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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 11, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 185)
Nay
June 7, 2012 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices Bill Passed - House
(270 - 146)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 159)
Nay
May 4, 2011 HR 1214 Repealing Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Nay
April 13, 2011 HR 1217 Repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund Bill Passed - House
(236 - 183)
Nay
March 3, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(314 - 112)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill Bill Passed - House
(245 - 189)
Nay

Michigan Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 21, 2010 SB 1152 2010-2011 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(28 - 10)
Nay
June 24, 2009 HB 4436 2009-2010 Department of Community Health Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 16)
Nay
May 8, 2008 HB 4163 Workplace Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 12)
Yea
May 1, 2008 HB 5283 Health Insurance Package Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
May 1, 2008 Sub HB 5282 Independent Health Benefit Plans Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 13)
Nay
March 25, 2008 SB 1094 2008-2009 Department of Community Health Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 18)
Nay
March 12, 2008 SB 120 Issuing Food Stamps Twice Monthly Bill Passed - Senate
(35 - 2)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2008 SB 776 Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 13)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4344 2007-2008 Department of Community Health Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(35 - 3)
Yea
Oct. 29, 2007 H Sub for Sub SB 235 2007-2008 Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(35 - 3)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2007 S Sub for Sub HB 4749 Motorcycle Helmet Law Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2007 H Sub for Sub SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Nay
Sept. 30, 2007 Sub SB 418 Public Employees Health Benefit Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(21 - 17)
Nay
Sept. 27, 2007 Sub SB 374 Estate Recovery for Medicaid Recipients in Michigan Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(25 - 13)
Yea
Sept. 4, 2007 Sub SB 418 Public Employees Health Benefit Act Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 18)
Nay
June 26, 2007 Sub for SB 547 Public School Employee Retirement Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 17)
Nay
June 20, 2007 Sub for SB 504 Agricultural Pollution Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 17)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2006 SB 838 Medicare Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2006 Sub for SB 1028 Changes to the Family Independent Agency Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 15)
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.

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