Key Votes

2007 National Defense Key Votes

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5/02 NA HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Veto Override Failed - House (222 - 203) 4/25 NA HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Conference Report Adopted - House (218 - 208) 4/26 NA HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 46) 3/29 NA HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 47) 3/23 NA HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Bill Passed - House (218 - 212) 5/17 NA S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 209) 5/17 NA S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 40) 5/08 NA S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Bill Passed - House (212 - 207) 3/23 NA S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 47) 3/27 NA S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 50) 3/15 NA S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007 Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (48 - 50) 2/16 NA H Con Res 63 Iraq War Policy Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House (246 - 182) 5/24 NA H Amdt 1 Departmental Appropriations for Defense, Security, and Hurricane Recovery Amendment Adopted - House (348 - 73) 6/21 NA H Amdt 378 Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas) Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (203 - 214) 7/12 NA HR 2956 Redeployment from Iraq Act Bill Passed - House (223 - 201) 7/18 NA S Amdt 2087 Iraq Troop Reduction Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 47) 7/26 NA HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (89 - 4) 6/15 NA HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Passed - House (268 - 150) 7/25 NA HR 2929 Ban on Permanent Bases in Iraq Bill Passed - House (399 - 24) 8/03 NA S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 28) 8/04 NA S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition Bill Passed - House (227 - 183) 8/05 NA HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008 Bill Passed - House (395 - 13) 9/21 NA S Amdt 2898 Iraq Troop Reduction Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 47) 9/25 NA HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (397 - 16) 9/26 NA S Amdt 3017 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Amendment Adopted - Senate (76 - 22) 12/12 NA HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Conference Report Adopted - House (370 - 49) 10/01 NA HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3) 10/02 NA HR 3087 Requiring Reports from the Defense Department to Congress Regarding Withdrawal from Iraq Bill Passed - House (377 - 46) 10/04 NA HR 2740 Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (389 - 30) 10/16 NA H Res 734 Sense of the House on Classification of Information on Corruption in Iraq Resolution Passed - House (395 - 21) 11/08 NA HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008 Conference Report Adopted - House (400 - 15) 11/16 NA HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45) 11/14 NA HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq Bill Passed - House (218 - 203) 11/16 NA S 2340 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (45 - 53) 12/13 NA HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Conference Report Adopted - House (222 - 199) 12/17 NA HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Passed - House (253 - 154) 12/18 NA S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 71) 12/19 NA HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 142) 12/18 NA HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (76 - 17) 12/17 NA HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 201) 12/18 NA HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (70 - 25)

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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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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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