David Vitter

(LA-Sen)

2016 Score:
72
lifetime:
80
Rank:
33
District:
Sen

Votes

2016 72%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
H.R. 5325 Passage of FY17 omnibus continuing spending bill to Dec. 9, no offsets to Zika and block grant increases N Y
S.J.Res. 2 Pass bill to disapprove of the Agricultural Department's catfish rule Y N
H.J.Res. 8 Pass bill to disapprove of Labor Department's "fiduciary rule" on retirement investment advice Y Y
H.R. 2028 Amendment to cut $69 million from Army Corp of Engineers' construction Account Y N
H.R. 2028 Amendment to provide $95 million for wind energy programs N N
H.R. 2028 Amendment to add a "Buy America" provision for ship anchors N A
H.R. 2028 Amendment to freeze the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program Y Y
S. 2012 Passage of a new energy bill that creates new expensive grant programs N Y
S. 2012 Amendment to require congressional approval for land purchases costing more than $50,000 per acre Y Y
S. 2012 Amendment to require Treasury Dep't to recommend a new clean energy bond program N N
S. 2012 Amendment to require the FHA to relax loan standards for houses that are more energy efficient N N
H.R. 636 Amendment to require the FAA to regulate airline seat sizes N N
S. 2012 Amendment to require complex FEC reports from a group it if names a congressman or federal candidate in a broadcast ad during an election year and the group accepts funds from fossil fuel interests N N
S. 2012 Amendment to require agencies to repeal one or more rules before issuing a new rule Y Y
S.J.Res. 2 Override of veto of bill to disapprove of the EPA's "Waters of the U.S." regulation Y Y
S. 2232 Motion to stop debate on a bill to require an audit of the Federal Reserve Y Y
2015 80%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
H.R. 2029 Passage of FY16 omnibus spending bill with higher spending caps N N
H.R. 22 Waive the budget act to increase crop insurance subsidies N Y
H.R. 22 Pass the transportation spending bill, which also includes reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank and an increase in crop insurance subsidies N Y
S.J.Res. 2 Passage of a resolution to disapprove the EPA's existing power plant emissions rule Y Y
S.J.Res. 2 Passage of a resolution to disapprove the EPA's new power plant emissions rule Y Y
H.R. 1314 Passage of a bill to increase the debt ceiling and spending caps N A
H.R. 22 Passage of the surface transportation reauthorization bill, which increased spending and included no reforms N Y
H.R. 22 Amendment to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, a major corporate welfare program N N
S. 1177 Passage of No Child Left Behind reauthorization bill with inadequate reforms N N
S. 1177 Allow states to use education funding to follow low income students to public or private schools. Y Y
S. 1177 Allow parents to opt their children out from No Child Left Behind testing Y Y
H.R. 2146 Passage of the Trade Promotion Authority bill Y Y
H.R. 1314 Amendment to add anti-trade currency language to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill N N
H.R. 1314 Strikes trade adjustment assistance spending from the TPA bill Y Y
H.R. 644 Passage of a bill that includes anti- trade language on currencies N Y
H.R. 2 Repeal the individual mandate to buy health insurance Y Y
H.R. 2 Force the Medicare "doc fix" to be fully offset by spending cuts Y Y
H.R. 2 Permanent "doc fix" with no offsetting spending reductions, a $140 billion increase in debt N Y
S.Con.Res. 11 Amendment to advance a bill to prohibit the gov't from requiring construction contractors to use union labor Y Y
S.Con.Res. 11 Amendment to advance new speech regulations N N
S.Con.Res. 11 Repeal the death tax Y Y
S.Con.Res. 11 Increase tax revenue by $441 billion N N
S.J.Res. 8 Disapproval of National Labor Relations Board rule relating to case representation procedures Y Y
S. 1 Kill amendment to ban the export of crude oil Y Y
S. 1 Kill protectionist amendment to Keystone XL pipeline bill Y Y
2014 60%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
H.R. 5771 Pass bill to extend poorly designed "temporary" tax breaks N Y
H.R. 83 Pass bloated FY 2015 budget bill N N
S. 2280 Approve Keystone pipeline Y Y
S.J.Res. 1 Pass constitutional amendment to give Congress power to regulate speech N N
H.R. 5021 Bailout of the highway trust fund, offset with customs fee hikes & pension smoothing N Y
H.R. 5021 Cut gas tax, return most highway programs to the States Y Y
S. 2244 Pass bill to extend subsidy for terrorism risk insurance N Y
S. 2432 End debate on bill to increase a student loan subsidy paid for by tax increase N N
H.R. 3474 End debate on amendment to extend poorly designed "temporary" tax breaks N A
H.R. 3979 Waive Budget Act on bill to extend unemployment benefits N N
H.R. 4302 Pass Medicare "Doc fix" paid for by phony cuts in 2024 N Y
H.R. 3370 Delay subsidy cuts to flood insurance program - final passage N Y
S. 540 End debate on bill to suspend debt ceiling until March 15, 2015 with no reforms N N
H.R. 2642 Final passage of bloated farm bill N Y
S. 1926 Pass bill to delay flood insurance program subsidy cuts N Y
H.R. 3547 Final passage of FY 2014 budget bill that funds ObamaCare N Y
S. 1845 End debate on bill to extend unemployment benefits N N
2013 77%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
H.J.Res. 5 Pass Ryan-Murray budget deal that partially unwinds the sequester and increases spending caps N N
PN408 Confirm Mel Watt as Fannie and Freddie regulator N N
H.R. 2775 Pass government funding bill with no spending reforms, suspend the debt limit N N
H.J.Res. 5 Procedural vote to strike House amendment to delay ObamaCare N N
H.J.Res. 5 Procedural vote to strike House amendment to delay ObamaCare N N
H.J.Res. 5 Procedural vote to strike House amendment to defund ObamaCare N N
H.R. 1911 Amendment to raise taxes and increase student loan subsidy N N
PN239 Confirm Fred Hochberg as Ex-Im Bank president N Y
S. 954 Amendment to create rural Internet grants N A
S. 954 Pass farm and food stamp bill N Y
S. 954 Amendment to replace food stamp program with state block grants Y Y
S. 954 Reduce the sugar subsidy program to 2008 levels Y N
S. 601 Add an anti-trade "Buy American" provision to a water resources bill N Y
S. 601 Create the Nat'l Endowment for the Oceans N N
S.Con.Res. 8 Support for barring mobile phone subsidy program Y Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Support for eliminating 15 duplicative programs Y Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Support for barring EPA from passing greenhouse gas regulations Y Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Support Death Tax repeal Y Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Support repeal of ObamaCare Y Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Budget resolution to balance budget within 5 yrs; no tax hikes Y Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Support for approval of the Keystone pipeline Y Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Support ban of automatic deduction of union dues for federal employees Y Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Allow some education funding to be used for school choice Y Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Oppose Medicare reform if it includes vouchers N Y
S.Con.Res. 8 Strike tax increase; provide for revenue-neutral tax reform Y Y
H.R. 325 Kill debt ceiling reform bill N N
H.R. 325 Kill amendment to fully offset debt ceiling increase with spending cuts N N
H.R. 152 Cut discretionary spending 0.49%, reduce budget caps through 2021, to offset Hurricane Sandy bill Y Y
H.R. 152 Passage of fiscally irresponsible $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy spending bill N Y
H.R. 8 Pass deal to increase tax rates, delay automatic spending cuts N Y
2012 76%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
Increase regulation of speech N Y
H.R. 1 Limit Davis Bacon union wage subsidy rule Y Y
H.R. 1 Provide pork filled hurricane spending with no offset N Y
S. 3637 Extend unlimited deposit insurance N Y
H.R. 6156 Pass Russian free trade bill Y Y
H.J.Res. 1 Pass omnibus government spending bill, fund ObamaCare N A
S. 3412 Extend all 2001 & 2003 tax rate cuts for 2013 Y Y
H.R. 4348 Pass bloated spending bill for tranportation programs and student loan and flood insurance subsidies N Y
S. 3240 Pass bloated farm bill N N
S. 3240 Provide crop insurance for organic food N N
S. 3240 Cut food promotional campaign budget by 20% Y Y
S. 3240 Eliminate sugar import quotas and reduce subsidies Y N
S. 3240 No farm subsidies if income exceeds $250,000 Y N
S. 3240 Prohibit Agriculture Dept. loan guarantees Y N
S. 3240 Table amendment to replace food stamp program with state block grants for nutrition assistance N N
S. 2343 Extend student loan subsidies for one year N N
S.Con.Res. Pass fiscally conservative budget blueprint Y Y
H.R. 2072 Reauthorize Export-Import Bank subsidies N N
S.J.Res. 3 Cancel labor board union election rule Y Y
S. 2230 Create new 30% minimum tax N N
H.R. 3606 Ease SEC regulations on emerging growth companies Y Y
S. 1813 Pass bloated transportation bill N Y
S. 1813 Cut gas tax, return most highway programs to the States Y Y
S. 1813 Cut corporate tax rate and eliminate energy tax breaks Y Y
S. 1813 Subsidize natural gas use in vehicles N N
S. 1813 Allow new oil and gas leases Y Y
S. 1813 Eliminate duplicate programs Y Y
S. 1813 Approve Keystone pipeline Y Y
S. 2038 Permanent earmark ban Y Y
2011 90%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
Sign Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge Letter Bonus Y Y
H.R. 2055 Pass bloated omnibus appropriations bill N N
S. 1917 Impose new permanent income tax surtax, temporary payroll tax holiday N N
H.R. 2112 Pass bloated spending bill for five government departments N N
S.J.Res. 6 Disapprove Internet regulations Y Y
H.R. 2112 Reduce spending for five departments to 2011 levels Y Y
H.R. 2112 Increase government mortgage guarantee limits N N
H.R. 3078 Pass Colombia trade agreement Y Y
H.R. 3080 Pass South Korea trade agreement Y Y
H.R. 3079 Pass Panama trade agreement Y Y
S. 1619 Passage of anti-trade currency sanctions bill N N
S. 1660 Raise top income tax rate by 5.6%, boost spending by $100 billion N N
H.R. 2832 Revive expanded trade adjustment assistance N N
H.J.Res. 66 Pass emergency spending without offsets N Y
H.R. 2887 Limit highway trust fund spending to gas tax receipts Y N
S. 365 Increase debt limit N N
H.R. 2560 Kill Cut, Cap and Balance N N
S. 679 Rescind $108 billion IMF appropriation Y Y
S. 782 Reauthorize Economic Development Administration N N
S. 782 Repeal ethanol import tax and tax subsidy Y Y
S. 782 Postpone debit card price controls Y N
S.Con.Res. Balanced Budget Blueprint Y Y
S. 493 Bar EPA from passing greenhouse gas regulations Y Y
S. 23 Kill Full Faith and Credit Act N N
S. 223 Limit Davis Bacon N N
S. 223 Repeal ObamaCare Y Y
2010 89%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
Signed Repeal It Pledge Y Y
Sponsored Bills Would Cut Spending Y Y
H.R. 3082 Pass Spending Extension Bill N N
H.R. 4853 Limit Tax Cut Extension N N
H.R. 4853 Permanently Extend Tax Cuts Y Y
S. 3985 Increase Social Security Benefits N N
S. 510 New Food Regulations N Y
S. 510 Repeal New Burdensome IRS Reporting Regulations Y Y
S. 3772 New Gender Pay Regulations N N
H.R. 3081 5% Spending Cut Y Y
S. 3628 Speech Regulations N N
H.R. 1586 $26 Billion Subsidy to States N N
H.R. 4213 Permanent Repeal of Death Tax Y A
S.J.Res. 2 Disapprove EPA Finding On Carbon Emissions Y Y
S. 3217 Create New Consumer Regulator N N
H.R. 4173 Financial Regulation Bill N N
S. 3217 Debit Card Price Controls N Y
S. 3217 End Subsidies for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Y Y
S. 3217 Limit Government Sponsored Enterprises Y A
H.R. 4872 Pass ObamaCare Addendum N N
H.R. 4872 Rescind All Stimulus Funds Y Y
H.R. 4872 Table Motion to Strike New Medicare Tax from ObamaCare N N
H.R. 4872 Table Amendment to Repeal ObamaCare N N
H.R. 1586 Ban Earmarks When Budget is Out of Balance Y Y
H.R. 1586 DC School Choice Y Y
H.J.Res. 4 Increase Debt Ceiling N N
H.J.Res. 45 Attach $20 Billion in Spending Cuts to Debt Ceiling Y Y
H.J.Res. 45 Terminate TARP Y Y
2009 90%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
Not a Sponsor of anti-trade bills Y Y
S.391 N N
NTU Grade Points Y Y
H.R. 3590 Pass Health Care Bill N N
H.R. 3590 Constitutional Point of Order on Health Care Bill Y Y
H.R. 3590 Stop Debate on Health Care Bill N N
H.R. 3288 Pass Bloated 2010 Spending Bill N N
S. 1776 Pass Doc "Fix" N N
S. 1023 Create Travel Promotion Office N Y
H.R. 3435 Cash for Clunkers N N
S. 896 Mortgage Cramdown N N
S.Con.Res. Pass Bloated 2010 Budget Resolution N N
S.Con.Res. 13 Allow for Death Tax Reduction Vote Y Y
S.Con.Res. 13 No More Auto Bailouts Y Y
S.Con.Res. 13 No Fast Track Vote on Cap and Trade Y Y
S.Con.Res. 13 Create Budget Point of Order against Debt over 90% of GDP Y Y
S.Con.Res. 13 Amend Budget Resolution to allow for Passage of Cap and Trade N N
H.R. 1105 Keep DC School Vouchers Y Y
H.R. 1105 Ban Contingency Fees for State Attorneys General Expert Witnesses Y Y
H.R. 1 Stop Debate on "Stimulus" Spending N N
H.R. 1 Strike Anti-Trade Provision Y N
H.R. 1 Eliminate "Stimulus" Spending, Make Tax Cuts Permanent & Cut Taxes Y Y
H.R. 2 Expand Gov't Run Health Care N N
S. 181 Paycheck Torts N N
S.J.Res. 5 TARP Bailout, Disapprove Second $350 Billion Y Y
2008 90%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
NTU Grade Points Y Y
H.R. 7005 Auto Company Bailout N N
H.R. 1424 Bank Bailout N N
H.R. 6049 Tax Increase for AMT N N
S. 3297 Omnibus Spending Bill N N
H.R. 3221 Fannie And Freddie Bailout -- Final Passage N N
H.R. 3221 Fannie And Freddie Bailout N N
H.R. 3221 Strike $300 Billion Increase in FHA Insurance Y Y
S. 3044 Windfall Profits Tax N N
S. 3036 Cap Carbon Emissions N N
H.R. 2419 Pass Farm Bill N Y
S. 2284 Allow Drilling in Alaska and Offshore Y Y
S. 2284 Create a Federal Hurricane Insurance Program N Y
H.R. 3221 Kill Amendment to Allow Judges to Modify Mortgages Y Y
S.Con.Res. Pass Tax Increase Budget N N
S.Con.Res. 70 Extend 2001, 2003 Income Tax Cuts Y Y
S.Con.Res. 70 Create Senate Rule Against Tax Hikes Y Y
S.Con.Res. 70 Cut Spending On Ineffective Programs Y Y
S.Con.Res. 70 One Year Ban On Earmarks Y N
S. 2663 Kill Legal Reform Amendment N N
S. 2663 Kill Amendment on Certain Contingency Fee Agreements N N
2007 83%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
Bill Tally Y N
RePork Card Y N
NTU Grade Poinst Y Y
Did Not Sponsor Anti-Trade Bill Y Y
H.R. 2419 Passage of Farm Bill N Y
H.R. 3688 US-Peru Free Trade Agreement Y Y
H.R. 2419 End Debate on Farm Bill N N
H.R. 1495 Override Veto of Water Bill N Y
H.R. 3963 Pass Bill to Expand Government Run Health Care N N
H.R. 3043 Limit Labor-HHS Spending to President's Budget Y Y
H.R. 976 Pass Bill to Expand Government Run Health Care N N
H.R. 3074 Pay Higher Union Wages on Gov't Contracts N N
H.R. 3074 Ban Operation of Mexican Trucks N N
H.R. 976 Pass Bill to Expand Government Run Health Care N N
H.R. 976 Allow Interstate Sale of Health Insurance Y Y
H.R. 800 Allow Unions to Bypass Secret Elections N N
H.R. 6 Energy Regulation Bill N N
S. 761 Discontinue Advanced Technology Program Y Y
S. 761 Kill Amendment to Exempt Small Caps from Sarbanes Oxley N N
S. 761 Kill Resolution Urging Senate to Offset Costs of New Programs N N
S. 3 Drug Price "Negotiations" -- Controls N N
S.Con.Res. 21 Amend Budget to Extend 2001 Tax Cuts Y Y
S.Con.Res. 21 Repeal the Death Tax Y Y
S.Con.Res. 21 Reduce Mandatory Spending Increases $71 Billion Over 5 Yrs. Y Y
S.Con.Res. 21 Allow Social Security Reform Y Y
S.Con.Res. 21 Cut Programs Rated Ineffective Y Y
S.Con.Res. 21 Allow Simple Majority to Extend Tax Cuts Y Y
H.R. 2 Increase Minimum Wage N Y
S. 1 Strike Regulation of Grassroots Lobbying Y Y
S. 1 Spending Frozen at Previous Year if Spending Bill Late Y Y
2006 77%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
Card Check Y N
Anti-Free Speech Bill Y N
Bill Tally Y N
Pro-Free Speech Letter Y Y
NTU Rating Y Y
H.R. 5384 Waive Budget Act N N
H.R. 5684 Oman Free Trade Agreement Y Y
S. 3711 Gulf Offshore Drilling Y Y
S. 2766 Minimum Wage Hike N N
H.R. 8 Death Tax Repeal Y Y
H.R. 4297 Extend Tax Cuts Y Y
S. 1955 Small Business Health Plans Y Y
S. 22 Medical Liability Legal Reform Y Y
H.R. 4939 Cut Shipbuilder Pork Y N
H.R. 4939 Cut Seafood Promotion Pork N Y
H.R. 4939 Cut Rail Line Pork N Y
H.R. 4939 Trim Supplemental Spending Hikes N Y
S.Con.Res. 83 Social Security Reserve Fund Y Y
S.Con.Res. 83 Medicare Point of Order N N
S.Con.Res. 83 Mandatory Spending Restraint Y Y
S.Con.Res. 83 Discretionary Spending Limit Y Y
S.Con.Res. 83 Medicare Price "Negotiation" N N
S.Con.Res. 83 TaxGo Rules N N
S. 852 Asbestos -- Medical Criteria N Y
2005 76%
Title Description Club Position Rep. Position
Bill Tally Bonus Y N
NTU Grade Points Y Y
Social Security bonus Y N
S. 1932 Budget Reconc Y Y
S. 2020 Windfall Profit Tax N N
S. 2020 Higher Top Tax Bracket N N
S. 2020 Price controls N N
S. 2020 Higher Marginal Tax Rates N N
S. 1932 School Choice Y Y
S. 1932 Inhofe Budget Cap Y Y
S. 1932 Drug Prices N N
H.R. 3058 Bridge to Nowhere Y Y
H.R. 3058 Minimum Wage N N
H.R. 3 Hwy Conf Report N Y
S. 1307 CAFTA Y N
H.R. 6 Renewables Mandate, Electricity N N
H.R. 6 Gas Mandate N Y
H.R. 3 Add $ to Highway Bill N Y
S. 600 Trade Tax Increase Y N
S.Con.Res. 18 Strike Tax Cuts N N
S.Con.Res. 18 Medicaid Reconciliation N N
S.Con.Res. 18 ANWR N N
S.Con.Res. 18 Tax Cut Obstacle N N
S. 5 Class Action Reform Y Y

Y = Yes Vote    N = No Vote    A = Absent for Vote