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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 15, 2014 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - House
(367 - 55)
NA
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 813 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development Plan Amendment Adopted - House
(219 - 207)
NA
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras Amendment Adopted - House
(255 - 171)
NA
June 10, 2014 H Amdt 823 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the California High-Speed Rail Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 186)
NA
June 10, 2014 HR 4745 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 192)
NA
June 9, 2014 H Amdt 783 Reduces Appropriations to Amtrak Amendment Rejected - House
(154 - 248)
NA
Oct. 9, 2013 H J Res 90 Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(252 - 172)
NA
April 18, 2012 HR 4348 Extension of Surface Transportation Funding and Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed - House
(293 - 127)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 3, 2012 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(248 - 169)
NA
Nov. 17, 2011 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Conference Report Adopted - House
(298 - 121)
NA
July 20, 2011 HR 2553 Airport and Airway Extension Act Bill Passed - House
(243 - 177)
NA
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 398 Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Transportation Security Administration Collective Bargaining Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 205)
NA
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 406 Transportation Security Administration Appropriations Amendment Adopted - House
(219 - 204)
NA
April 1, 2011 H Amdt 232 Amending FAA Rulemaking Activities Amendment Adopted - House
(215 - 209)
NA
April 1, 2011 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 196)
NA
Dec. 21, 2010 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(193 - 165)
NA
Aug. 10, 2010 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(247 - 161)
NA
March 4, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(217 - 201)
NA
Dec. 16, 2009 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(217 - 212)
NA
Dec. 10, 2009 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(221 - 202)
NA
July 31, 2009 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program Bill Passed - House
(316 - 109)
NA
June 9, 2009 HR 2751 Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act Bill Passed - House
(298 - 119)
NA

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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