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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 21, 2004 HR 4755 Legislative Branch FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Did Not Vote
March 12, 2004 S Con Res 95 Budget Appropriations- FY 2005 Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 45)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 12, 2004 S 1072 Highway Trust Fund Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 21)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 22, 2004 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 28)
Did Not Vote
July 11, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 7)
Did Not Vote
July 25, 2002 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003 Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 14)
Yea
July 24, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 7)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 10)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
Nov. 6, 2001 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 10)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(83 - 15)
Nay
Oct. 17, 2001 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(95 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2001 S 1450 Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2000 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 27)
Nay
April 13, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay
April 7, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 45)
Nay
Nov. 2, 1999 HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(49 - 48)
Nay
Oct. 15, 1999 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 13, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 26)
Yea
Oct. 6, 1999 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
Oct. 4, 1999 HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(88 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 28, 1999 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 23, 1999 HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 10)
Yea
Sept. 22, 1999 S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 5)
Yea
Sept. 16, 1999 HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(54 - 38)
Nay
June 16, 1999 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Bill Passed - Senate
(95 - 4)
Yea
May 27, 1999 S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 3)
Yea
May 20, 1999 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(64 - 36)
Nay
April 15, 1999 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(54 - 44)
Nay
March 25, 1999 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000 Resolution Passed - Senate
(55 - 44)
Nay
March 25, 1999 S Amdt 178 Agricultural Appropriations Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(53 - 45)
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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