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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 5, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(403 - 12)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2009 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(331 - 83)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 3, 2008 HR 6867 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Bill Passed - House
(368 - 28)
Yea
July 23, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(272 - 152)
Yea
June 19, 2008 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(268 - 155)
Nay
June 18, 2008 HR 6124 Second Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - House
(317 - 109)
Yea
June 12, 2008 HR 5749 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 Bill Passed - House
(274 - 137)
Yea
May 21, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Veto Override Passed - House
(316 - 108)
Yea
May 15, 2008 HR 2642 G.I. Bill Expansion and Other Domestic Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(256 - 166)
Yea
May 15, 2008 HR 2642 G.I. Bill Expansion and Other Domestic Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(227 - 196)
Yea
May 15, 2008 HR 2642 G.I. Bill Expansion and Other Domestic Provisions Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(141 - 149)
Nay
May 14, 2008 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Conference Report Adopted - House
(318 - 106)
Yea
May 8, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - House
(266 - 154)
Yea
May 8, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Foreclosure Assistance Programs Amendment Adopted - House
(322 - 94)
Yea
May 8, 2008 HR 5818 Assistance to States for Purchasing Foreclosed Homes Bill Passed - House
(239 - 188)
Yea
April 23, 2008 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes Bill Passed - House
(349 - 62)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2008 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Veto Override Failed - House
(260 - 152)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2007 HR 1429 Head Start Act of 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(381 - 36)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2007 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - House
(265 - 142)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Veto Override Failed - House
(273 - 156)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2007 HR 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(264 - 148)
Yea
Oct. 4, 2007 HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(386 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 25, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(265 - 159)
Yea
Aug. 4, 2007 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 172)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2007 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(225 - 204)
Yea
July 27, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House
(231 - 191)
Yea
July 12, 2007 HR 1851 Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(333 - 83)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2006 S 2832 Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006 Bill Failed - House
(215 - 204)
Yea
July 29, 2006 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 180)
Yea
May 23, 2006 HR 5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(378 - 46)
Yea
March 30, 2006 H Amdt 772 Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(200 - 220)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2006 H Res 653 Budget Reconciliation Adoption Resolution Passed - House
(216 - 214)
Nay
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 213)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Rejected - House
(209 - 224)
Nay
Oct. 28, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(318 - 63)
Yea
June 8, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(408 - 18)
Yea
March 24, 2004 HR 3873 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act Bill Passed - House
(419 - 5)
Yea
July 9, 2003 HR 438 Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers Bill Passed - House
(417 - 7)
Yea
June 11, 2003 HR 2350 Welfare Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(406 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2003 HR 4 Welfare Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 192)
Nay
May 16, 2002 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Nay
May 2, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2001 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 120)
Yea
Oct. 21, 1999 HR 2 Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students-Passage Bill Passed - House
(358 - 67)
Yea
Oct. 1, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(240 - 175)
Yea
June 8, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(246 - 183)
Yea
March 11, 1999 H Amdt 22 High Needs District Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 223)
Yea
Aug. 6, 1998 H Amdt 874 Low Income Educational Scholarship Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(214 - 208)
Nay
April 30, 1998 S 1502 Washington, D.C. School Vouchers bill Bill Passed - House
(214 - 206)
Nay
Nov. 4, 1997 HR 2746 HELP Scholarships bill Bill Failed - House
(191 - 228)
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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