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113th Congress
Senate Votes
Passed A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. 06/27/2013 ratingcheck
Passed S. 47 As Amended; A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. 02/12/2013 ratingcheck
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House Votes
Agreed To King of Iowa Amendment 06/06/2013 ratingX
Passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 02/28/2013 ratingcheck
Failed McMorris Rodgers of Washington Substitute Amendment 02/28/2013 ratingX
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112th Congress
House Votes
Passed To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes 11/30/2012 --
Agreed To Second King of Iowa Amendment 06/07/2012 ratingX
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111th Congress
Senate Votes
Rejected The DREAM Act 12/18/2010 ratingcheck
Rejected DeMint Border Fence Amendment 05/27/2010 ratingX
Rejected Cornyn Detention Bed Amendment 05/27/2010 ratingX
Rejected McCain National Guard Amendment 05/27/2010 ratingX
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House Votes
Passed The DREAM Act 12/08/2010 ratingcheck
Passed Death in Custody Reporting Act 02/04/2009 ratingcheck
Passed Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 01/14/2009 ratingcheck
Passed Employee Verification Amendment Act of 2008 07/31/2008 ratingX
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110th Congress
Senate Votes
Rejected Kyl Operation Streamline Amendment 05/27/2010 ratingX
Agreed To Table the Vitter "Sanctuary City" Amendment 10/16/2007 ratingcheck
Agreed To Sanders Temporary Labor Amendment 07/26/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Table the Alexander "REAL ID" Amendment 07/26/2007 ratingcheck
Agreed To Graham Enforcement Amendment 07/26/2007 ratingX
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2007 CIR Votes (S. 1639)
Senate Votes
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.1639; A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. 06/28/2007 --
Rejected Motion to table division VII of the "clay pigeon" SA 1934 to S. 1639 (Baucus-Tester amendment to eliminate unworkable REAL ID provisions) 06/27/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Motion to table division VI of the "clay pigeon" SA 1934 to S. 1639 (Menendez amendment to increase points for family ties) 06/27/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Motion to table division IV of the "clay pigeon" SA 1934 (Dodd amendment to increase visas for parents of U.S. citizens) 06/27/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Motion to table division III of the "clay pigeon" SA 1934 (Bond amendment to prohibit green cards for Z visa holders) 06/27/2007 ratingcheck
Agreed To Motion to table division II of "clay pigeon" SA 1934 (Webb amendment to create roots-based legalization eligibility criteria) 06/27/2007 ratingcheck
Agreed To Motion to table division I of "clay pigeon" SA 1934 (Hutchison amendment to accelerate touchback requirement) 06/27/2007 ratingcheck
Agreed To Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 1639 06/26/2007 --
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2007 CIR Votes (S. 1348)
Senate Votes
Rejected Final vote on cloture on S. 1348, which would have limited debate and moved the Senate toward a vote on final passage of S. 1348 06/07/2007 --
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Kennedy Amdt. No. 1150, As Amended; In the nature of a substitute. 06/07/2007 --
Rejected Coburn Amdt. No. 1311, As Modified; To require the enforcement of existing border security and immigration laws and Congressional approval before amnesty can be granted. 06/07/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Dorgan Amdt. No. 1316; To sunset the Y-1 nonimmigrant visa program after a 5-yer period. 06/07/2007 ratingX
Rejected Obama Amdt. No. 1202, As Modified; To provide a date on which the authority of the section relating to the increasing of American competitiveness through a merit-based evaluation system for immigrants shall be terminated. 06/07/2007 ratingcheck
Rejected Vitter Amdt. No. 1339; To require that the U.S. VISIT system be finished as part of the enforcement trigger. 06/07/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Inhofe Amdt. No. 1151; To amend title 4, United States Code, to declare English as the national language of the Government of the United States, and for other purposes. 06/07/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Salazar Amdt. No. 1384; To preserve and enhance the role of the English language. 06/07/2007 ratingcheck
Rejected Ensign Amdt. No. 1374; To improve the criteria and weights of the merit-based evaluation system. 06/07/2007 ratingX
Rejected Motion to Waive CBA Re: Clinton Amdt. No. 1183, As Further Modified; To reclassify the spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents as immediate relatives. 06/07/2007 ratingcheck
Agreed To Kyl Amdt. No. 1460; To modify the allocation of visas with respect to the backlog of family-based visa petitions. 06/06/2007 ratingX
Rejected Motion to Waive CBA Re: Menendez Amdt. No 1194; To modify the deadline for the family backlog reduction. 06/06/2007 ratingcheck
Agreed To to Sessions Amdt. No. 1234; To save American taxpayers up to $24 billion in the 10 years after passage of this Act, by preventing the earned income tax credit. 06/06/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Reid Amdt. No. 1331; To clarify the application of the earned income tax credit. 06/06/2007 --
Agreed To Cornyn Amdt. No. 1250; To address documentation of employment and to make an amendment with respect to mandatory disclosure of information. 06/06/2007 ratingX
Rejected Bingaman Amdt. No. 1267 As Modified; To remove the requirement that Y-1 nonimmigrant visa holders leave the United States before they are able to renew their visa. 06/06/2007 ratingcheck
Rejected DeMint Amdt. No. 1197; To require health care coverage for holders of Z nonimmigrant visas. 06/06/2007 ratingX
Rejected Cornyn Amdt. No. 1184, As Modified; To establish a permanent bar for gang members, terrorists, and other criminals. 06/06/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Kennedy Amdt. No. 1333, as Modified; To increase the immigration-related penalties associated with various criminal activities. 06/06/2007 --
Agreed To Feingold Amdt. No. 1176; To establish commissions to review the facts and circumstances surrounding injustices suffered by European Americans, European Latin Americans, and Jewish refugees during World War II. 06/05/2007 ratingcheck
Rejected McConnell Amdt. No. 1170; To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require individuals voting in person to present photo identification. 06/05/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Durbin Amdt. No. 1231; To ensure that employers make efforts to recruit American workers. 06/05/2007 ratingX
Rejected Allard Amdt. No. 1189; To eliminate the preference given to people who entered the United States illegally over people seeking to enter the country legally in the merit-based evaluation system for visas. 06/05/2007 ratingX
Rejected Vitter Amdt. No. 1157; To strike title VI (related to Nonimmigrants in the United States Previously in Unlawful Status). 05/24/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Sanders Amdt. No. 1223; To establish the American Competitiveness Scholarship Program. 05/24/2007 ratingX
Rejected Dorgan Amdt. No. 1181; To sunset the Y-1 nonimmigrant visa program after a 5-year period. 05/24/2007 ratingX
Rejected Coleman Amdt. No. 1158; To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to facilitate information sharing between federal and local law enforcement officials related to an individual's immigration status. 05/24/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Akaka Amdt. No. 1186; To exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas. 05/24/2007 ratingcheck
Agreed To Bingaman Amdt. No. 1169; To reduce to 200,000 the number of certain non-immigrants permitted to be admitted during a fiscal year. 05/23/2007 ratingX
Rejected Dorgan Amdt. No. 1153; To strike the Y nonimmigrant guestworker program 05/22/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.1348; Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 05/21/2007 ratingcheck
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2006 CIR Votes (S. 2611)
Senate Votes
Passed Final Passage of the CIR Act of 2006 05/25/2006 ratingcheck
Rejected Sessions EITC Amendment 05/25/2006 ratingX
Agreed To Feingold Amendment 05/25/2006 ratingcheck
Agreed To Table the Chambliss Amendment 05/24/2006 ratingcheck
Agreed To Motion to Waive CBA 05/24/2006 ratingcheck
Agreed To Table the Durbin Amendment 05/23/2006 ratingX
Agreed To Table the Kyl Amendment 05/19/2006 ratingcheck
Agreed To Inhofe "English Only" Amendment 05/18/2006 --
Agreed To Table the Ensign Amendment 05/18/2006 ratingcheck
Agreed To Kennedy Amendment 05/18/2006 ratingcheck
Rejected Vitter Amendment 05/17/2006 ratingX
Agreed To Table the Dorgan Amendment 05/16/2006 ratingcheck
Rejected Isakson Amendment 05/16/2006 ratingX
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Other
Senate Votes
Agreed To A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. 06/27/2013 ratingcheck
Passed S. 1925 as Amended; A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. 04/26/2012 --
Rejected The DREAM Act (S. 2205) 10/24/2007 ratingcheck
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cornyn Amdt. No. 312, to 9/11 bill 03/09/2007 ratingX
Passed Secure Fence Act of 2006 09/30/2006 ratingX
Rejected Byrd Amendment to the Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005 11/03/2005 ratingX
Passed Homeland Security Act of 2002 11/19/2002 ratingX
Rejected Suspension Vote on Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act 09/27/2000 ratingcheck
Passed Final Passage of the American Competitiveness Act 05/18/1998 ratingcheck
Agreed To Kennedy/Johnson Amendment to American Competitiveness Act 05/18/1998 ratingcheck
Agreed To Kennedy/Johnson Amendment to American Competitiveness Act 05/18/1998 ratingcheck
Agreed To District of Columbia Appropriations 10/07/1997 ratingcheck
Rejected Budget Reconciliation 07/23/1996 ratingcheck
Rejected Graham Amendment to the Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility Act of 1996 05/02/1996 ratingcheck
Agreed To Leahy Amendment to the Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility Act of 1996 05/01/1996 ratingcheck
Rejected Feinstein/Simon Amendment to the Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility Act of 1996 04/30/1996 ratingcheck
Rejected Kennedy Amendment to the Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility Act of 1996 04/30/1996 ratingcheck
Agreed To Feinstein/Boxer Amendment to the Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility Act of 1996 04/25/1996 ratingcheck
Agreed To Terrorism Prevention Act--Conference Report 04/17/1996 ratingX
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House Votes
Agreed To King of Iowa Amendment No. 2 09/06/2007 --
Passed Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 09/21/2006 ratingX
Passed Community Protection Act of 2006 09/21/2006 ratingX
Passed Community Protection Act of 2006: Table Appeal of the Ruling Chair 09/21/2006 ratingX
Passed Providing for the consideration of the bills (H.R. 4830)Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006, (H.R. 6094) Community Protection Act of 2006 and (H.R. 6095) Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 09/21/2006 --
Passed Secure Fence Act of 2006 09/14/2006 ratingX
Failed Secure Fence Act of 2006: Motion to Recommit with Instructions 09/14/2006 ratingcheck
Agreed To King of Iowa Amendment; Homeland Security Appropriations Act, FY2007 06/06/2006 ratingX
Passed Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act 12/16/2005 ratingX
Agreed To Norwood of Georgia Amendment; Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act 12/16/2005 ratingX
Agreed To Goodlatte of Virginia Amendment; Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act 12/16/2005 ratingX
Failed Jackson-Lee of Texas Amendment; Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 12/15/2005 ratingcheck
Agreed To King of Iowa Amendment; Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriations Act, FY2006 06/16/2005 ratingX
Failed Tancredo of Colorado Amendment; Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriations Act, FY2006 06/16/2005 ratingX
Passed REAL ID Act 02/10/2005 ratingX
Failed Nadler of New York Amendment; REAL ID Act 02/10/2005 ratingcheck
Failed Smith of New Jersey Amendment No. 14; 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act 10/08/2004 ratingcheck
Failed Smith of New Jersey Amendment No. 15; 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act 10/08/2004 ratingcheck
Failed Menendez of New Jersey Substitute Amendment; 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act 10/08/2004 ratingcheck
Failed Tancredo of Colorado Amendment; Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005 06/18/2004 ratingX
Agreed To Goode of Virginia Amendment; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 05/19/2004 ratingX
Failed Tancredo of Colorado Amendment; Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary Appropriations FY 2004 07/22/2003 ratingX
Agreed To Hostettler of Indiana Amendment; Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005 07/15/2003 ratingX
Failed Tancredo of Colorado Amendment; Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2004 06/24/2003 ratingX
Passed Homeland Security Act 11/13/2002 ratingX
Agreed To Goode of Virginia Amendment to Department of Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 05/09/2002 ratingX
Passed Providing for the concurrence by the House with amendments in the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 1885 (Section 245(i) Extension Act of 2001) 03/12/2002 ratingcheck
Passed Child Status Protection Act 06/06/2001 ratingcheck
Passed Immigration Section 245(i) Extension Act of 2001 05/21/2001 ratingcheck
Passed Workforce Improvement and Protection Act 09/24/1998 ratingcheck
Failed Workforce Improvement and Protection Act 09/24/1998 ratingX
Failed Motion to Instruct Conferees--Commerce, Justice, State, Judiciary Appropriations 10/29/1997 ratingX
Passed Immigration and Nationality Act 09/25/1996 ratingX
Passed Anti-Terrorism 04/18/1996 ratingX
Agreed To Immigration Reform 03/21/1996 ratingcheck
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