Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/03/11 H Con Res 51 Removing Armed Forces from Libya
Joint Resolution Failed - House (148 - 265)
Nay
6/03/11 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya
Resolution Passed - House (268 - 145)
Nay
6/02/11 H Amdt 385 Prohibiting Funds From Being Used in Contradiction to the War Powers Resolution
Amendment Rejected - House (208 - 213)
Yea
6/02/11 H Amdt 398 Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Transportation Security Administration Collective Bargaining
Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 205)
Nay
6/02/11 H Amdt 406 Transportation Security Administration Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 204)
Nay
6/02/11 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (231 - 188)
Nay
5/31/11 HR 1954 Increasing the Debt Limit
Motion Rejected - House (97 - 318)
Yea
5/26/11 S 990 PATRIOT Act Extension
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (250 - 153)
Did Not Vote
5/05/11 HR 1230 Offshore Leasing Act
Bill Passed - House (266 - 149)
Nay
5/04/11 HR 1214 Repealing Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction
Bill Passed - House (235 - 191)
Nay
5/04/11 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
Bill Passed - House (251 - 175)
Nay
5/03/11 HR 1213 Repealing Funding for State Health Benefit Exchanges
Bill Passed - House (238 - 183)
Nay
4/15/11 H Con Res 34 2011-2012 Budget
Joint Resolution Passed - House (235 - 193)
Nay
4/14/11 HR 1473 2011 Budget
Bill Passed - House (260 - 167)
Nay
4/13/11 HR 1217 Repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund
Bill Passed - House (236 - 183)
Nay
4/09/11 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (348 - 70)
Nay
4/08/11 H J Res 37 Disapproving FCC Rules Concerning Internet Providers
Joint Resolution Passed - House (240 - 179)
Nay
4/07/11 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (247 - 181)
Nay
4/07/11 HR 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act
Bill Passed - House (255 - 172)
Nay
4/01/11 H Amdt 232 Amending FAA Rulemaking Activities
Amendment Adopted - House (215 - 209)
Nay
4/01/11 HR 1255 Government Shutdown Prevention Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 202)
Nay
4/01/11 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (223 - 196)
Nay
3/30/11 HR 471 School Vouchers for Washington, D.C.
Bill Passed - House (225 - 195)
Nay
3/29/11 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program
Bill Passed - House (252 - 170)
Nay
3/17/11 H Con Res 28 Removing Troops from Afghanistan
Joint Resolution Failed - House (93 - 321)
Yea
3/17/11 HR 1076 Prohibiting Federal Funding of National Public Radio
Bill Passed - House (228 - 192)
Nay
3/16/11 HR 861 Terminating the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Bill Passed - House (242 - 182)
Nay
3/15/11 H J Res 48 Additional Continuing Appropriations
Joint Resolution Passed - House (271 - 158)
Nay
3/11/11 HR 836 Terminating the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program
Bill Passed - House (242 - 177)
Nay
3/10/11 HR 830 Terminating the Federal Housing Administration Refinance Program
Bill Passed - House (256 - 171)
Nay
3/09/11 H Con Res 28 Removing Troops from Afghanistan
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/03/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - House (314 - 112)
Nay
3/01/11 H J Res 44 Continuing Appropriations Amendments
Joint Resolution Passed - House (335 - 91)
Nay
2/19/11 H Amdt 155 Prohibits Use of Funds for Step Increase for General Schedule Employees
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 230)
Nay
2/19/11 HR 1 Continuing Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (235 - 189)
Nay
2/18/11 H Amdt 92 Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for NASCAR Sponsorships
Amendment Rejected - House (148 - 281)
Yea
2/18/11 H Amdt 94 Prohibits Funds for the Gainful Employment Rule
Amendment Adopted - House (289 - 136)
Yea
2/18/11 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 185)
Nay
2/17/11 H Amdt 69 Reducing Federal Funding of the US Institute of Peace
Amendment Adopted - House (268 - 163)
Nay
2/17/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (279 - 143)
Nay
2/16/11 H Amdt 16 Reducing Navy and Air Force Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 198)
Yea
2/15/11 H Amdt 13 Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement
Amendment Rejected - House (105 - 326)
Yea
2/14/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Passed - House (275 - 144)
Nay
2/08/11 HR 514 Extension of Various USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
Bill Failed - House (277 - 148)
Nay
1/26/11 HR 359 Abolishing Federal Financing of Presidential Election Campaigns
Bill Passed - House (239 - 160)
Nay
1/25/11 H Res 38 Reducing Spending to Fiscal Year 2008 Levels
Resolution Passed - House (256 - 165)
Nay
1/19/11 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill
Bill Passed - House (245 - 189)
Nay
12/22/10 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 60)
Did Not Vote
12/21/10 HR 2751 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (215 - 144)
Yea
12/21/10 HR 3082 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (193 - 165)
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.