Key Votes

2005 National Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

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12/19 NA S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (212 - 206) 11/18 NA HR 4241 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - House (217 - 215) 11/17 NA S AMDT 2650 Pay As You Go Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 48) 11/16 NA HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (94 - 5) 11/10 NA HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 0) 11/09 NA HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House (339 - 17) 11/09 NA HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House (397 - 19) 11/04 NA HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (358 - 39) 11/03 NA S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47) 10/20 NA HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate (93 - 1) 9/15 NA S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate (43 - 52) 7/29 NA HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (99 - 1) 7/29 NA HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 4) 7/28 NA HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House (305 - 122) 7/28 NA HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (410 - 10) 7/20 NA HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (98 - 1) 7/19 NA S AMDT 1241 US Agency for International Development Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 40) 7/14 NA HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate (96 - 1) 7/01 NA HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3) 6/30 NA HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - House (405 - 18) 6/29 NA HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 0) 6/28 NA HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (393 - 32) 6/23 NA H Amdt 343 Restoring Funds for Public Broadcasting Amendment Adopted - House (284 - 140) 6/22 NA HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House (330 - 82) 6/17 NA HR 2745 United Nations Reform Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House (221 - 184) 6/16 NA HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Bill Passed - House (418 - 7) 5/24 NA HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - House (416 - 13) 5/19 NA HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (329 - 89) 5/17 NA HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House (424 - 1) 5/10 NA HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (100 - 0) 5/05 NA HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House (368 - 58) 4/28 NA H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 211) 4/28 NA H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47) 4/21 NA HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 0) 3/17 NA H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House (218 - 214) 3/17 NA S Con Res 18 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49) 3/16 NA HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - House (388 - 43)

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.