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Tim Kaine's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (VA) - Jr, Democratic

Current Issue:

Federal, State and Local Relations


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 organization's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by Vote Smart's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

Executive Actions

Federal, State and Local Relations


Bill No. HB 1979
Outcome Vetoed - Executive
Date 03/26/2007

National Key Votes

Bill No. HR 1625
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 32)
Date 03/23/2018
Bill No. S 139
Outcome Concurrence Vote - Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Date 01/18/2018
Bill No. S Amdt 3584
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 69)
Date 07/29/2014
Bill No. HR 2775
Outcome Passage With Amendment - Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Date 10/16/2013
Bill No. S 743
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 27)
Date 05/06/2013
Bill No. S 743
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Invoked - Senate (63 - 30)
Date 04/25/2013
Bill No. S Amdt 719
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 43)
Date 04/17/2013
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