Key Senate votes / Session 1
December 21, 2005
Cut nearly $40 billion from the federal budget by imposing substantial changes on welfare, child support and student lending programs.
October 5, 2005
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.
September 29, 2005
Confirmation of John G. Roberts, Jr., to be Chief Justice of the United States.
July 29, 2005
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.
June 30, 2005
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.
June 20, 2005
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.
March 10, 2005
Made it harder for people to erase debt by declaring bankruptcy.
February 10, 2005
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.