Issue Category

61 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
2/26/10 HR 2701 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
Bill Passed - House (235 - 168)
Nay
10/15/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations
Conference Report Adopted - House (307 - 114)
Nay
9/24/08 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (370 - 58)
Nay
7/16/08 H Amdt 1114 Allowing the Use of Certain Terms in Within the Intelligence Community
Amendment Adopted - House (249 - 180)
Yea
6/20/08 HR 6304 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments
Bill Passed - House (293 - 129)
Yea
3/14/08 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (213 - 197)
Nay
3/11/08 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Veto Override Failed - House (225 - 188)
Nay
12/17/07 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 201)
Nay
12/17/07 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (253 - 154)
Nay
12/13/07 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Conference Report Adopted - House (222 - 199)
Nay
12/12/07 HR 4299 Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension and Modification
Bill Passed - House (303 - 116)
Nay
11/15/07 HR 3773 Electronic Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Review Act
Bill Passed - House (227 - 189)
Nay
10/16/07 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines
Bill Passed - House (398 - 21)
Yea
9/19/07 HR 2761 Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act (TRIA)
Bill Passed - House (312 - 110)
Nay
8/04/07 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition
Bill Passed - House (227 - 183)
Yea
7/27/07 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (371 - 40)
Yea
7/11/07 HR 556 Foreign Investment Oversight
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (370 - 45)
Did Not Vote
6/21/07 H Amdt 378 Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas) Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (203 - 214)
Nay
6/15/07 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (268 - 150)
Nay
5/17/07 H Amdt 197 Guantanamo Transfer Plan
Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 208)
Nay
1/09/07 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act
Bill Passed - House (299 - 128)
Nay
9/29/06 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007
Conference Report Adopted - House (412 - 6)
Yea
9/29/06 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (250 - 170)
Yea
9/28/06 HR 5825 Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act
Bill Passed - House (232 - 191)
Yea
9/27/06 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (253 - 168)
Yea
9/14/06 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (283 - 138)
Yea
6/29/06 H Res 895 Intelligence and Law Enforcement Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (227 - 183)
Yea
6/16/06 H Res 861 Global War on Terror
Resolution Passed - House (256 - 153)
Yea
6/13/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Conference Report Adopted - House (351 - 67)
Yea
6/06/06 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007
Bill Passed - House (389 - 9)
Did Not Vote
3/16/06 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
Bill Passed - House (348 - 71)
Yea
3/07/06 S 2271 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill
Bill Passed - House (280 - 138)
Yea
12/19/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (308 - 106)
Yea
12/16/05 HR 4437 Border Security Bill
Bill Passed - House (239 - 182)
Yea
12/14/05 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
Conference Report Adopted - House (251 - 174)
Yea
9/15/05 H Res 437 Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Hurricane Katrina
Resolution Passed - House (224 - 188)
Yea
7/21/05 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (257 - 171)
Yea
7/21/05 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
Motion Rejected - House (209 - 218)
Nay
6/20/05 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (398 - 19)
Yea
6/15/05 H Amdt 280 Patriot Act Amendment - Library Records
Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 187)
Nay
5/18/05 HR 1817 Homeland Security Department Authorization Act FY06
Bill Passed - House (424 - 4)
Yea
5/17/05 HR 2360 Homeland Security Department FY 2006 Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (424 - 1)
Yea
5/05/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Conference Report Adopted - House (368 - 58)
Yea
3/16/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Bill Passed - House (388 - 43)
Yea
2/10/05 HR 418 Real ID Act of 2005
Bill Passed - House (261 - 161)
Yea
10/08/04 HR 10 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act
Bill Passed - House (282 - 134)
Yea
6/23/04 HR 4548 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005
Bill Passed - House (360 - 61)
Yea
6/18/04 HR 4567 Homeland Security Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (400 - 5)
Yea
11/20/03 HR 253 Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (352 - 67)
Yea
9/24/03 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (417 - 8)
Yea

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