Key Votes

1993 National Key Votes

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11/23 NA HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (238 - 187) 11/23 NA S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 191) 11/22 NA H Amdt 416 Penny Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993 Amendment Rejected - House (213 - 219) 11/22 NA H Amdt 415 Sabo Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House (277 - 153) 11/22 NA HR 3 Congressional Campaign Spending Limit and Election Reform Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House (255 - 175) 11/21 NA HR 51 D.C. Statehood Bill Bill Failed - House (153 - 277) 11/20 NA S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 45) 11/20 NA HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 36) 11/20 NA HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 38) 11/19 NA HR 3351 Youth Offenders Alternative Punishment Bill Passed - House (336 - 82) 11/18 NA HR 796 Abortion Clinic Access Bill Motion Rejected - House (182 - 246) 11/17 NA S Amdt 1152 Prohibiting the Possession of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Amendment Adopted - Senate (56 - 43) 11/17 NA S Amdt 1204 Replacing the Death Penalty with Life Imprisonment Amendment Rejected - Senate (25 - 74) 11/17 NA HR 2401 Defense FY94 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (77 - 22) 11/17 NA HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act Bill Passed - House (234 - 200) 11/15 NA HR 2401 Defense FY94 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (273 - 135) 11/10 NA H Amdt 390 Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 192) 11/10 NA HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 9) 11/10 NA HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Bill Passed - House (238 - 189) 11/09 NA S Amdt 1151 Improving Fingerprint Systems Amendment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (49 - 51) 11/09 NA HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 9) 11/09 NA HR 1036 Prevailing Wage Pre-emptions Bill Passed - House (276 - 150) 11/08 NA S Amdt 1132 Prohibiting the Death Penalty for Minors Amendment Tabled - Senate (52 - 41) 11/05 NA S Amdt 1117 Charging Teens as Adults for Crimes Involving a Firearm Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 23) 10/27 NA HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 11) 10/27 NA HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (225 - 201) 10/26 NA HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House (332 - 81) 10/21 NA S Amdt 1072 Restriction of Funding for Haiti Operations Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (19 - 81) 10/21 NA HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 10) 10/19 NA HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (94 - 5) 10/19 NA HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 89) 10/19 NA HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (303 - 100) 10/18 NA HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (80 - 15) 10/15 NA S Amdt 1043 Ending Military Operations in Somalia Amendment Tabled - Senate (61 - 38) 10/13 NA HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Bill Passed - House (307 - 118) 10/07 NA HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (311 - 115) 10/06 NA HR 2750 Transportation Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 9) 9/30 NA HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 11) 9/30 NA HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 10) 9/30 NA HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (325 - 102) 9/29 NA H Amdt 318 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (295 - 133) 9/29 NA HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House (207 - 206) 9/29 NA HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (321 - 108) 9/29 NA HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (82 - 17) 9/29 NA HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House (268 - 162) 9/23 NA HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (88 - 10) 9/23 NA HR 2750 Transportation Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (312 - 89) 9/22 NA S Amdt 910 Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 47) 9/22 NA HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 9) 9/10 NA S Amdt 816 Postponement of Base Closures Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (18 - 79) 9/09 NA S Amdt 785 Ballistic Missile Defense Funding Reducation Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 48) 9/09 NA S Amdt 783 Homosexuals in the Military Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (33 - 63) 9/09 NA S Amdt 790 U.S. Policy Towards Somalia Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (90 - 7) 9/09 NA H Amdt 291 Burden Sharing Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 216) 9/08 NA HR 2010 National Service Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (57 - 40) 9/07 NA PN 452 M. Joycelyn Elders, United States Surgeon General Nomination Confirmed - Senate (65 - 34) 8/06 NA HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 50) 8/06 NA HR 2010 National Service Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (275 - 152) 8/05 NA HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Conference Report Adopted - House (218 - 216) 8/03 NA PN 422 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Nomination Confirmed - Senate (96 - 3) 8/03 NA HR 2010 National Service Bill Bill Passed - Senate (58 - 41) 8/03 NA HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 27) 7/29 NA HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 13) 7/28 NA HR 2010 National Service Bill Bill Passed - House (275 - 152) 7/27 NA HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (70 - 29) 7/27 NA HR 2667 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, 1993 Bill Passed - House (400 - 27) 7/23 NA HR 2348 Legislative Branch FY94 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 7) 7/22 NA S Amdt 608 National Service Educational Awards Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (55 - 44) 7/21 NA H J Res 208 China's Most Favored Nation Status Joint Resolution Failed - House (105 - 318) 7/20 NA HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 31) 7/20 NA HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (327 - 98) 7/15 NA HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (278 - 138) 7/01 NA HR 2118 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993 Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 138) 6/30 NA H Amdt 188 DC's Domestic Partners Ordinance Amendment Adopted - House (253 - 167) 6/30 NA H Amdt 185 Hyde Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (256 - 171) 6/30 NA HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 16) 6/30 NA HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (305 - 124) 6/30 NA HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (213 - 211) 6/29 NA HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - House (313 - 110) 6/29 NA HR 2493 Agriculture Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (304 - 119) 6/28 NA H Amdt 160 Space Station Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 220) 6/28 NA H Amdt 151 Selective Service Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 207) 6/25 NA HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 49) 6/24 NA HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House (350 - 73) 6/23 NA H Amdt 134 Space Station Termination Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (215 - 216) 6/23 NA HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (347 - 67) 6/22 NA HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill Bill Passed - House (295 - 126) 6/22 NA HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House (273 - 144) 6/22 NA HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - House (263 - 153) 6/17 NA HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (309 - 111) 6/15 NA HR 5 Cesar Chavez Workplace Fairness Act Bill Passed - House (239 - 190) 6/10 NA HR 2348 Legislative Branch FY94 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (224 - 187) 5/27 NA HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House (219 - 213) 5/26 NA HR 2118 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House (300 - 125) 5/25 NA S J Res 45 Authorization for Use of U.S. Armed Forces in Somalia Bill Passed - House (243 - 179) 5/19 NA HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House (243 - 167) 5/19 NA H Amdt 62 Citizens/Legal Residents Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (288 - 127) 5/13 NA S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 35) 5/11 NA HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Conference Report Adopted - Senate (62 - 36) 5/05 NA HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Conference Report Adopted - House (259 - 164) 5/04 NA S 171 Department of the Environment Act Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 15) 4/01 NA H Con Res 64 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (55 - 45) 3/31 NA H Con Res 64 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (240 - 184) 3/25 NA HR 670 Abortion Counseling Bill Motion Rejected - House (179 - 243) 3/25 NA HR 670 Abortion Counseling Bill Bill Passed - House (273 - 149) 3/19 NA HR 1335 Economic Stimulus Package Bill Passed - House (235 - 190) 3/18 NA H Amdt 20 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution - Kasich Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (135 - 295) 3/18 NA H Amdt 21 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution - Substitute Amendment 21 Amendment Rejected - House (20 - 409) 3/17 NA HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 37) 3/11 NA HR 4 Fetal Tissue Research Bill Bill Passed - House (283 - 131) 3/03 NA HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill Bill Passed - House (333 - 86) 2/18 NA S Amdt 39 Prohibiting Immigrants with AIDS from entering the United States Amendment Adopted - Senate (76 - 23) 2/04 NA S Amdt 19 Homosexual Discrimination in the Military Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (62 - 37) 2/04 NA HR 1 Family & Medical Leave Bill Bill Passed - Senate (71 - 27) 2/04 NA HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (259 - 160) 2/04 NA H Res 71 Agreeing to Family and Medical Leave Bill Resolution Passed - House (247 - 152) 2/03 NA HR 1 Family & Medical Leave Bill Bill Passed - House (265 - 163)

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