Trent Lott

Trent Lott

  • R-MS, Senator1989 – 2007
  • R-MS, 5th District1973 – 1988
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Lifetime Score 66%

73%
‘05
2005: 73%
73%
2006: 73%
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‘07
2007: 50%

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2007: 110th Congress 50%

  • 1: On the Motion to Table: S.Amdt. 11 to S. 1 - To strengthen earmark reformYea

    Key Vote 1: On the Motion to Table: S.Amdt. 11 to S. 1 - To strengthen earmark reform

    This amendment would help stop earmarks. Earmarks are wasteful and serve the interests of only a few.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 2: On Passage: H.R. 2 - Fair Minimum Wage ActYea

    Key Vote 2: On Passage: H.R. 2 - Fair Minimum Wage Act

    The Fair Minimum Wage Act would allow for an increase in the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour over two years. According to CBO estimates, a minimum wage increase would saddle small businesses with up to $7 billion in added costs.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 3: S.Amdt. 507 to S.Con.Res. 21 - To raise death tax exemptionYea

    Key Vote 3: S.Amdt. 507 to S.Con.Res. 21 - To raise death tax exemption

    To protect families, family farms and small businesses by raising the death tax exemption to $5 million and reducing the maximum death tax rate to no more than 35%, to extend college tuition deduction, to extend the student loan interest deduction, to extend the teacher classroom deduction, to protect senior citizens from higher taxes on their retirement income, to maintain U.S. financial market competitiveness, and to promote economic growth by extending the lower tax rates on dividends and capital gains.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 4: S.Amdt. 489 to S.Con.Res. 21 - To establish a reserve fund for Social SecurityYea

    Key Vote 4: S.Amdt. 489 to S.Con.Res. 21 - To establish a reserve fund for Social Security

    This amendment, sponsored by Senator Demint, would establish a reserve fund for Social Security reform. Congress would be able to save Social Security surpluses to be used by future recipients. This helps ensure the long-term stability of the program so that further reforms may be pursued.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 5: S.Amdt. 510 to S.Con.Res. 21 - Tobacco taxNay

    Key Vote 5: S.Amdt. 510 to S.Con.Res. 21 - Tobacco tax

    To provide for the consideration of an increase in the tobacco products user fee rate, but only to the extent that such rate increase does not result in an increase of more than 61 cents per pack of cigarettes, with all revenue generated by such increase dedicated to the re-authorization and expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 6: S.Amdt. 2352 to H.R. 2669 - Protecting a secret ballotYea

    Key Vote 6: S.Amdt. 2352 to H.R. 2669 - Protecting a secret ballot

    To amend the National Labor Relations Act to ensure the right of employees to a secret-ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

    "Yea" votes scored.
  • 7: On the Conference Report: H.R. 1495 - Water Resources Development Act of 2007Yea

    Key Vote 7: On the Conference Report: H.R. 1495 - Water Resources Development Act of 2007

    This water projects bill is bloated with over 900 special-interest earmarks, which far exceeds the $4.9 billion requested by the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill does not set any priorities and would result in funding for truly essential projects, like protections in Louisiana against future hurricanes, being drowned out in a sea of pork.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 8: S. 294 - Reauthorize AmtrakYea

    Key Vote 8: S. 294 - Reauthorize Amtrak

    A bill to reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes. Amtrak should be abolished since it is a wasteful program that cost taxpayers too much money.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 9: On Passage: H.R. 3963 - Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization ActNay

    Key Vote 9: On Passage: H.R. 3963 - Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act

    This bill calls for $50 billion in new funding for the program that far exceeds the $5 billion requested by the President. In addition to greatly expanding a program that was originally designed to be a limited contribution to State health services, this bill would be a giant step toward government controlled health care.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 10: On the Cloture Motion: H.R. 6 - Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007Nay

    Key Vote 10: On the Cloture Motion: H.R. 6 - Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

    This bill would create a Strategic Energy Efficiency and Renewables Reserve to invest in alternative energy. This would increase spending and the national debt. The government should not be subsidizing alternative energy.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 11: On Passage: H.R. 2419 - Provides for agricultural programsYea

    Key Vote 11: On Passage: H.R. 2419 - Provides for agricultural programs

    A bill to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes. The bill contains wasteful farm subsidies and would add to the national debt.

    "Nay" votes scored.
  • 12: On the Motion: H.Amdt. 1 to H.R. 2764 - Appropriations for the Department of StateYea

    Key Vote 12: On the Motion: H.Amdt. 1 to H.R. 2764 - Appropriations for the Department of State

    A bill making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes. This is a spending bill that would add to the national debt.

    "Nay" votes scored.
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