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Newt Gingrich's Voting Records

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 6, 1998 H Amdt 862 Federal Campaign Finance Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(147 - 222)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 6, 1998 HR 2183 Campaign Finance Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(252 - 179)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 3, 1998 H Amdt 690 Shays Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(237 - 186)
Nay
July 20, 1998 H Amdt 716 Noncitizen Campaign Contribution Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(267 - 131)
Did Not Vote
June 17, 1998 H Amdt 688 Campaign Finance Reform Commission Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(156 - 201)
Yea
March 30, 1998 HR 3581 Campaign Finance Reform bill Bill Failed - House
(74 - 337)
Did Not Vote
March 30, 1998 HR 3582 Campaign Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1998 Bill Passed - House
(405 - 6)
Did Not Vote
July 25, 1996 HR 3820 Campaign Finance Reform Bill Failed - House
(162 - 259)
Yea
Nov. 22, 1993 HR 3 Congressional Campaign Spending Limit and Election Reform Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House
(255 - 175)
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.

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