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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2014 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(72 - 22)
Yea
Jan. 30, 2014 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Bill Passed - Senate
(67 - 32)
Yea
July 15, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3955 Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 57)
Yea
May 12, 2010 S Amdt 3962 Home Loan Regulation Modifications Amendment Adopted - Senate
(63 - 36)
Nay
May 11, 2010 S Amdt 3839 Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
Yea
Oct. 1, 2008 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea
July 26, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 13)
Did Not Vote
June 25, 2008 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - Senate
(79 - 16)
Nay
May 7, 2008 S Amdt 4719 Optional Wind Damage Insurance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(19 - 74)
Nay
April 10, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Bill Passed - Senate
(84 - 12)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2008 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(81 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(54 - 43)
Nay
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
Oct. 20, 2005 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate
(93 - 1)
Yea
March 10, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2861 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act, 2004 Bill Passed - House
(316 - 109)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(401 - 18)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2000 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 Veto Override Failed - House
(274 - 157)
Yea
June 9, 2000 H Amdt 763 Estate Tax Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 222)
Nay
June 9, 2000 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 Bill Passed - House
(279 - 136)
Yea
Oct. 14, 1999 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - House
(406 - 18)
Yea
Oct. 1, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(240 - 175)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1999 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Bill Passed - House
(235 - 187)
Yea
Sept. 8, 1999 H Amdt 423 International Space Station Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(121 - 298)
Nay
June 17, 1999 H Amdt 200 Ten Commandments Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(248 - 180)
Yea
June 8, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(246 - 183)
Yea
Oct. 6, 1998 HR 4194 FY 1999 VA-HUD Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(409 - 14)
Yea
July 29, 1998 HR 4194 Appropriations bill FY99, Veterans Affairs, HUD Bill Passed - House
(259 - 164)
Yea
Oct. 22, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill Bill Passed - House
(248 - 178)
Yea
May 14, 1997 HR 2 Public Housing bill Bill Passed - House
(293 - 132)
Yea
Sept. 24, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(388 - 25)
Yea
June 26, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(269 - 147)
Yea
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1190 Tribal Land Trust Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Yea
March 3, 1995 HR 925 Private Property Protection Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(277 - 148)
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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