Key Votes

2011 All Unemployed and Low-Income Key Votes

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12/20 NA HR 3630 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House (229 - 193) 12/17 NA S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 10) 12/13 NA HR 3630 Reduces Payroll Taxes and Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House (234 - 193) 12/01 NA S 1931 Reduces Payroll Tax Rate Motion Rejected - Senate (20 - 78) 12/01 MI SB 806 Reduces Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11) 10/12 NH SB 198 Amends Eligibility Requirements for TANF Bill Passed - House (237 - 126) 10/11 NA S 1660 American Jobs Act of 2011 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 49) 9/02 CA AB 6 Repeals Fingerprinting Requirement for CalFresh Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 26) 8/31 CA AB 6 Repeals Fingerprinting Requirement for CalFresh Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11) 7/13 MI HB 4409 Amending the Social Welfare Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12) 7/13 MI HB 4410 Amending the Jet Program of the Social Welfare Act Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12) 6/30 PA HB 960 Public Assistance Program Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (130 - 66) 6/30 PA HB 960 Public Assistance Program Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 15) 6/21 LA HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 12) 6/09 TX SB 7 Health Care Bill Passed - House (89 - 41) 5/17 TX SB 420 Eligibility for Indigent Health Care Bill Passed - House (102 - 40) 5/17 LA HB 7 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (67 - 26) 5/10 MO HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (113 - 34) 5/06 FL HB 7107 Medicaid Managed Care Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 39) 5/06 FL HB 7107 Medicaid Managed Care Program Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11) 4/28 MO HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5) 4/27 IN HB 1210 Repealing Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 32) 4/21 TN SB 485 Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 10) 4/20 IA SF 525 Revises the Iowa Mental Health System Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 23) 4/19 IN HB 1210 Repealing Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 13) 4/14 NC HB 383 Relating to Unemployment Insurance Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 4/14 NC HB 383 Relating to Unemployment Insurance Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 49) 4/11 NY A 2674 Rent Regulation Bill Passed - House (92 - 54) 4/05 AZ HB 2619 Unemployment Security Special Assessment Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 4/05 SC S 434 Prohibiting DHHS From Reducing Provider Rates Joint Resolution Passed - House (63 - 44) 3/28 ID H 260 Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8) 3/23 MI HB 4408 Employment Compensation Fund Concurrence Vote Passed - House (65 - 44) 3/23 MI HB 4408 Employment Compensation Fund Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 13) 3/17 ID H 260 Medicaid Funding Bill Passed - House (56 - 14) 3/02 KY HB 305 2010-2012 Biennium Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 12) 3/02 ID H 109 Extends Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House (41 - 28) 3/01 SC S 434 Prohibiting DHHS From Reducing Provider Rates Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 8) 2/08 MT HB 30 Health Care Sharing Ministries Bill Passed - House (68 - 32) 2/08 ND HB 1377 Children's Health Insurance Program Bill Failed - House (25 - 67) 2/07 WY HB 244 Unemployment Insurance Amendments Bill Failed - House (25 - 34) 2/07 SD HB 1152 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - House (32 - 36) 2/02 UT HB 211 Community Service Medicaid Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (56 - 15) 1/31 IN HB 1450 Unemployment Insurance Amendments Bill Passed - House (61 - 38) 1/28 WY HB 244 Unemployment Insurance Amendments 1/20 AZ SB 1001 Request for Medicaid Waiver Bill Passed - House (40 - 20)

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.