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1994 National Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
May 5, 1994 National S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House (241 - 174)
May 12, 1994 National S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 30)
Aug. 18, 1994 National HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - House (322 - 98)
Aug. 19, 1994 National HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 10)
Sept. 21, 1994 National HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (71 - 27)
Feb. 11, 1994 National HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House (245 - 65)
March 23, 1994 National HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Conference Report Adopted - House (306 - 121)
March 26, 1994 National HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (63 - 22)
Sept. 28, 1994 National HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7)
July 1, 1994 National HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (73 - 27)
Aug. 10, 1994 National HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (95 - 5)
Aug. 25, 1994 National HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (61 - 38)
Aug. 21, 1994 National HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 195)
Sept. 29, 1994 National HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 11)
Sept. 29, 1994 National HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (327 - 86)
Aug. 11, 1994 National HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 14)
June 29, 1994 National HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (330 - 91)
Aug. 17, 1994 National S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 137)
Sept. 13, 1994 National S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (80 - 18)
July 1, 1994 National S Amdt 1851 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
March 16, 1994 National HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 40)
May 5, 1994 National H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 183)
May 12, 1994 National H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
March 25, 1994 National H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 40)
March 11, 1994 National H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - House (223 - 175)
March 11, 1994 National H Amdt 466 Budget Resolution Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 243)
Feb. 2, 1994 National HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
Sept. 23, 1994 National HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (287 - 107)
July 20, 1994 National HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
June 17, 1994 National HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (278 - 127)
Aug. 10, 1994 National HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House (393 - 34)
June 30, 1994 National HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 8)
June 14, 1994 National HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House (393 - 29)
July 21, 1994 National H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233)
July 14, 1994 National H Amdt 755 Federal Land Appraisals Amendment Adopted - House (281 - 148)
July 12, 1994 National H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (239 - 183)
July 27, 1994 National S Amdt 2417 Demonstration Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 53)
July 20, 1994 National S Amdt 2320 Department of Agriculture Homosexual Policy Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 41)
June 30, 1994 National S Amdt 2127 Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor Termination Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (52 - 46)
Feb. 10, 1994 National H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 188)
July 19, 1994 National H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 221)
May 23, 1994 National H Amdt 570 Ending Requirement for Selective Service Registration Amendment Rejected - House (125 - 273)
Feb. 3, 1994 National H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding Amendment Rejected - House (207 - 211)
March 9, 1994 National H Amdt 462 Tobacco Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (353 - 70)
March 22, 1994 National H Amdt 488 Optional Abstinence Emphasis Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (262 - 166)
March 24, 1994 National H Amdt 491 Homosexuality Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 194)
March 24, 1994 National H Amdt 497 Funding and Programs Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (173 - 245)
April 14, 1994 National H Amdt 503 Death Penalty Removal Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (111 - 314)
June 9, 1994 National H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226)
May 24, 1994 National H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 236)
June 9, 1994 National H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (244 - 178)
June 16, 1994 National H Amdt 645 Interstate Commerce Commission Funding Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 192)
June 29, 1994 National H Amdt 718 Space Station Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (155 - 278)
July 22, 1994 National H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 176)
March 17, 1994 National H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House (271 - 153)
Feb. 10, 1994 National HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 10)
Feb. 3, 1994 National HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (337 - 74)
April 21, 1994 National HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (285 - 141)
May 5, 1994 National HR 4296 Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Bill Passed - House (216 - 214)
Aug. 4, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85)
Aug. 10, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 12)
July 15, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 9)
May 25, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (337 - 87)
July 15, 1994 National HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 2)
May 24, 1994 National HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (380 - 42)
May 26, 1994 National HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (210 - 205)
Sept. 27, 1994 National HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Conference Report Adopted - House (360 - 53)
June 22, 1994 National HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 27)
June 15, 1994 National HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - House (276 - 139)
July 21, 1994 National HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 9)
June 16, 1994 National HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (363 - 59)
June 23, 1994 National HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (338 - 85)
June 28, 1994 National HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House (286 - 112)
Sept. 22, 1994 National HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House (331 - 89)
Sept. 27, 1994 National HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 16)
Aug. 10, 1994 National HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 13)
June 29, 1994 National HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House (339 - 89)
Sept. 27, 1994 National HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 9)
Sept. 12, 1994 National HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - House (313 - 61)
Aug. 4, 1994 National HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 9)
June 29, 1994 National HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - House (344 - 84)
July 21, 1994 National HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 32)
July 13, 1994 National HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (213 - 210)
Dec. 1, 1994 National HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 24)
Nov. 29, 1994 National HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - House (288 - 146)
April 19, 1994 National PN 1210 Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, Retiring Nomination Confirmed - Senate (54 - 43)
July 29, 1994 National PN 1399 Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Nomination Confirmed - Senate (87 - 9)
May 25, 1994 National PN 898 Sam W. Brown, Jr., Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 42)
April 13, 1994 National S 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 29)
July 12, 1994 National S 55 Striker Replacement Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 47)
June 29, 1994 National S 687 Product Liability Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
Jan. 27, 1994 National S Amdt 1263 Vietnam Trade Embargo Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 38)
Feb. 8, 1994 National S Amdt 1390 Contraceptives Distribution Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (34 - 59)
May 12, 1994 National S Amdt 1695 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 49)
May 12, 1994 National S Amdt 1696 Bosnia-Herzegovina Policy Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 49)
June 29, 1994 National S Amdt 2117 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (34 - 65)
July 1, 1994 National S Amdt 2142 B-2 Bomber Funding Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
July 14, 1994 National S Amdt 2245 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 42)
July 25, 1994 National S Amdt 2396 Prohibition of Funds to National Endowments for the Arts for Certain Projects Amendment Tabled - Senate (49 - 42)
July 27, 1994 National S Amdt 2416 Voluntary Prayer Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 53)
Aug. 3, 1994 National S Amdt 2446 Ethanol Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 50)
March 1, 1994 National S J Res 41 Balanced Budget amendment Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (63 - 37)

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:

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  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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