Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/23/93 H Amdt 134 Space Station Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (215 - 216)
Nay
6/23/93 HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (347 - 67)
Nay
6/22/93 HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill
Bill Passed - House (295 - 126)
Yea
6/22/93 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (273 - 144)
Nay
6/22/93 HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994
Bill Passed - House (263 - 153)
Nay
6/17/93 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (309 - 111)
Yea
6/15/93 HR 5 Cesar Chavez Workplace Fairness Act
Bill Passed - House (239 - 190)
Nay
6/10/93 HR 2348 Legislative Branch FY94 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (224 - 187)
Nay
5/27/93 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
Bill Passed - House (219 - 213)
Nay
5/26/93 HR 2118 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993
Bill Passed - House (300 - 125)
Nay
5/25/93 S J Res 45 Authorization for Use of U.S. Armed Forces in Somalia
Bill Passed - House (243 - 179)
Nay
5/19/93 H Amdt 62 Citizens/Legal Residents Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (288 - 127)
Yea
5/19/93 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993
Bill Passed - House (243 - 167)
Nay
5/05/93 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration
Conference Report Adopted - House (259 - 164)
Nay
3/31/93 H Con Res 64 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (240 - 184)
Nay
3/25/93 HR 670 Abortion Counseling Bill
Motion Rejected - House (179 - 243)
Yea
3/25/93 HR 670 Abortion Counseling Bill
Bill Passed - House (273 - 149)
Nay
3/19/93 HR 1335 Economic Stimulus Package
Bill Passed - House (235 - 190)
Nay
3/18/93 H Amdt 20 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution - Kasich Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (135 - 295)
Nay
3/18/93 H Amdt 21 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution - Substitute Amendment 21
Amendment Rejected - House (20 - 409)
Nay
3/11/93 HR 4 Fetal Tissue Research Bill
Bill Passed - House (283 - 131)
Nay
3/03/93 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill
Bill Passed - House (333 - 86)
Yea
2/04/93 H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/04/93 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration
Bill Passed - House (259 - 160)
Nay
2/04/93 H Res 71 Agreeing to Family and Medical Leave Bill
Resolution Passed - House (247 - 152)
Nay
2/03/93 HR 1 Family & Medical Leave Bill
Bill Passed - House (265 - 163)
Nay
9/30/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Veto Override Passed - House (345 - 74)
Yea
7/21/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Bill Passed - House (339 - 62)
Yea
5/07/92 H Amdt 529 Elimination of Funds for Seawolf Submarines and Other Programs
Amendment Rejected - House (150 - 266)
NA
4/29/92 H Res 441 House Bank Records - Comply with Subpoena
Resolution Passed - House (347 - 64)
Yea
4/09/92 H Res 423 House Administrative Reforms
Resolution Passed - House (269 - 81)
Did Not Vote
5/02/91 HR 2212 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
None - House
Co-sponsor

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.