Key Votes

2006 National Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

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9/29 NA HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House (412 - 6) 9/21 NA S 2832 Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006 Bill Failed - House (215 - 204) 6/29 NA HR 5672 Commerce Department Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - House (393 - 23) 6/22 NA HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill Bill Passed - House (247 - 172) 6/15 NA HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 1) 6/14 NA HR 5576 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House (406 - 22) 6/13 NA HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House (351 - 67) 6/09 NA HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act Bill Passed - House (373 - 34) 6/07 NA HR 5521 Legislative Branch FY 2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (361 - 53) 6/06 NA HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007 Bill Passed - House (389 - 9) 5/18 NA HR 5386 Interior Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (293 - 128) 5/04 NA HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 21) 3/16 NA S AMDT 3071 Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51) 3/16 NA S AMDT 3103 Natural Resources and Environment Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 49) 3/16 NA S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49) 3/16 NA HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House (348 - 71) 3/16 NA H J Res 47 Debt Limit Increase Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 48) 3/14 NA S AMDT 3013 Reinstate Pay-As-You-Go through 2011 Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)

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.