Issue Category

30 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/27/98 H Amdt 542 Road Construction Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (200 - 187)
Did Not Vote
3/27/98 HR 2515 Forest Recovery and Protection bill
Bill Failed - House (181 - 201)
Did Not Vote
9/12/96 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (383 - 29)
Did Not Vote
8/02/96 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995
Conference Report Adopted - House (392 - 30)
Did Not Vote
6/20/96 H Amdt 1183 Forest Service Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (211 - 211)
Nay
2/29/96 H Amdt 936 Agricultural Conservation Programs Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (372 - 37)
Did Not Vote
2/29/96 H Amdt 941 Florida Everglades Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (299 - 124)
Yea
5/16/95 HR 961 Comprehensive Wetlands Conservation and Management Act
Bill Passed - House (240 - 185)
Did Not Vote
2/28/95 HR 1022 Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Act of 1995
Bill Passed - House (286 - 141)
Did Not Vote
8/10/94 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (393 - 34)
Yea
7/12/94 H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (239 - 183)
Yea
6/14/94 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development
Bill Passed - House (393 - 29)
Yea
10/19/93 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994
Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 89)
Yea
9/29/93 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (268 - 162)
Nay
8/06/93 HR 2010 National Service Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (275 - 152)
Nay
7/28/93 HR 2010 National Service Bill
Bill Passed - House (275 - 152)
Nay
7/15/93 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (278 - 138)
Nay
6/29/93 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994
Bill Passed - House (313 - 110)
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:

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