Key Votes

2010 National Finance and Banking Key Votes

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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) 9/16 NA HR 4785 Authorizing Loans for Energy Efficiency Purposes Bill Passed - House (240 - 172) 7/29 NA S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42) 7/15 NA HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate (60 - 39) 6/30 NA HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - House (237 - 192) 6/17 NA HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (241 - 182) 5/19 NA S Amdt 3746 Allowing States to Limit Credit Card Interest Rates Amendment Rejected - Senate (35 - 60) 5/18 NA S Amdt 4114 Credit Default Swap Regulations Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 38) 5/18 NA S Amdt 4034 Federal Preemption Over State Consumer Financial Laws Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) 5/18 NA S Amdt 4072 Inspector General Appointment Modification Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 21) 5/18 NA S Amdt 4071 Amending State Authority to Enforce Consumer Financial Regulations Amendment Adopted - Senate (80 - 18) 5/13 NA S Amdt 3832 Establishing Bankruptcy Process for Non-bank Financial Institutions Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 58) 5/13 NA S Amdt 3991 Credit Rating Agency Board Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 35) 5/13 NA S Amdt 3989 Debit Card Fee Regulations Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 33) 5/13 NA S Amdt 3987 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Termination Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 55) 5/12 NA S Amdt 3955 Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 57) 5/12 NA S Amdt 3816 Derivatives Regulation Modifications Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 59) 5/12 NA S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 36) 5/11 NA S Amdt 3938 Study on Ending the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 36) 5/11 NA S Amdt 3760 Federal Reserve Audit Amendment Rejected - Senate (37 - 62) 5/06 NA S Amdt 3826 Consumer Financial Protection Division Within The FDIC Amendment Rejected - Senate (38 - 61) 2/24 NA HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (70 - 28) 1/28 NA PN 959-111 Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman Nomination Confirmed - Senate (70 - 30)

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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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  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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