2001 : Ford votes for the Patriot Act. Democrats support bill 129-75.
2002 : Ford votes to authorize Iraq War. Democrats oppose bill 126-81.
2003 : Ford is one of 63 Democrats to vote for the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.
2005 : Ford votes for House Republicans' tough anti-immigration bill, the Real ID ACT . Only 42 Democrats did so.
2005 : Ford was one of 43 Democrats to back legislation intervening in the Terri Schiavo case.
2005 : Ford votes for bankruptcy reform, along with 72 other Democrats.
2006 : Ford votes to permanently repeal the estate tax, along with only 42 other Democrats.
He repeatedly voted in favor of a constitutional amendment banning flag-burning ( 2005 , 2003 , 2001 , 1999 ). In 2005, the amendment fell just one vote short of the 67 it needed to clear the Senate; needless to say, Democrats can't afford to give up one of the New York seats.