Key Votes

2012 All Defense Key Votes

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12/28 NA HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 23) 12/21 NA HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (81 - 14) 12/20 NA HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Report Adopted - House (315 - 107) 11/30 NA S Amdt 3025 Requires Sufficient Sizing of Civilian and Contract Services Workforces Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 53) 11/29 NA S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 41) 11/29 NA S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 33) 11/28 NA S Amdt 3095 Repeals the Prohibition on Biofuel Refinery Construction Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 41) 11/28 NA S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 37) 11/14 NA S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 47) 9/13 NA HR 6365 National Security and Job Protection Act Bill Passed - House (223 - 196) 9/12 NA HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House (301 - 118) 8/02 NA S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 46) 7/19 NA HR 5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House (326 - 90) 5/18 NA HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Bill Passed - House (299 - 120) 5/18 NA H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 238) 5/18 NA H Amdt 1140 Prohibits Reductions to Strategic Nuclear Arms Required by New START Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 162) 5/17 NA H Amdt 1103 Limits Funding for War in Afghanistan to the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces Amendment Rejected - House (113 - 303) 5/10 NA HR 5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House (218 - 199) 4/26 NA HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House (248 - 168) 4/24 AZ SB 1182 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 8) 4/19 AZ SB 1182 Prohibits Enforcement of Certain Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act Bill Passed - House (34 - 22)

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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:

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  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.