Issue Category

29 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/21/12 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (233 - 175)
Nay
9/14/12 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 161)
Nay
10/14/11 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
Bill Passed - House (267 - 144)
Yea
7/12/11 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs
Motion Rejected - House (233 - 193)
Nay
7/26/06 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (359 - 68)
Yea
11/09/05 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Conference Report Adopted - House (339 - 17)
Yea
10/07/05 HR 3893 Gasoline for America's Security Act of 2005
Bill Passed - House (212 - 210)
Yea
7/28/05 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - House (275 - 156)
Yea
5/24/05 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Bill Passed - House (416 - 13)
Yea
5/05/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Conference Report Adopted - House (368 - 58)
Yea
4/21/05 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005
Bill Passed - House (249 - 183)
Yea
3/16/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Bill Passed - House (388 - 43)
Yea
6/25/04 HR 4614 Appropriations Bill FY 2005, Energy and Water Development
Bill Passed - House (370 - 16)
Yea
6/17/04 HR 4568 Interior Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (334 - 86)
Yea
6/15/04 HR 4503 Energy Omnibus bill
Bill Passed - House (244 - 178)
Nay
11/18/03 HR 2754 Energy and Water Appropriations, FY 2004 bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (387 - 36)
Yea
11/18/03 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (246 - 180)
Nay
4/11/03 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill
Bill Passed - House (247 - 175)
Nay
11/01/01 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (399 - 29)
Yea
8/02/01 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (240 - 189)
Nay
3/22/00 S 1287 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act
Bill Passed - House (253 - 167)
Yea
9/27/99 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (327 - 87)
Nay
7/27/99 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (420 - 8)
Yea
9/28/98 HR 4060 Energy FY99 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (389 - 25)
Yea
6/22/98 HR 4060 Energy FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (405 - 4)
Yea
10/30/97 HR 1270 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill
Bill Passed - House (307 - 120)
Yea
9/12/96 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (383 - 29)
Did Not Vote
7/25/96 H Amdt 1359 Energy Research Appropriation Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (198 - 211)
Nay
7/25/96 H Amdt 1360 Renewable Energy Research Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (279 - 135)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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