Key Votes

2014 All Oil and Gas Key Votes

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11/18 NA S 2280 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Failed - Senate (59 - 41) 11/14 NA HR 5682 To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed - House (252 - 161) 8/29 CA SB 1319 Authorizes Groundwater Sustainability Plan for Certain Water Basins Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 8/29 CA SB 1319 Authorizes Groundwater Sustainability Plan for Certain Water Basins Bill Passed - House (48 - 26) 7/29 NA S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 69) 6/26 NJ S 1041 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing Waste from Being Released Into Environment Bill Passed - House (62 - 16) 6/26 NA HR 4899 Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (229 - 185) 6/24 NA H Amdt 956 Prohibits Pending Pipeline Permit Applications from Receiving Automatic Approval Amendment Rejected - House (171 - 240) 6/24 NA HR 3301 North American Energy Infrastructure Act Bill Passed - House (238 - 173) 6/16 NY A 5424B Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing for 3 Years Bill Passed - House (96 - 37) 5/30 LA SB 469 Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 5/29 NC SB 786 Repeals the Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 12) 5/29 NC SB 786 Repeals the Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Passed - House (64 - 50) 5/29 LA SB 469 Prohibits Government Entities from Pursuing Cause of Action under the Coastal Management Program Bill Passed - House (59 - 39) 5/29 CA SB 1132 Establishes a Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 16) 5/28 CA SB 1319 Expands Prevention and Response Programs for Oil Spills Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 5/22 OK HB 2562 Restructures the Tax Rate for Oil and Gas Production Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 14) 5/22 OK HB 2562 Restructures the Tax Rate for Oil and Gas Production Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 34) 5/14 OH HB 375 Restructures the Tax on Oil and Gas Drilling Operations Bill Passed - House (55 - 38) 5/12 LA HB 1275 Requires Companies to Give Public Notice of Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Failed - House (19 - 73) 5/12 NJ S 1041 Prohibits Hydraulic Fracturing Waste from Being Released Into Environment Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5) 4/21 AK HB 287 Authorizes Tax Credits for In-State Oil Refineries Concurrence Vote Passed - House (32 - 7) 4/20 AK SB 138 Establishes a Liquefied Natural Gas Production Framework Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (16 - 4) 4/20 AK HB 287 Authorizes Tax Credits for In-State Oil Refineries Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 4/20 AK SB 138 Establishes a Liquefied Natural Gas Production Framework Bill Passed - House (36 - 4) 4/15 AK HB 383 Authorizes the Governor to Appoint Non-Residents to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7) 4/09 AK HB 383 Authorizes the Governor to Appoint Non-Residents to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board Bill Passed - House (27 - 12) 3/18 AK SB 138 Establishes a Liquefied Natural Gas Production Framework Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 5) 3/12 KY HB 445 Increases the Wholesale Price of Gasoline Bill Passed - House (53 - 44)

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.