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Mike Rounds' Voting Records on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

  • U.S. Senate (SD) - Jr, Republican

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Executive Actions

Employment and Affirmative Action

Bill No. SB 18
Outcome Signed - Executive
Date 03/12/2010
Bill No. SB 157
Outcome Signed - Executive
Date 03/26/2007

National Key Votes

Bill No. HR 7
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (49 - 50)
Date 06/08/2021
Bill No. S Amdt 972
Outcome Passage - Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 58)
Date 03/05/2021
Bill No. S Amdt 798
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 39)
Date 03/26/2015