Senator Heidi Heitkamp


photo of Senator Heidi Heitkamp
Party:Democratic
State:North Dakota
Joined the Senate:2013
Left the Senate:Incumbent (term ends 2019)
Birth Date:October 30, 1955
Phone:202-224-2043
Contact:Web form
URL:Official site
Fundraising History:Open Secrets
Election History:Ballotpedia
Biography:Wikipedia


Summary of voting record: Senator Heitkamp opposes gun control, foreign and humanitarian aid, taxing the middle class, domestic surveillance and supports taxing businesses, restrict money in politics, disaster relief, funding education, public health, labor rights and wages, lgbt rights, avoiding default, poverty amelioration, racial equality, increasing revenues, taxing the wealthy, a robust safety net, higher spending, women's rights.
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Voting Record: Heidi Heitkamp


Favors
the middle class
88% of the time
 
 
Economics scale
 
Favors
the wealthy
12% of the time


 
Favors
broad civil rights
97.5% of the time
 
 
Social Policy scale
 
Favors
narrow civil rights
2.5% of the time


 

Specific Policy Areas


supports
Poverty Amelioration
100% of the time
 
Poverty Amelioration scale
Title: Amendment to tax the wealthy and use the revenues to provide for free community college (2015 roll call s100)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 3

Title: Amendment to fund pre-K education (2015 roll call s119)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 4

Title: 2015 budget (2015 roll call s135)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The 2015 Republican budget would have greatly reduced or eliminated a wide variety of poverty amelioration programs.

Title: Amendment to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act and add protections for LGBT youth (2015 roll call s156)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-04-22 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to strike protections for LGBT youth from the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (2015 roll call s158)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-04-22 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment to include protections for LGBT youth in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (2015 roll call s159)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-04-22 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment to add youth jobs to education bill (2015 roll call s243)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-07-16 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to establish pre-kindergarten programs for low income families (2015 roll call s247)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-07-16 Weight: 6

supports
Avoiding Default
100% of the time
 
Avoiding Default scale
Title: No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 (2013 roll call s11)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-01-31 Weight: 7

Title: Amendment to prohibit increasing the debt limits using reconciliation (2015 roll call s132)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 10

Title: Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s294)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-10-30 Weight: 10

supports
Racial Equality
100% of the time
 
Racial Equality scale
Title: Amendment to remove the authority under VAWA for tribal courts to try non-Native Americans accused of raping Native Americans (2013 roll call s14)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-02-11 Weight: 5

supports
Increasing Revenues
100% of the time
 
Increasing Revenues scale
Title: Amendment to require that the campaign against ISIS be paid for with new revenues (2015 roll call s110)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 8

Title: Amendment to eliminate the estate tax (2015 roll call s114)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 8

Title: Amendment to establish bonds targeted for clean energy efforts (2016 roll call s52)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2016-04-19 Weight: 2

supports
Taxing the Wealthy
100% of the time
 
Taxing the Wealthy scale
Title: American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013 (2013 roll call s27)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: cloture Date: 2013-02-28 Weight: 5

Title: Amendment to tax the wealthy and use the revenues to provide for free community college (2015 roll call s100)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to eliminate the estate tax (2015 roll call s114)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to eliminate tax deductions for corporate compensation over $1 million (2015 roll call s127)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 10

Title: 2015 budget (2015 roll call s171)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-05-05 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The Republican 2015 budget would have dramatically reduced taxes on the wealthy.

Title: Amendment to greatly reduce student loan interest and fund by establishing a minimum tax on the wealthy (2015 roll call s86)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-25 Weight: 10

supports
LGBT Rights
100% of the time
 
LGBT Rights scale
Title: Grassley Amendments to VAWA (2013 roll call s13)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-02-07 Weight: 7
Scoring explanation: Amendment to remove protection of LGBT victims of domestic violence

Title: Amendment to permit employment discrimination by businesses owned by religious organizations (2013 roll call s230)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-11-07 Weight: 8

Title: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (2013 roll call s232)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-11-07 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to provide equal social security and veteran's benefits for same sex couples (2015 roll call s121)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act and add protections for LGBT youth (2015 roll call s156)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-04-22 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment to strike protections for LGBT youth from the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (2015 roll call s158)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-04-22 Weight: 6

Title: Amendment to include protections for LGBT youth in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (2015 roll call s159)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-04-22 Weight: 6

Title: Amendment to treat same-sex spouses the same as opposite-sex spouses with regard to veteran's benefits (2015 roll call s203)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-06-04 Weight: 6

Title: Amendment to extend civil rights protections to LGBT students (2015 roll call s236)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-07-14 Weight: 4

supports
Labor Rights and Wages
100% of the time
 
Labor Rights and Wages scale
Title: Amendment to increase taxes on companies that offshore jobs and reduce taxes for companies that pay a living wage (2015 roll call s104)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 6

Title: Amendment to prohibit labor agreements in government construction contracts (2015 roll call s120)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 6

Title: Resolution to nullify NLRB rule regarding the length of the voting window (2015 roll call s67)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-03-04 Weight: 6

Title: Amendment to promote increases in the minimum wage (2015 roll call s93)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to promote paid sick time (2015 roll call s98)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 2

supports
Taxing Businesses
100% of the time
 
Taxing Businesses scale
Title: Amendment to tax the product of oil sands as crude oil (2015 roll call s48)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-01-29 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to close corporate tax loopholes and fund infrastructure (2015 roll call s78)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-24 Weight: 8

Title: Amendment to eliminate tax benefits of offshoring jobs (2015 roll call s94)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10

supports
Disaster Relief
100% of the time
 
Disaster Relief scale
Title: Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (2013 roll call s4)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-01-28 Weight: 9

supports
Funding Education
98.2% of the time
 
Funding Education scale
Title: Amendment to tax the wealthy and use the revenues to provide for free community college (2015 roll call s100)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to restore funding for Pell grants (2015 roll call s101)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to fund pre-K education (2015 roll call s119)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 6

Title: Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s220)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-06-24 Weight: 4
Scoring explanation: Providing job retraining assistance to workers who are adversely affected by globalization.

Title: Amendment to introduce voucher program to ECAA (2015 roll call s232)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-07-14 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: While the proposed voucher program would not reduce the total educational expenditures, it would shift funds from public education to vouchers which go to the parents of private school students, most of whom would pay the same amount for education either way, so it would cause a net reduction in education spending.

Title: Amendment to establish a climate change education program (2015 roll call s238)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-07-15 Weight: 1

Title: Amendment to reinstate grants to improve the mental health of children (2015 roll call s239)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-07-15 Weight: 1

Title: Amendment to establish pre-kindergarten programs for low income families (2015 roll call s247)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-07-16 Weight: 8

Title: Every Student Succeeds Act (2015 roll call s334)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-12-09 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to greatly reduce student loan interest and fund by establishing a minimum tax on the wealthy (2015 roll call s86)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-25 Weight: 10

supports
Women's Rights
92.6% of the time
 
Women's Rights scale
Title: Grassley Amendments to VAWA (2013 roll call s13)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-02-07 Weight: 8
Scoring explanation: Amendment to remove various protections of undocumented immigrant victims of domestic violence

Title: Amendment to remove the authority under VAWA for tribal courts to try non-Native Americans accused of raping Native Americans (2013 roll call s14)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-02-11 Weight: 5

Title: Amendment to cut funding to various VAWA programs (2013 roll call s17)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-02-12 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: This amendment ostensibly sought to cut funding to VAWA programs in order to free up funds to tackle a backlog of rape kit testing. However, funding to tackle the backlog was already in place and the cuts to funding of the VAWA programs would have substantially undermined the capability of VAWA. Anti-domestic violence groups uniformly opposed this amendment.

Title: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (2013 roll call s19)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-02-12 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to require businesses to accommodate pregnant workers (2015 roll call s113)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 8

Title: Amendment to VAWA to ease the process of terminating parental rights of fathers who impregnated the mother through rape (2015 roll call s160)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-04-22 Weight: 4

Title: Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s163)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-04-22 Weight: 4

Title: Cloture motion on defunding Planned Parenthood (2015 roll call s262)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-08-03 Weight: 2

Title: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (2015 roll call s268)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-09-22 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: Prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks except in very narrow circumstances such as a case of incest that had been reported the law enforcement, cases of rape where the woman received medical treatment for the rape and cases where the pregnancy poses particular kinds of threats to the life of the mother, but prohibits abortion in other cases of rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother.

Title: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s329)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-12-03 Weight: 4
Scoring explanation: This bill includes provisions prohibiting states from using federal funds to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform abortions except in cases of rape, incest or threat to the life of the pregnant woman.

Title: Amendment to expand the ability of victims of gender discrimination to assert a claim (2015 roll call s82)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-24 Weight: 10

Title: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015 (2016 roll call s37)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: cloture Date: 2016-03-16 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Seeking to defund Planned Parenthood

supports
Public Health
91.8% of the time
 
Public Health scale
Title: Amendment to reject cuts to Medicare (2015 roll call s111)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 8

Title: 2015 budget (2015 roll call s135)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The 2015 Republican budget would have significantly reduced public health budgets.

Title: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s144)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-04-14 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to reinstate grants to improve the mental health of children (2015 roll call s239)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-07-15 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment of ACA repeal to preserve the Prevention and Public Health Fund (2015 roll call s314)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-12-03 Weight: 3

Title: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s329)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-12-03 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: Although the effect of repealing many provisions of the ACA that this bill would repeal is a matter of policy judgment, and hence have not entered into the rating, this bill would dramatically reduce funding for healthcare, including ending the Medicare expansion, which would unambiguously undermine public health.

Title: Rejecting cuts to Medicaid (2015 roll call s95)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 8

Title: Amendment to allow Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada (2017 roll call s20)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2017-01-11 Weight: 4

supports
Higher Spending
85% of the time
 
Higher Spending scale
Title: Amendment to reduce discretionary spending across the board (2013 roll call s3)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-01-28 Weight: 2

Title: Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (2013 roll call s4)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-01-28 Weight: 1

Title: Amendment to reject cuts to Medicare (2015 roll call s111)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 6

Title: Amendment to replace the sequester (2015 roll call s134)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 3

Title: Amendment to require that the Medicare "doctor fix" be offset by spending cuts or tax increases (2015 roll call s139)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-04-14 Weight: 6

Title: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s144)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-04-14 Weight: 4

Title: 2015 budget (2015 roll call s171)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-05-05 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The Republican 2015 budget would have cut spending dramatically.

Title: Amendment to prevent military spending from exceeding the sequester caps (2015 roll call s205)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-06-09 Weight: 3

Title: Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (2015 roll call s215)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-06-18 Weight: 5
Scoring explanation: This version of the Act would have exceeded the sequester cap by moving some of the spending into a program that is outside of those caps.

Title: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 (2015 roll call s298)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-11-05 Weight: 6
Scoring explanation: This version of the appropriations for the DoD would have increased military spending beyond the sequester cap by shifting base operating costs to the budget of the Overseas Contingency Operations.

Title: Eliminating the sequester cuts (2015 roll call s91)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-25 Weight: 10

Title: Rejecting cuts to Medicaid (2015 roll call s95)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 4

supports
a Robust Safety Net
82.5% of the time
 
a Robust Safety Net scale
Title: American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013 (2013 roll call s27)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: cloture Date: 2013-02-28 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to reject cuts to Medicare (2015 roll call s111)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to increase social security benefits (2015 roll call s131)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to replace the sequester (2015 roll call s134)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 3

Title: 2015 budget (2015 roll call s171)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-05-05 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The Republican 2015 budget would have dramatically reduced spending on a wide range of safety net programs, including Medicaid and food stamps

Title: Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s329)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-12-03 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: Although the effect of repealing many provisions of the ACA that this bill would repeal is a matter of policy judgment, and hence have not entered into the rating, this bill would end the Medicare expansion, which would unambiguously and dramatically weaken the safety net.

Title: Rejecting cuts to Medicaid (2015 roll call s95)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10

supports
Restrict Money in Politics
80% of the time
 
Restrict Money in Politics scale
Title: Amendment to make it more difficult for big donors to donate to politicians secretly (2015 roll call s107)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 8

Title: Amendment to require campaign finance disclosures related to tar sands development (2015 roll call s36)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-01-28 Weight: 2

supports
Consumer Protection
66.7% of the time
 
Consumer Protection scale
Title: Amendment to establish reserve fund for CFPB (2015 roll call s117)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to allow Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada (2017 roll call s20)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2017-01-11 Weight: 2

supports
Humane Immigration Policy
52.9% of the time
 
Humane Immigration Policy scale
Title: Amendment to deter the migration of unaccompanied children (2015 roll call s124)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 2

Title: Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (2015 roll call s280)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-10-20 Weight: 8

Title: Amendment to remove language denying funding for President Obama's immigration orders (2015 roll call s61)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-02-27 Weight: 8

Title: Immigration Rule of Law Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s63)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-02-27 Weight: 10

Title: American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 (2016 roll call s4)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: cloture Date: 2016-01-20 Weight: 6
Scoring explanation: Attempt to block asylum for Syrian refugees

supports
Hawkish Foreign Policy
50% of the time
 
Hawkish Foreign Policy scale
Title: Amendment to require that the campaign against ISIS be paid for with new revenues (2015 roll call s110)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment to prevent the Iran nuclear deal unless the US can certify that Iran has not supported an act of terrorism against the U.S. (2015 roll call s168)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-04-29 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment to reaffirm prohibition on torture (2015 roll call s209)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-06-16 Weight: 4

Title: Cloture motion on an amendment prohibiting the President from entering into the Iranian nuclear disarmament deal (2015 roll call s266)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-09-17 Weight: 8

supports
Big Business
47.4% of the time
 
Big Business scale
Title: Amendment to increase taxes on companies that offshore jobs and reduce taxes for companies that pay a living wage (2015 roll call s104)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 6

Title: Amendment to transfer national forests, wildlife refuges and wildernesses to states (2015 roll call s106)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 4
Scoring explanation: The underlying goal of this amendment was to enable states to sell federal land to industry.

Title: Amendment to require legislative approval before adding countries to the TPP (2015 roll call s189)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-05-22 Weight: 1

Title: Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s219)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-06-24 Weight: 8

supports
Military Spending
40.9% of the time
 
Military Spending scale
Title: American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013 (2013 roll call s27)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: cloture Date: 2013-02-28 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to require that the campaign against ISIS be paid for with new revenues (2015 roll call s110)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to replace the sequester (2015 roll call s134)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 3

Title: 2015 budget (2015 roll call s135)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The 2015 Republican budget would have greatly increased military spending.

Title: Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (2015 roll call s215)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-06-18 Weight: 5

Title: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 (2015 roll call s298)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-11-05 Weight: 6

Title: The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (2015 roll call s301)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-11-10 Weight: 6

supports
Environmental Protection
32.5% of the time
 
Environmental Protection scale
Title: Amendment to transfer national forests, wildlife refuges and wildernesses to states (2015 roll call s106)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The underlying goal of this amendment was to enable states to sell federal land to industry.

Title: Amendment to direct various agencies to consider deficit-neutral ways to respond to climate change (2015 roll call s115)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 3

Title: Amendment to prohibit the EPA from penalizing states that refuse to comply with the Clean Power Plan (2015 roll call s116)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to weaken environmental protections of rivers (2015 roll call s118)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to restrict the designation of critical habitats (2015 roll call s128)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-27 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to establish a climate change education program (2015 roll call s238)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-07-15 Weight: 3

Title: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (2015 roll call s278)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-10-08 Weight: 5
Scoring explanation: Curtailing investments in renewable energy.

Title: Federal Water Quality Protection Act (2015 roll call s295)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-11-03 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: The bill would have established more barriers to the regulation of bodies of water by the EPA and the Department of the Army.

Title: Resolution to nullify the 'waters of the United States' rule (2015 roll call s297)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-11-04 Weight: 6

Title: Resolution to nullify the Clean Power Plan (2015 roll call s306)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-11-17 Weight: 9
Scoring explanation: This resolution would have nullified the EPA's standards for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

Title: Resolution to nullify the EPA rule establishing Clean Air Act standards for carbon dioxide emissions (2015 roll call s307)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2015-11-17 Weight: 8

Title: Amendment to increase solar power tax rebates. (2015 roll call s33)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-01-28 Weight: 3

Title: Amendment to eliminate certain wilderness study areas (2015 roll call s39)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-01-28 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (2015 roll call s43)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-01-29 Weight: 2

Title: Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 (2015 roll call s45)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: cloture Date: 2015-01-29 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to defer to the President's determination on the XL pipeline (2015 roll call s47)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-01-29 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment to tax the product of oil sands as crude oil (2015 roll call s48)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-01-29 Weight: 1

Title: Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act (2015 roll call s68)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: veto-override Date: 2015-03-04 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment to limit the reach of the Water Pollution Control Act (2015 roll call s88)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-25 Weight: 4

Title: Amendment to recognize the contribution human activity makes to climate change (2015 roll call s89)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-25 Weight: 1

Title: Amendment to establish bonds targeted for clean energy efforts (2016 roll call s52)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2016-04-19 Weight: 2

Title: Amendment to add funding for wind energy (2016 roll call s61)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2016-04-26 Weight: 2

supports
Foreign and Humanitarian Aid
27.3% of the time
 
Foreign and Humanitarian Aid scale
Title: Amendment to increase the difficulty of accepting refugees (2015 roll call s323)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-12-03 Weight: 3

Title: American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 (2016 roll call s4)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: cloture Date: 2016-01-20 Weight: 8
Scoring explanation: Attempt to block asylum for Syrian refugees

supports
Domestic Surveillance
21.4% of the time
 
Domestic Surveillance scale
Title: Amendment to remove the appointment of an attorney to represent the subject and the public in FISA hearings (2015 roll call s198)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-06-02 Weight: 3

Title: Amendment delaying the elimination of bulk data collection by the NSA (2015 roll call s199)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-06-02 Weight: 5

Title: Amendment to protect domestic surveillance capaibilities of the NSA (2015 roll call s200)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-06-02 Weight: 6

supports
Gun Control
12.5% of the time
 
Gun Control scale
Title: Amendment to block implementation of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty (2015 roll call s108)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 6

Title: Amendment to eliminate gun control measures in DC (2015 roll call s325)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-12-03 Weight: 2

Title: Resolution to block measures to prevent the mentally ill from buying firearms (2017 roll call s66)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-02-15 Weight: 8

supports
Taxing the Middle Class
0% of the time
 
Taxing the Middle Class scale
Title: Amendment to enact various tax relief for the middle class (2015 roll call s125)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: amendment Date: 2015-03-26 Weight: 10



Updated: February 22, 2017Methodology


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