Senator John Thune (R-SD)
3rd-term Republican from South Dakota.

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Key Votes
Name of Legislation Voted
Passed FDA Food Safety Modernization Act 11/30/2010 N
Rejected Thune Amdt. to end TARP 01/21/2010 Y
Confirmed Confirmation Andre M. Davis, of Maryland, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit 11/09/2009 N
Passed H.R. 2847 As Amended.; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 11/05/2009 N
Passed H.R. 3548 as amended.; Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 11/04/2009 Y
Agreed To Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2647; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 10/22/2009 N
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1776; A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the update under the Medicare physician fee schedule 10/21/2009 N
Agreed To Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2892; Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 10/20/2009 Y
Agreed To Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 3183; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 10/15/2009 Y
Passed Defense appropriations 10/06/2009 Y
Agreed To Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2918; Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010 09/30/2009 N
Passed Travel Promotion Act of 2009 09/09/2009 Y
Passed H.R. 3435; A bill making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program. 08/06/2009 N
Confirmed Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor, of New York, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 08/06/2009 N
Passed H.R. 2997 As Amended; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 08/04/2009 Y
Passed H.R. 3357; A bill to restore sums to the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes. 07/30/2009 N
Passed H.R. 3183 as Amended; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 07/29/2009 Y
Passed S.1390 As Amended; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 07/23/2009 Y
Rejected Thune Amendment on Concealed Firearms 07/22/2009 Y
Agreed To Motion to Invoke Cloture on Leahy Amdt. No. 1511; To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. 07/16/2009 N
Agreed To Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Robert M. Groves, to be Director of the Census 07/13/2009 Y
Passed H.R. 2892 As Amended; Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 07/09/2009 Y
Agreed To DeMint Amdt. No. 1399; To require the completion of at least 700 miles of reinforced fencing along the southwest border by December 31, 2010. 07/08/2009 Y
Passed H.R. 2918 As Amended; Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010 07/06/2009 N
Confirmed Nomination of Harold Hongju Koh, of Connecticut, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State 06/25/2009 N
Agreed To Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2346; Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 06/18/2009 Y
Passed H.R. 1256 As Amended; Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act 06/11/2009 Y
Agreed To Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1256; Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act 06/02/2009 Y
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of David J. Hayes, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior 05/13/2009 N
Passed S. 896 As Amended; Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 05/06/2009 Y
Rejected Durbin Amdt. No. 1014; To prevent mortgage foreclosures and preserve home values. 04/30/2009 N
Agreed To Conference Report to Accompany S. Con. Res. 13; An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the U.S. for FY 2010, revising the appropriate budgetary levels for FY 2009, and setting the budget levels for FY's 2011-2014 04/29/2009 N
Confirmed Confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius, of Kansas, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services 04/28/2009 N
Passed S. 386 as Amended; Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act 04/28/2009 Y
Agreed To S. Con. Res. 13 as Amended; An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2010 04/03/2009 N
Passed H.R. 1388 As Amended; GIVE Act 03/26/2009 N
Passed H.R. 146 as Amended; Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act 03/19/2009 N
Agreed To Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 680; To ensure that the general public has full access to our national parks and to promote the health and safety of all visitors and employees of the National Park Service. 03/18/2009 N
Confirmed Confirmation Ronald Kirk, of Texas, to be U.S. Trade Representative 03/18/2009 Y
Agreed To Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R. 1105; Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 03/10/2009 N
Passed S. 160 As Amended; District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 02/26/2009 N
Confirmed Confirmation of Hilda L. Solis of California, to be Secretary of Labor 02/24/2009 N
Agreed To Conference Report; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 02/14/2009 N
Confirmed Confirmation Eric H. Holder, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be Attorney General 02/02/2009 N
Passed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 01/22/2009 N
Confirmed Confirmation Hillary Rodham Clinton, of New York, to be Secretary of State 01/21/2009 Y
Agreed To Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 01/15/2009 N
Passed Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 01/15/2009 N
Passed Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 01/12/2009 N
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 7005.; Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008 12/11/2008 N
Passed H. R. 1424 As Amended; A bill to provide authority for the Federal Government to purchase and insure certain types of troubled assets for the purposes of providing stability to and preventing disruption in the economy and financial system and protecting taxpayers, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes. 10/01/2008 Y
Passed H.R. 7081; United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act 10/01/2008 Y
Agreed To Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.2638; Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008 09/27/2008 Y
Passed H.R.6049 As Amended; Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 09/23/2008 Y
Passed S. 3001 As Amended; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 09/17/2008 Y
Agreed To Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 3001; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 09/08/2008 Y
Agreed To H.R. 4137 Conference Report; College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2008 07/31/2008 Y
Passed U.S. Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act 07/16/2008 Y
Passed Veto Override; Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act 07/15/2008 N
Agreed To Motion to Disagree to the Amdts. of the House, Adding a New Title and Inserting a New Section, to the Amdt. of the Senate to H.R. 3221; Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 07/11/2008 N
Agreed To Upon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 6331; Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 07/09/2008 N
Passed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 07/09/2008 Y
Agreed To Motion To Concur In House Amdts To Senate Amdt To House Amdt To Senate Amdt To H.R. 2642; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 06/26/2008 Y
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 6331; Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 06/26/2008 N
Agreed To Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 6304; Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 06/25/2008 Y
Agreed To Motion to Concur in the Amdt. of the House, Striking Section 1 through Title V and Inserting Certain Language, to the Senate Amdt. to H.R. 3221, with an Amdt No. 4983, as Amended; Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 06/25/2008 N
Passed Upon Reconsideration Shall H.R. 6124 Pass, the Objections of the President to the Contrary Notwithstanding?; Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 06/18/2008 Y
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 6049; Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 06/17/2008 N
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 3101; Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 06/12/2008 N
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 6049; Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 06/10/2008 N
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 3044; Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008 06/10/2008 N
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Boxer Amdt. No. 4825; In the nature of a substitute. 06/06/2008 N
Passed H.R. 6124; Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 06/05/2008 Y
Agreed To S. Con. Res. 70 Conference Report; An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2009 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 and 2010 through 2013. 06/04/2008 N
Passed Upon Reconsideration Shall the Bill H.R. 2419 Pass, the Objections of the President of the United States to the Contrary Not Withstanding?; Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 05/22/2008 Y
Agreed To Motion to Concur in the House Amendment No. 2 with Amdt. No. 4803; In the nature of substitute. 05/22/2008 Y
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Rockefeller Amdt. No. 4627 (Subst.) to H.R. 2881; In the nature of a substitute. 05/06/2008 N
Passed H.R.493 as Amended; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007 04/24/2008 Y
Passed S.1315 as Amended; Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007 04/24/2008 Y
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 2831; Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 04/23/2008 N
Passed H.R. 3221 As Amended; Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 04/10/2008 Y
Agreed To Ensign Amdt. No. 4419; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the limited continuation of clean energy production incentives and incentives to improve energy efficiency 04/10/2008 Y
Agreed To S. Con. Res. 70 as Amended; An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2009 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 and 2010 through 2013 03/13/2008 N
Rejected Motion to Waive C.B.A. DeMint Amdt No. 4347; To establish an earmark moratorium for fiscal year 2009. 03/13/2008 Y
Passed H.R. 4040 As Amended ; Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act 03/06/2008 Y
Passed S.1200 as Amended; Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 02/26/2008 Y
Passed S.2248 as Amended; FISA Amendments Act of 2007 02/12/2008 Y
Passed H.R. 5140 As Amended; Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008 02/07/2008 Y
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on Amdt. No. 3918 to S. 2248; Relative to the extension of the Protect America Act of 2007. 01/28/2008 N
Passed H.R.4986; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 01/22/2008 NV
Agreed To Reid Motion to Concur in House Amdt. No. 1 to Senate Amdt. to H.R. 2764; Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 12/19/2007 Y
Passed Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 12/14/2007 Y
Agreed To National Defense Authorization Act, FY2008 12/14/2007 Y
Passed FHA Modernization Act of 2007 12/14/2007 Y
Agreed To CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 12/13/2007 Y
Passed H.R. 3996 as Amended; Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007 12/07/2007 Y
Passed H.R. 3688; United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act 11/16/2007 Y
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.4156; Orderly and Responsible Iraq Redeployment Appropriations Act, 2008 11/16/2007 N
Agreed To H.R.1429 Conference Report; Head Start for School Readiness Act 11/14/2007 Y
Confirmed Confirmation Michael B. Mukasey of New York, to be Attorney General 11/09/2007 Y
Passed Shall H.R. 1495 Pass, the Objections of the President of the United States to the Contrary Notwithstanding; Water Resources Development Act of 2007 11/08/2007 Y
Passed Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 11/01/2007 N
Passed S.294 as Amended; Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007 10/30/2007 N
Confirmed Confirmation Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be U.S. Circuit Judge 10/24/2007 Y
Passed H.R. 3043 as Amended; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 10/23/2007 N
Passed Commerce/Justice/Science Appropriations Act, FY2008 10/16/2007 N
Passed H.R. 1585 as Amended; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 10/01/2007 Y
Agreed To H. J. Res. 52; A joint resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes. 09/27/2007 Y
Agreed To H.J.Res.43; A joint resolution increasing the statutory limit on the public debt. 09/27/2007 N
Agreed To Motion to Concur in the Amendments of the House to the Amendments of the Senate to H.R.976; Support for Injured Servicemembers Act 09/27/2007 N
Agreed To To express the sense of Congress on federalism in Iraq. 09/26/2007 N
Agreed To H.R.1495 Conference Report; Water Resources Development Act of 2007 09/24/2007 Y
Rejected Levin Amdt. No. 2898; To provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq. 09/21/2007 N
Rejected Webb Amdt. No. 2909; To specify minimum periods between deployment of units and members of the Armed Forces deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. 09/19/2007 N
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Specter Amdt. No. 2022; To restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States. 09/19/2007 N
Rejected On Cloture: District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 09/18/2007 N
Passed H.R.3074: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 09/12/2007 Y
Agreed To College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 09/07/2007 Y
Passed State/Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, FY 2008 09/07/2007 Y
Passed Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, FY2008 09/06/2007 Y