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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 6)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2006 S 2832 Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006 Bill Failed - House
(215 - 204)
Yea
June 29, 2006 HR 5672 Commerce Department Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - House
(393 - 23)
Yea
June 22, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill Bill Passed - House
(247 - 172)
Nay
June 14, 2006 HR 5576 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(406 - 22)
Nay
June 13, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(351 - 67)
Yea
June 9, 2006 HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act Bill Passed - House
(373 - 34)
Nay
June 7, 2006 HR 5521 Legislative Branch FY 2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(361 - 53)
Yea
June 6, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 9)
Yea
May 18, 2006 HR 5386 Interior Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(293 - 128)
Yea
March 16, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House
(348 - 71)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Yea
Nov. 18, 2005 HR 4241 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - House
(217 - 215)
Yea
Nov. 9, 2005 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(339 - 17)
Yea
Nov. 9, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(397 - 19)
Nay
Nov. 4, 2005 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(358 - 39)
Nay
July 28, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 10)
Yea
July 28, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(305 - 122)
Yea
June 30, 2005 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - House
(405 - 18)
Nay
June 28, 2005 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(393 - 32)
Nay
June 23, 2005 H Amdt 343 Restoring Funds for Public Broadcasting Amendment Adopted - House
(284 - 140)
Nay
June 22, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House
(330 - 82)
Nay
June 17, 2005 HR 2745 United Nations Reform Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 184)
Yea
June 16, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Bill Passed - House
(418 - 7)
Yea
May 24, 2005 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - House
(416 - 13)
Yea
May 19, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(329 - 89)
Yea
May 17, 2005 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(424 - 1)
Yea
May 5, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(368 - 58)
Yea
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 211)
Yea
March 17, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(218 - 214)
Yea
March 16, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - House
(388 - 43)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2004 HR 5025 Transportation Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(397 - 12)
Nay
July 15, 2004 HR 4818 Omnibus FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(365 - 41)
Nay
July 13, 2004 HR 4766 Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(389 - 31)
Yea
July 12, 2004 HR 4755 Legislative Branch FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(327 - 43)
Nay
July 8, 2004 HR 4754 Commerce Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(397 - 18)
Nay
June 25, 2004 HR 4614 Appropriations Bill FY 2005, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House
(370 - 16)
Yea
June 18, 2004 HR 4567 Homeland Security Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(400 - 5)
Yea
June 17, 2004 HR 4568 Interior Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(334 - 86)
Yea
April 2, 2004 HR 3550 Highway Trust Fund Bill Bill Passed - House
(357 - 65)
Nay
March 25, 2004 H Con Res 393 Budget Appropriations- Fiscal Year 2005 Resolution Passed - House
(215 - 212)
Yea
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 56)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2003 HR 2989 Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(381 - 39)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2859 Emergency Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act,2003 Bill Passed - House
(352 - 60)
Nay
July 24, 2003 HR 2800 Foreign Operations Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(370 - 50)
Nay
July 23, 2003 HR 2799 Appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, and the Judiciary Bill Passed - House
(400 - 21)
Yea
July 16, 2003 HR 1950 State Department FY2004-2005 Authorizations bill Bill Passed - House
(382 - 42)
Yea
July 14, 2003 HR 2673 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Bill Passed - House
(347 - 64)
Yea
July 10, 2003 HR 2660 Department of Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(215 - 208)
Yea
July 9, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Bill Passed - House
(394 - 26)
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.

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