Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
8/04/95 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
8/03/95 H Amdt 725 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (136 - 286)
Nay
7/31/95 HR 2099 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY '96 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (228 - 193)
Yea
7/26/95 HR 2076 Appropriations bill FY96, Commerce, Justice, State
Bill Passed - House (272 - 151)
Yea
7/19/95 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service
Bill Passed - House (216 - 211)
Nay
7/18/95 HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (244 - 181)
Yea
7/11/95 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations
Bill Passed - House (333 - 89)
Yea
6/29/95 H Con Res 67 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (239 - 194)
Yea
6/29/95 HR 1944 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions
Bill Passed - House (276 - 151)
Yea
6/28/95 H Amdt 477 Abortion Funding Ban Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (243 - 187)
Nay
6/28/95 H J Res 79 Flag Desecration bill
Joint Resolution Passed - House (312 - 120)
Yea
6/21/95 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (319 - 105)
Yea
6/15/95 H Amdt 436 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 230)
Nay
6/15/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Bill Passed - House (300 - 126)
Yea
6/08/95 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Bill Passed - House (222 - 192)
Yea
5/24/95 H Amdt 403 Foreign Abortion Ban Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 181)
Nay
5/18/95 H Con Res 67 Budget FY1996 Appropriations Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (238 - 193)
Yea
5/18/95 HR 1158 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions
Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 189)
Yea
5/16/95 HR 961 Comprehensive Wetlands Conservation and Management Act
Bill Passed - House (240 - 185)
Yea
4/05/95 HR 1215 Contract With America Tax Relief Act of 1995
Bill Passed - House (246 - 188)
Yea
3/29/95 H J Res 73 Term Limits bill
Joint Resolution Failed - House (227 - 204)
Yea
3/24/95 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill
Bill Passed - House (234 - 199)
Yea
3/21/95 H J Res 79 Flag Desecration bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/16/95 HR 1158 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions
Bill Passed - House (227 - 200)
Yea
3/08/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (325 - 99)
Did Not Vote
3/03/95 HR 925 Private Property Protection Act of 1995
Bill Passed - House (277 - 148)
Yea
2/28/95 HR 1022 Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Act of 1995
Bill Passed - House (286 - 141)
Yea
2/27/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/16/95 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations
Bill Passed - House (241 - 181)
Yea
2/14/95 HR 728 Anti-Crime bill
Bill Passed - House (238 - 192)
Yea
2/08/95 HR 666 Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions
Bill Passed - House (289 - 142)
Yea
2/07/95 HR 842 Truth in Budgeting Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/06/95 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act
Bill Passed - House (294 - 134)
Yea
1/30/95 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/26/95 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Joint Resolution Passed - House (300 - 132)
Yea
1/04/95 HR 123 English as the National Language
None - House
Co-sponsor

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.