Key Votes

1994 National Key Votes

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12/01 NA HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 24) 11/29 NA HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - House (288 - 146) 9/29 NA HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 11) 9/29 NA HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (327 - 86) 9/28 NA HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7) 9/27 NA HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 16) 9/27 NA HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Conference Report Adopted - House (360 - 53) 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) 9/23 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) 9/13 NA S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (80 - 18) 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) 8/17 NA S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 137) 8/11 NA HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 14) 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 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (95 - 5) 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) 8/03 NA S Amdt 2446 Ethanol Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 50) 7/29 NA PN 1399 Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Nomination Confirmed - Senate (87 - 9) 7/27 NA S Amdt 2416 Voluntary Prayer Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53) 7/27 NA S Amdt 2417 Demonstration Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 53) 7/25 NA S Amdt 2396 Prohibition of Funds to National Endowments for the Arts for Certain Projects Amendment Tabled - Senate (49 - 42) 7/22 NA H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 176) 7/21 NA H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233) 7/21 NA HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 9) 7/21 NA HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 32) 7/20 NA S Amdt 2320 Department of Agriculture Homosexual Policy Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 41) 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) 7/15 NA HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 2) 7/14 NA S Amdt 2245 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 42) 7/14 NA H Amdt 755 Federal Land Appraisals Amendment Adopted - House (281 - 148) 7/13 NA HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (213 - 210) 7/12 NA S 55 Striker Replacement Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 47) 7/12 NA H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (239 - 183) 7/01 NA S Amdt 2142 B-2 Bomber Funding Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55) 7/01 NA S Amdt 1851 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50) 7/01 NA HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (73 - 27) 6/30 NA S Amdt 2127 Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor Termination Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (52 - 46) 6/30 NA HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 8) 6/29 NA S 687 Product Liability Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41) 6/29 NA S Amdt 2117 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (34 - 65) 6/29 NA H Amdt 718 Space Station Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (155 - 278) 6/29 NA HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (330 - 91) 6/29 NA HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House (339 - 89) 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) 6/28 NA HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House (286 - 112) 6/23 NA HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (338 - 85) 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 H Amdt 645 Interstate Commerce Commission Funding Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 192) 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) 6/09 NA H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226) 6/09 NA H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (244 - 178) 5/26 NA HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (210 - 205) 5/25 NA PN 898 Sam W. Brown, Jr., Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42) 5/25 NA HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (337 - 87) 5/24 NA H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 236) 5/24 NA HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (380 - 42) 5/23 NA H Amdt 570 Ending Requirement for Selective Service Registration Amendment Rejected - House (125 - 273) 5/12 NA S Amdt 1695 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 49) 5/12 NA S Amdt 1696 Bosnia-Herzegovina Policy Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 49) 5/12 NA S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 30) 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) 5/05 NA S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House (241 - 174) 5/05 NA HR 4296 Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Bill Passed - House (216 - 214) 4/21 NA HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (285 - 141) 4/19 NA PN 1210 Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, Retiring Nomination Confirmed - Senate (54 - 43) 4/14 NA H Amdt 503 Death Penalty Removal Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (111 - 314) 4/13 NA S 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 29) 3/26 NA HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (63 - 22) 3/25 NA H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 40) 3/24 NA H Amdt 497 Funding and Programs Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (173 - 245) 3/24 NA H Amdt 491 Homosexuality Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 194) 3/23 NA HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Conference Report Adopted - House (306 - 121) 3/22 NA H Amdt 488 Optional Abstinence Emphasis Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (262 - 166) 3/17 NA H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House (271 - 153) 3/16 NA HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 40) 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) 3/09 NA H Amdt 462 Tobacco Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (353 - 70) 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 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 188) 2/10 NA HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 10) 2/08 NA S Amdt 1390 Contraceptives Distribution Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (34 - 59) 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) 1/27 NA S Amdt 1263 Vietnam Trade Embargo Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 38)

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.