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How John Kerry voted on key votes

Member Most DEMS
Rejected VOTE 37

Democratic Senate budget plan

Would cut less than $5 billion in federal spending through the end of September.

Defeated VOTE 36

GOP House budget bill

Would cut $61 billion in federal spending through the end of September.

Passed VOTE 29

Two-week budget bill

A stopgap measure that would keep the federal government funded through March 18 and cut $4 billion in spending by targeting programs that President Obama has already marked for elimination.

Rejected VOTE 9

Repeal health-care law

Vote to repeal the health-care overhaul signed into law by President Obama.

Agreed to VOTE 8

Repeal tax-reporting provision of health law

Offered by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the amendment would repeal an unpopular tax-reporting provision of the health-care law that opponents say overburdens small businesses.

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.

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