Key Votes

2012 All Energy Key Votes

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11/28 NA S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 37) 9/21 NA HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House (233 - 175) 9/14 NA HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed - House (245 - 161) 6/30 PA HB 761 Exempts Certain Transfers from the Realty Transfer Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (140 - 56) 6/27 MA S 2214 Amends Renewable Energy Contract Requirements Bill Passed - House (135 - 16) 6/06 NH HB 1490 Authorizes New Hamshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Conference Report Adopted - House (211 - 74) 6/06 NH HB 1490 Authorizes New Hamshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 6) 5/24 NJ S 1322 Requires Participation In the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Bill Passed - House (45 - 33) 5/03 HI SB 2785 Establishes Regulations for an Undersea Power Cable Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 3) 4/09 AK SB 203 Establishes an Energy Assistance Program Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 4) 3/30 MD HB 441 Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House (88 - 47) 3/29 NA S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 47) 3/19 SD HB 1228 Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Projects Veto Override Failed - House (44 - 23) 3/15 NJ S 1322 Requires Participation In the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 16) 3/01 SD HB 1228 Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Projects Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 16) 2/28 SD HB 1228 Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Projects Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15) 2/15 FL HB 7087 Increases Certain Business Tax Credits and Sales Tax Exemptions Bill Passed - House (92 - 22) 1/30 MN Anderson Nomination Confirmation of Ellen Anderson as Public Utilities Commissioner Motion Rejected - Senate (29 - 37) 1/25 NH Amdt 367s Restricting Eminent Domain Petitions Amendment Adopted - Senate (16 - 8)

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.