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Ben Nelson's Voting Records

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 7)
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)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2001 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
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
Sept. 14, 2001 S J Res 23 Military Force Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(98 - 0)
Yea
June 29, 2001 S 1052 Patients' Bill of Rights Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 36)
Yea
May 26, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(58 - 33)
Yea
May 23, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 38)
Yea
May 10, 2001 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea
April 2, 2001 S 27 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 41)
Nay
March 27, 2001 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Senate Co-sponsor
March 26, 2001 S Amdt 145 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 46)
Yea
March 21, 2001 S Amdt 134 Campaign Reform Act - Union Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(69 - 31)
Yea
March 20, 2001 S Amdt 115 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 30)
Yea
March 19, 2001 S 565 Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 Senate Co-sponsor
March 6, 2001 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 44)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2001 PN 107 John Ashcroft, Attorney General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(58 - 42)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2001 PN 96 Gale Ann Norton, Secretary of the Interior Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(75 - 24)
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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