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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 10, 2014 H Amdt 1040 Prohibits Implementation of Certain Climate Assessments Amendment Adopted - House
(229 - 188)
Yea
March 26, 2014 HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act Bill Passed - House
(222 - 201)
Yea
March 13, 2014 HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(238 - 174)
Yea
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations Amendment Adopted - House
(222 - 188)
Yea
March 6, 2014 H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 220)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 9, 2014 HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 188)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 18, 2013 H Amdt 466 Requires Mine Operators to Include the Cost of Cleanup in Financial Insurance Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 235)
Nay
June 28, 2013 HR 2231 Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Yea
Sept. 12, 1996 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(383 - 29)
Nay
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(392 - 30)
Yea
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1183 Forest Service Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(211 - 211)
Nay
Feb. 29, 1996 H Amdt 936 Agricultural Conservation Programs Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(372 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 29, 1996 H Amdt 941 Florida Everglades Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(299 - 124)
Nay
May 16, 1995 HR 961 Comprehensive Wetlands Conservation and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(240 - 185)
Yea
Feb. 28, 1995 HR 1022 Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 141)
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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