Key Votes

2013 All Energy Key Votes

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11/20 NA H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 221) 11/20 NA H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 222) 11/20 NA H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226) 11/20 NA H Amdt 507 Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 230) 11/20 NA H Amdt 499 Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to Require Certain Findings for Categorical Exclusions Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 228) 11/20 NA HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House (228 - 192) 11/20 NA HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 187) 8/02 NA H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions Amendment Adopted - House (237 - 176) 8/01 NA HR 1582 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (232 - 181) 7/25 NA HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (265 - 155) 7/07 OR SB 838 Prohibits Motorized Mining Bill Passed - House (33 - 27) 7/03 OR SB 838 Prohibits Motorized Mining Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13) 6/04 OR SB 692 Requires Certain Electronics to Meet Energy Efficiency Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 9) 5/30 OR SB 692 Requires Certain Electronics to Meet Energy Efficiency Standards Bill Passed - House (40 - 19) 5/22 IL SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Veto Override Passed - House (71 - 41) 5/21 IL SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Veto Override Passed - Senate (44 - 11) 5/07 MN HF 956 Amends Solar and Alternative Energy Requirements Bill Passed - House (70 - 63) 5/01 CT SB 1138 Amends Renewable Energy Source Standards Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 6) 3/27 NH HB 617 Increases Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Tax Bill Passed - House (206 - 158) 3/21 IL SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Bill Passed - House (86 - 28) 3/18 MD HB 226 Establishes Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (88 - 48) 3/14 IL SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 9) 3/13 UT HB 96 Extends Tax Credits for Certain Vehicles Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 12) 3/08 MD HB 226 Establishes Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 15) 2/28 KS SB 82 Extends Renewable Energy Requirements for Utilities Bill Failed - Senate (17 - 23) 2/25 MS HB 844 Exempts Certain Sales Taxes for Agricultural Businesses Bill Passed - House (75 - 43) 2/22 MD HB 226 Establishes Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits Bill Passed - House (86 - 48) 2/19 SD SB 195 Establishes Incentives for Wind Energy Facilities Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 7)

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.