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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 26, 2001 S Amdt 145 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 46)
Nay
March 21, 2001 S Amdt 134 Campaign Reform Act - Union Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(69 - 31)
Nay
March 20, 2001 S Amdt 115 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 30)
Yea
March 6, 2001 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 44)
Yea
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
Oct. 25, 2000 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 27)
Yea
Oct. 3, 2000 S 2045 American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000 Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
Sept. 19, 2000 HR 4444 U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 15)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2000 S Amdt 4132 China Nonproliferation Act Amendment Tabled - Senate
(65 - 32)
Yea
July 21, 2000 HR 4810 Marriage Tax Relief Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 34)
Yea
July 14, 2000 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 39)
Yea
July 13, 2000 S Amdt 3821 Estate Tax Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
June 29, 2000 HR 4762 '527' Political Groups Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 6)
Yea
June 29, 2000 S Amdt 3689 Social Security and Medicare Surplus Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 43)
Yea
June 29, 2000 S Amdt 3690 Off-budget Lockbox Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(60 - 37)
Nay
June 29, 2000 S Amdt 3694 Health Care Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 47)
Yea
June 28, 2000 S Amdt 3655 Funding for Special Education Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
June 28, 2000 S Amdt 3655 Funding for Special Education Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
June 22, 2000 S Amdt 3598 Outpatient Prescription Drugs Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Nay
June 20, 2000 S Amdt 3252 Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
June 20, 2000 S Amdt 3473 Hate Crimes Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 42)
Nay
May 18, 2000 S Amdt 3154 Troop Withdrawal from Kosovo Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 47)
Nay
May 11, 2000 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(77 - 19)
Yea
April 13, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(50 - 48)
Yea
April 7, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 Resolution Passed - Senate
(51 - 45)
Yea
April 6, 2000 S Amdt 2955 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
March 29, 2000 S J Res 14 Flag Desecration amendment Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(63 - 37)
Yea
March 2, 2000 S 1134 Education Savings Accounts Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2000 S 1287 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 34)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2000 S 2045 American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000 Senate Co-sponsor
Feb. 3, 2000 PN 729 Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(89 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2000 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2000 S Amdt 2763 Violent Protesters Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(80 - 17)
Nay
Nov. 19, 1999 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 24)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1999 S Amdt 2547 Three Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1999 S Amdt 2751 Two Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 48)
Yea
Nov. 3, 1999 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 19)
Yea
Nov. 2, 1999 HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(49 - 48)
Yea
Oct. 21, 1999 S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 34)
Yea
Oct. 21, 1999 S Amdt 2321 Expressing Support for Roe v. Wade Decision Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
Oct. 15, 1999 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 13, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 26)
Yea
Oct. 13, 1999 Treaty Doc. 105-28 Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
Oct. 6, 1999 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
Oct. 5, 1999 PN 49 Ronnie L. White, United States District Judge in Missouri Nomination Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Nay
Oct. 5, 1999 S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 4, 1999 HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(88 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 28, 1999 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 3)
Yea
Sept. 23, 1999 HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 10)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 23, 2014 HB 2120 Relating to the Collection of DNA Samples and Gaming Crimes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 16, 2014 HB 2231 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 14, 2014 HB 2296 Authorizes Campaign Funds to be Used for Donations to Non-Profits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 21, 2014 HB 2506 Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts Signed - Executive
Sign
April 18, 2014 HB 2552 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion None - Executive
Sign
April 17, 2014 SB 311 Increases the Limit for Non-Economic Civil Damages Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2014 SB 99 Amends Lobbyist Definition Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 2, 2014 SB 37 Extends the Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 25, 2014 HB 2210 Amends Election Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
June 17, 2013 SB 171 2014-2015 General Appropriations Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 31, 2013 HB 2249 Repeals Project Limitations Near Historic Sites Signed - Executive
Sign
May 30, 2013 HB 2162 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used to Lobby for Firearm Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
May 23, 2013 HB 2120 Amends the Process for Collection of DNA Samples by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 22, 2013 SB 199 Establishes the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center Signed - Executive
Sign
April 19, 2013 HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
April 19, 2013 HB 2234 Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority Signed - Executive
Sign
April 16, 2013 SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
April 16, 2013 HB 2033 Repeals Prohibition on the Possession of Switchblade and Stiletto Knives None - Executive
Sign
April 16, 2013 HB 2069 Prohibits Local Governments from Enforcing a Union Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2013 SB 37 Extends the Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 10, 2013 SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2013 HB 2022 Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising Signed - Executive
Sign
March 27, 2013 HB 2019 Authorizes Governor to Appoint Judges to Kansas Court of Appeals Signed - Executive
Sign
June 1, 2012 HB 2333 Amends State Pension System Signed - Executive
Sign
May 21, 2012 SB 83 Amends Judicial Appointment Process Signed - Executive
Sign
April 12, 2012 SB 315 Relating to the State Bank Commissioner Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 4, 2012 SB 353 Relating to the Board of Barbering Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 23, 2012 HB 2624 Relating to the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 27, 2011 HB 2014 2011-2012 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 25, 2011 HB 2075 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
May 16, 2011 SB 36 Licensing of Abortion Clinics Signed - Executive
Sign
April 18, 2011 HB 2067 Voter Photographic Identification Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
April 12, 2011 HB 2035 Amending Statutes Regulating Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
April 8, 2011 HB 2218 Abortion Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign

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:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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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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