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Brian Bilbray's Voting Records on Issue: Constitution

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 18, 2011 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(261 - 165)
Aug. 1, 2011 S 365 Budget Control Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(269 - 161)
July 29, 2011 S 627 Increasing the Debt Ceiling (Boehner Bill) Bill Passed - House
(218 - 210)
July 19, 2011 HR 2560 Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 190)
July 18, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(236 - 187)
June 24, 1999 H J Res 33 Flag Desecration Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(305 - 124)
June 4, 1998 H J Res 78 Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House
(224 - 203)
April 22, 1998 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House
(238 - 186)
June 12, 1997 H J Res 54 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House
(310 - 114)
June 28, 1995 H J Res 79 Flag Desecration bill Joint Resolution Passed - House
(312 - 120)
Jan. 26, 1995 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House
(300 - 132)

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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