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Hillary Clinton's Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

For more information about the legislative process, see here.

National Key Votes

Bill No. HR 6304
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 28)
Date 07/09/2008
Bill No. S Amdt 5064
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 66)
Date 07/09/2008
Bill No. S 2248
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 29)
Date 02/12/2008
Bill No. S Amdt 3907
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (31 - 67)
Date 02/12/2008
Bill No. S Amdt 3910
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 41)
Date 02/12/2008
Bill No. S Amdt 2022
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 43)
Date 09/19/2007
Bill No. S Amdt 2351
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 3)
Date 07/19/2007
Bill No. S 3930
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Date 09/28/2006
Bill No. S Amdt 5087
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 51)
Date 09/28/2006
Bill No. S Amdt 5095
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Date 09/28/2006
Bill No. HR 3199
Outcome Conference Report Vote - Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 10)
Date 03/02/2006
Bill No. HR 3199
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Date 12/16/2005
Bill No. S Amdt 47
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Date 03/08/2005
Bill No. HR 3295
Outcome Conference Report Vote - Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 2)
Date 10/16/2002
Bill No. S 565
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 1)
Date 04/11/2002
Bill No. S Amdt 2937
Outcome Tabling Vote - Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (46 - 51)
Date 02/27/2002
Bill No. HR 3162
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 1)
Date 10/25/2001
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