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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 30, 2003 HR 2691 Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(216 - 205)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2003 HR 1409 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Land Exchange Act '02 Bill Passed - House
(288 - 127)
Yea
July 17, 2003 HR 2691 Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 152)
Yea
July 14, 2003 HR 2673 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Bill Passed - House
(347 - 64)
Yea
May 20, 2003 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 House
(256 - 170)
Yea
May 2, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 17, 2001 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(380 - 28)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 5, 2001 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Bill Passed - House
(291 - 120)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 2001 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(240 - 189)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 288 Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(160 - 269)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2001 H Amdt 298 Prohibiting Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 223)
Nay
Sept. 26, 2000 HR 5175 Small Business Superfund Exemption Bill Failed - House
(253 - 161)
Yea
June 21, 2000 H Amdt 858 EPA Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(208 - 216)
Nay
June 7, 2000 H Amdt 745 San Rafael Swell Area Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(212 - 211)
Yea
June 7, 2000 H Amdt 748 San Rafael Legacy District Motor Vehicle Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 214)
Yea
May 11, 2000 H Amdt 694 Local Government Participation Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 238)
Yea
May 11, 2000 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(315 - 102)
Nay
May 10, 2000 H Amdt 685 Land Conservation-Land Acquisition Funding Amendment Rejected - House
(109 - 315)
Yea
May 10, 2000 H Amdt 687 Social Security and Medicare Solvency Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(216 - 208)
Yea
March 27, 1998 H Amdt 542 Road Construction Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(200 - 187)
Nay
March 27, 1998 HR 2515 Forest Recovery and Protection bill Bill Failed - House
(181 - 201)
Yea
Sept. 12, 1996 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(383 - 29)
Nay
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(392 - 30)
Yea
June 20, 1996 H Amdt 1183 Forest Service Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(211 - 211)
Nay
Feb. 29, 1996 H Amdt 936 Agricultural Conservation Programs Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(372 - 37)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 29, 1996 H Amdt 941 Florida Everglades Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(299 - 124)
Yea
May 16, 1995 HR 961 Comprehensive Wetlands Conservation and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(240 - 185)
Yea
Feb. 28, 1995 HR 1022 Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 141)
Yea
Aug. 10, 1994 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(393 - 34)
Nay
July 12, 1994 H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 183)
Yea
June 14, 1994 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House
(393 - 29)
Yea
Oct. 19, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House
(341 - 89)
Nay
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 162)
Nay
Aug. 6, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(275 - 152)
Nay
July 28, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Bill Passed - House
(275 - 152)
Nay
July 15, 1993 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 138)
Nay
June 29, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - House
(313 - 110)
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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