George W. Bush's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: George W. Bush
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Laura Welch Bush; 2 Children: Jenna, Barbara
Birth Date: 07/06/1946
Birth Place: New Haven, CT
Home City: Crawford, TX
Religion: Methodist
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/10/08 PN 1641 Nomination of General Petraeus as Military Leader of the Middle East
None - Executive
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9/21/07 PN 958 Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General
None - Executive
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12/04/06 PN 2191 Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense
None - Senate
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5/08/06 PN 1552 Michael Hayden, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
None - Senate
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3/15/06 PN 1396 Andrew von Eschenbach, Commissioner of Food and Drugs
None - Senate
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11/10/05 PN 1059 Samuel Alito, Associate Justice
None - Senate
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9/06/05 PN 801 Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
None - Senate
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3/17/05 PN 326 John Bolton, Ambassador to the United Nations
None - Senate
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2/14/05 PN 194 Priscilla R. Owen, Fifth Circuit Judge
None - Senate
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2/14/05 PN 200 William H. Pryor, Jr., Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia
None - Senate
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2/14/05 PN 201 Janice R Brown, Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia
None - Senate
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2/14/05 PN 202 Thomas B. Griffith, Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia
None - Senate
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1/04/05 PN 12 Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General
None - Senate
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1/04/05 PN 8 Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State
None - Senate
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9/03/03 PN 884 Michael Leavitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
None - Senate
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1/20/01 PN 96 Gale Ann Norton, Secretary of the Interior
None - Senate
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1/24/00 PN 729 Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman
None - Senate
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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
10/16/08 HR 2095 Amtrak Reauthorization Signed - Executive
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10/08/08 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement Signed - Executive
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10/03/08 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments Signed - Executive
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9/30/08 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
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8/14/08 HR 4137 Higher Education Act Amendments and Extensions Signed - Executive
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8/14/08 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Signed - Executive
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7/30/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Signed - Executive
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7/30/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Signed - Executive
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7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill Vetoed - Executive
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7/10/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Signed - Executive
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6/30/08 HR 2642 Iraq and Afghanistan War Funding, Unemployment Benefits Extension, and GI Bill Signed - Executive
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6/18/08 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Vetoed - Executive
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5/21/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/19/08 HR 6022 Suspending Acquisition of Petroleum for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Signed - Executive
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5/08/08 S 2739 Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 Signed - Executive
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5/07/08 HR 5715 Student Loan Provision Changes Signed - Executive
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2/13/08 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan Signed - Executive
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1/28/08 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill Signed - Executive
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12/28/07 HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Vetoed - Executive
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12/26/07 HR 3996 Temporary Alternative Minimum Tax Adjustment Act of 2007 Signed - Executive
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12/26/07 HR 2761 Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act (TRIA) Signed - Executive
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12/26/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Signed - Executive
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12/20/07 HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 Signed - Executive
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12/19/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Signed - Executive
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12/14/07 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement Signed - Executive
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12/12/07 HR 1429 Head Start Act of 2007 Signed - Executive
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12/12/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Vetoed - Executive
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11/13/07 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008 Signed - Executive
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10/03/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Vetoed - Executive
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9/27/07 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants Signed - Executive
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9/14/07 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations Signed - Executive
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8/05/07 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition Signed - Executive
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8/03/07 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Signed - Executive
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7/26/07 HR 556 Foreign Investment Oversight Signed - Executive
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7/18/07 S 1701 Extension of Funding for Transitional Medical Assistance and Abstinence Education Signed - Executive
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6/30/07 HR 1830 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Signed - Executive
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6/20/07 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Vetoed - Executive
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6/14/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Signed - Executive
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5/25/07 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 Signed - Executive
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5/01/07 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Vetoed - Executive
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10/26/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Signed - Executive
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10/17/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Signed - Executive
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10/04/06 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 Signed - Executive
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8/17/06 HR 4 Pension Reform Bill Signed - Executive
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7/27/06 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Signed - Executive
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6/15/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Signed - Executive
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5/17/06 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Signed - Executive
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3/20/06 H J Res 47 Debt Limit Increase Resolution Signed - Executive
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3/09/06 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Signed - Executive
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3/09/06 S 2271 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill Signed - Executive
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2/08/06 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Signed - Executive
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1/06/06 HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Signed - Executive
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12/30/05 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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12/30/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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11/30/05 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Signed - Executive
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11/22/05 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Signed - Executive
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11/19/05 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Signed - Executive
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11/14/05 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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11/10/05 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Signed - Executive
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10/26/05 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Signed - Executive
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10/18/05 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act Signed - Executive
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8/10/05 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Signed - Executive
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8/08/05 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Signed - Executive
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8/02/05 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Signed - Executive
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8/02/05 HR 3045 CAFTA Implementation Bill Signed - Executive
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8/02/05 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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5/11/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Signed - Executive
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4/20/05 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Signed - Executive
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3/21/05 S 686 Terri Schiavo Incapacitated Persons Protection Bill Signed - Executive
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2/18/05 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Signed - Executive
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12/23/04 HR 4548 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 Signed - Executive
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12/08/04 HR 4818 Omnibus FY2005 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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12/03/04 HR 1350 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Signed - Executive
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12/03/04 S 150 Internet Access Tax Bill Signed - Executive
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10/28/04 HR 4200 Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill Signed - Executive
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10/22/04 HR 4520 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Strength) Signed - Executive
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10/18/04 HR 4567 Homeland Security Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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10/04/04 HR 1308 Child Tax Credit Bill Signed - Executive
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8/05/04 HR 4613 Defense Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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7/07/04 HR 2751 GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004 Signed - Executive
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4/10/04 HR 3108 Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004 Signed - Executive
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4/01/04 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 Signed - Executive
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3/02/04 HR 743 Social Security Protection Act of 2003 Signed - Executive
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1/23/04 HR 2673 Consolidated Appropriations Act Signed - Executive
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12/16/03 S 877 Reduction of SPAM bill Signed - Executive
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12/13/03 HR 2417 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 Signed - Executive
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12/12/03 HR 2115 Aviation Administration FY2004-2006 Authorization bill Signed - Executive
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12/08/03 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill Signed - Executive
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12/06/03 S 1156 Department of Veterans Affairs Improvement Act of 2003 Signed - Executive
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12/03/03 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 Signed - Executive
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12/01/03 HR 2754 Energy and Water Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Signed - Executive
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11/24/03 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill Signed - Executive
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11/22/03 HR 2559 Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2004 Signed - Executive
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11/10/03 HR 2691 Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Signed - Executive
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11/06/03 HR 3289 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense Signed - Executive
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11/05/03 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Signed - Executive
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10/01/03 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Signed - Executive
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9/30/03 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill Signed - Executive
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9/30/03 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Signed - Executive
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9/29/03 HR 3161 Do-Not-Call-Registry bill Signed - Executive
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9/03/03 HR 2739 U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Signed - Executive
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9/03/03 HR 2738 U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Signed - Executive
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8/08/03 HR 2859 Emergency Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act,2003 Signed - Executive
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6/30/03 HR 2350 Welfare Reform bill Signed - Executive
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5/28/03 HR 2 Jobs and Economic Growth bill Signed - Executive
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5/27/03 HR 1298 AIDS Assistance bill Signed - Executive
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4/30/03 S 151 Enhance AMBER Alert bill Signed - Executive
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4/16/03 HR 1559 Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 Signed - Executive
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2/20/03 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 Signed - Executive
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1/08/03 S 23 Unemployment Benefits bill Signed - Executive
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12/02/02 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 Signed - Executive
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11/25/02 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security Signed - Executive
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10/29/02 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Signed - Executive
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10/23/02 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Signed - Executive
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10/23/02 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Signed - Executive
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10/16/02 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq Signed - Executive
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8/06/02 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Signed - Executive
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8/02/02 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Signed - Executive
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5/13/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Signed - Executive
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3/27/02 HR 2356 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Signed - Executive
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1/10/02 HR 2506 Foreign Operations FY2002 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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1/10/02 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Signed - Executive
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1/08/02 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Signed - Executive
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12/28/01 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Signed - Executive
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12/21/01 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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12/18/01 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Signed - Executive
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11/28/01 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Signed - Executive
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11/28/01 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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11/26/01 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Signed - Executive
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11/19/01 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill Signed - Executive
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11/12/01 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Signed - Executive
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11/12/01 HR 2647 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 Signed - Executive
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11/12/01 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Signed - Executive
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11/05/01 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Signed - Executive
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10/26/01 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Signed - Executive
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9/22/01 HR 2926 Airline Industry Financial Assistance bill Signed - Executive
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9/18/01 S J Res 23 Military Force Authorization Signed - Executive
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8/03/01 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions Signed - Executive
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7/24/01 HR 2216 2001 Supplemental Appropriations Act Signed - Executive
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6/07/01 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Signed - Executive
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3/20/01 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Signed - Executive
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About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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