Key Votes

2014 National Key Votes

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7/16 NA H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192) 7/16 NA H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 200) 7/16 NA H Amdt 1098 Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws Amendment Adopted - House (241 - 181) 7/16 NA H Amdt 1083 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Workers Certain Pay Rates Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 230) 7/16 NA HR 5016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House (228 - 195) 7/15 NA HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - House (367 - 55) 6/10 NA H Amdt 813 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development Plan Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 207) 6/10 NA H Amdt 823 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the California High-Speed Rail Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 186) 6/10 NA H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras Amendment Adopted - House (255 - 171) 6/10 NA HR 4745 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House (229 - 192) 6/09 NA H Amdt 783 Reduces Appropriations to Amtrak Amendment Rejected - House (154 - 248) 5/22 NA H Amdt 680 Repeals Military Force Authorization Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 233) 5/22 NA H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192) 5/22 NA H Amdt 675 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Operate Guantanamo Bay Amendment Rejected - House (177 - 247) 5/22 NA H Amdt 679 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement the New START Treaty Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 191) 5/22 NA HR 4435 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 Bill Passed - House (325 - 98) 4/10 NA 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) 4/08 NA HR 1871 Baseline Reform Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (230 - 185) 4/04 NA HR 1874 Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (224 - 182) 2/12 NA S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (55 - 43) 2/12 NA S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Cloture Invoked - Senate (67 - 31) 2/11 NA S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Bill Passed - House (221 - 201) 1/28 NA HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 188) 1/16 NA HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 26) 1/15 NA HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (359 - 67)

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.