Key Votes

2006 All Immigration Key Votes

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9/29 NA HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 19) 9/21 NA HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (277 - 140) 9/14 NA HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House (283 - 138) 8/02 NA S AMDT 4775 Triple-Layered Fencing Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (94 - 3) 7/13 NA S Amdt 4659 Double-Layered Fencing Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (29 - 71) 7/10 CO HB 1017 Employer Verification of Employee Work Status Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 18) 7/10 CO HB 1017 Employer Verification of Employee Work Status Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8) 7/10 CO HB 1023 Public Benefits for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 7/08 CO HB 1020 Business Deductions for Employees Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 7/08 CO HB 1023 Public Benefits for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (35 - 28) 6/28 PA A7999 to HB 1959 English as Official Language Amendment Adopted - House (122 - 70) 6/16 LA SB 753 Hiring of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Bill Passed - House (91 - 5) 6/01 CA SB 1160 Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 6/01 LA SB 753 Hiring of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 5/30 MI HB 6085 Disclosure of Citizenship on Driver's License Bill Passed - House (76 - 27) 5/25 NA S AMDT 4097 Confidentiality Requirement Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 49) 5/25 AZ HB 2577 Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement Conference Report Adopted - House (33 - 22) 5/25 AZ HB 2577 Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 9) 5/25 NA S 2611 Immigration Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36) 5/24 MA H 4479 MassHealth Immigrant Eligibility Veto Override Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 5) 5/24 NA S AMDT 4095 H-2C Visa Program Ammendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 49) 5/23 NA S AMDT 4087 Orange Card Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 61) 5/23 NA S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 39) 5/22 CA AJR 51 Endorsing Federal Amendments to Immigration Law Joint Resolution Passed - House (43 - 27) 5/18 NA S AMDT 4064 English As National Language Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 35) 5/18 NA S AMDT 4073 English as Unifying Language Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (58 - 39) 5/18 NA S AMDT 4072 "State Criminal Alien Assistance Program" Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 52) 5/17 NA S AMDT 3965 Employment-based Immigrant Visa Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 48) 5/16 AZ HB 2577 Immigration Law; Employment; Enforcement Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 7) 5/16 MI HB 5633 English as the Official Language Bill Bill Passed - House (73 - 32) 5/05 CO SB 234 Public Construction Bidding Act Bill Passed - House (36 - 29) 5/04 WI SB 567 Limit Public Assistance to Citizens or Legal Residents of the United States Bill Passed - House (51 - 42) 5/02 TX HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14) 4/27 MO HCS HB 1814 English as the State’s Official Language Bill Passed - House (122 - 30) 4/27 CA SCR 113 The Great American Boycott 2006 Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 13) 4/25 MA H 4479 Health Care Access & Affordability Bill Section 112 Veto Override Passed - House (137 - 19) 4/24 TX HB 3 Business Tax Revisions Bill Passed - House (80 - 68) 4/20 MO HB 1864 College Admission of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (119 - 30) 4/19 VA Governor's Recommendation: DMV Voter Registration Requirements Amendment Rejected - House (27 - 70) 4/19 VA Governor's Recommendation: DMV Voter Registration Requirements Amendment Adopted - Senate (21 - 17) 4/19 TN SB 303 Driver's License Examination English Language Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14) 4/13 NE LB 239 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 16) 4/13 NE LB 239 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 18) 4/13 NH HB 345 Photo ID for Voting Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 9) 4/06 AZ SB 1273 Border Radar Lease Appropriation Bill Passed - House (38 - 19) 3/28 GA CCS SB 529 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Conference Report Adopted - House (119 - 49) 3/27 GA CCS SB 529 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (39 - 16) 3/23 GA HCS SB 529 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Bill Passed - House (123 - 51) 3/21 OH HCR 36 Apportioning U.S. House Seats Resolution Passed - House (71 - 23) 3/16 IA HF 2671 Undocumented Immigrants Restrictions Bill Passed - House (69 - 25) 3/14 OK HCS HB 3119 Voter ID, Repealing Tuition Assistance, and Reporting of Illegal Immigrants Bill Passed - House (63 - 24) 3/09 AZ HB 2577 Immigration Policy; Forgery; Employment; Licensing Bill Passed - House (35 - 20) 3/08 GA SCS SB 529 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 13) 3/07 KS Amend HB 2615 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (63 - 58) 3/06 AZ SB 1273 Border Radar Lease Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 6) 3/02 AZ HB 2064 English Language Learners Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 13) 2/23 WI SB 567 Limit Public Assistance to Citizens or Legal Residents of the United States Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 2/14 VA Sub HB 1048 Employment of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (77 - 22) 2/14 VA Sub SB 677 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 3) 2/14 GA HCS HB 1238 Requirements for Wiring Money Bill Passed - House (106 - 60) 2/06 VA Sub SB 313 DMV Reporting Requirements for Non-citizens Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15) 2/02 VA HB 1050 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (76 - 23) 2/02 VA Sub HB 262 College Admission for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (67 - 33) 2/01 NH HB 345 Photo ID for Voting Bill Passed - House (211 - 149) 1/24 AZ HB 2002 English Language Learners; Structured English Immersion Models; Budget Requests Bill Passed - House (33 - 23) 1/24 AZ HB 2002 English Language Learners; Structured English Immersion Models; Budget Requests Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14) 1/11 MA H 1230 In State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Failed - House (57 - 96)

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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:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.