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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 18, 2005 S AMDT 2062 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(92 - 6)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 0)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2005 S AMDT 1937 Health Care for Veterans Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
Oct. 5, 2005 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
Sept. 29, 2005 PN 801 Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Senate
(78 - 22)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2005 S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
Nay
Sept. 14, 2005 S Amdt 1660 Congressional Commission on Hurricane Katrina Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Nay
Sept. 14, 2005 S Amdt 1670 Special Committee on Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Nay
Sept. 13, 2005 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule Bill Failed - Senate
(47 - 51)
Nay
July 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 4)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 4)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 26)
Yea
July 29, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 31)
Yea
July 28, 2005 HR 3045 CAFTA Implementation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(55 - 45)
Yea
July 28, 2005 S AMDT 1626 Child Safety Lock Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(70 - 30)
Yea
July 26, 2005 S 1042 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 48)
Yea
July 26, 2005 S AMDT 1351 Corporate Financing of Terrorism Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 51)
Nay
July 20, 2005 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(98 - 1)
Yea
July 19, 2005 S AMDT 1241 US Agency for International Development Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 40)
Yea
July 14, 2005 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
July 14, 2005 S AMDT 1171 Detention Beds Increase Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 56)
Yea
July 14, 2005 S Amdt 1189 Air Cargo Security Programs Implementation Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(45 - 53)
Nay
July 14, 2005 S AMDT 1222 Disclosure of Classified Information Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Nay
July 13, 2005 S AMDT 1171 Detention Beds Increase Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
July 1, 2005 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - Senate
(92 - 3)
Yea
June 30, 2005 S 1307 CAFTA Implementation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
June 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 0)
Yea
June 28, 2005 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 12)
Yea
June 20, 2005 PN 326 John Bolton, Ambassador to the United Nations Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 38)
Yea
June 16, 2005 S AMDT 784 Reduction in Dependence on Foreign Oil Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 53)
Nay
June 16, 2005 S AMDT 791 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 48)
Yea
June 14, 2005 PN 202 Thomas B. Griffith, Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(73 - 24)
Yea
June 14, 2005 S Amdt 781 Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(59 - 38)
Yea
June 9, 2005 PN 200 William H. Pryor, Jr., Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
June 8, 2005 PN 201 Janice R Brown, Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
May 26, 2005 PN 326 John Bolton, Ambassador to the United Nations Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
May 25, 2005 PN 194 Priscilla R. Owen, Fifth Circuit Judge Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(55 - 43)
Yea
May 24, 2005 PN 194 Priscilla R. Owen, Fifth Circuit Judge Cloture Invoked - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
May 17, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 11)
Nay
May 10, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(100 - 0)
Yea
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
April 21, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - Senate
(99 - 0)
Yea
April 18, 2005 S AMDT 464 Future Military Funding for Iraq Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 31)
Nay
April 14, 2005 S J Res 12 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 172 Perkins Vocational Education Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 56)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 177 Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S Amdt 210 Tax Subsidy for Domestic Companies Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 59)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 211 Native American Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 55)
Nay

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 Signed - 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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