Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
1/16/14 HR 3362 Exchange Information Disclosure Act
Bill Passed - House (259 - 154)
Yea
1/15/14 HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (359 - 67)
Yea
1/13/14 HR 3811 Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (291 - 122)
Yea
1/09/14 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014
Bill Passed - House (225 - 188)
Yea
1/07/14 HR 3811 Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014
None - House
Co-sponsor
12/12/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (332 - 94)
Did Not Vote
12/11/13 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (295 - 103)
Did Not Vote
12/05/13 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits
Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 213)
Did Not Vote
12/05/13 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue
Amendment Rejected - House (144 - 266)
Did Not Vote
12/05/13 HR 3309 Innovation Act
Bill Passed - House (325 - 91)
Did Not Vote
12/04/13 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act
Bill Passed - House (254 - 159)
Did Not Vote
11/21/13 H Amdt 512 Requires Natural Gas Pipeline Applications to Include Certain Information
Amendment Rejected - House (183 - 233)
Did Not Vote
11/21/13 H Amdt 513 Removes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Permit Issuance Requirement
Amendment Rejected - House (184 - 233)
Did Not Vote
11/21/13 H Amdt 515 Prohibits the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act from Taking Effect During the Sequester
Amendment Rejected - House (175 - 243)
Did Not Vote
11/21/13 HR 1900 Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act
Bill Passed - House (252 - 165)
Did Not Vote
11/20/13 H Amdt 498 Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition
Amendment Rejected - House (199 - 222)
Did Not Vote
11/20/13 H Amdt 499 Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to Require Certain Findings for Categorical Exclusions
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 228)
Did Not Vote
11/20/13 H Amdt 503 Requires a Report on the Effect of Flooding on Oil and Gas Facilities
Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 221)
Did Not Vote
11/20/13 H Amdt 504 Appropriates $10 Million to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226)
Did Not Vote
11/20/13 H Amdt 507 Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions
Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 230)
Did Not Vote
11/20/13 HR 1965 Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act
Bill Passed - House (228 - 192)
Did Not Vote
11/20/13 HR 2728 Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 187)
Did Not Vote
11/15/13 HR 3350 Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (261 - 157)
Yea
11/14/13 HR 2655 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (228 - 195)
Yea
11/13/13 HR 982 Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (221 - 199)
Yea
10/30/13 H J Res 99 Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit
Joint Resolution Passed - House (222 - 191)
Yea
10/30/13 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act
Bill Passed - House (292 - 122)
Yea
10/29/13 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (254 - 166)
Yea
10/28/13 HR 3350 Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013
None - House
Co-sponsor
10/16/13 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (285 - 144)
Nay
10/11/13 H J Res 76 National Nuclear Security Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Bill Passed - House (248 - 176)
Yea
10/10/13 H J Res 79 Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (249 - 175)
Yea
10/09/13 H J Res 90 Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (252 - 172)
Yea
10/08/13 H J Res 84 Head Start Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (248 - 168)
Yea
10/07/13 H J Res 77 Food and Drug Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (235 - 162)
Yea
10/04/13 H J Res 75 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (244 - 164)
Yea
10/04/13 H J Res 85 Federal Emergency Management Agency Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (247 - 164)
Yea
10/03/13 HR 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act
Bill Passed - House (265 - 160)
Yea
10/01/13 H J Res 70 National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Failed - House (252 - 176)
Yea
10/01/13 H J Res 71 District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Failed - House (265 - 163)
Yea
10/01/13 H J Res 72 Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Failed - House (264 - 164)
Yea
9/30/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (228 - 201)
Yea
9/29/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (248 - 174)
Yea
9/20/13 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Joint Resolution Passed - House (230 - 189)
Yea
9/20/13 HR 1526 Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act
Bill Passed - House (244 - 173)
Yea
9/18/13 H Amdt 463 Amends the Definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals"
Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 241)
Nay
9/18/13 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 235)
Nay
9/18/13 HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (246 - 178)
Yea
9/12/13 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act
Bill Passed - House (235 - 191)
Yea
8/02/13 H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions
Amendment Adopted - House (237 - 176)
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.