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Key Votes

2014 All Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 18, 2014 National H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (78 - 22)
Sept. 17, 2014 National H Amdt 1141 Authorizes Aid to Syrian Opposition Amendment Adopted - House (273 - 156)
Sept. 17, 2014 National H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 Joint Resolution Passed - House (319 - 108)
Aug. 1, 2014 National HR 5230 Making Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2014, and for Other Purposes Bill Passed - House (223 - 189)
July 31, 2014 National HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (81 - 13)
July 29, 2014 National HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 18)
July 29, 2014 National S Amdt 3583 Appropriates Funds to the Highway Trust Fund Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 31)
July 29, 2014 National S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 69)
July 29, 2014 National S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1079 Prohibits the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from Providing Bonuses to Employees Amendment Adopted - House (282 - 138)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1083 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Federal Employees Certain Pay Rates Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 230)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1098 Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws Amendment Adopted - House (241 - 181)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 200)
July 16, 2014 National HR 5016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House (228 - 195)
July 15, 2014 National HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - House (367 - 55)
July 1, 2014 DE SB 220 Appropriates Funds for State Casino Relief Bill Passed - House (27 - 10)
June 25, 2014 DE SB 220 Appropriates Funds for State Casino Relief Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 5)
June 16, 2014 RI H 7133AAA 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
June 15, 2014 CA SB 852 2014-2015 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (25 - 11)
June 15, 2014 CA SB 852 2014-2015 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (55 - 24)
June 13, 2014 RI H 7133AAA 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - House (63 - 12)
June 12, 2014 MA H 4111 & S 2196 Appropriates Funds for the Expansion of the Boston Convention Center Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
June 10, 2014 National H Amdt 813 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development Plan Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 207)
June 10, 2014 National H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras Amendment Adopted - House (255 - 171)
June 10, 2014 National H Amdt 823 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the California High-Speed Rail Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 186)
June 10, 2014 National HR 4745 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House (229 - 192)
June 9, 2014 National H Amdt 783 Reduces Appropriations to Amtrak Amendment Rejected - House (154 - 248)
June 5, 2014 RI S 2796A Establishes Preference In State and Business Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
June 4, 2014 OH HB 483 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Conference Report Adopted - Senate (24 - 7)
June 4, 2014 OH HB 483 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 33)
June 4, 2014 SC H 4701 2014-2015 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (34 - 10)
June 4, 2014 SC H 4701 2014-2015 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - House (85 - 28)
June 3, 2014 MI HB 5574 Appropriates Funds to the Michigan Settlement Administration Authority Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 17)
May 30, 2014 IL SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
May 30, 2014 IL SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators Bill Passed - House (65 - 48)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6097 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 21)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6093 2014-2015 K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 19)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6095 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 23)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6096 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 17)
May 30, 2014 IL HB 6094 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 20)
May 29, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (46 - 10)
May 29, 2014 CA SB 837 Establishes Pre-K Education Program for Low-Income Families Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 28, 2014 IL SB 741 Expands Medicaid Services Bill Passed - House (75 - 37)
May 28, 2014 MA H 4111 & S 2196 Appropriates Funds for the Expansion of the Boston Convention Center Bill Passed - House (131 - 19)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6097 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - House (65 - 49)
May 27, 2014 IL SB 16 Amends Formula for School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6093 2014-2015 K-12 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 47)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6095 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - House (68 - 47)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6096 2014-2015 Department Budgets Bill Passed - House (67 - 48)
May 27, 2014 IL HB 6094 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House (66 - 48)
May 23, 2014 OK HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts To Issue Bonds For Improvements in Building Safety Conference Report Rejected - Senate (16 - 25)
May 23, 2014 OK HJR 1033 Authorizes Bonds for Capitol Repairs Conference Report Adopted - Senate (34 - 8)
May 22, 2014 OK HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts to Issue Bonds for Improvements in Building Safety Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 39)
May 22, 2014 OK HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts to Issue Bonds for Improvements in Building Safety Conference Report Rejected - House (34 - 61)
May 22, 2014 OK HJR 1033 Authorizes Bonds for Capitol Repairs Conference Report Adopted - House (55 - 34)
May 22, 2014 OK SB 2127 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
May 22, 2014 National H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
May 22, 2014 National H Amdt 675 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Guantanmo Bay Operations Amendment Rejected - House (177 - 247)
May 22, 2014 National H Amdt 680 Repeals Military Force Authorization Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 233)
May 22, 2014 National H Amdt 679 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement the New START Treaty Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 191)
May 22, 2014 MI HB 5574 Appropriates Funds to the Michigan Settlement Administration Authority Bill Passed - House (74 - 36)
May 22, 2014 National HR 4435 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 Bill Passed - House (325 - 98)
May 21, 2014 National H Amdt 669 Amends Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) Laws Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 196)
May 20, 2014 OK SB 2127 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (37 - 22)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 3172 2014-2015 Supplemental Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (75 - 55)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 1068 Appropriates Funds for Capital Investments Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 19)
May 16, 2014 MN HF 2490 Appropriates Funds for Public Improvement and Capital Programs Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 17)
May 15, 2014 MN HF 2490 Appropriates Funds for Public Improvement and Capital Programs Bill Passed - House (92 - 40)
May 15, 2014 MN HF 1068 Appropriates Funds for Capital Investments Bill Passed - House (82 - 50)
May 15, 2014 IL HB 6021 2014-2015 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (61 - 55)
May 14, 2014 OH HB 375 Increases Taxes on Hydraulic Fracturing Bill Passed - House (55 - 38)
May 4, 2014 CT HB 5596 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
May 3, 2014 CT HB 5596 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - House (91 - 55)
May 2, 2014 KS HB 2231 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 54)
May 2, 2014 KS HB 2231 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 18)
April 25, 2014 AK HB 278 Increases Base Student Allocation Conference Report Adopted - House (28 - 10)
April 25, 2014 AK HB 278 Increases Base Student Allocation Conference Report Adopted - Senate (15 - 3)
April 23, 2014 IA SF 2347 2014-2015 Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 21)
April 23, 2014 VT H 112 Requires Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Concurrence Vote Passed - House (114 - 30)
April 22, 2014 OK SB 2044 Authorizes Bonds for Capitol Repairs Bill Failed - House (34 - 62)
April 21, 2014 AK HB 278 Increases Local Contributions for Public School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 4)
April 10, 2014 NE LB 1092 Authorizes Highway Commission to Issue Bonds Bill Failed - Senate (27 - 16)
April 10, 2014 National H Con Res 96 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2015 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2016 Through 2024 Joint Resolution Passed - House (219 - 205)
April 10, 2014 TN HB 2501 2014-2015 Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 27)
April 8, 2014 National HR 1871 Baseline Reform Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (230 - 185)
April 8, 2014 VA SB 5003 2014- 2016 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 15)
April 7, 2014 AZ HB 2703 2014-2015 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 11)
April 7, 2014 AZ HB 2703 2014-2015 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (36 - 19)
April 7, 2014 AK HB 278 Increases Local Contributions for Public School Funding Bill Passed - House (29 - 11)
April 6, 2014 KS HB 2506 Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 57)
April 6, 2014 KS HB 2506 Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 16)
April 5, 2014 MD SB 172 Authorizes Eminent Domain Against Certain Film Production Entitites Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 38)
April 5, 2014 MD SB 170 2014-2015 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (98 - 37)
April 5, 2014 MD SB 170 2014-2015 Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (40 - 7)
April 5, 2014 MD SB 172 Authorizes Eminent Domain Against Certain Film Production Entitites Conference Report Adopted - Senate (41 - 6)
April 5, 2014 KS SB 218 Amends Financing and Instruction for Education Agencies Conference Report Rejected - House (55 - 67)
April 4, 2014 National HR 1874 Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (224 - 182)
April 3, 2014 KS Knox Amdt Prohibits Implementation of Common Core Standards Using Certain State Funds Amendment Adopted - Senate (27 - 12)
March 27, 2014 MD SB 172 Authorizes Eminent Domain Against Certain Film Production Entities Bill Passed - House (96 - 42)
March 25, 2014 VA HB 5002 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 31)
March 20, 2014 ID S 1395 Increases Salaries of Certain State Officials Bill Passed - House (44 - 25)
March 18, 2014 ME LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (97 - 49)
March 13, 2014 NH SB 364 Increase Retirement Benefits for Public Employees "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Failed - Senate (12 - 11)
March 13, 2014 OK HJR 1033 Authorizes Bonds for Capitol Repairs Joint Resolution Passed - House (59 - 31)
March 13, 2014 OK HJR 1092 Authorizes School Districts to Issue Bonds for Improvements in Building Safety Amendment Adopted - House (65 - 28)
March 13, 2014 KY HB 235 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (53 - 46)
March 12, 2014 ME LD 1487 Expands Medicaid Eligibility "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
March 10, 2014 UT HJR 8 Requests a National Constitutional Convention Joint Resolution Failed - House (32 - 41)
March 6, 2014 KS HB 2338 Appropriates Funds to the Judicial Branch Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
March 4, 2014 OK SB 1651 Appropriates Funds for the Native American Cultural Center Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
March 3, 2014 WY HB 1 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 10)
March 3, 2014 WY HB 1 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (44 - 16)
Feb. 20, 2014 OK SB 2044 Authorizes Bonds for Capitol Repairs Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11)
Feb. 12, 2014 National S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (55 - 43)
Feb. 12, 2014 National S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Cloture Invoked - Senate (67 - 31)
Feb. 11, 2014 National S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Bill Passed - House (221 - 201)
Feb. 7, 2014 NM HB 2 2014-2015 Budget Bill Failed - House (34 - 34)
Feb. 6, 2014 VA HJ 9 Encourages Congress to Convene a Constitutional Convention Joint Resolution Failed - House (29 - 67)
Feb. 5, 2014 IL SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 15)
Feb. 4, 2014 IL SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Bill Passed - House (62 - 48)
Jan. 28, 2014 National HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 188)
Jan. 16, 2014 National HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 26)
Jan. 15, 2014 National HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (359 - 67)
Jan. 8, 2014 NH HB 544 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (182 - 154)

About the Selection and Description 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. Project 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

Project Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Project Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the Project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the Project's community of advisers, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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