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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 11, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 185)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices Bill Passed - House
(270 - 146)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 159)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HR 1214 Repealing Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Yea
April 13, 2011 HR 1217 Repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund Bill Passed - House
(236 - 183)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(314 - 112)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill Bill Passed - House
(245 - 189)
Yea
July 27, 2006 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(270 - 148)
Yea
June 9, 2006 HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act Bill Passed - House
(373 - 34)
Yea
March 8, 2006 HR 4167 National Uniformity for Food Act Bill Passed - House
(283 - 139)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 213)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Rejected - House
(209 - 224)
Yea
July 28, 2005 HR 5 Malpractice Liability Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 194)
Yea
July 12, 2005 HR 741 Independent Review of OSHA Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(226 - 197)
Yea
June 23, 2005 H Amdt 343 Restoring Funds for Public Broadcasting Amendment Adopted - House
(284 - 140)
Did Not Vote
June 23, 2005 H Amdt 346 Annual Fit Test Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 216)
Did Not Vote
April 28, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 211)
Nay
March 17, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(218 - 214)
Yea
May 18, 2004 HR 3722 Undocumented Immigrant Emergency Medical Assistance Bill Failed - House
(88 - 331)
Yea
May 12, 2004 HR 4280 Medical Malpractice Liability Limitation Bill Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Yea
March 24, 2004 HR 3873 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act Bill Passed - House
(419 - 5)
Yea
March 10, 2004 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) Bill Passed - House
(276 - 139)
Yea
Nov. 22, 2003 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(220 - 215)
Yea
July 25, 2003 HR 2427 Imports of Prescription Drugs bill Bill Passed - House
(243 - 186)
Yea
July 24, 2003 HR 2800 Foreign Operations Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(370 - 50)
Yea
July 16, 2003 HR 2122 Project BioShield Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(421 - 2)
Yea
June 27, 2003 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill Bill Passed - House
(216 - 215)
Yea
May 1, 2003 HR 1298 AIDS Assistance bill Bill Passed - House
(375 - 41)
Yea
March 31, 2003 HR 1463 Vaccine Compensation bill Bill Failed - House
(184 - 206)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 H Amdt 303 Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 213)
Yea
Oct. 27, 1999 HR 2260 Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(271 - 156)
Nay
Oct. 7, 1999 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill Bill Passed - House
(275 - 151)
Nay
Sept. 21, 1999 HR 2116 Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act Bill Passed - House
(369 - 46)
Did Not Vote
July 24, 1998 H Amdt 776 Patients' Bill of Rights Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(212 - 217)
Nay
July 24, 1998 HR 4250 Patient Protection bill Bill Passed - House
(216 - 210)
Yea
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(352 - 65)
Yea
Sept. 11, 1997 H Amdt 347 Needle Exchange Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(266 - 158)
Yea
April 10, 1997 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill Bill Passed - House
(398 - 16)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(392 - 30)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1273 Drug Price Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(180 - 242)
Nay
May 1, 1996 S 641 Ryan White CARE reauthorization Act of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(402 - 4)
Yea
Feb. 28, 1995 HR 1022 Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 141)
Yea

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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