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1993 National Key Votes

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

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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