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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 12, 1997 H J Res 2 Term Limits Resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(217 - 211)
Yea
Jan. 21, 1997 H Res 31 Ethics Report on Newt Gingrich Resolution Passed - House
(395 - 28)
Yea
Jan. 7, 1997 H J Res 2 Term Limits Resolution House Co-sponsor
Jan. 7, 1997 HR 1 Compensatory Time Bill House Co-sponsor
Sept. 28, 1996 HR 3610 Omnibus FY97 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(370 - 37)
Yea
Sept. 27, 1996 HR 3539 Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1996 Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 198)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1996 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(305 - 123)
Yea
Sept. 24, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(388 - 25)
Yea
Sept. 19, 1996 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto Override Passed - House
(285 - 137)
Yea
Sept. 12, 1996 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(383 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(354 - 72)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3953 Aviation Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 22)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(392 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 123 English as the National Language Bill Passed - House
(259 - 169)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(421 - 2)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Conference Report Adopted - House
(285 - 132)
Yea
July 31, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Conference Report Adopted - House
(328 - 101)
Yea
July 30, 1996 HR 2391 Working Families Flexibility Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(225 - 195)
Yea
July 25, 1996 H Amdt 1359 Energy Research Appropriation Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 211)
Yea
July 25, 1996 H Amdt 1360 Renewable Energy Research Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(279 - 135)
Yea
July 25, 1996 HR 3820 Campaign Finance Reform Bill Failed - House
(162 - 259)
Yea
July 24, 1996 H Amdt 1356 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(184 - 236)
Nay
July 22, 1996 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 223)
Nay
July 18, 1996 H Amdt 1307 Food Stamp Recipient Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 184)
Yea
July 18, 1996 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 170)
Yea
July 12, 1996 H Amdt 1280 Family Planning Services Clinics Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(232 - 193)
Nay
July 12, 1996 H Amdt 1286 Definition of Marriage Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(103 - 311)
Nay
July 12, 1996 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Bill Passed - House
(342 - 67)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1264 Education and Training Programs Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 227)
Nay
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1265 School Improvement Programs Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(294 - 129)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1273 Drug Price Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(180 - 242)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1276 Human Embryo Research Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(167 - 256)
Nay
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1278 Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(201 - 220)
Nay
June 27, 1996 H Res 468 Investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich Resolution Tabled - House
(229 - 170)
Yea
June 26, 1996 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(269 - 147)
Yea
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1183 Forest Service Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(211 - 211)
Nay
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1190 Tribal Land Trust Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Yea
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1164 Department of Defense Appropriations Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 219)
Yea
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1167 Spaced-based Weapons Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 208)
Nay
June 13, 1996 HR 3610 Defense Department FY97 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 126)
Yea
June 12, 1996 H Amdt 1147 Animal Damage Control Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(139 - 279)
Nay
June 12, 1996 H Con Res 178 Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(216 - 211)
Yea
June 6, 1996 H Amdt 1133 Wisconsin Welfare Reform Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 233)
Nay
June 6, 1996 HR 3562 Wisconsin Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(289 - 136)
Yea
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1084 Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(266 - 162)
Yea
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1085 Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 188)
Yea
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1085 Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 229)
Nay
May 23, 1996 HR 1227 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(281 - 144)
Yea
May 22, 1996 H Amdt 1075 Disclosure of Intelligence Spending Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 248)
Nay
May 22, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - House
(414 - 10)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 23, 2014 HB 60 Amends Firearm Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
March 13, 2014 SB 318 Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends Signed - Executive
Sign
May 7, 2013 SB 11 Reestablishes the Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2013 HB 240 Requires Medicare and PeachCare for Kids to Reimburse Speech Pathologists Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2013 HB 193 Reauthorizes Sales-Tax Exemptions for Certain Organizations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2013 HB 636 Eliminates the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport and transfers its authority to Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2013 HB 635 Amends Membership and Term Specifications for the Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 1117 Relating to Local Government Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 1051 Relating to Public Transit Authorities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 975 Relating to School District Ad Valorem Tax and Providing a Homestead Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 911 Relating to Amending Compensation for Certain Officials of Putnam County Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 456 Relating to the Georgia Government Accountability Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2012 HB 181 Relating to Special Needs Scholarship Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 SB 38 Relating to the Authority for the State School Superintendent to Employ and Dismiss Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 SB 470 Relating to Amending the Definition of "Rural Area" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 3, 2012 HB 797 Establishes a State Charter School Commission Signed - Executive
Sign
May 3, 2012 HR 1162 Authorizes the State to Approve Charter Schools None - Executive
Sign
May 2, 2012 SB 184 Guidelines for Teacher Dismissal Signed - Executive
Sign
May 1, 2012 HB 954 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks Signed - Executive
Sign
May 1, 2012 HB 1114 Prohibits Assisted Suicide Signed - Executive
Sign
April 19, 2012 SB 410 Requires Numerical School Ratings Based on Student Performance Signed - Executive
Sign
April 16, 2012 HB 861 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 23, 2012 HB 829 State House Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
Sept. 6, 2011 HB 20EX Congressional Redistricting None - Executive
Sign
Aug. 24, 2011 HB 1EX House Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 24, 2011 SB 1EX State Senate Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2011 HB 602 Bacon County Board of Elections Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 58 Indemnification for the Death/Disability of State Highway Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 HB 489 Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 HB 47 Ability to Purchase Insurance Out of State Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2011 HB 87 Immigration Enforcement Act Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2011 HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2011 SB 36 Prescription Drug Database Signed - Executive
Sign
May 13, 2011 SB 86 Qualified Local Governments/Certified Retirement Communities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 96 Peace Officer Standards Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 140 GHEFA Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 163 Campaign Communication Disclosures Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 SB 19 Coin Operated Amusement Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 13, 2011 HB 226 Council on Developmental Disabilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 11, 2011 HB 234 Reduces Sales Taxes for Tourism Projects Signed - Executive
Sign
May 11, 2011 SB 17 Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits Signed - Executive
Sign
May 3, 2011 HB 24 Amending Rules of Evidence Signed - Executive
Sign
May 2, 2011 SB 122 Public-Private Partnerships to Build Reservoirs Signed - Executive
Sign
April 28, 2011 SB 10 Alcoholic Beverage Sales on Sundays Signed - Executive
Sign
April 20, 2011 HB 461 Interstate Health Care Compact Signed - Executive
Sign
March 15, 2011 HB 326 Amends the HOPE Scholarship Program Signed - Executive
Sign

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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  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
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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.

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