Key Votes

2009 All Unemployed and Low-Income Key Votes

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12/22 NA S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 39) 11/05 NA HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (403 - 12) 10/27 NA HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits Cloture Invoked - Senate (87 - 13) 10/06 MI HB 5386 Physician Services Tax Bill Passed - House (56 - 52) 9/22 NA HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House (331 - 83) 7/24 CA ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud Concurrence Vote Passed - House (42 - 33) 7/24 CA ABX4 19 Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Revisions: In-Home Supportive Services Fraud Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15) 7/20 CT HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 12) 7/20 CT HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Veto Override Passed - House (102 - 40) 6/29 PA HB 1 Expanding Health Insurance Bill Passed - House (104 - 96) 6/25 NJ A 3101 Creating Homelessness Trust Funds Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 27) 6/24 MI HB 4436 2009-2010 Department of Community Health Budget Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16) 6/23 MI HB 4441 2009-2010 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 17) 6/22 CA AB 761 Mobile Home Rent Control Bill Failed - House (38 - 27) 6/19 CT SB 2001 Employment and Training Funds for Disadvantaged Workers Bill Passed - House (97 - 32) 6/18 NJ A 3101 Creating Homelessness Trust Funds Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7) 6/18 MI SB 248 2010 Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15) 6/08 LA HB 316 Property Tax Exemption Joint Resolution Failed - House (30 - 63) 5/31 IL SB 1918 Low-Income Energy Assistance Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (47 - 11) 5/30 CT HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 5/20 CT HB 6600 SustiNet Health Insurance Plan Bill Passed - House (107 - 35) 5/15 TX HB 2962 Childrens' Health Care Bill Passed - House (87 - 55) 5/06 MI HB 4786 Part-Time Work Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House (68 - 39) 5/05 CO HB 1170 Allowing Locked-Out Employees to Collect Unemployment Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (36 - 29) 4/29 FL Amdt 337171 Expanding Unemployment Benefits Eligibility Amendment Rejected - House (45 - 71) 4/28 CO HB 1170 Allowing Locked-Out Employees to Collect Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 4/22 WA HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23) 4/11 WV SB 246 Temporary Unemployment Compensation Tax Increase for Employers Bill Passed - House (71 - 29) 4/10 MD HB 310 Extending Unemployment Benefits to Part-Time Employees Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9) 3/26 MD HB 310 Extending Unemployment Benefits to Part-Time Employees Bill Passed - House (94 - 43) 3/25 KS HB 2275 Drug Testing for Cash Assistance Recipients Bill Passed - House (99 - 26) 3/11 NH SB 115 Expanding Subsidized Health Care Program Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 4) 3/09 WA HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - House (84 - 10) 3/09 UT SB 225 Extending CHIP and Medicaid Coverage to Children of Documented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 14) 3/09 UT HB 171 Extending CHIP and Medicaid Coverage to Children of Documented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (50 - 23) 3/05 ID S 1119 Allowing Public Utility Assistance Programs Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 18) 3/03 WA HB 1956 Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters Bill Passed - House (56 - 41) 2/26 OR HB 2436 Real Estate Fees to Fund Housing Programs Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9) 2/25 AR HB 1464 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (67 - 27) 2/17 OR HB 2436 Real Estate Fees to Fund Housing Programs Bill Passed - House (44 - 15) 2/02 NY A 1686 Reducing the Cap on Vacated Apartment Rent Increases Bill Passed - House (100 - 43) 1/14 FL SB 2-A 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 13) 1/14 FL SB 2-A 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 43)

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.