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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 27, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 32)
Yea
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border Amendment Rejected - Senate
(39 - 54)
Nay
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1228 Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry Amendment Rejected - Senate
(36 - 58)
Nay
June 11, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(82 - 15)
Yea
May 27, 2010 S Amdt 4214 National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 46)
Nay
July 8, 2009 S Amdt 1399 Requiring Completion of Reinforced Border Fencing Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 44)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4231 Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 37)
Nay
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4259 Immigration Enforcement and Employer Sanctions Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4309 to S Con Res 70 Restriction of Federal Assistance Based on Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws Amendment Tabled - Senate
(58 - 40)
Yea
Oct. 24, 2007 S 2205 DREAM Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 44)
Yea
Oct. 3, 2007 S Amdt 3117 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(95 - 1)
Yea
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2405 REAL ID Funding Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 44)
Nay
July 26, 2007 S Amdt 2480 Border Fence and Customs Appropriations Amendment Adopted - Senate
(89 - 1)
Yea
June 28, 2007 S 1639 Second Immigration Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
June 7, 2007 S 1348 Immigration Act of 2007 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(34 - 61)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1151 Declaring English the National Language Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 33)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1184 Denying Legal Status for Immigrants Convicted of Certain Crimes Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 51)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1202 Point Based Immigration Expiration Date Amendment Rejected - Senate
(42 - 55)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1250 Law Enforcement Review of Z Visa Applications Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 39)
Nay
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1316 Five Year Expiration for Guest Worker Program Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 48)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1333 Barring Immigrants with Certain Criminal Histories Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 32)
Yea
June 6, 2007 S Amdt 1384 English as the Common Language Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 39)
Yea
May 23, 2007 S Amdt 1169 Guest Worker Number Reduction Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(74 - 24)
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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