Key Votes

2005 All Defense Key Votes

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12/21 NA HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 44) 12/21 NA HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 0) 12/21 NA S Con Res 74 Removal of ANWR Provision from HR 2863 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (48 - 45) 12/19 NA HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (374 - 41) 12/19 NA HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (308 - 106) 11/15 NA S AMDT 2523 Judicial Review of Detainees Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 54) 11/15 NA S AMDT 2524 Guantanamo Bay Detainees Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (84 - 14) 11/15 NA S AMDT 2518 Iraq Progress Reports Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (79 - 19) 11/15 NA S AMDT 2519 Reporting Matters in Iraq Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 58) 11/15 NA S 1042 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 0) 11/10 NA S AMDT 2476 Investigating Contracts in Iraq Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 53) 11/10 NA S Amdt 2516 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 42) 11/08 NA S AMDT 2430 National Commission on Detainees Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) 10/07 NA HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 0) 9/14 NA S Amdt 1670 Special Committee on Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Motion Rejected - Senate (44 - 53) 7/26 NA S 1042 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 48) 7/20 NA HR 2601 State Department FY 2006/2007 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House (351 - 78) 6/20 NA HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (398 - 19) 5/25 NA HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House (390 - 39) 5/10 NA HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (100 - 0) 5/05 NA HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House (368 - 58) 4/28 NA H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47) 4/28 NA H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 211) 4/21 NA HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 0) 4/18 NA S AMDT 464 Future Military Funding for Iraq Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 31) 3/17 NA H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House (218 - 214) 3/17 NA S Con Res 18 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49) 3/16 NA HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - House (388 - 43)

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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