Key Votes

2001 National Key Votes

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12/19 NA HR 2506 Foreign Operations FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (357 - 66) 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) 12/13 NA S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House (382 - 40) 12/13 NA S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 2) 12/07 NA S Amdt 2336 International Courts Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (78 - 21) 12/07 NA HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (79 - 20) 12/06 NA HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (302 - 84) 12/06 NA HR 3005 Fast Track Trade Authority bill Bill Passed - House (215 - 214) 12/04 NA HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (97 - 2) 11/30 NA HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House (371 - 11) 11/16 NA S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill Conference Report Adopted - House (410 - 9) 11/15 NA HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7) 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) 11/13 NA HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (379 - 33) 11/08 NA HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House (401 - 18) 11/08 NA HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (87 - 7) 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 2647 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House (374 - 52) 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) 10/25 NA HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 1) 10/24 NA HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House (357 - 66) 10/17 NA HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House (380 - 28) 10/17 NA HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (95 - 3) 10/12 NA HR 2975 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House (337 - 79) 10/11 NA HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - House (373 - 43) 10/05 NA HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House (291 - 120) 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) 9/14 NA H J Res 64 Authorization for Use of Military Force Joint Resolution Passed - House (420 - 1) 9/14 NA S J Res 23 Military Force Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (98 - 0) 8/02 NA H Amdt 303 Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 213) 8/02 NA HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Bill Passed - House (226 - 203) 8/02 NA HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House (240 - 189) 8/01 NA H Amdt 298 Prohibiting Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 223) 8/01 NA H Amdt 288 Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (160 - 269) 7/31 NA H Amdt 285 Human Cloning Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (178 - 249) 7/31 NA HR 2505 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House (265 - 162) 7/26 NA HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions Bill Passed - House (409 - 6) 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) 7/20 NA HR 2216 2001 Supplemental Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - House (375 - 30) 7/19 NA H Amdt 200 Community Solutions Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (168 - 261) 7/19 NA HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House (233 - 198) 7/19 NA H J Res 50 China Trade Relations bill Joint Resolution Failed - House (169 - 259) 7/18 NA HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Bill Passed - House (408 - 19) 7/17 NA H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House (298 - 125) 6/29 NA S 1052 Patients' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 36) 5/26 NA HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (58 - 33) 5/26 NA HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Conference Report Adopted - House (240 - 154) 5/23 NA HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 38) 5/23 NA HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Bill Passed - House (384 - 45) 5/16 NA HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Bill Passed - House (230 - 197) 5/10 NA H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 47) 5/09 NA H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (221 - 207) 4/26 NA H Amdt 27 Violence Against Fetuses/Unborn Children Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 229) 4/26 NA HR 503 Unborn Victims of Violence Act Bill Passed - House (252 - 172) 4/02 NA S 27 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 41) 3/26 NA S Amdt 145 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 46) 3/21 NA S Amdt 134 Campaign Reform Act - Union Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (69 - 31) 3/20 NA S Amdt 115 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (70 - 30) 3/07 NA S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House (223 - 206) 3/06 NA S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (56 - 44) 2/01 NA PN 107 John Ashcroft, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 42) 1/30 NA PN 96 Gale Ann Norton, Secretary of the Interior Nomination Confirmed - Senate (75 - 24)

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.