or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Iowa Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 11, 2014 HF 2175 Prohibits Webcam Abortions Bill Passed - House
(55 - 42)
Yea
May 23, 2013 SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(80 - 17)
Yea
May 1, 2013 SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(52 - 46)
Yea
April 23, 2013 SF 447 2013-2014 Justice Department Budget Bill Passed - House
(51 - 46)
Yea
April 17, 2013 SF 295 Establishes a Business Property Tax Credit Fund Bill Passed - House
(54 - 45)
Yea
April 16, 2013 SF 430 2013-2014 Economic Development Budget Bill Passed - House
(52 - 46)
Yea
April 10, 2013 SF 384 Prohibits the Removal of an Officer's Communication Device Bill Passed - House
(77 - 17)
Yea
April 8, 2013 HF 619 Authorizes Use of All-Terrain Vehicles on Certain Roads Bill Passed - House
(75 - 22)
Yea
March 25, 2013 HF 527 Requires DNA Samples from Individuals Convicted Of Aggravated Misdemeanors Bill Passed - House
(79 - 18)
Yea
March 13, 2013 HF 478 Authorizes Optional Flat Income Tax Bill Passed - House
(53 - 47)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2013 HF 215 Appropriates Education Funding and Establishes New Programs Bill Passed - House
(52 - 44)
Yea
May 8, 2012 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(31 - 15)
Did Not Vote
May 8, 2012 SF 2344 Reduces Certain Business Property Taxes Bill Failed - Senate
(24 - 23)
Nay
April 24, 2012 HF 2460 Limits Tax Increment Financing Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 22)
Nay
April 12, 2012 S 5206 Prohibits State Funding For Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(22 - 25)
Yea
April 9, 2012 SF 2284 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Nay
March 13, 2012 SF 2275 Authorizes Internet Gambling Bill Passed - Senate
(29 - 20)
Nay
March 5, 2012 SF 2304 Requires DNA Samples from all Individuals Convicted of Certain Misdemeanors Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2012 HF 589 Prohibits Obtaining Employment at Agriculture Facilities Under False Pretenses Bill Passed - Senate
(40 - 10)
Yea
June 30, 2011 HF 649 Appropriations for Health and Human Services Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(27 - 18)
Nay
May 16, 2011 SF 534 Abortion Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 23)
Nay
April 20, 2011 SF 525 Revises the Iowa Mental Health System Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 23)
Nay
April 20, 2011 SF 526 Requires a Study to Weigh Outcomes of Authorizing Online Poker in Iowa Bill Passed - Senate
(38 - 12)
Yea
April 14, 2011 HF 682 Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(48 - 1)
Yea
March 23, 2011 HF 617 Alcoholic Beverage Permits Bill Passed - Senate
(33 - 14)
Nay
March 22, 2011 SF 464 Establishment of an Open Season for Hunting Mourning Doves Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 18)
Yea
March 15, 2011 SF 301 Low Interest Loans for Small Businesses Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Nay
March 15, 2011 SF 328 Funding for Education and Employment Training Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2011 SF 166 Funding for Public Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 24)
Nay

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.

Back to top