthorization/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Provide Federal Assistance for Job Training Programs and Allow Providers of Job Training to Discriminate By Using an Individual's Religion as a Factor in Hiring Decisions. May 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 170. H.R. 1261. Job Training Reauthorization/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Provide Federal Assistance for Job Training Programs and Allow Providers of Job Training to Discriminate By Using an Individual's Religion as a Factor in Hiring Decisions. May 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 90. H. Res. 153. Day of Prayer/Passage of a Bill Expressing the Sense of the House that the President Should Designate a Day of Prayer, Fasting, and Humility. Mar 27, 2003. N L
2002 House of Representatives
Roll Call 416. H.R. 2215. Justice Department Reauthorization/Vote to Allow Consideration of Justice Department Reauthorization Bill Which Under-Funded the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Sep 26, 2002. N L
Roll Call 367. H.R. 5005. Creation of a Department of Homeland Security/Final Passage of Anti-Labor (Republican) Version of Bill Which Restricts Labor Rights of Public Employees in Department and Limits Congressional Oversight of Department. Jul 26, 2002. N L
Roll Call 363. H.R. 5005. Creation of a Department of Homeland Security/Vote to Allow Congressional Oversight of Department and Protect the Labor Rights of Public Employees in Department. Jul 26, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 361. H.R. 5005. Creation of a Department of Homeland Security/Vote to Exempt Private Airport Security Screening Companies From Liability for Negligent Actions. Jul 26, 2002. N L
Roll Call 359. H.R. 5005. Creation of a Department of Homeland Security/Vote to Hold Private Security Screening Companies Liable for Negligent Actions and Promote the Development of Anti-Terrorism Technologies. Jul 26, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 333. HR 5120. Treasury-Postal Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Improve Livelihood of Cubans By Restricting Funds to Enforce the Embargo on Cuba. Jul 23, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 332. HR 5120. Treasury-Postal Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Improve Livelihood of Cubans By Restricting Funds to Enforce the Embargo on Cuba. Jul 23, 2002. Y W
Roll Call 331. HR 5120. Treasury-Postal Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Restrict Funds to Enforce the Ban on Travel to Cuba. Jul 23, 2002. Y W
Roll Call 330. HR 5120. Treasury-Postal Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Undermine the Restriction of Funds to Enforce the Ban on Travel to Cuba. Jul 23, 2002. N W
Roll Call 313. HR 5093. Regulating Corporate Fraud/Motion to Instruct Conferees to Adopt More Stringent Senate Language When Drafting Conference Report. Jul 17, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 193. HR 3129. Reauthorizing the Customs Service/Final Passage of a Bill Which Exempted Customs Agents from Lawsuits for Wrongful Searches. May 22, 2002. N L
Roll Call 192. HR 3129. Reauthorizing the Customs Service/Vote to Hold Customs Agents Liable for Wrongful Searches. May 22, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 97. HR 476. Transporting Minors for Abortions/Final Passage of a Bill to Criminalize the Transport of Minors Across State Lines to Obtain an Abortion. Apr 17, 2002. N L
Roll Call 96. HR 476. Transporting Minors for Abortions/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Criminalize the Transport of Minors Across State Lines to Obtain an Abortion. Apr 17, 2002. Y L

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