Key Votes

2013 All Unemployed and Low-Income Key Votes

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11/19 MA Amdt 1 Increases the Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Amendment Adopted - Senate (31 - 7) 11/19 MA S 1925 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 7) 10/16 NA HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (285 - 144) 10/16 NA HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18) 10/04 NA H J Res 75 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House (244 - 164) 9/18 MI SB 276 Requires Community Service for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9) 9/12 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (52 - 25) 9/12 CA AB 10 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11) 9/12 NA HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 191) 9/03 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 32) 8/27 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 18) 7/24 NC HB 392 Authorizes Drug Testing for Work First Program Applicants Conference Report Adopted - House (92 - 21) 7/11 NA HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (216 - 208) 7/08 OR HB 2639 Prohibits Discrimination in Selling, Renting, or Leasing Property Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13) 7/03 PA HB 1075 Amends Public Welfare Code Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 22) 7/03 OR HB 2639 Prohibits Discrimination in Selling, Renting, or Leasing Property Bill Passed - House (38 - 20) 7/01 PA HB 1075 Amends Public Welfare Code Concurrence Vote Passed - House (108 - 94) 6/20 NA H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 198) 6/20 NA HR 1947 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Failed - House (195 - 234) 6/19 NA H Amdt 176 Restores $20.5 Billion in Appropriations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Rejected - House (188 - 234) 6/13 MI HB 4714 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (76 - 31) 6/10 NA S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 27) 5/22 TX SB 21 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House (104 - 42) 5/16 AZ SB 1492 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 5/01 MI HB 4118 Requires Drug Testing For Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (77 - 33) 5/01 MI HB 4388 Establishes School Attendence Requirements for Family Independence Assistance Bill Passed - House (78 - 32) 4/25 AL SB 340 Amends the Medicaid Program Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 3) 4/24 AL SB 191 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10) 4/18 AR SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 5) 4/17 AR SB 1020 Authorizes Private Purchase of Health Insurance with Federal Funds Bill Passed - House (70 - 23) 4/16 IA SF 439 Establishes a Tax Credit for Farmers Who Donate to Food Banks Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15) 4/16 WI AB 82 Prohibits the Unauthorized Transfer of Food Stamps Bill Passed - House (73 - 24) 4/10 IN HB 1483 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 12) 4/08 AR SB 38 Requires Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 5) 4/08 AR SB 875 Reduces Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit Amounts Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12) 3/27 MD SB 274 Expands Medicaid Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 11) 3/25 MD HB 228 Amends the State Health Benefits Exchange and Medicaid Program Bill Passed - House (93 - 43) 3/25 IA SF 296 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23) 3/15 NA HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) Bill Passed - House (215 - 202) 3/13 UT HB 391 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 23) 3/13 NA HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (246 - 181) 3/07 CA AB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - House (54 - 22) 3/07 CA SB 1-1 Expands Eligibility for Medi-Cal Program Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 7) 3/06 OK HB 1908 Establishes a Marriage Promotion Campaign Bill Passed - House (71 - 27) 3/04 OK HB 1721 Reduces the Income Cap for the Oklahoma Promise Scholarship Bill Passed - House (56 - 37) 2/28 KS SB 149 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8) 2/27 ND HB 1362 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (57 - 36) 2/26 NC SB 4 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Conference Report Adopted - Senate (31 - 16) 2/26 NC SB 4 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Conference Report Adopted - House (74 - 40) 2/25 IN HB 1483 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (78 - 17) 2/22 ND HB 1385 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - House (19 - 72) 2/22 SD HB 1214 Authorizes Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (39 - 28) 2/21 AZ HB 2147 Requires Individuals Seeking Unemployment Benefits to Provide Proof of Eligibility Bill Passed - House (36 - 23) 2/04 VA SB 721 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Failed - Senate (19 - 20) 2/04 UT HB 274 Establishes a Tax Credit for Employing a Homeless Individual Bill Passed - House (41 - 33)

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.