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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 269)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 69 Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 239)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 72 Increases Time to File a Claim Under the Northern Route Approval Act from 60 Days to 1 Year Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 75 Requires All Oil and Refined Fuels Transported Through the Keystone XL Pipeline to be Used Only in The United States Amendment Rejected - House
(162 - 255)
Yea
May 22, 2013 HR 3 Northern Route Approval Act Bill Passed - House
(241 - 175)
Nay
May 17, 2013 HR 1062 SEC Regulatory Accountability Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 161)
Nay
May 16, 2013 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(229 - 195)
Nay
May 9, 2013 HR 807 Full Faith and Credit Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 207)
Nay
May 8, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 204)
Nay
April 18, 2013 HR 624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(288 - 127)
Nay
April 15, 2013 HR 249 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013 Bill Failed - House
(250 - 159)
Nay
April 12, 2013 HR 1120 Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act Bill Passed - House
(219 - 209)
Nay
March 21, 2013 H Con Res 25 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 207)
Nay
March 21, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(318 - 109)
Nay
March 15, 2013 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) Bill Passed - House
(215 - 202)
Nay
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 181)
Nay
March 6, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House
(267 - 151)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Nay
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 144)
Nay
Jan. 15, 2013 H Amdt 4 Offsets Cost of Disaster Relief Appropriations Through Discretionary Budget Cuts Amendment Rejected - House
(162 - 258)
Nay
Jan. 15, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 180)
Yea

Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2012 SB 237 Amending Sexual Education Guidelines Bill Passed - House
(60 - 34)
Nay
March 13, 2012 SB 92 Prohibits Abortion Coverage through Healthcare Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - House
(61 - 34)
Nay
March 6, 2012 AJR 63 Limits Recalls of Elected Officials Amendment Adopted - House
(60 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 21, 2012 SB 202 Repeals Punitive Damages for Workplace Discrimination Bill Passed - House
(60 - 35)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2012 AB 426 Requirements for Mining Permits Bill Passed - House
(59 - 36)
Nay
Nov. 1, 2011 AB 147 Inadmissibility of Apology Statements by Health Care Providers Bill Passed - House
(62 - 33)
Nay
Nov. 1, 2011 AB 69 Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Bill Passed - House
(71 - 24)
Nay
Nov. 1, 2011 SB 45 Administration of Medications to Students Bill Passed - House
(63 - 32)
Nay
Sept. 13, 2011 SB 115 Presidential Primary Date Bill Passed - House
(65 - 32)
Nay
July 20, 2011 SB 148 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(57 - 40)
Nay
July 20, 2011 SB 149 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(59 - 38)
Nay
June 21, 2011 SB 93 Weapons Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(68 - 27)
Pair Nay
June 14, 2011 AB 40 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House
(60 - 38)
Nay
May 11, 2011 AB 7 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House
(60 - 35)
Nay
May 11, 2011 SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - House
(80 - 13)
Nay
March 10, 2011 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - House
(53 - 42)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2011 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Bill Passed - House
(51 - 17)
Nay
Feb. 2, 2011 SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - House
(56 - 35)
Nay
Jan. 25, 2011 AB 5 Requiring a Two-Thirds Vote in the Legislature for Tax Increases Bill Passed - House
(57 - 36)
Nay
Jan. 25, 2011 AB 7 Small Business Tax Credit Bill Passed - House
(60 - 33)
Nay
Jan. 20, 2011 AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - House
(82 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 SB 1 Tort Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(57 - 36)
Nay
Jan. 20, 2011 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Bill Passed - House
(66 - 28)
Nay
April 23, 2010 AB 720 Statewide Smoking Ban Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(60 - 34)
Yea
April 22, 2010 SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk Bill Passed - House
(60 - 35)
Yea
April 22, 2010 SB 437 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(50 - 47)
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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