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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 21, 1998 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(357 - 60)
Yea
May 20, 1998 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 232)
Yea
May 14, 1998 HR 2431 Religious Freedom Bill Passed - House
(375 - 41)
Yea
May 13, 1998 H Amdt 621 Enhance Banking Flexibility Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(140 - 281)
Nay
May 13, 1998 HR 10 Financial Services Act of 1998 Bill Passed - House
(214 - 213)
Nay
May 6, 1998 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill Bill Passed - House
(414 - 4)
Yea
April 30, 1998 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(242 - 163)
Nay
April 30, 1998 S 1502 Washington, D.C. School Vouchers bill Bill Passed - House
(214 - 206)
Nay
April 29, 1998 HR 3717 Needle Exchange Funding Ban Bill Passed - House
(287 - 140)
Nay
April 22, 1998 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House
(238 - 186)
Nay
April 1, 1998 H Amdt 548 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Nay
April 1, 1998 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House
(337 - 80)
Yea
March 31, 1998 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(212 - 208)
Nay
March 30, 1998 HR 3581 Campaign Finance Reform bill Bill Failed - House
(74 - 337)
Nay
March 30, 1998 HR 3582 Campaign Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1998 Bill Passed - House
(405 - 6)
Yea
March 27, 1998 H Amdt 542 Road Construction Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(200 - 187)
Yea
March 27, 1998 HR 2515 Forest Recovery and Protection bill Bill Failed - House
(181 - 201)
Nay
March 26, 1998 HR 3246 Small Business and Employee Fairness bill Bill Passed - House
(202 - 200)
Nay
March 18, 1998 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(193 - 225)
Nay
March 17, 1998 H Res 364 Human Rights in China Resolution Passed - House
(397 - 0)
Yea
March 11, 1998 HR 1432 African Growth bill Bill Passed - House
(233 - 186)
Nay
March 4, 1998 HR 856 Puerto Rico Political Status bill Bill Passed - House
(209 - 208)
Yea
Feb. 25, 1998 H Amdt 497 Death Sentence Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(113 - 300)
Yea
Feb. 24, 1998 HR 424 Minimum Sentences for Gun Crimes Bill Passed - House
(350 - 59)
Yea
Feb. 5, 1998 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Veto Override Passed - House
(347 - 69)
Yea
Feb. 5, 1998 HR 2846 National Student Testing bill Bill Passed - House
(242 - 174)
Nay
Nov. 13, 1997 H Con Res 137 Iraq War Crimes Tribunal Resolution Passed - House
(396 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 13, 1997 HR 2159 Foreign Operations FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(333 - 76)
Yea
Nov. 13, 1997 HR 2267 Appropriations bill FY98, Commerce, Justice, and State Conference Report Adopted - House
(282 - 110)
Yea
Nov. 13, 1997 H Res 301 Broadcast of Committee Witness bill Resolution Passed - House
(241 - 165)
Nay
Nov. 8, 1997 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Bill Passed - House
(352 - 64)
Yea
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(352 - 65)
Yea
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2616 Charter School Expansion Act of 1998 Bill Passed - House
(367 - 57)
Nay
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2647 PLA Monitoring bill Bill Passed - House
(408 - 10)
Yea
Nov. 7, 1997 S 858 Intelligence FY98 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(385 - 36)
Yea
Nov. 6, 1997 HR 2386 U.S.-Taiwan Missile Defense Cooperation bill Bill Passed - House
(301 - 116)
Yea
Nov. 5, 1997 HR 2358 China Political Freedom bill Bill Passed - House
(416 - 5)
Yea
Nov. 4, 1997 HR 2644 United States-Caribbean Trade Partnership Act Bill Failed - House
(182 - 234)
Nay
Nov. 4, 1997 HR 2746 HELP Scholarships bill Bill Failed - House
(191 - 228)
Nay
Oct. 30, 1997 HR 1270 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill Bill Passed - House
(307 - 120)
Nay
Oct. 28, 1997 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(286 - 123)
Yea
Oct. 24, 1997 HR 2107 Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(233 - 171)
Yea
Oct. 23, 1997 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 198)
Nay
Oct. 22, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill Bill Passed - House
(248 - 178)
Nay
Oct. 9, 1997 HR 2607 District of Columbia FY98 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(203 - 202)
Nay
Oct. 8, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(296 - 132)
Nay
Oct. 7, 1997 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 6, 1997 HR 2160 Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(399 - 18)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1997 HR 2378 Appropriations bill FY98, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - House
(220 - 207)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1997 H J Res 94 Continuing Appropriations Joint Resolution Passed - House
(355 - 57)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 8, 2014 SB 2874 Amends Selection Procedures for the Board of Land and Natural Resources Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 SB 2589 Transfers Law Enforcement Functions Between State Agencies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 SB 2431 Establishes Certain Financial Measures for the Hawaii Tourism Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 SB 60 Establishes Judicial Rights for Victims and Surviving Immediate Family Members of Crimes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 HB 2427 Transfers the Unencumbered Balance of the Revenue Fund to the General Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 HB 2163 Requires the Courts to Adhere to Certain Guidelines Regarding the Custody of Minors Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 8, 2014 HB 1288 Amends Succession Procedures for The Office of the Lieutenant Governor in the Case of a Vacancy. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 23, 2014 HB 1700 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Nov. 14, 2013 SB 1 - HD 1 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Signed - Executive
Sign
July 9, 2013 SB 69 Requires Background Checks at Gun Registration Signed - Executive
Sign
July 9, 2013 HB 654 Requires the Center of Nursing Advisory Board Include 3 Members of a Health Organization Other than the Hawaii Nurses' Association Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 9, 2013 HB 988 Amends Environmental Response Revolving Fund to Support Native Wildlife After an Oil- or Fuel-Related Disaster Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 9, 2013 HB 763 Authorizes the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund to provide funding for the State Building Code Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 20, 2013 HB 909 Appropriates Funds for Collective Bargaining Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 1671 Relating to Procurement Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2214 Relating to Collective Bargaining Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 283 Relating to the Coffee Berry Borer Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 3017 Relating to the Transient Accommodations Tax Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2424 Relating to Professional Employer Associations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2158 Relating to Bail Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2946 Relating to Transportation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 46 Relating to Public Housing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 1984 Relating to Hawaiian Language Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2536 Relating to Clean and Sober Homes and Halfway Houses Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 SB 2640 Relating to Wastewater Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 1617 Relating to Public Lands Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 10, 2012 HB 2436 Relating to the Information Privacy and Security Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 27, 2012 SB 2785 Establishes Regulations for an Undersea Power Cable Signed - Executive
Sign
June 19, 2012 SB 2115 Amends Charter School System Signed - Executive
Sign
May 1, 2012 SB 2101 Relating to the Tricare Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 1559 Relating to Important Agricultural Lands Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 1230 Relating to County Building Permits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 217 Relating to Civil Actions Brought by Sexual Offense Victims Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 44 Relating to the Inmate Reentry System Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 23 Relating to the Aha Kiole Advisory Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 667 Relating to Food Safety and Security Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 1155 Relating to Repeat Offender Law Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 49 Relating to Correctional Facility Deaths Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 56 Relating to Visitation Rights of Grandparents Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 1654 Relating to Group Living Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 40 Relating to Tracking Pseudoephedrine Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 590 Relating to the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Commission Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 1493 Relating to Requirements for New and Replacement Lights Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 SB 1417 Relating to the State Rehabilitation Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2011 HB 545 Relating to Electronic Voter Registration Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 9, 2011 SB 570 Taxation of Certain Pension Incomes Signed - Executive
Sign
May 5, 2011 SB 1416 Relating to Certificates of Inspection for New Cars Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 5, 2011 HB 382 Relating to the Auditor Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 23, 2011 SB 232 Civil Unions for All Couples Signed - Executive
Sign

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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