Key Votes

2013 All Arts, Entertainment, and History Key Votes

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10/01 NA H J Res 70 National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Failed - House (252 - 176) 9/11 MO HB 278 Prohibits a Public Entity from Limiting the Practice or Celebration of Any Federal Holiday Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 9/11 MO HB 278 Prohibits a Public Entity from Limiting the Practice or Celebration of Any Federal Holiday Veto Override Passed - House (114 - 45) 6/05 CT HB 5277 Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9) 5/28 NV SB 165 Authorizes Film Tax Credits Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8) 5/07 NC HB 610 Expands the Sale of Alcohol in Seating Areas of Certain Stadiums and Ballparks Bill Passed - House (73 - 45) 5/07 CT HB 5277 Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events Bill Passed - House (117 - 26) 4/29 FL SB 306 Authorizes Professional Sports Teams to Bid for State Funds Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 4) 4/25 NC SB 201 Authorizes the Use of Silencers While Hunting Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 16) 4/25 MI SJR S Establishes a Constitutional Authorization for Individuals to Hunt and Fish Amendment Adopted - Senate (25 - 11) 4/17 OK SB 330 Increases Rebate Funds for the Film Industry Bill Passed - House (55 - 30) 4/17 MT SB 143 Amends Bison Management Laws Bill Failed - House (50 - 50) 4/15 IN SB 487 Establishes Regulations for Hunting Preserves Bill Passed - House (52 - 39) 4/12 WA HB 1001 Establishes a Liquor License for Small Theaters Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 21) 4/02 MD SB 183 Authorizes Tax Credits for Certain Film Production Activities Bill Passed - House (108 - 31) 3/16 NM HB 641 Reduces Corporate Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8) 3/16 NM HB 641 Reduces Corporate Income Tax Rates Bill Passed - House (35 - 28) 2/19 IN SB 91 Establishes Motorsports Investment District Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 12) 2/13 NC HB 66 Authorizes the Use and Display of Wild Animals in Cultural Activities Bill Passed - House (98 - 20) 1/31 VA HB 1442 Authorizes Home-Schooled Students To Participate In Interscholastic Programs Bill Passed - House (56 - 43)

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

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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.