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How Evan Bayh voted on key votes

Member Most DEMS
Agreed to VOTE 298

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

Ratifies the treaty between the United States and Russia on measures for further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms.

Agreed to VOTE 281

Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Repeals the military policy that required gay service members to hide their sexual identity or risk being expelled.

Rejected VOTE 278


The measure would have created a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Agreed to VOTE 276

Extension of Bush tax cuts

The package extended all George W. Bush tax cuts, guaranteed unemployed workers up to 99 weeks of jobless benefits through the end of 2011, and created incentives for business and consumer spending, including a two-percentage-point reduction in the Social Security payroll tax.

Passed VOTE 257

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Overhaul of the nation's food safety system.

Passed VOTE 73

S 160

S. 160 As Amended; District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009

Passed VOTE 61

H R 1

H.R. 1 as Amended; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Passed VOTE 31

Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act

H.R. 2 as Amended; Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

Passed VOTE 14

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

S. 181; Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

Passed VOTE 309

S 1927

This amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 passed 60-28 on August 3. The bill gives U.S. spy agencies expanded power to eavesdrop on foreign suspects without a court order. The bill gives the Director of National Intelligence and the Attorney General authorization for periods up to one year, to information concerning suspected terrorists outside the United States. The existing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act contained a 30-year-old statute requiring a warrant to monitor calls intercepted in the United States, regardless of their origin. The new Protect America Act amends this stipulation, allowing U.S. intelligence officials to monitor suspicious communication originating inside the U.S. The Bush administration argued that it needs the expanded power to confront terrorist threats. Civil liberties and privacy advocates argue the bill jeopardizes the Fourth Amendment privacy rights and allows for the warrantless monitoring of virtually any form of communication originating in the United States. Democrats managed a minor victory requiring a sunset clause effective 180 days after the bill is signed. In place of a court's approval, the National Security Agency plans to institute a system of internal bureaucratic controls. The bill passed in the House 227-183, and was sent to the White House soon after to be signed into law.

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