National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard

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This congressional scorecard is from the National Journal. The original scorecard is available here. Click through a member's name for their full profile or click through a vote number to read its full description.


Contents

Guide

Votes

The National Journal's selected votes, as categorized by the magazine. Click through for more information on each vote.

Note: The National Journal rates each vote as "liberal" (L) or "conservative" (C) based on its outcome. Votes are weighted on a scale of 1 to 3 (1 being the lowest and 3 the highest) based on how each vote fits into the overall pattern of votes. Votes have been divided into the categories of economic, social, and foreign policy.[1]

Economic

  1. H.R. 5140 – Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 (Cloture). Roll Call 8. A No vote was rated C-3.
  2. S. 1200 – Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 (Amendment). Roll Call 25. A No vote was rated L-2.
  3. S. 2663 – Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act (Amendment). Roll Call 37. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  4. H.R. 4040 – Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act (Passage). Roll Call 41. A Yes vote was rated L-1.
  5. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 43. A No vote was rated L-3.
  6. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 44. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  7. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 48. A No vote was rated L-3.
  8. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 49. A No vote was rated C-2.
  9. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 51. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  10. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 54. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  11. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 56. A No vote was rated L-3.
  12. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Motion). Roll Call 61. A No vote was rated L-2.
  13. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 63. A No vote was rated L-2.
  14. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 64. A No vote was rated C-2.
  15. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 65. A No vote was rated L-3.
  16. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 66. A No vote was rated L-3.
  17. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 67. A Yes vote was rated C-2.
  18. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Motion). Roll Call 75. A No vote was rated L-1.
  19. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 80. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  20. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 84. A Yes vote was rated L-1.
  21. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Passage). Roll Call 85. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  22. H.R. 3221 – Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Motion). Roll Call 88. A Yes vote was rated C-2.
  23. S. 2739 – Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 97. A No vote was rated L-2.
  24. H.R. 2831 – Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 (Cloture). Roll Call 110. A No vote was rated C-3.
  25. H.R. 2881 – FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 (Cloture). Roll Call 115. A No vote was rated C-3.
  26. Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007. Roll Call 121. A Yes vote was rated L-1.
  27. S. 2284 – Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007 (Amendment). Roll Call 123. A No vote was rated L-3.
  28. H.R. 980 – Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007 (Cloture). Roll Call 126. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  29. H.R. 2419 – Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 (Motion). Roll Call 129. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  30. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Motion). Roll Call 134. A No vote was rated L-3.
  31. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Motion). Roll Call 135. A No vote was rated L-3.
  32. H.R. 2642 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 (Motion). Roll Call 137. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  33. S. 3036 – Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008 (Cloture). Roll Call 145. A No vote was rated C-3.
  34. S. 3044 – Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008 (Cloture). Roll Call 146. A No vote was rated C-3.
  35. H.R. 6049 – Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008 (Cloture). Roll Call 147. A No vote was rated C-3.
  36. S. 3101 – Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (Cloture). Roll Call 149. A No vote was rated C-3.
  37. H.R. 3221 – Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Motion). Roll Call 157. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  38. H.R. 2642 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 (Motion). Roll Call 161. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  39. H.R. 6331 – Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (Cloture). Roll Call 169. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  40. S. 3268 – Stop Excessive Energy Speculation Act of 2008 (Cloture). Roll Call 184. A No vote was rated C-3.
  41. S. 3186 – Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer Act (Cloture). Roll Call 187. A No vote was rated C-3.
  42. H.R. 6049 – Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 203. A No vote was rated C-3.
  43. S. 3604 – Economic Recovery Act, 2008 (Motion). Roll Call 206. A No vote was rated C-3.
  44. H.R. 2095 – Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2007 (Motion). Roll Call 210. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  45. H.R. 7005 – Auto Industry Restructuring and Financing (Cloture). Roll Call 215. A No vote was rated C-3.

Social

  1. S. 2248 – FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 2. A Yes vote was rated C-3.
  2. S. 2248 – FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 11. A No vote was rated C-3.
  3. S. 2248 – FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 13. A No vote was rated C-3.
  4. S. 2248 – FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 15. A No vote was rated C-3.
  5. S. 2248 – FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 18. A No vote was rated C-3.
  6. S. 1200 – Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 (Amendment). Roll Call 29. A Yes vote was rated C-1.
  7. S. 1200 – Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 (Amendment). Roll Call 30. A Yes vote was rated C-3.
  8. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 58. A Yes vote was rated C-3.
  9. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 59. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  10. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 60. A Yes vote was rated C-2.
  11. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Motion). Roll Call 69. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  12. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 71. A No vote was rated L-3.
  13. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 79. A No vote was rated L-3.
  14. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 81. A No vote was rated L-3.
  15. Judicial Nomination – Helene H. White to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Roll Call 156. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  16. H.R. 6304 – FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 164. A No vote was rated C-3.
  17. H.R. 6304 – FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Passage). Roll Call 168. A Yes vote was rated C-2.
  18. S. 2731 – Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Motion). Roll Call 175. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  19. S. 2035 – Free Flow of Information Act (Cloture). Roll Call 191. A No vote was rated C-3.

Foreign

  1. H.R. 2082 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Passage). Roll Call 22. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  2. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Amendment). Roll Call 83. A Yes vote was rated L-2.
  3. S. 1315 – Disabled Veterans Insurance Improvement Act of 2007 (Amendment). Roll Call 111. A No vote was rated L-3.
  4. S. Con. Res. 70 – FY2009 Budget Resolution (Motion). Roll Call 132. A Yes vote was rated L-3.
  5. H.R. 2642 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 (Motion). Roll Call 138. A No vote was rated C-1.
  6. H.R. 2642 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 (Motion). Roll Call 139. A Yes vote was rated C-1.
  7. S. 2731 – Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 178. A No vote was rated L-3.
  8. S. 2731 – Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 179. A No vote was rated L-3.
  9. S. 2731 – Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Amendment). Roll Call 181. A No vote was rated L-3.
  10. S. 3001 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Cloture). Roll Call 195. A No vote was rated C-3.
  11. S. 3001 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Amendment). Roll Call 198. A No vote was rated L-3.
  12. S. 3001 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Cloture). Roll Call 200. A Yes vote was rated L-3.

Key

  • "Y" = Member voted "Yes"
  • "N" = Member voted "No"
  • "Not voting" = Member did not vote

Scorecard

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. "2008 Vote Ratings - Key Votes Used To Calculate The Ratings", National Journal, February 28, 2009.

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