Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/17/07 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers
Bill Passed - House (314 - 97)
Yea
7/12/07 HR 1851 Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (333 - 83)
Yea
7/12/07 HR 2956 Redeployment from Iraq Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 201)
Yea
7/11/07 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants
Bill Passed - House (273 - 149)
Yea
7/11/07 HR 556 Foreign Investment Oversight
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (370 - 45)
Yea
7/11/07 S 1701 Extension of Funding for Transitional Medical Assistance and Abstinence Education
Bill Passed - House (291 - 126)
Yea
6/27/07 HR 1830 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension
Bill Passed - House (365 - 59)
Yea
6/22/07 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/21/07 H Amdt 378 Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas) Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (203 - 214)
Yea
6/19/07 HR 2768 S-MINER Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/15/07 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (268 - 150)
Yea
6/07/07 HR 2634 Expanding the List of Countries Eligible for Debt Forgiveness
None - House
Co-sponsor
6/07/07 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (247 - 176)
Yea
6/06/07 HR 2560 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2007
Bill Failed - House (204 - 213)
Yea
5/24/07 H Amdt 1 Departmental Appropriations for Defense, Security, and Hurricane Recovery
Amendment Adopted - House (348 - 73)
Did Not Vote
5/24/07 H Amdt 2 Replacing Titles I and II of House Amdt 1 to HR 2206
Amendment Adopted - House (280 - 142)
Did Not Vote
5/22/07 HR 2264 Preventing the Organization of Petroleum Export Groups
Bill Passed - House (345 - 72)
Yea
5/22/07 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (306 - 114)
Yea
5/17/07 H Amdt 197 Guantanamo Transfer Plan
Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 208)
Yea
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 209)
Yea
5/10/07 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007
Bill Passed - House (221 - 205)
Yea
5/10/07 HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
5/08/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Bill Passed - House (212 - 207)
Yea
5/03/07 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (237 - 180)
Yea
5/02/07 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
Veto Override Failed - House (222 - 203)
Yea
4/25/07 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
Conference Report Adopted - House (218 - 208)
Yea
4/19/07 HR 1905 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (241 - 177)
Did Not Vote
4/18/07 HR 1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007
None - House
Sponsor
3/29/07 H Con Res 99 Congressional Budget for 2008
Joint Resolution Passed - House (216 - 210)
Yea
3/23/07 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
Bill Passed - House (218 - 212)
Yea
3/20/07 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/14/07 HR 985 Whistleblower Protection Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (331 - 94)
Yea
3/09/07 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/08/07 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/06/07 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/01/07 HR 800 Union Organization Bill
Bill Passed - House (241 - 185)
Yea
2/16/07 H Con Res 63 Iraq War Policy Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - House (246 - 182)
Yea
2/12/07 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/12/07 HR 985 Whistleblower Protection Act of 2007
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/05/07 HR 800 Union Organization Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/18/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (264 - 163)
Yea
1/17/07 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (356 - 71)
Yea
1/12/07 HR 4 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act
Bill Passed - House (255 - 170)
Yea
1/12/07 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/12/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/11/07 HR 3 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (253 - 174)
Yea
1/10/07 HR 2 Minimum Wage Increase
Bill Passed - House (315 - 116)
Yea
1/09/07 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Bill Passed - House (299 - 128)
Yea
1/05/07 HR 1 None
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/05/07 HR 2 None
None - House
Co-sponsor

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.