Key Votes

1999 National Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

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11/03 NA HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (216 - 210) 11/02 NA HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (49 - 48) 10/28 NA HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (218 - 211) 10/21 NA HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (225 - 200) 10/20 NA HR 2670 Appropriations bill FY2000, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - House (215 - 213) 10/15 NA HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 5) 10/14 NA HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - House (406 - 18) 10/14 NA HR 3064 District of Columbia Appropriations Act, FY 2000 Bill Passed - House (211 - 205) 10/13 NA HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 26) 10/06 NA HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49) 10/05 NA HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 211) 10/04 NA HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 3) 10/01 NA HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (304 - 91) 10/01 NA HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (240 - 175) 9/28 NA HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 3) 9/27 NA HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (327 - 87) 9/23 NA HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 10) 9/22 NA S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 5) 9/16 NA HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 38) 9/15 NA HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - House (292 - 126) 9/09 NA HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Bill Passed - House (235 - 187) 8/05 NA HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Conference Report Adopted - House (367 - 49) 8/05 NA HR 2670 Appropriations bill FY2000, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House (217 - 210) 8/03 NA HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (385 - 35) 7/29 NA HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (412 - 8) 7/27 NA HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (420 - 8) 7/15 NA HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (377 - 47) 7/15 NA HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Bill Passed - House (210 - 209) 7/13 NA HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (418 - 4) 6/23 NA HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (429 - 3) 6/16 NA HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Bill Passed - Senate (95 - 4) 6/10 NA HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Bill Passed - House (214 - 197) 6/08 NA HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (246 - 183) 5/27 NA S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3) 5/20 NA HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 36) 5/18 NA HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Conference Report Adopted - House (269 - 158) 4/15 NA H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44) 4/14 NA H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 208) 3/25 NA S Amdt 178 Agricultural Appropriations Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 45) 3/25 NA H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000 Resolution Passed - Senate (55 - 44) 3/24 NA H Amdt 35 Rescissions Removal Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 228) 3/24 NA HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Bill Passed - House (220 - 211)

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.