Key Votes

2007 All Energy Key Votes

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12/14 NA HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 14) 11/16 AK SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (26 - 13) 11/16 AK SCS CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5) 11/11 AK AM 8 Oil and Gas Production Tax Increase Amendment Adopted - House (26 - 14) 11/11 AK AM 1 Standard Deduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (21 - 19) 11/11 AK CSHB 2001 Oil and Gas Production Tax Bill Passed - House (27 - 13) 10/12 IL HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - Senate (55 - 1) 10/03 IL HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Veto Override Passed - House (92 - 19) 8/24 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1) 8/22 KY HCS HB 1 Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Bill Passed - House (87 - 10) 8/04 NA H Amdt 748 Renewable Energy Standards Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 190) 8/04 NA HR 2776 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (221 - 189) 7/27 NA HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House (231 - 191) 7/26 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 13) 7/26 IL SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Bill Passed - House (80 - 33) 7/17 NA HR 2641 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House (312 - 112) 6/21 NA S Amdt 1704 Alternative Energy Subsidies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 36) 6/21 NA HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 27) 6/20 PA HB 1202 Clean Fuels and Energy Independence Act Bill Passed - House (138 - 60) 6/20 PA HB 1200 Alternative Energy Incentives Bill Passed - House (128 - 70) 6/14 NA S Amdt 1538 Clean Energy Achievement Criteria Amendment Tabled - Senate (56 - 39) 6/06 CA AB 493 New Car Purchases Fees and Rebates Bill Failed - House (35 - 35) 6/06 CA AB 1470 Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (44 - 34) 6/05 CA AB 35 Sustainable Government Building Standards Bill Passed - House (46 - 33) 6/04 OR SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - House (47 - 11) 6/02 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3) 6/01 CT HB 7432 Energy and Electricity Efficiency Bill Passed - House (128 - 19) 5/31 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17) 5/30 CT HB 7400 Tax Code Modification Bill Passed - House (90 - 58) 5/29 OR HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 6) 5/23 OR SB 838 Renewable Electricity Bill Passed - House (41 - 18) 5/21 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Veto Override Failed - House (83 - 50) 5/16 AK SCS CSHB 177 Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 1) 5/14 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 17) 5/14 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 43) 5/11 OR SB 790 Offshore Drilling Moratorium Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 7) 5/07 OR HB 2620 Solar Energy in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (41 - 17) 5/01 VT SA. 520 Energy Tax Amendment to H. 520 Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14) 4/23 IA SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 19) 4/20 IL S. Amdt. 3: Electric Rates Freeze Amendment Adopted - Senate (33 - 24) 4/20 IL SB 1592 Electric Rates Freeze Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 20) 4/19 IA SF 599 Iowa Power Fund Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 13) 4/18 IA SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - House (66 - 32) 4/12 WA Sub SB 6001 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Passed - House (84 - 14) 4/10 OR SB 838 Renewable Electricity Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 4/03 MT SB 558 Montana Electric and Gas Authority Act Bill Failed - Senate (25 - 25) 4/02 IA SF 485 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20) 3/30 ND SB 2397 Oil Well Tax Cut Bill Passed - House (63 - 26) 3/26 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 24) 3/24 MN HF 946 Transportation Funding and Gas Tax Bill Passed - House (83 - 46) 3/23 CO HB 1341 Oil and Gas Commission Reconfiguration Bill Passed - House (37 - 27) 3/23 MN SF 1986 Transportation Taxes and Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 24) 2/21 VA H Sub to Sub SB 1416 Regulation of Electric Utilities Bill Passed - House (82 - 16) 2/15 ND SB 2397 Oil Well Tax Cut Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 13) 2/05 KS HB 2038 Tax Exemption for Nuclear Power Facilities Bill Passed - House (95 - 28)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

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.