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Key Senate votes / Session 1

Session 2

Yes: 50, No: 50, Not voting: 0
December 21, 2005

On the Motion (Vote 363)

Cut nearly $40 billion from the federal budget by imposing substantial changes on welfare, child support and student lending programs.

Yes: 90, No: 9, Not voting: 1
October 5, 2005

H R 2863 (Vote 249)

Supported a ban on cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees held by U.S. forces and to requires the military to follow the Army field manual for interrogations.

Yes: 78, No: 22, Not voting: 0
September 29, 2005

On the Nomination (Vote 245)

Confirmation of John G. Roberts, Jr., to be Chief Justice of the United States.

Yes: 74, No: 26, Not voting: 0
July 29, 2005

H R 6 (Vote 213)

Offered tax breaks and incentives in what supporters said was an effort to spur oil and gas companies to provide innovative wasy to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil, conserve resources and reduce pollution.

Yes: 54, No: 45, Not voting: 1
June 30, 2005

S 1307 (Vote 170)

Established a free trade zone between the United States, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua; a separate agreement with the Dominican Republican was also included in the measure.

Yes: 54, No: 38, Not voting: 8
June 20, 2005

On the Cloture Motion (Vote 142)

Blocked, for the second time, the confirmation President Bush's choice for U.N. Ambassador, John Bolton. Those opposed to the confirmation voted "no" on a measure to limit debate. Those in favor of the confirmation fell short of the 60 votes needed to limit debate and move the nomination process forward.

Yes: 74, No: 25, Not voting: 1
March 10, 2005

S 256 (Vote 44)

Made it harder for people to erase debt by declaring bankruptcy.

Yes: 72, No: 26, Not voting: 2
February 10, 2005

S 5 (Vote 9)

Sought to curtail the ability of plaintiffs to file class-action lawsuits against corporations by making cases that were filed in multiple states the responsibility of federal courts.