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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 22, 2010 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(206 - 60)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 21, 2010 HR 2751 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(215 - 144)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 21, 2010 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(193 - 165)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 17, 2010 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(277 - 148)
Yea
Dec. 17, 2010 HR 5510 Aiding Those Facing Foreclosure Act Bill Failed - House
(210 - 145)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 16, 2010 H Amdt 786 Amending the Estate Tax Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 233)
Yea
Dec. 15, 2010 HR 2965 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(250 - 175)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2010 HR 5281 DREAM Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(216 - 198)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 8, 2010 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act Bill Failed - House
(254 - 153)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 8, 2010 HR 6495 Mine Safety Act Bill Failed - House
(214 - 193)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 2, 2010 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(234 - 188)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 2, 2010 H Res 1737 Censure for Representative Charles Rangel Resolution Passed - House
(333 - 79)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 18, 2010 HR 1722 Telework Policies and Regulations for Federal Agencies Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(254 - 152)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 18, 2010 HR 6419 Extension of Certain Unemployment Benefits Bill Failed - House
(258 - 154)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 17, 2010 HR 3808 Requiring Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Veto Override Failed - House
(185 - 235)
Nay
Sept. 30, 2010 HR 3081 Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(228 - 194)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 23, 2010 HR 4823 Establishing Sedona-Red Rock National Scenic Area Bill Failed - House
(258 - 160)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2010 HR 5110 Expanding Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Bill Failed - House
(244 - 174)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(237 - 187)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2010 HR 3470 Infant Mortality Pilot Programs Bill Passed - House
(324 - 64)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2010 HR 4785 Authorizing Loans for Energy Efficiency Purposes Bill Passed - House
(240 - 172)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 10, 2010 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(247 - 161)
Yea
July 30, 2010 H Amdt 773 Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards Amendment Adopted - House
(216 - 195)
Did Not Vote
July 30, 2010 HR 3534 Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(209 - 193)
Did Not Vote
July 30, 2010 HR 5851 "Whistleblower Protection" for Offshore Oil Workers Bill Passed - House
(315 - 93)
Did Not Vote
July 30, 2010 HR 5982 Tax Law Amendments Bill Failed - House
(241 - 154)
Did Not Vote
July 28, 2010 HR 5827 Exempting Guns from an Estate for Bankruptcy Purposes Bill Passed - House
(307 - 113)
Nay
July 27, 2010 H Con Res 301 Directing the President to Remove Armed Forces from Pakistan Joint Resolution Failed - House
(38 - 372)
Yea
July 27, 2010 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(308 - 114)
Nay
July 22, 2010 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(272 - 152)
Yea
July 21, 2010 HR 4380 Temporary Tariff Suspensions and Reductions Bill Passed - House
(378 - 43)
Yea
July 21, 2010 HR 725 Tribal Law Enforcement Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(326 - 92)
Yea
July 15, 2010 HR 5114 Flood Insurance Program Extension Bill Passed - House
(329 - 90)
Yea
July 1, 2010 HR 4899 Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(239 - 182)
Yea
July 1, 2010 HR 4899 Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(162 - 260)
Yea
July 1, 2010 HR 4899 Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(100 - 321)
Yea
July 1, 2010 HR 5618 Unemployment Benefits Extension Bill Passed - House
(270 - 153)
Yea
July 1, 2010 H Res 1500 Deeming Supplemental Military Appropriations Passed and Allowing Divided Question Bill Passed - House
(215 - 210)
Yea
June 30, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(237 - 192)
Yea
June 24, 2010 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements Bill Passed - House
(219 - 206)
Yea
June 17, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(241 - 182)
Yea
June 10, 2010 H Amdt 684 Increasing Minimum Down Payment for Federal Housing Administration Mortgages Amendment Rejected - House
(131 - 289)
Nay
June 10, 2010 H Amdt 686 Limiting Federal Housing Administration Mortgage Issuance Amendment Rejected - House
(106 - 316)
Nay
June 10, 2010 H Amdt 688 Limiting Principal Obligation Amounts of Federal Housing Administration Mortgages Amendment Rejected - House
(121 - 301)
Nay
May 28, 2010 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(215 - 204)
Yea
May 28, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding Bill Passed - House
(262 - 150)
Did Not Vote
May 28, 2010 HR 5136 2010-2011 Defense Appropriation Authorizations Bill Passed - House
(229 - 186)
Did Not Vote
May 27, 2010 H Amdt 661 Removing Funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate Engine Program Amendment Rejected - House
(193 - 231)
Nay
May 27, 2010 H Amdt 672 Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" After Military Review and Certification Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 194)
Yea
May 19, 2010 HR 5325 Science and Technology Funding Bill Failed - House
(261 - 148)
Yea

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.

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