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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 209)
Yea
May 8, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Bill Passed - House
(212 - 207)
Yea
May 2, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Veto Override Failed - House
(222 - 203)
Yea
April 25, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 208)
Yea
March 23, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Bill Passed - House
(218 - 212)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2007 H Con Res 63 Iraq War Policy Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(246 - 182)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 6)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 170)
Nay
Sept. 27, 2006 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(253 - 168)
Nay
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 5631 Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(394 - 22)
Yea
June 20, 2006 HR 5631 Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(407 - 19)
Yea
June 16, 2006 H Res 861 Global War on Terror Resolution Passed - House
(256 - 153)
Nay
June 13, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(351 - 67)
Nay
June 6, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 9)
Yea
March 16, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House
(348 - 71)
Nay
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 41)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(308 - 106)
Nay
July 20, 2005 HR 2601 State Department FY 2006/2007 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(351 - 78)
Yea
June 20, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(398 - 19)
Yea
May 25, 2005 HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(390 - 39)
Yea
May 5, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(368 - 58)
Nay
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)
Nay
March 16, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - House
(388 - 43)
Nay
July 22, 2004 HR 4613 Defense Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 12)
Yea
June 22, 2004 HR 4613 Defense Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(403 - 17)
Yea
May 20, 2004 HR 4200 Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(391 - 34)
Nay
March 17, 2004 H Res 557 War in Iraq Anniversary Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(327 - 93)
Yea
Nov. 7, 2003 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(362 - 40)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2003 HR 2559 Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2004 Conference Report Adopted - House
(417 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 31, 2003 HR 3289 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense Conference Report Adopted - House
(298 - 121)
Nay
May 22, 2003 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(361 - 68)
Nay
April 3, 2003 HR 1559 Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 Bill Passed - House
(414 - 12)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq Joint Resolution Passed - House
(296 - 133)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(409 - 14)
Yea
July 23, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(397 - 32)
Yea
June 27, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(413 - 18)
Yea
June 27, 2002 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(426 - 1)
Yea
May 24, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
Yea
May 10, 2002 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 58)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2001 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(382 - 40)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2001 H J Res 64 Authorization for Use of Military Force Joint Resolution Passed - House
(420 - 1)
Yea
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 723 School of the Americas Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(204 - 214)
Yea
May 17, 2000 H Amdt 714 Continued Deployment of Forces in Kosovo Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(264 - 153)
Nay
Feb. 1, 2000 HR 1838 Taiwan Security Enhancement Act Bill Passed - House
(341 - 70)
Yea
July 29, 1999 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 8)
Did Not Vote
July 22, 1999 HR 2561 Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000 Bill Passed - House
(379 - 45)
Yea
July 13, 1999 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(418 - 4)
Yea
June 10, 1999 HR 1401 FY2000-2001 Defense Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(365 - 58)
Nay
May 18, 1999 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Conference Report Adopted - House
(269 - 158)
Nay

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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