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Calling All Roll Calls

Bernie Sanders has been called the “Roll Call King” and boasted that he’s
“passed more roll call amendments in a Republican Congress than any
other member,” but that’s only part of the story. Many of his roll call votes
were attached to bills that never became law, or his language was removed
from the final version of the bill after being reconciled in the conference
committee. Only three made it all the way to being a public law. Here are all
21 of his roll call votes before both the House and Senate, and their ultimate
fate.

SENATE HOUSE
S.Amdt.386
Submitted
03/24/2015
114th
Congress

Chamber’s
Majority Party
Democrat
Republican

S.Amdt.3738
Submitted
04/29/2010

S.Amdt.2498
Submitted
07/26/2007

S.Amdt.1223
Submitted
05/24/2007

H.Amdt.423
Offered
06/30/2005

H.Amdt.381
Offered
06/28/2005

H.Amdt.280
Offered
06/15/2005

H.Amdt.765
Offered
09/21/2004

H.Amdt.721
Offered
09/08/2004

H.Amdt.704
Offered
07/15/2004

H.Amdt.378
Offered
09/09/2003

H.Amdt.562
Offered
07/24/2002

H.Amdt.791
Offered
06/13/2000

H.Amdt.270
Offered
07/14/1999

H.Amdt.258
Offered
07/13/1999

111th

110th

110th

109th

109th

109th

108th

108th

108th

108th

107th

106th

106th

106th

H.Amdt.755
Offered
07/21/1998
105th

H.Amdt.388
Submitted
07/26/2007

H.Amdt.1203
Offered
06/25/1996

H.Amdt.1185
Offered
06/20/1996

H.Amdt.572
Offered
07/19/1995

H.Amdt.537
Offered
07/13/1995

105th

104th

104th

104th

104th

S.Con.Res.11
- An original
concurrent
resolution
setting forth
the congressional
budget for the
United States
Government
for fiscal year
2016...

Amends
S.Amdt.3739
which
amends
S.3217 Restoring
American
Financial
Stability Act
of 2010

Amends
S.Amdt.2383
which
amends
H.R.2638 Consolidated
Security,
Disaster
Assistance,
and Continuing appropriations Act,
2009

Amends
S.Amdt.1150
which
amends
S.1348 Comprehensive
Immigration
Reform Act of
2007

Amends
H.R.3058
- Transportation,
Treasury,
Housing and
Urban Development, the
Judiciary, the
District of Columbia, and
Independent
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 2006

Amends
H.R.3057 Foreign Operations, Export
Financing,
and Related
Programs Appropriations
Act, 2006

Amends
H.R.2862
- Science,
State,
Justice,
Commerce,
and Related
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 2006

Amends
H.R.5025
- Transportation,
Treasury, and
Independent
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 2005

Amends
H.R.5006 Departments
of Labor,
Health and
Human
Services, and
Education,
and Related
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 2005

Amends
H.R.4818 Consolidated
Appropriations Act,
2005

Amends
H.R.2989
- Transportation,
Treasury, and
Independent
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 2004

Amends
H.R.5120
- Treasury
and General
Government
Appropriations Act,
2003

Amends
H.R.4577 Consolidated
Appropriations Act,
2001

Amends
H.R.2466 Department
of the Interior
and Related
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 2000

Amends
H.R.2466 Department
of the Interior
and Related
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 2000

Amends
H.R.4193 Department
of the Interior
and Related
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 1999

Amends
H.R.2267
- Departments of
Commerce,
Justice, and
State, the
Judiciary,
and Related
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 1998

Amends
H.R.3666 Departments
of Veterans
Affairs and
Housing and
Urban Development, and
Independent
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 1997

Amends
H.R.3662 Department
of the Interior
and Related
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 1997

Amends
H.R.2020
- Treasury,
Postal
Service, and
General Government Appropriations
Act, 1996

Amends
H.R.1977 Department
of the Interior
and Related
Agencies Appropriations
Act, 1996

Establish a
deficit-neutral
reserve fund
to protect
Medicaid
beneficiaries
from benefit
cuts

Requires the
GAO to audit
the Board of
Governors of
the Fed

Prohibits
funds from
being used
to hire aliens
to perform
temporary
labor

Creates the
American
Competitiveness
Scholarship
Program

Prohibits
funding the
competitive
sourcing of
flight service
stations

Export-Import
Bank can’t
fund a Chinese nuclear
project

Prevents implementation
of library records section
of the USA
PATRIOT Act

Prevents
overturning a
judicial ruling
against IBM
pension plan

Ups funding
for the Home
Energy Assistance and
the Weatherization
Assistance
programs

Limitation on
provision by
Export-Import
bank of credit
to entities reincorporating
overseas

Prevents
overturning a
judicial ruling
against IBM
pension plan

Prohibits
IRS from
using funds
for activities
that violate
pension age
discrimination
laws

Prohibits NIH
from granting
exclusive
or partially
exclusive
licenses

Increases
weatherization funding
$13 million &
reduces Strategic Petroleum Reserve
funding

Increases
Payment In
Lieu of Taxes
funding by
$20 million,
reduces fossil
fuel research
by $50 million

Increases
BLM Payment in Lieu
of Taxes by
$20 million

Increases
funding for
the Office
of the U.S.
Trade Representative by
$1 million

Transfers
$1.4 million
to Court of
Veterans
Appeals from
HUD

$11.7 m from
Naval Petroleum Reserve
to Low-Income Weatherization
Assistance
Program

Prohibits any
funds in connection with
the exchange
stabilization
fund.

Transfers $2
million from
the Dept. of
the Interior to
the Advisory
Council
on Historic
Preservation

Amendment
adopted
94 - 3 on
03/24/2015

Amendment
adopted
96 - 0 on
05/11/2010

Amendment
adopted
51 - 43 on
07/26/2007

Amendment
adopted
59 - 35 on
05/24/2007

Amendment
adopted
238 - 177 on
06/30/2005

Amendment
adopted
313 - 114 on
06/28/2005

Amendment
adopted
238 - 187 on
06/15/2005

Amendment
adopted
237 - 162 on
09/21/2004

Amendment
adopted
305 - 114 on
09/08/2004

Amendment
adopted
270 - 132 on
07/15/2004

Amendment
adopted
258 - 160 on
09/09/2003

Amendment
adopted
308 - 121 on
07/24/2002

Amendment
adopted
313 - 109 on
06/13/2000

Amendment
adopted
243 - 180 on
07/14/1999

Amendment
adopted
248 - 169 on
07/13/1999

Amendment
adopted
241 - 185 on
07/21/1998

Amendment
adopted
356 - 64 on
09/25/1997

Amendment
adopted
358 - 55 on
06/26/1996

Amendment
adopted
215 - 206 on
06/20/1996

Amendment
adopted
245 - 183 on
07/19/1995

Amendment
adopted
267 - 130 on
07/13/1995

Bill passed
Senate
52 - 46 - 2 on
03/27/2015

Portions of
the overall bill
incorporated
into H.R.4173
- Dodd-Frank
Wall Street
Reform and
Consumer
Protection Act

Bill passed
Senate
89 - 4 - 7 on
07/26/2007

Bill dies in
committee

Bill passed
House
405 - 18
- 10 on
06/30/2005

Bill passed
House
393 - 32
- 8 on
06/28/2005

Bill passed
House
418 - 7- 8 on
06/16/2005

Bill passed
House
397 - 1224 on
09/22/2004

Bill passed
House
388 - 13
- 32 on
09/09/2004

Bill passed
House
365 - 4127 on
07/15/2004

Bill passed
House
381 - 3914 on
09/09/2003

Bill passed
House
308 - 121
- 4 on
07/24/2002

Bill passed
House
217 - 214
- 4 on
06/14/2000

Bill passed
House
377 - 47
- 11 on
07/15/1999

Bill passed
House
377 - 47
- 11 on
07/15/1999

Bill passed
House
245 - 181
- 8 on
07/23/1998

Bill passed
House
227 - 199
- 7 on
09/25/1997

Bill passed
House
269 - 147
- 17 on
06/26/1996

Bill passed
House
242 - 174
- 18 on
06/20/1996

Bill passed
House
216 - 211
- 7 on
07/19/1995

Bill passed
House
244 - 181
- 9 on
07/18/1995

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Goes to
Conference
Committee

No Senate
version
passes

No Senate
version
passes

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Portions of
the overall bill
are incorporated into
H.R.2673 Consolidated
Appropriations Act,
2004

Portions of
the overall bill
are incorporated into
H.R.5120
- Treasury
and General
Government
Appropriations Act,
2003

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Portions of
the overall bill
are incorporated into
H.R.3194 Consolidated
Appropriations Act,
2000

Portions of
the overall bill
are incorporated into
H.R.3194 Consolidated
Appropriations Act,
2000

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Conferenced
bill passed
Senate
78 - 12 1 - 9 on
07/26/2007

Conferenced
bill passed
House
392 - 31
- 10 on
11/18/2005

Sanders
language
removed in
Conference
Committee

Sanders
language
removed in
Conference
Committee

Sanders
language not
incorporated in
Appropriations
Act

Sanders
language not
incorporated in
Appropriations
Act

Sanders
language
removed in
Conference
Committee

Bill passed
House
216 - 210
- 8 on
11/03/1999

Bill passed
House
216 - 210
- 8 on
11/03/1999

Conferenced
bill passed
House
282 - 110
- 40 on
09/30/1997

Sanders
language
removed in
Conference
Committee

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Conferenced
bill passed
House
296 - 135
- 4 on
11/18/1999

Conferenced
bill passed
House
296 - 135
- 4 on
11/18/1999

Goes to
Conference
Committee

Sanders
language not
incorporated
into DoddFrank

Conferenced
bill passed
Senate
51 - 48 - 1 on
05/05/2015

Resolution
does not
carry the
force of law

09/30/2008
Became
Public Law
No: 110-329

11/30/2005
Became
Public Law
No: 109-115

Sanders
language
removed in
Conference
Committee

11/30/2005
Became
Public Law
No: 106-113

Sources:
Sanders voting spreadsheet:
www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/mar/24/bernie-s/bernie-sanders-was-roll-call-amendment-king-1995-2/
Amendment and bill information:
www.congress.gov

Only $10
million more
allotted to
PILT, Fossil
Fuel research
increased by
50.7 million

No Senate
version
passes

No Senate
version
passes

Sanders
language
removed in
Conference
Committee

Conferenced
bill passed
House
244 - 181
- 7 on
12/13/1995
VETOED
12/18/1995

Unclear
if Sanders
Language
enacted