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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 22, 1999 S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 5)
Yea
Sept. 16, 1999 HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(54 - 38)
Nay
Sept. 16, 1999 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 39)
Yea
Sept. 14, 1999 S J Res 33 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(95 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 8, 1999 S J Res 33 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution Senate Co-sponsor
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
Aug. 5, 1999 PN 100 Richard Holbrooke, Representative to the United Nations Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(81 - 16)
Yea
Aug. 5, 1999 S Amdt 1569 NEA Funding Amendment Tabled - Senate
(80 - 16)
Nay
Aug. 4, 1999 S Amdt 1499 Agricultural Aid Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(89 - 8)
Yea
July 30, 1999 S 1429 Taxpayer Refund Act of 1999 Bill Passed - Senate
(57 - 43)
Yea
July 15, 1999 S 1344 Patient Bill of Rights bill Bill Passed - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea
July 15, 1999 S Amdt 1250 Patient Lawsuit Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea
July 14, 1999 S Amdt 1241 Women's Health and Cancer Rights Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(55 - 45)
Yea
June 30, 1999 S 1234 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
June 30, 1999 S Amdt 1157 Cuba Travel Ban Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(55 - 43)
Yea
June 22, 1999 S Amdt 702 Patients' Bill of Rights Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea
June 16, 1999 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Bill Passed - Senate
(95 - 4)
Yea
June 16, 1999 S 1205 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
May 27, 1999 S 1059 FY 2000 Defense Authorization Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 3)
Yea
May 26, 1999 S Amdt 393 FY 2000 Defense Auth.--Base Closures Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 60)
Nay
May 26, 1999 S Amdt 397 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
May 20, 1999 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(64 - 36)
Yea
May 20, 1999 S 254 Juvenile Crime bill Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 25)
Nay
May 20, 1999 S Amdt 362 Gun Show Sale Regulation Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 50)
Nay
May 18, 1999 S Amdt 351 Religious Memorials at Schools Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(85 - 13)
Did Not Vote
May 6, 1999 S 900 Financial Services Modernization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
April 21, 1999 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
April 15, 1999 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
March 25, 1999 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000 Resolution Passed - Senate
(55 - 44)
Yea
March 25, 1999 S Amdt 178 Agricultural Appropriations Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
March 23, 1999 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate
(58 - 41)
Nay
March 17, 1999 S J Res 14 Flag Desecration amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 11, 1999 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
Feb. 12, 1999 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Two Resolution Failed - Senate
(45 - 55)
Yea
Feb. 12, 1999 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Two Resolution Failed - Senate
(50 - 50)
Yea
Oct. 21, 1998 HR 4328 Appropriations bill FY99, Omnibus Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(65 - 29)
Yea
Oct. 8, 1998 HR 4194 FY 1999 VA-HUD Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 8, 1998 S 442 Internet Tax Freedom bill Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 2)
Yea
Oct. 6, 1998 HR 4101 Agriculture FY99 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(55 - 43)
Yea
Oct. 1, 1998 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1998 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(94 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1998 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 0)
Yea
Sept. 18, 1998 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Veto Override Failed - Senate
(64 - 36)
Yea
Sept. 9, 1998 S 1873 American Missile Protection bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(59 - 41)
Yea
Sept. 3, 1998 HR 4104 Appropriations bill FY99, Treasury, Postal Service Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 5)
Nay
Sept. 1, 1998 S Amdt 3506 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 44)
Nay
July 30, 1998 S Amdt 3379 Federal Election Commission Term Length Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(45 - 54)
Nay
July 29, 1998 S Amdt 3359 Married Tax Filing Amendment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
July 29, 1998 S Amdt 3359 Married Tax Filing Amendment Senate Sponsor
July 23, 1998 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 31)
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:

  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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