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Key Votes

2014 National Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Aug. 1, 2014 National HR 5230 Secure the Southwest Border Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (223 - 189)
July 31, 2014 National HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (81 - 13)
July 29, 2014 National HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 18)
July 29, 2014 National S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews Amendment Adopted - Senate (47 - 50)
July 29, 2014 National S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 69)
July 29, 2014 National S Amdt 3583 Appropriates Funds to the Highway Trust Fund Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 31)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1083 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Federal Employees Certain Pay Rates Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 230)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 200)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1079 Prohibits the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from Providing Bonuses to Employees Amendment Adopted - House (282 - 138)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1098 Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws Amendment Adopted - House (241 - 181)
July 16, 2014 National HR 5016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House (228 - 195)
July 15, 2014 National HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - House (367 - 55)
June 10, 2014 National H Amdt 813 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development Plan Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 207)
June 10, 2014 National H Amdt 823 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the California High-Speed Rail Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 186)
June 10, 2014 National H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras Amendment Adopted - House (255 - 171)
June 10, 2014 National HR 4745 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House (229 - 192)
June 9, 2014 National H Amdt 783 Reduces Appropriations to Amtrak Amendment Rejected - House (154 - 248)
May 22, 2014 National H Amdt 675 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Guantanmo Bay Operations Amendment Rejected - House (177 - 247)
May 22, 2014 National H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
May 22, 2014 National H Amdt 680 Repeals Military Force Authorization Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 233)
May 22, 2014 National H Amdt 679 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement the New START Treaty Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 191)
May 22, 2014 National HR 4435 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 Bill Passed - House (325 - 98)
May 21, 2014 National H Amdt 669 Amends Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) Laws Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 196)
April 10, 2014 National H Con Res 96 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2015 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2016 Through 2024 Joint Resolution Passed - House (219 - 205)
April 8, 2014 National HR 1871 Baseline Reform Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (230 - 185)
April 4, 2014 National HR 1874 Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (224 - 182)
Feb. 12, 2014 National S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (55 - 43)
Feb. 12, 2014 National S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Cloture Invoked - Senate (67 - 31)
Feb. 11, 2014 National S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Bill Passed - House (221 - 201)
Jan. 28, 2014 National HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 188)
Jan. 16, 2014 National HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 26)
Jan. 15, 2014 National HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (359 - 67)

About the Selection and Description 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. Project 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

Project Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Project Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the Project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the Project's community of advisers, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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