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Lieberman's Record

Congressional Quarterly
Monday, August 7, 2000


Joseph I. Lieberman's Senate votes on key issues:

Bill
Vote
2000
  • Require so-called 527 political groups to disclose contribution and expenditure information (Senate Vote 160)
  • Y
  • Extend certain tariff benefits to the nations of the Caribbean, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa (Senate Vote 98)
  • Y
    1999
  • Remove barriers among banking, securities and insurance industries (Senate Vote 354)
  • Y
  • Support Roe v. Wade right to abortion (Senate Vote 337)
  • Y
  • Limit debate on banning "soft money" campaign contributions (Senate Vote 331)
  • Y
  • Ratify Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (Senate Vote 325)
  • Y
  • Support study of automotive fuel efficiency standards (Senate Vote 275)
  • Y
  • Kill amendment to ban all trade sanctions on food and medicine (Senate Vote 251)
  • Y
  • Reduce federal taxes by $792 billion over 10 years (Senate Vote 247)
  • N
  • Approve GOP patient protections and health-related tax incentives (Senate Vote 210)
  • N
  • Kill amendment to prohibit deployment of ground troops to Kosovo without congressional approval (Senate Vote 145)
  • Y
  • Require background checks on sales at gun shows (Senate Vote 134)
  • Y
  • Kill amendment to authorize state grants to hire teachers and reduce class size (Senate Vote 41)
  • N
  • Remove President Clinton -- Article I, grand jury perjury (Senate Vote 17)
  • N
  • Remove President Clinton -- Article II, obstruction of justice (Senate Vote 18)
  • N
  • Dismiss impeachment charges against President Clinton (Senate Vote 4)
  • Y
    1998
  • Clear $500 billion-plus omnibus spending bill (Senate Vote 314)
  • Y
  • Ban "partial-birth" abortions (Senate Vote 277)
  • N
  • Kill proposal to limit president's ability to impose economic sanctions (Senate Vote 201)
  • Y
  • Prohibit same-sex military barracks and basic training (Senate Vote 180)
  • N
  • Approve tax-sheltered education savings accounts (Senate Vote 169)
  • Y
  • Limit debate on bill to increase tobacco restrictions (Senate Vote 161)
  • Y
  • Expand visa program for skilled workers (Senate Vote 141)
  • Y
  • Limit NATO expansion to Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic (Senate Vote 112)
  • N
  • Provide $17.9 billion for the International Monetary Fund (Senate Vote 44)
  • Y
  • Limit debate on McCain-Feingold plan to overhaul campaign finance laws (Senate Vote 16
  • Y
  • Ban human cloning (Senate Vote 10)
  • N
    1997
  • Authorize president to make fast-track trade pacts (Senate Vote 292)
  • Y
  • Overturn line-item vetoes of 36 military projects (Senate Vote 287)
  • N
  • Create educational savings accounts (Senate Vote 288)
  • Y
  • Support campaign finance overhaul (Senate Vote 267)
  • Y
  • Earmark most NEA funds for state block grants (Senate Vote 246)
  • N
  • Approve means-based testing for Medicare insurance premiums (Senate Vote 113)
  • Y
  • Approve GOP budget to cut spending and taxes (Senate Vote 92)
  • Y
  • Ban "partial birth" abortions (Senate Vote 71)
  • N
  • Allow workers to choose between overtime and compensatory time (Senate Vote 68)
  • N
  • Approve chemical weapons ban (Senate Vote 51)
  • Y
  • Approve interim nuclear waste repository (Senate Vote 42)
  • N
  • Approve balanced-budget constitutional amendment (Senate Vote 24)
  • N
    1996
  • Ban most partial-birth abortions (Senate Vote 301)
  • N
  • Prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation (Senate Vote 281)
  • Y
  • Replace federal welfare guarantee with block grants to the states (Senate Vote 262)
  • Y
  • Establish a temporary nuclear waste storage site in Nevada (Senate Vote 259)
  • N
  • Exempt small businesses from minimum wage increase (Senate Vote 183)
  • N
  • Consider a bill overhauling campaign finance laws (Senate Vote 168)
  • Y
  • Approve a constitutional amendment to require a balanced federal budget (Senate Vote 158)
  • N
  • Bipartisan plan to balance the budget in seven years (Senate Vote 150)
  • Y
  • Block a plan to allow tax-deductible medical savings accounts (Senate Vote 72)
  • Y
  • Grant the president line-item veto authority (Senate Vote 56)
  • Y
  • Limit punitive damages in product liability cases (Senate Vote 46)
  • Y
  • Strengthen the trade embargo against Cuba (Senate Vote 22)
  • Y
  • Replace farm price supports with seven years of annual fixed payments (Senate Vote 19)
  • Y
  • Replace farm price supports with seven years of annual fixed payments (Senate Vote 19)
  • Y
  • Deregulate telecommunications industry (Senate Vote 8)
  • Y
    1995
  • Restrict class-action securities lawsuits (Senate Vote 612)
  • Y
  • Approve constitutional amendment prohibiting flag burning (Senate Vote 600)
  • N
  • Ban an abortion technique that opponents call 'partial birth' abortion (Senate Vote 596)
  • N
  • Approve budget-reconciliation package (Senate Vote 556)
  • N
  • Approve federal welfare overhaul (Senate Vote 443)
  • Y
  • Approve fiscal 1996 Defense Appropriations (Senate Vote 397)
  • Y
  • Require Packwood hearings to be held publicly (Senate Vote 352)
  • Y
  • Exclude certain items from gift ban (Senate Vote 339)
  • N
  • End Bosnian arms embargo (Senate Vote 331)
  • Y
  • Approve lobbyist reporting requirements (Senate Vote 328)
  • Y
  • Approve federal regulatory overhaul (Senate Vote 315)
  • N
  • Confirm Dr. Henry W. Foster Jr. as Surgeon General (Senate Vote 273)
  • Y
  • Repeal federal speed limits (Senate Vote 270)
  • N
  • Approve deregulation of telecommunications industries (Senate Vote 268)
  • N
  • Approve cap on punitive damages in product liability cases (Senate Vote 152)
  • Y
  • Approve presidential line-item veto (Senate Vote 115)
  • Y
  • Approve balanced-budget constitutional amendment (Senate Vote 98)
  • N
    1994
  • Waive Senate budget rules to allow GATT vote (Senate Vote 328)
  • Y
  • Invoke cloture on California desert protection bill (Senate Vote 326)
  • Y
  • Invoke cloture on lobbying disclosure and gift ban bill (Senate Vote 322)
  • N
  • Invoke cloture on bill to set voluntary campaign spending caps (Senate Vote 314)
  • Y
  • Waive Senate budget rules to allow crime bill vote (Senate Vote 293)
  • Y
  • Approve fiscal 1996 Defense Appropriations (Senate Vote 397)
  • Y
  • Permit new regulations to require the use of ethanol in gasoline (Senate Vote 255)
  • N
  • End U.S. arms embargo on Bosnia (Senate Vote 181)
  • Y
  • Invoke cloture on bill to limit product liability (Senate Vote 170)
  • Y
  • Bar military action in Haiti without Congress' authorization (Senate Vote 172)
  • N
  • Require risk assessments of some new EPA regulations (Senate Vote 117)
  • Y
  • Safeguard access to abortion clinics (Senate Vote 112)
  • Y
  • Passage of budget resolution preserving spending levels (Senate Vote 113)
  • Y
  • Approve balanced-budget constitutional amendment (Senate Vote 48)
  • N
  • Kill amendment to reduce budget spending by $94 billion (Senate Vote 35)
  • N
  • Approve national education standards (Senate Vote 34)
  • Y
  • End U.S. trade embargo on Vietnam (Senate Vote 5)
  • Y
    1993
  • Approve five-day waiting period for handgun purchases (Senate Vote 394)
  • Y
  • Invoke cloture on California desert protection bill (Senate Vote 326)
  • Y
  • Approve NAFTA (Senate Vote 395)
  • Y
  • Ban certain semiautomatic assault weapons (Senate Vote 375)
  • Y
  • Limit subpoena of Packwood diaries to ethics related entries (Senate Vote 347)
  • N
  • Cut U.S. military funding in Somalia after troop withdrawal (Senate Vote 314)
  • Y
  • Allow federal abortion funding (Senate Vote 290)
  • Y
  • Provide foreign aid including aid for the former Soviet Union (Senate Vote 287)
  • Y
  • Bar higher grazing fees and other public land reforms (Senate Vote 266)
  • N
  • Allow the president to determine if gays serve in the military (Senate Vote 250)
  • Y
  • Reduce spending for the Ballistic Missile Defense program (Senate Vote 251)
  • N
  • Authorize funds for the National Service program (Senate Vote 231)
  • Y
  • Confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court (Senate Vote 232)
  • Y
  • Pass Clinton budget raising taxes and cutting spending (Senate Vote 190)
  • Y
  • Provide incentives to candidates to limit campaign spending (Senate Vote 158)
  • Y
  • Move to vote on President Clinton's economic stimulus plan (Senate Vote 105)
  • Y
  • Approve budget increasing taxes and reducing deficit (Senate Vote 83)
  • Y
  • Approve national "motor voter" registration bill (Senate Vote 38)
  • Y
  • Require unpaid family and medical leave (Senate Vote 11)
  • Y
  • Support president's right to lift military gay ban (Senate Vote 9)
  • Y
    1992
  • Reauthorize water projects in Utah and California (Senate Vote 267)
  • Y
  • Override veto of cable TV rate cap bill (Senate Vote 264)
  • Y
  • Allow abortion counseling at federally-funded clinics (Senate Vote 254)
  • Y
  • Provide $26.5 billion for foreign assistance (Senate Vote 256)
  • Y
  • Reduce enterprise zones and IRA deductions (Senate Vote 240)
  • N
  • Override family and medical leave veto (Senate Vote 232)
  • Y
  • Impose 9-month moratorium on nuclear testing (Senate Vote 217)
  • Y
  • Oppose deeper cuts in spending for SDI (Senate Vote 182)
  • N
  • Provide extended unemployment benefits (Senate Vote 145)
  • Y
  • Reject grace period before suspending Russian aid (Senate Vote 139)
  • Y
  • Override campaign finance reform veto (Senate Vote 88)
  • Y
  • Reject lifting fetal tissue research ban (Senate Vote 61)
  • N
  • Allow shifting funds from defense to domestic programs (Senate Vote 56)
  • N
  • Reject stricter nuclear power licensing procedures (Senate Vote 20)
  • N
  • Approve school-choice pilot program (Senate Vote 5)
  • Y
    1991
  • Authorize $500 million to dismantle Soviet nuclear weapons (Senate Vote 274)
  • Y
  • Confirm Robert Gates as CIA director (Senate Vote 243)
  • Y
  • Invoke cloture on consideration of energy bill (Senate Vote 242)
  • N
  • Pass Civil Rights Act of 1991 (Senate Vote 238)
  • Y
  • Confirm Clarence Thomas to Supreme Court (Senate Vote 220)
  • N
  • Provide 12 weeks of family leave for workers (Senate Vote 215)
  • Y
  • Provide up to 20 additional weeks of unemployment benefits (Senate Vote 213)
  • Y
  • Transfer $3.1 billion to domestic programs from defense (Senate Vote 182)
  • N
  • Kill amendment to allow women to fly as combat pilots (Senate Vote 167)
  • N
  • Kill amendment to prevent deployment of anti-missile system (Senate Vote 169)
  • Y
  • Tie China's most-favored trade status to human-rights progress (Senate Vote 142)
  • Y
  • Raise senators' pay and ban honoraria (Senate Vote 133)
  • Y
  • Appropriate $509 million for superconducting super collider (Senate Vote 121)
  • Y
  • Approve waiting period for handgun purchases (Senate Vote 115)
  • Y
  • Lower federal share of costs for interstate-highway repair (Senate Vote 97)
  • Y
  • Authorize use of force in Persian Gulf (Senate Vote 2)
  • Y
    1990
  • Oppose prohibition of certain semiautomatic weapons (Senate Vote 103)
  • N
  • Confirm Robert Gates as CIA director (Senate Vote 243)
  • Y
  • Support constitutional amendment on flag desecration (Senate Vote 128)
  • N
  • Oppose requiring parental notice for minors' abortions (Senate Vote 266)
  • Y
  • Halt production of B-2 stealth bomber at 13 planes (Senate Vote 272)
  • Y
  • Approve budget that cut spending and raised revenues (Senate Vote 292)
  • N
  • Pass civil rights bill over Bush veto (Senate Vote 304)
  • Y
    1989
  • Oppose reduction of SDI funding (Senate Vote 148)
  • N
  • Kill amendment to allow women to fly as combat pilots (Senate Vote 167)
  • N
  • Oppose barring federal funds for "obscene" art (Senate Vote 216)
  • Y
  • Allow vote on capital gains tax cut (Senate Vote 295)
  • Y

    2000 Congressional Quarterly, Inc.


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