Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
8/10/10 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (247 - 161)
NA
7/30/10 H Amdt 773 Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards
Amendment Adopted - House (216 - 195)
NA
7/30/10 HR 3534 Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (209 - 193)
NA
7/30/10 HR 5982 Tax Law Amendments
Bill Failed - House (241 - 154)
NA
7/28/10 HR 5827 Exempting Guns from an Estate for Bankruptcy Purposes
Bill Passed - House (307 - 113)
NA
7/27/10 H Con Res 301 Directing the President to Remove Armed Forces from Pakistan
Joint Resolution Failed - House (38 - 372)
NA
7/27/10 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (308 - 114)
NA
7/22/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 152)
NA
7/21/10 HR 4380 Temporary Tariff Suspensions and Reductions
Bill Passed - House (378 - 43)
NA
7/21/10 HR 725 Tribal Law Enforcement Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (326 - 92)
NA
7/15/10 HR 5114 Flood Insurance Program Extension
Bill Passed - House (329 - 90)
NA
7/01/10 HR 4899 Limiting Afghanistan Military Funding to Withdrawal and Other Specified Purposes
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (100 - 321)
NA
7/01/10 HR 4899 Limiting Afghanistan Military Funding to Withdrawal and Other Specified Purposes
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (162 - 260)
NA
7/01/10 HR 4899 Limiting Afghanistan Military Funding to Withdrawal and Other Specified Purposes
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (239 - 182)
NA
7/01/10 HR 5618 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Bill Passed - House (270 - 153)
NA
7/01/10 H Res 1500 Deeming Supplemental Military Appropriations Passed and Allowing Divided Question
Bill Passed - House (215 - 210)
NA
6/30/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (237 - 192)
NA
6/24/10 HR 5175 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements
Bill Passed - House (219 - 206)
NA
6/17/10 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (241 - 182)
NA
6/10/10 H Amdt 684 Increasing Minimum Down Payment for Federal Housing Administration Mortgages
Amendment Rejected - House (131 - 289)
NA
6/10/10 H Amdt 686 Limiting Federal Housing Administration Mortgage Issuance
Amendment Rejected - House (106 - 316)
NA
6/10/10 H Amdt 688 Limiting Principal Obligation Amounts of Federal Housing Administration Mortgages
Amendment Rejected - House (121 - 301)
NA
5/28/10 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (215 - 204)
NA
5/28/10 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding
Bill Passed - House (262 - 150)
NA
5/28/10 HR 5136 2010-2011 Defense Appropriation Authorizations
Bill Passed - House (229 - 186)
NA
5/27/10 H Amdt 661 Removing Funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate Engine Program
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 231)
NA
5/27/10 H Amdt 672 Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" After Military Review and Certification
Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 194)
NA
5/19/10 HR 5325 Science and Technology Funding
Bill Failed - House (261 - 148)
NA
5/06/10 HR 1722 Telework Policies and Regulations for Federal Agencies
Bill Failed - House (268 - 147)
NA
4/27/10 HR 5146 Prohibiting 2010- 2011 Congressional Cost-of-Living Pay Increase
Bill Passed - House (402 - 15)
NA
4/15/10 HR 4851 Unemployment Benefits Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (289 - 112)
NA
3/25/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (220 - 207)
NA
3/21/10 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (219 - 212)
NA
3/21/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - House (220 - 211)
NA
3/04/10 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill")
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (217 - 201)
NA
2/26/10 HR 2701 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
Bill Passed - House (235 - 168)
NA
2/04/10 HJR 45 Reinstating PAYGO Budget Rule
Motion Agreed - House (233 - 187)
NA
12/16/09 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (217 - 212)
NA
12/16/09 HR 4314 Increasing the National Public Debt Limit
Bill Passed - House (218 - 214)
NA
12/11/09 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 202)
NA
12/10/09 HR 3288 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (221 - 202)
NA
12/03/09 HR 4154 Estate Tax Law Amendments and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (225 - 200)
NA
11/19/09 HR 3961 Revising Medicare Physician Fee Schedules and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (243 - 183)
NA
11/07/09 H Amdt 509 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 194)
NA
11/07/09 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
Amendment Rejected - House (176 - 258)
NA
11/07/09 HR 3962 Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (220 - 215)
NA
11/05/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (403 - 12)
NA
10/29/09 HR 2996 Continuing Appropriations Extension and 2009-2010 Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Related Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (247 - 178)
NA
10/15/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations
Conference Report Adopted - House (307 - 114)
NA
10/08/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (281 - 146)
NA

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.