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Key Votes

Steny Hoyer's Selected Sponsorships

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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 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

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
April 22, 2010 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding House Co-sponsor
Sept. 15, 2009 H Res 744 Resolution of Disapproval of Representative Joe Wilson's Conduct House Sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Jan. 28, 2008 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan House Co-sponsor
Sept. 27, 2007 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement House Sponsor
July 30, 2007 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
July 10, 2007 HR 2956 Redeployment from Iraq Act House Co-sponsor
June 22, 2007 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2007 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 1 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 2 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 3 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 4 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2007 H Res 6 Pay-As-You-Go Rule House Sponsor
May 2, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2005 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 House Co-sponsor
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 House Co-sponsor
May 23, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions House Co-sponsor
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill House Co-sponsor
March 4, 1999 HR 975 Steel Import Limitation bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 24, 1999 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 23, 1999 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 1999 HR 4 National Missile Defense bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 19, 1999 HR 417 Campaign Finance Reform bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 23, 1997 HR 2709 Iran Missile Sanctions bill House Co-sponsor
May 6, 1997 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 27, 1997 HR 856 Puerto Rico Political Status bill House Co-sponsor
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1278 Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Amendment House Sponsor
May 26, 1994 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 House Sponsor
June 14, 1993 HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 House Sponsor
May 6, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 22, 1993 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 1993 H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 1993 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 1993 HR 3 Campaign Spending Limits Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 1993 HR 5 Striker Replacement House Co-sponsor
April 8, 1992 H Res 423 House Administrative Reforms House Co-sponsor
May 2, 1991 HR 2212 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China 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.

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