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Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3361 USA FREEDOM Act House Co-sponsor
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
July 30, 2010 HR 5982 Tax Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
July 30, 2010 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act House Co-sponsor
June 10, 2010 HR 5510 Aiding Those Facing Foreclosure Act House Co-sponsor
April 29, 2010 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements House Co-sponsor
April 22, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding House Co-sponsor
July 15, 2009 HR 3221 Student Aid Program Modifications House Co-sponsor

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 16, 2005 AB 583 California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Aug. 30, 2004 AB 32 Greenhouse Gases Emission Limits House Co-sponsor

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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