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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 10, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq Joint Resolution Passed - House
(296 - 133)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 48)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(409 - 14)
Yea
July 27, 2002 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 212)
Nay
July 26, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security Bill Passed - House
(295 - 132)
Yea
July 24, 2002 HR 5120 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - House
(308 - 121)
Yea
July 24, 2002 H Res 495 Expulsion of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., D-Ohio Resolution Passed - House
(420 - 1)
Yea
July 23, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(397 - 32)
Yea
July 18, 2002 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003 Bill Passed - House
(365 - 49)
Nay
July 17, 2002 HR 5093 Department of the Interior Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(377 - 46)
Did Not Vote
July 10, 2002 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act Bill Passed - House
(310 - 113)
Yea
June 28, 2002 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 208)
Nay
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 16, 2002 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Nay
May 10, 2002 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 58)
Yea
May 2, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Yea
March 20, 2002 H Con Res 353 Budget Resolution, FY 2003 Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 209)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 14, 2002 HR 2356 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(240 - 189)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2001 HR 2506 Foreign Operations FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 66)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(381 - 41)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2001 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(382 - 40)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(302 - 84)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 3005 Fast Track Trade Authority bill Bill Passed - House
(215 - 214)
Nay
Nov. 30, 2001 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 11)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2001 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(411 - 15)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 House Co-sponsor
Nov. 13, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(379 - 33)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(401 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(399 - 29)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2647 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 52)
Yea
Oct. 31, 2001 HR 2590 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(339 - 85)
Yea
Oct. 24, 2001 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(357 - 66)
Yea
Oct. 17, 2001 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(380 - 28)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 12, 2001 HR 2975 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(337 - 79)
Yea
Oct. 11, 2001 HR 3061 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - House
(373 - 43)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2001 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 120)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2001 HR 2926 Airline Industry Financial Assistance bill Bill Passed - House
(356 - 54)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2001 H J Res 64 Authorization for Use of Military Force Joint Resolution Passed - House
(420 - 1)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2001 H Amdt 303 Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 213)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2001 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(226 - 203)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2001 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(240 - 189)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 288 Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(160 - 269)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 298 Prohibiting Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 223)
Yea
July 31, 2001 H Amdt 285 Human Cloning Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(178 - 249)
Yea
July 31, 2001 HR 2505 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 162)
Nay
July 26, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions Bill Passed - House
(409 - 6)
Yea
July 25, 2001 H Amdt 241 Substitute Amendment to Treasury Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2002 Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 186)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 15, 2008 HB 5730 Extension of tax increment financing district in Hoffman Estates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 20, 2008 SB 1103 Appropriations Bill Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Oct. 7, 2008 SB 2718 Criminal Law Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Oct. 3, 2008 SB 2636 Unclaimed Property Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 2190 Relating to the Activities of Political Committees and Election Code Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 29, 2008 HB 4602 Provide Coverage for Shingles Vaccine for State Employees Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 29, 2008 HB 3106 Eminent Domain Quick-Take Proceedings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 29, 2008 HB 1432 Provide Coverage for Eating Disorder Treatment for State Employees Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 29, 2008 HB 230 An Act concerning imprisonment. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 1975 Regarding Contraband in Penal Institutions Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 29, 2008 HB 4668 Record Keeping Requirements for Scrap Metal Processing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 HB 4653 Land Transfer to Peoria County Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 SB 1879 Fairness in Lending Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 SB 2380 Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 SB 1864 Creates a Council on Responsible Fatherhood Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 SB 2327 Requires a Study of the Costs Associated with High-Volume Transaction Processing Systems Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 SB 2340 Requirements of Law Enforcement Agencies Seizing Controlled Substances as Evidence Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 SB 2676 Municipal Hotel Operator's Tax Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 HB 824 Requires Information Concerning the Investment of Public Funds be Posted Online Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 HB 1533 Amends the Covering ALL KIDS Health Insurance Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 SB 2685 Requires Teachers' Institutes to Include Instruction on Prevalent Student Chronic Health Conditions Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 26, 2008 HB 953 Requires Coverage of Treatment for Mental, Emotional, or Nervous Disorders by a Marriage and Family Therapist when the Insurance Covers Mental, Emotional, or Nervous Disorders Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 25, 2008 SB 2632 Requires a Study Shortages in Critical Occupations and Specific Skill Set Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 19, 2008 SB 2321 Law Library Fees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 19, 2008 HB 4548 Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 19, 2008 HB 3286 Health Policy Center Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 19, 2008 SB 2679 Allowing Chicago Transit Authority Employees to Hold Other Government Positions if the Compensation is Under $15,000 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 19, 2008 SB 2298 Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 18, 2008 SB 2872 Power of the Attorney General to Recover Damages Under Antitrust Laws Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 15, 2008 HB 4956 Children's Waiting Room Fee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 15, 2008 HB 4182 Prohibits Villages from Hiring Additional Attorneys Unless the Village Attorney is Disqualified Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 15, 2008 HB 4527 Increasing Grants to Libraries Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 15, 2008 HB 4450 Relating to Settlements and Verdicts Against Counties Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 15, 2008 HB 5318 Health Care Worker Task Force Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 15, 2008 SB 546 Amends the Illinois Notary Public Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 15, 2008 HB 5022 Increasing Public Graveyard Trustee Compensation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 15, 2008 SB 2887 State Contract Duration Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 11, 2008 HB 4201 Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 8, 2008 HB 4189 Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 6, 2008 HB 5285 Extending Parental Health Insurance to Unmarried Dependents Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
July 14, 2008 HB 4255 Requiring State Employee Health Plan to Cover Preventative Therapy for Individuals Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
July 10, 2008 HB 5701 Appropriations for the 2009 Fiscal Year Vetoed - Executive
Reduction Veto
July 9, 2008 SB 1115 Appropriations for the 2009 Fiscal Year Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
July 9, 2008 SB 1102 Appropriations for the 2009 Fiscal Year Vetoed - Executive
Reduction Veto
July 9, 2008 SB 1129 Appropriations for the 2009 Fiscal Year Vetoed - Executive
Reduction Veto
May 21, 2008 SB 2052 Taxes for Levee Repair Signed - Executive
Sign
April 7, 2008 HB 1685 National Popular Vote Act Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 18, 2008 HB 656 Providing Free Public Transportation for Senior Citizens Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 11, 2008 HB 656 Providing Free Public Transportation for Senior Citizens Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Jan. 8, 2008 HB 4144 Increasing Pay for Housekeepers Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Jan. 4, 2008 SB 783 Budget Implementation Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Sept. 20, 2007 HB 664 Homeowner Tax Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Sept. 17, 2007 HB 3729 Private Sewage Disposal Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 11, 2007 HB 3654 Grow Your Own Teacher Program Reform Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 10, 2007 HB 1960 Public Employee Pension Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 10, 2007 HB 1921 Disposable Lighter Surcharge Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 31, 2007 SB 1664 Community Services- Governor Commission Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 31, 2007 SB 314 IL Highway Code- Bicycle Ways Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 30, 2007 HB 1293 Code of Corrections- Good Conduct Credit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 1317 Finance Authority- Projects Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 262 Riverboats- Admission Tax- Reentry Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 1592 Electricity Relief and Regulation Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 4 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 1463 Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 HB 174 The Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 229 Civ Pro- Supplemental Proceed Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 544 Health Facility- Language Assist Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 593 Human Rights- Person with Disability Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 764 State Government- Tech Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 1201 Forest Preserve- Property Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 HB 405 Tax Rate- Forest Preserve Zoo Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 HB 1888 Utilities- QSWEF Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 1553 Pension Code- Article 4- Determination of Disability Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 774 Lottery- Public Health- HIV/AIDS Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 641 School Code- Require Vision Exam Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 735 Municipal Code- Public Facility Corps Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 831 Local Government- Tech Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 1011 Criminal Law- Tech Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 215 Utilities- Energy Efficiency Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 28, 2007 SB 599 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act- Stormwater Management Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 27, 2007 SB 1326 State Facility Closure Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 27, 2007 SB 835 Local Government- Tech Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 27, 2007 SB 1344 Motor Vehicle- Relevant Market Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 24, 2007 SB 121 Sex Offender Registry- Juvenile Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 24, 2007 HB 816 School Code- Special Ed- Rights Transfer at age 18 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 24, 2007 SB 627 Off-Highway Trails Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 21, 2007 HB 909 Community Mental Health Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 21, 2007 SB 285 Mosquito Abatement District Act- Annex Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 21, 2007 HB 1254 Department of Public Health- Health Info Network Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 21, 2007 HB 3721 Wildlife Code- Senior Crossbow Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 20, 2007 SB 514 Vehicle Code- 3 Axle Tow Truck Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 20, 2007 SB 518 Wildlife- Remote Hunting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 HB 1497 Urban Development Auth Act Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 SB 46 Green Governments Illinois Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 HB 4 Airport Authority- Commissioners Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 SB 38 Airport- Commissioners Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 SB 186 Libraries- Working Cash Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 SB 247 TIF Extend- Mt. Zion Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 HB 1654 Vehicle Code- Scrap Processor Records Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 HB 1559 School Code- Student Biometric Info Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 HB 1332 State Employment Application Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 HB 1268 Human Rights- Sex Harassment- Education Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 17, 2007 HB 978 Procurement Code- Lease Extensions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 16, 2007 HB 1242 Income Tax- Child Care Credit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 16, 2007 HB 1558 Income Tax- Accounting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 14, 2007 HB 3504 Ethics in Community Colleges Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 14, 2007 HB 2241 Medical Patient Rights Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 14, 2007 HB 2036 Extension of Redevelopment Project in the TIF District in City of Villa Grove Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 14, 2007 SB 208 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Green Cities Grants Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 14, 2007 HB 3578 Pension Code Cook County Officer Alternative Annuity Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 14, 2007 SB 207 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Smart Cities Grants Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 14, 2007 HB 1759 Public Health Prenatal HIV Testing Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 819 Regulate Phosphorus in Detergents Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 470 University Civil Service Hearing Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 1124 Criminal Code Exempting Video Game Contests from Gambling Offenses List Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 961 Township Recycling Programs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 840 Water Commission Territory Regulations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 1729 Board and Care Home Licensure Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 1539 Lottery- Veteran Services Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 976 County Care Disability Board Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 1303 Sewage Disposal Handwashing Unit Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 1041 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act Leases Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 732 Department of Public Health Health Access Network Pilot Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 962 Municipal Office Vacancies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 720 Community College Trustees Quorum at Meetings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 721 Community College Trustees Post Meetings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 13, 2007 HB 709 Hunting Heritage Protection Act for Habitats Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 10, 2007 HB 364 EPA New and Used Tire Fee Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 22, 2007 SB 1395 Income Tax Withholding Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2007 HB 426 Earlier Presidential Primary Date Signed - Executive
Sign
May 31, 2007 HB 1798 Wrongful Death Damages Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 8, 2007 SB 540 Truck Speed Limit Increase None - Senate
Veto

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