Key Votes

2010 National Taxes Key Votes

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12/17 NA HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - House (277 - 148) 12/16 NA H Amdt 786 Amending the Estate Tax Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233) 12/15 NA HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (81 - 19) 12/04 NA S Amdt 4728 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $1 Million Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 37) 12/04 NA S Amdt 4727 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $250,000 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 36) 12/02 NA HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - House (234 - 188) 9/28 NA S 3816 Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45) 9/23 NA HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (237 - 187) 9/16 NA HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (61 - 38) 7/30 NA HR 5982 Tax Law Amendments Bill Failed - House (241 - 154) 7/29 NA S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42) 7/22 NA HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 152) 7/21 NA HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (59 - 39) 7/20 NA HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 40) 6/17 NA HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (241 - 182) 5/28 NA HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (215 - 204) 3/25 NA HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (220 - 207) 3/25 NA HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 43) 3/21 NA HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (219 - 212) 3/21 NA HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - House (220 - 211) 3/17 NA HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (68 - 29) 3/04 NA HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - House (217 - 201) 2/22 NA HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Cloture Invoked - Senate (62 - 30)

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.