Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/22/99 HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (223 - 208)
Nay
7/22/99 HR 2561 Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000
Bill Passed - House (379 - 45)
Yea
7/20/99 HR 1995 Teacher Empowerment Act
Bill Passed - House (239 - 185)
Nay
7/15/99 HR 1691 Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (306 - 118)
Nay
7/15/99 HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (377 - 47)
Yea
7/15/99 HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service
Bill Passed - House (210 - 209)
Nay
7/13/99 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (418 - 4)
Yea
7/01/99 HR 10 Financial Modernization bill
Bill Passed - House (343 - 86)
Yea
6/30/99 HR 1218 Child Custody Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (270 - 159)
Nay
6/29/99 H Con Res 94 National Day of Prayer Resolution
Resolution Failed - House (275 - 140)
Nay
6/24/99 H J Res 33 Flag Desecration Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - House (305 - 124)
Nay
6/23/99 HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (429 - 3)
Yea
6/18/99 H Amdt 215 24 Hour Background Check Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 211)
Nay
6/18/99 H Amdt 216 72 Hour Background Check Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 235)
Yea
6/18/99 HR 2122 Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act
Bill Failed - House (147 - 280)
Did Not Vote
6/17/99 H Amdt 200 Ten Commandments Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (248 - 180)
Nay
6/17/99 HR 1501 Juvenile Justice bill
Bill Passed - House (287 - 139)
Nay
6/15/99 HR 1000 FAA Reauthorization bill
Bill Passed - House (316 - 110)
Yea
6/10/99 HR 1401 FY2000-2001 Defense Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (365 - 58)
Yea
6/10/99 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000
Bill Passed - House (214 - 197)
Nay
6/09/99 H Amdt 156 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (203 - 225)
Yea
6/08/99 H Amdt 140 Lethal Predator Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 230)
Yea
6/08/99 H Amdt 142 Prohibition of Chemically Induced Abortion Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (217 - 214)
Nay
6/08/99 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (246 - 183)
Nay
5/26/99 HR 1259 Social Security Lock Box bill
Bill Passed - House (416 - 12)
Yea
5/19/99 HR 1654 NASA Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (259 - 168)
Nay
5/18/99 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report
Conference Report Adopted - House (269 - 158)
Yea
5/18/99 HR 1838 Taiwan Security Enhancement Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
5/06/99 HR 1664 Kosovo Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (311 - 105)
Did Not Vote
5/05/99 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (313 - 108)
Did Not Vote
4/28/99 H Con Res 82 Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from the Balkans resolution
Resolution Failed - House (139 - 290)
Nay
4/28/99 HR 1569 Military Operations in Yugoslavia Limitation Act
Bill Passed - House (249 - 180)
Nay
4/28/99 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution
Resolution Failed - House (213 - 213)
Yea
4/21/99 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999
Conference Report Adopted - House (368 - 57)
Yea
4/14/99 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000
Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 208)
Nay
3/25/99 H Con Res 68 Congressional Budget Resolution, FY 2000
Resolution Passed - House (221 - 208)
Nay
3/24/99 H Amdt 35 Rescissions Removal Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 228)
Yea
3/24/99 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report
Bill Passed - House (220 - 211)
Nay
3/18/99 HR 4 National Missile Defense bill
Bill Passed - House (317 - 105)
Yea
3/17/99 HR 975 Steel Import Limitation bill
Bill Passed - House (289 - 141)
Nay
3/11/99 H Amdt 22 High Needs District Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 223)
Yea
3/11/99 H Con Res 42 Kosovo Peacekeeping Operations Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (219 - 191)
Yea
3/11/99 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (330 - 90)
Nay
3/10/99 H Amdt 20 Student Performance Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 228)
Yea
3/03/99 HR 669 Peace Corps Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (326 - 90)
Yea
2/10/99 HR 669 Peace Corps Authorization Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/10/99 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999
None - House
Co-sponsor
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One
Resolution Failed - House (205 - 229)
Nay
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One
Resolution Passed - House (228 - 206)
Nay
12/19/98 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One
Resolution Failed - House (148 - 285)
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.