Key Votes

2001 National Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

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12/18 NA HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (87 - 10) 12/13 NA HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Conference Report Adopted - House (381 - 41) 11/15 NA HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1) 11/14 NA HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House (411 - 15) 11/06 NA HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 10) 11/01 NA HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 15) 11/01 NA HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 2) 11/01 NA HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House (399 - 29) 10/31 NA HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House (339 - 85) 10/17 NA HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (95 - 3) 10/17 NA HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House (380 - 28) 10/11 NA HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - House (373 - 43) 9/21 NA HR 2926 Airline Industry Financial Assistance bill Bill Passed - House (356 - 54) 9/21 NA S 1450 Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1) 8/02 NA H Amdt 303 Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 213) 7/25 NA H Amdt 241 Substitute Amendment to Treasury Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2002 Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 186) 7/25 NA HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Bill Passed - House (334 - 94) 7/18 NA HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Bill Passed - House (408 - 19) 5/23 NA HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Bill Passed - House (384 - 45)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

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