Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/09/94 H Amdt 462 Tobacco Education Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (353 - 70)
Yea
2/11/94 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994
Conference Report Adopted - House (245 - 65)
Yea
2/10/94 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993
Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 188)
Yea
2/03/94 H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding
Amendment Rejected - House (207 - 211)
Nay
2/03/94 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994
Bill Passed - House (337 - 74)
Yea
11/23/93 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (238 - 187)
Yea
11/23/93 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 191)
Yea
11/22/93 H Amdt 415 Sabo Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993
Amendment Adopted - House (277 - 153)
Yea
11/22/93 H Amdt 416 Penny Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993
Amendment Rejected - House (213 - 219)
Nay
11/22/93 HR 3 Congressional Campaign Spending Limit and Election Reform Act of 1993
Bill Passed - House (255 - 175)
Yea
11/21/93 HR 51 D.C. Statehood Bill
Bill Failed - House (153 - 277)
Yea
11/19/93 HR 3351 Youth Offenders Alternative Punishment
Bill Passed - House (336 - 82)
Yea
11/18/93 HR 796 Abortion Clinic Access Bill
Motion Rejected - House (182 - 246)
Nay
11/17/93 HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act
Bill Passed - House (234 - 200)
Yea
11/15/93 HR 2401 Defense FY94 Authorization Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (273 - 135)
Yea
11/10/93 H Amdt 390 Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 192)
Nay
11/10/93 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill
Bill Passed - House (238 - 189)
Yea
11/09/93 HR 1036 Prevailing Wage Pre-emptions
Bill Passed - House (276 - 150)
Yea
10/27/93 HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (225 - 201)
Did Not Vote
10/26/93 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (332 - 81)
Did Not Vote
10/19/93 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994
Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 89)
Yea
10/19/93 HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (303 - 100)
Yea
10/13/93 HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act
Bill Passed - House (307 - 118)
Yea
10/07/93 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (311 - 115)
Yea
9/30/93 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (325 - 102)
Yea
9/29/93 H Amdt 318 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (295 - 133)
Nay
9/29/93 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (321 - 108)
Yea
9/29/93 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (268 - 162)
Yea
9/29/93 HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994
Conference Report Adopted - House (207 - 206)
Yea
9/23/93 HR 2750 Transportation Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (312 - 89)
Did Not Vote
9/09/93 H Amdt 291 Burden Sharing Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 216)
Yea
8/06/93 HR 2010 National Service Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (275 - 152)
Yea
8/05/93 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
Conference Report Adopted - House (218 - 216)
Yea
7/28/93 HR 2010 National Service Bill
Bill Passed - House (275 - 152)
Yea
7/27/93 HR 2667 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, 1993
Bill Passed - House (400 - 27)
Yea
7/21/93 H J Res 208 China's Most Favored Nation Status
Joint Resolution Failed - House (105 - 318)
Nay
7/20/93 HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (327 - 98)
Yea
7/15/93 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (278 - 138)
Yea
7/01/93 HR 2118 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 138)
Yea
6/30/93 H Amdt 185 Hyde Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (256 - 171)
Nay
6/30/93 H Amdt 188 DC's Domestic Partners Ordinance
Amendment Adopted - House (253 - 167)
Nay
6/30/93 HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (213 - 211)
Yea
6/30/93 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (305 - 124)
Yea
6/29/93 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994
Bill Passed - House (313 - 110)
Yea
6/29/93 HR 2493 Agriculture Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (304 - 119)
Yea
6/28/93 H Amdt 151 Selective Service Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 207)
Did Not Vote
6/28/93 H Amdt 160 Space Station Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 220)
Did Not Vote
6/24/93 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development
Bill Passed - House (350 - 73)
Yea
6/23/93 H Amdt 134 Space Station Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (215 - 216)
Nay
6/23/93 HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (347 - 67)
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.