Issue Category

38 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/11/12 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
Bill Passed - House (244 - 185)
Yea
6/07/12 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices
Bill Passed - House (270 - 146)
Yea
2/01/12 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act
Bill Passed - House (267 - 159)
Yea
5/04/11 HR 1214 Repealing Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction
Bill Passed - House (235 - 191)
Did Not Vote
4/13/11 HR 1217 Repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund
Bill Passed - House (236 - 183)
Yea
3/03/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - House (314 - 112)
Yea
2/18/11 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 185)
Yea
1/19/11 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill
Bill Passed - House (245 - 189)
Yea
12/22/10 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 60)
Yea
3/25/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (220 - 207)
Nay
3/21/10 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (219 - 212)
Nay
3/21/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - House (220 - 211)
Nay
11/19/09 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (243 - 183)
Nay
11/07/09 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
Amendment Rejected - House (176 - 258)
Yea
11/07/09 HR 3962 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (220 - 215)
Nay
7/24/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (303 - 115)
Nay
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - House (383 - 41)
Yea
6/24/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Bill Passed - House (355 - 59)
Yea
4/23/08 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes
Bill Passed - House (349 - 62)
Yea
4/02/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Bill Passed - House (308 - 116)
Nay
3/05/08 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill
Bill Passed - House (268 - 148)
Nay
12/17/07 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 201)
Nay
12/17/07 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (253 - 154)
Nay
8/02/07 H Amdt 734 Prescription Drug Imports
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 283)
Yea
8/01/07 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (225 - 204)
Nay
7/19/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - House (276 - 140)
Nay
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 209)
Nay
1/12/07 HR 4 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act
Bill Passed - House (255 - 170)
Nay
7/27/06 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (270 - 148)
Yea
10/27/99 HR 2260 Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (271 - 156)
Yea
10/07/99 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill
Bill Passed - House (275 - 151)
Yea
9/21/99 HR 2116 Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act
Bill Passed - House (369 - 46)
Yea
7/24/98 H Amdt 776 Patients' Bill of Rights Act Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (212 - 217)
Yea
7/24/98 HR 4250 Patient Protection bill
Bill Passed - House (216 - 210)
Yea
11/07/97 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education
Conference Report Adopted - House (352 - 65)
Yea
9/11/97 H Amdt 347 Needle Exchange Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (266 - 158)
Yea
4/10/97 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill
Bill Passed - House (398 - 16)
Yea
8/02/96 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995
Conference Report Adopted - House (392 - 30)
Yea
7/11/96 H Amdt 1273 Drug Price Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (180 - 242)
Nay
5/01/96 S 641 Ryan White CARE reauthorization Act of 1995
Conference Report Adopted - House (402 - 4)
Yea
2/28/95 HR 1022 Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Act of 1995
Bill Passed - House (286 - 141)
Yea

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