Key Votes

2013 National Business and Consumers Key Votes

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11/07 NA S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32) 5/06 NA S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 27) 4/25 NA S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (63 - 30) 11/04 NA S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30) 12/05 NA H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue Amendment Rejected - House (144 - 266) 5/22 NA H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 269) 5/22 NA H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 234) 11/07 NA S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) 12/05 NA H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 213) 5/08 NA HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (223 - 204) 7/25 NA HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (265 - 155) 12/04 NA HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act Bill Passed - House (254 - 159) 12/05 NA HR 3309 Innovation Act Bill Passed - House (325 - 91) 10/30 NA HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act Bill Passed - House (292 - 122) 10/29 NA HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act Bill Passed - House (254 - 166)

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  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

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