Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/24/02 HR 5120 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2002
Bill Passed - House (308 - 121)
Yea
7/24/02 H Res 495 Expulsion of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., D-Ohio
Resolution Passed - House (420 - 1)
Yea
7/23/02 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (397 - 32)
Yea
7/18/02 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003
Bill Passed - House (365 - 49)
Yea
7/17/02 HR 5093 Department of the Interior Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - House (377 - 46)
Yea
7/10/02 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act
Bill Passed - House (310 - 113)
Yea
6/28/02 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 208)
Yea
6/27/02 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - House (413 - 18)
Yea
6/27/02 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - House (426 - 1)
Yea
6/24/02 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security
None - House
Co-sponsor
5/24/02 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002
Bill Passed - House (280 - 138)
Yea
5/16/02 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families
Bill Passed - House (229 - 197)
Yea
5/10/02 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003
Bill Passed - House (359 - 58)
Yea
5/02/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 141)
Yea
3/20/02 H Con Res 353 Budget Resolution, FY 2003
Resolution Passed - House (221 - 209)
Yea
2/14/02 HR 2356 Campaign Reform Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (240 - 189)
Yea
12/19/01 HR 2506 Foreign Operations FY2002 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (357 - 66)
Yea
12/13/01 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (381 - 41)
Yea
12/13/01 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (382 - 40)
Yea
12/06/01 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (302 - 84)
Yea
12/06/01 HR 3005 Fast Track Trade Authority bill
Bill Passed - House (215 - 214)
Yea
11/30/01 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (371 - 11)
Yea
11/16/01 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (410 - 9)
Did Not Vote
11/14/01 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (411 - 15)
Yea
11/13/01 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (379 - 33)
Yea
11/08/01 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (401 - 18)
Yea
11/01/01 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (399 - 29)
Yea
11/01/01 HR 2647 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (374 - 52)
Yea
10/31/01 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (339 - 85)
Yea
10/24/01 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (357 - 66)
Yea
10/17/01 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (380 - 28)
Yea
10/12/01 HR 2975 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (337 - 79)
Yea
10/11/01 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002
Bill Passed - House (373 - 43)
Yea
10/05/01 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Bill Passed - House (291 - 120)
Yea
9/21/01 HR 2926 Airline Industry Financial Assistance bill
Bill Passed - House (356 - 54)
Yea
9/14/01 H J Res 64 Authorization for Use of Military Force
Joint Resolution Passed - House (420 - 1)
Yea
8/02/01 H Amdt 303 Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act
Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 213)
Yea
8/02/01 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (226 - 203)
Yea
8/02/01 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (240 - 189)
Yea
8/01/01 H Amdt 288 Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (160 - 269)
Nay
8/01/01 H Amdt 298 Prohibiting Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 223)
Nay
7/31/01 H Amdt 285 Human Cloning Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (178 - 249)
Yea
7/31/01 HR 2505 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (265 - 162)
Yea
7/26/01 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions
Bill Passed - House (409 - 6)
Yea
7/25/01 H Amdt 241 Substitute Amendment to Treasury Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2002
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 186)
Yea
7/25/01 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002
Bill Passed - House (334 - 94)
Yea
7/20/01 HR 2216 2001 Supplemental Appropriations Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (375 - 30)
Yea
7/19/01 H Amdt 200 Community Solutions Act Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (168 - 261)
Nay
7/19/01 H J Res 50 China Trade Relations bill
Joint Resolution Failed - House (169 - 259)
Nay
7/19/01 HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (233 - 198)
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.