Key Votes

1994 National Key Votes

State
Keyword Search
9/29 NA HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 11) 9/28 NA HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7) 9/27 NA HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 9) 9/27 NA HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Conference Report Adopted - House (360 - 53) 9/27 NA HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 16) 9/23 NA HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (287 - 107) 9/22 NA HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House (331 - 89) 9/21 NA HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (71 - 27) 9/12 NA HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - House (313 - 61) 8/25 NA HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (61 - 38) 8/21 NA HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 195) 8/19 NA HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 10) 8/18 NA HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - House (322 - 98) 8/10 NA HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House (393 - 34) 8/10 NA HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 12) 8/10 NA HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 13) 8/04 NA HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85) 8/04 NA HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 9) 7/25 NA S Amdt 2396 Prohibition of Funds to National Endowments for the Arts for Certain Projects Amendment Tabled - Senate (49 - 42) 7/21 NA H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233) 7/21 NA HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 32) 7/21 NA HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 9) 7/20 NA HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8) 7/19 NA H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 221) 7/15 NA HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 9) 7/13 NA HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (213 - 210) 7/01 NA S Amdt 2142 B-2 Bomber Funding Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55) 7/01 NA HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (73 - 27) 6/30 NA HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 8) 6/29 NA HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - House (344 - 84) 6/29 NA HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House (339 - 89) 6/28 NA HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House (286 - 112) 6/22 NA HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 27) 6/17 NA HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (278 - 127) 6/16 NA HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (363 - 59) 6/15 NA HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - House (276 - 139) 6/14 NA HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House (393 - 29) 5/26 NA HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (210 - 205) 5/25 NA HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (337 - 87) 5/12 NA H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 46) 5/05 NA H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 183) 3/25 NA H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 40) 3/17 NA H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House (271 - 153) 3/11 NA H Amdt 466 Budget Resolution Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 243) 3/11 NA H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - House (223 - 175) 3/01 NA S J Res 41 Balanced Budget amendment Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (63 - 37) 2/11 NA HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House (245 - 65) 2/10 NA HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 10) 2/03 NA H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding Amendment Rejected - House (207 - 211) 2/03 NA HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (337 - 74) 2/02 NA HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)

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.