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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 11, 2014 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 38)
Yea
June 4, 2014 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 18, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(64 - 36)
Yea
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
July 24, 2013 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
May 6, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(69 - 27)
Yea
April 25, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate
(63 - 30)
Yea
March 23, 2013 S Con Res 8 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014, Revising the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Year 2013, and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 8)
Yea
July 25, 2012 S 3412 Middle Class Tax Cut Act Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 48)
Yea
July 25, 2012 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Nay
July 19, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
July 12, 2012 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Yea
April 16, 2012 S 2230 Establishes a Minimum 30 Percent Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 45)
Yea
March 29, 2012 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 36)
Yea
Dec. 17, 2011 S Amdt 1465 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension Amendment Adopted - Senate
(89 - 10)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2011 S J Res 10 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Hatch Bill) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 53)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2011 S J Res 24 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Udall Bill) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(21 - 79)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2011 S 1917 Extends Payroll Tax Cut and Establishes Tax on Income Over $1 Million Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2011 S 1931 Reduces Payroll Tax Rate Motion Rejected - Senate
(20 - 78)
Nay
Nov. 10, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 56)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2011 S 1769 Transportation Infrastructure Appropriations and Tax on Income Over $1 Million Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
Oct. 11, 2011 S 1660 American Jobs Act of 2011 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
June 14, 2011 S Amdt 436 Repeals the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(40 - 59)
Did Not Vote
May 17, 2011 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws Motion Rejected - Senate
(52 - 48)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 S Amdt 28 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Health Care Bill Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 S Amdt 9 Repealing the IRS 1099 Provision from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Motion Agreed - Senate
(81 - 17)
Yea
Dec. 15, 2010 HR 4853 Temporary Extension of Tax Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(81 - 19)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2010 S Amdt 4727 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $250,000 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 36)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2010 S Amdt 4728 Extension of Tax Cuts for Those Making Under $1 Million Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 37)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2010 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Yea
July 29, 2010 S Amdt 4519 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 42)
Yea
July 21, 2010 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(59 - 39)
Yea
July 20, 2010 HR 4213 Unemployment Benefits Extension Cloture Invoked - Senate
(60 - 40)
Yea
March 25, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
March 17, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(68 - 29)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Cloture Invoked - Senate
(62 - 30)
Yea
Dec. 24, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Dec. 23, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits Cloture Invoked - Senate
(87 - 13)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 38)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2009 HR 1 Appropriations, Tax Law Amendments, and Unemployment Benefit Amendments ("Stimulus Bill") Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2009 S Amdt 538 Tax Credit Substitute Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(35 - 61)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2009 S Amdt 109 Hollywood Productions Tax Credit Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 45)
Yea
June 25, 2008 S Amdt 4983 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - Senate
(79 - 16)
Yea
June 17, 2008 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 44)
Yea
June 10, 2008 S 3044 Increasing Taxes on Profits, Rescinding Certain Tax Deductions, and Increasing Tax Incentives for Alternative Energy Programs for Oil Companies Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 43)
Yea
May 22, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - Senate
(82 - 13)
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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