Key Votes

2007 All Unemployed and Low-Income 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) 12/13 MI HB 5375 Promise Zones Bill Passed - House (71 - 34) 11/29 WA Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21) 11/29 WA Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - House (55 - 39) 11/14 NA HR 1429 Head Start Act of 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House (381 - 36) 11/01 NA HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 30) 10/31 MI SB 232 2007-2008 Department of Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 50) 10/31 MI SB 232 2007-2008 Department of Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 16) 10/29 MI H Sub for Sub SB 234 2007-2008 Department of Labor and Economic Growth Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 1) 10/29 MI H Sub for Sub SB 234 2007-2008 Department of Labor and Economic Growth Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 27) 10/25 NA HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - House (265 - 142) 10/18 NA HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Veto Override Failed - House (273 - 156) 10/10 NA HR 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (264 - 148) 10/04 NA HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (386 - 27) 9/27 NA HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (67 - 29) 9/27 MI Sub SB 374 Estate Recovery for Medicaid Recipients in Michigan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 9/26 MI Sub SB 374 Estate Recovery for Medicaid Recipients in Michigan Bill Passed - House (57 - 52) 9/25 NA HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - House (265 - 159) 8/04 NA HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (241 - 172) 8/02 NA HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31) 8/01 NA HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - House (225 - 204) 7/27 NA HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House (231 - 191) 7/17 NC CS HB 1016 County Medicaid Cost Assumption Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 18) 7/12 NA HR 1851 Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (333 - 83) 6/07 CA AB 8 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Eligibility Bill Passed - House (47 - 32) 6/07 CA SB 48 Health Care Coverage and Cost Control Act Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16) 6/07 CA SB 32 Children's Health Care Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 13) 6/06 CA SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15) 5/07 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (47 - 19) 5/07 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (82 - 44) 4/20 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (86 - 45) 4/10 AK CSSB 4 Senior Benefits Payment Program Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 2) 3/29 MN SF 2171 2008-2009 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 23) 3/28 ID H 81 Income Tax Credit for Food Veto Override Passed - House (48 - 22) 3/19 IA HF 5 Maximum Title Loan Finance Charge Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16) 2/01 IA HF 5 Maximum Title Loan Finance Charge Bill Passed - House (84 - 12)

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.