or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Key Votes

Steny Hoyer's Voting Records on Issue: Women

Full Name: Steny H. Hoyer
Office: U.S. House (MD) - District 5, Democratic Minority Whip
First Elected: 05/19/1981
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Primary June 24, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Widowed; 3 Children: Susan, Stefany, Anne
Birth Date: 06/14/1939
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Mechanicsville, MD
Religion: Baptist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 Bill Passed - House
(315 - 108)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Yea
May 16, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(222 - 205)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
Nay
Jan. 27, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 177)
Yea
Jan. 14, 2009 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion Bill Passed - House
(289 - 139)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2009 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(247 - 171)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2009 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(256 - 163)
Yea
July 31, 2008 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(247 - 178)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2008 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Veto Override Failed - House
(260 - 152)
Yea
Dec. 17, 2007 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(206 - 201)
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
Sept. 25, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(265 - 159)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2007 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(225 - 204)
Yea
July 31, 2007 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill Bill Passed - House
(225 - 199)
Yea
May 25, 2005 HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(390 - 39)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1265 School Improvement Programs Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(294 - 129)
Yea

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.

Back to top