Key Votes

1999 National Key Votes

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11/19 NA HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 24) 11/18 NA HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (296 - 135) 11/09 NA S Amdt 2751 Two Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (50 - 48) 11/09 NA S Amdt 2547 Three Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 44) 11/05 NA HR 3196 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (316 - 100) 11/03 NA HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 19) 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) 10/27 NA HR 2260 Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House (271 - 156) 10/21 NA S Amdt 2321 Expressing Support for Roe v. Wade Decision Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 47) 10/21 NA HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (225 - 200) 10/21 NA HR 2300 Academic Achievement for All Act Bill Passed - House (213 - 208) 10/21 NA HR 2 Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students-Passage Bill Passed - House (358 - 67) 10/21 NA S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 34) 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) 10/13 NA Treaty Doc. 105-28 Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (48 - 51) 10/07 NA H Amdt 514 Patient Protection Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 238) 10/07 NA HR 2723 Patient Protection bill Bill Passed - House (275 - 151) 10/06 NA HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 49) 10/06 NA HR 2990 Patients' Bill of Rights bill Bill Passed - House (227 - 205) 10/05 NA PN 49 Ronnie L. White, United States District Judge in Missouri Nomination Rejected - Senate (45 - 54) 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 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (240 - 175) 10/01 NA HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (304 - 91) 9/30 NA H Amdt 509 Substitute Amendment to Unborn Victims of Violence Act Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 224) 9/30 NA HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House (254 - 172) 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) 9/21 NA HR 2116 Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act Bill Passed - House (369 - 46) 9/16 NA HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 38) 9/16 NA HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 39) 9/15 NA HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - House (292 - 126) 9/14 NA S J Res 33 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (95 - 2) 9/14 NA HR 417 Campaign Finance Reform bill Bill Passed - House (252 - 177) 9/09 NA HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (208 - 206) 9/09 NA HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Bill Passed - House (235 - 187) 9/09 NA H Con Res 180 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution Resolution Passed - House (311 - 41) 9/08 NA H Amdt 423 International Space Station Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (121 - 298) 8/05 NA PN 100 Richard Holbrooke, Representative to the United Nations Nomination Confirmed - Senate (81 - 16) 8/05 NA S Amdt 1569 NEA Funding Amendment Tabled - Senate (80 - 16) 8/05 NA HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Conference Report Adopted - House (367 - 49) 8/05 NA HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (50 - 49) 8/05 NA HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999 Conference Report Adopted - House (221 - 206) 8/05 NA HR 2670 Appropriations bill FY2000, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House (217 - 210) 8/04 NA S Amdt 1499 Agricultural Aid Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (89 - 8) 8/03 NA HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (385 - 35) 8/03 NA H J Res 58 Economic Assistance to Vietnam Joint Resolution Failed - House (130 - 297) 7/30 NA S 1429 Taxpayer Refund Act of 1999 Bill Passed - Senate (57 - 43) 7/29 NA H Amdt 356 Adoption Restriction Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (213 - 215) 7/29 NA H Amdt 360 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (221 - 208) 7/29 NA HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (412 - 8) 7/29 NA HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (333 - 92) 7/27 NA HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (420 - 8) 7/27 NA H J Res 57 China Trade resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House (170 - 260) 7/22 NA HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House (223 - 208) 7/22 NA HR 2561 Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000 Bill Passed - House (379 - 45) 7/20 NA HR 1995 Teacher Empowerment Act Bill Passed - House (239 - 185) 7/15 NA S Amdt 1250 Patient Lawsuit Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 47) 7/15 NA S 1344 Patient Bill of Rights bill Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 47) 7/15 NA HR 1691 Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House (306 - 118) 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) 7/14 NA S Amdt 1241 Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (55 - 45) 7/13 NA HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (418 - 4) 7/01 NA HR 10 Financial Modernization bill Bill Passed - House (343 - 86) 6/30 NA S Amdt 1157 Cuba Travel Ban Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (55 - 43) 6/30 NA S 1234 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2) 6/30 NA HR 1218 Child Custody Protection Act Bill Passed - House (270 - 159) 6/29 NA H Con Res 94 National Day of Prayer Resolution Resolution Failed - House (275 - 140) 6/24 NA H J Res 33 Flag Desecration Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House (305 - 124) 6/23 NA HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (429 - 3) 6/22 NA S Amdt 702 Patients' Bill of Rights Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 47) 6/18 NA H Amdt 216 72 Hour Background Check Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 235) 6/18 NA H Amdt 215 24 Hour Background Check Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 211) 6/18 NA HR 2122 Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act Bill Failed - House (147 - 280) 6/17 NA H Amdt 200 Ten Commandments Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (248 - 180) 6/17 NA HR 1501 Juvenile Justice bill Bill Passed - House (287 - 139) 6/16 NA HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Bill Passed - Senate (95 - 4) 6/16 NA S 1205 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2) 6/15 NA HR 1000 FAA Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House (316 - 110) 6/10 NA HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Bill Passed - House (214 - 197) 6/10 NA HR 1401 FY2000-2001 Defense Authorization bill Bill Passed - House (365 - 58) 6/09 NA H Amdt 156 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (203 - 225) 6/08 NA H Amdt 140 Lethal Predator Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 230) 6/08 NA H Amdt 142 Prohibition of Chemically Induced Abortion Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (217 - 214) 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) 5/26 NA S Amdt 397 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 49) 5/26 NA S Amdt 393 FY 2000 Defense Auth.--Base Closures Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 60) 5/26 NA HR 1259 Social Security Lock Box bill Bill Passed - House (416 - 12) 5/20 NA S Amdt 362 Gun Show Sale Regulation Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 50) 5/20 NA HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Conference Report Adopted - Senate (64 - 36) 5/20 NA S 254 Juvenile Crime bill Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 25) 5/19 NA HR 1654 NASA Authorization bill Bill Passed - House (259 - 168) 5/18 NA S Amdt 351 Religious Memorials at Schools Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (85 - 13) 5/18 NA HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Conference Report Adopted - House (269 - 158) 5/06 NA S 900 Financial Services Modernization Bill Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44) 5/06 NA HR 1664 Kosovo Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (311 - 105) 5/05 NA HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill Bill Passed - House (313 - 108) 4/28 NA S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution Resolution Failed - House (213 - 213) 4/28 NA H Con Res 82 Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from the Balkans resolution Resolution Failed - House (139 - 290) 4/28 NA HR 1569 Military Operations in Yugoslavia Limitation Act Bill Passed - House (249 - 180) 4/21 NA HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Conference Report Adopted - House (368 - 57) 4/21 NA HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1) 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) 3/25 NA H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000 Resolution Passed - House (221 - 208) 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) 3/23 NA S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate (58 - 41) 3/18 NA HR 4 National Missile Defense bill Bill Passed - House (317 - 105) 3/17 NA HR 975 Steel Import Limitation bill Bill Passed - House (289 - 141) 3/11 NA H Amdt 22 High Needs District Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 223) 3/11 NA HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 1) 3/11 NA H Con Res 42 Kosovo Peacekeeping Operations Resolution Resolution Passed - House (219 - 191) 3/11 NA HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House (330 - 90) 3/10 NA H Amdt 20 Student Performance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 228) 3/03 NA HR 669 Peace Corps Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House (326 - 90) 2/12 NA H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One Resolution Failed - Senate (50 - 50) 2/12 NA H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One Resolution Failed - Senate (45 - 55)

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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:

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  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
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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.