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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 15, 2007 HR 3915 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Subprime Lending Act Bill Passed - House
(291 - 127)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2007 HR 1429 Head Start Act of 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(381 - 36)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2007 HR 3074 Appropriations for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(270 - 147)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2007 HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal from Iraq Bill Passed - House
(218 - 203)
Yea
Nov. 9, 2007 HR 3996 Temporary Tax Adjustments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(216 - 193)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(274 - 141)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008 Conference Report Adopted - House
(400 - 15)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 HR 3355 Homeowners' Catastrophic Insurance Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(258 - 155)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 HR 3688 United States-Peru Trade Agreement Bill Passed - House
(285 - 132)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2007 HR 3685 Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) Bill Passed - House
(235 - 184)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 6, 2007 HR 1495 Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Veto Override Passed - House
(361 - 54)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act Bill Passed - House
(244 - 166)
Yea
Oct. 31, 2007 HR 3920 Trade and Globalization Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(264 - 157)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2007 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - House
(265 - 142)
Yea
Oct. 24, 2007 HR 505 Native Hawaiian Reorganization Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 153)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Veto Override Failed - House
(273 - 156)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2007 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines Bill Passed - House
(398 - 21)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2007 H Res 734 Sense of the House on Classification of Information on Corruption in Iraq Resolution Passed - House
(395 - 21)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2007 HR 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(264 - 148)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2007 HR 3056 Tax Collection Responsibility Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 173)
Yea
Oct. 4, 2007 HR 2740 Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 30)
Yea
Oct. 4, 2007 HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(386 - 27)
Yea
Oct. 2, 2007 HR 3087 Requiring Reports from the Defense Department to Congress Regarding Withdrawal from Iraq Bill Passed - House
(377 - 46)
Nay
Sept. 25, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(397 - 16)
Nay
Sept. 25, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(265 - 159)
Yea
Sept. 19, 2007 HR 2761 Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act (TRIA) Bill Passed - House
(312 - 110)
Yea
Sept. 18, 2007 HR 1852 Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(348 - 72)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2007 HR 1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(220 - 175)
Nay
Sept. 7, 2007 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants Conference Report Adopted - House
(292 - 97)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2007 HR 3222 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008 Bill Passed - House
(395 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 4, 2007 H Amdt 748 Renewable Energy Standards Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 190)
Yea
Aug. 4, 2007 HR 2776 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 189)
Yea
Aug. 4, 2007 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 172)
Yea
Aug. 4, 2007 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition Bill Passed - House
(227 - 183)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2007 H Amdt 734 Prescription Drug Imports Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 283)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2007 HR 3159 Mandatory Troop Rest Periods Between Deployments to Iraq Bill Passed - House
(229 - 194)
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
July 31, 2007 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations Bill Passed - House
(411 - 8)
Yea
July 27, 2007 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 40)
Yea
July 27, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House
(231 - 191)
Yea
July 26, 2007 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008 Bill Passed - House
(281 - 142)
Yea
July 25, 2007 H Amdt 674 State and Federal Medical Marijuana Law Enforcement and Implementation Amendment Rejected - House
(165 - 262)
Yea
July 25, 2007 HR 2929 Ban on Permanent Bases in Iraq Bill Passed - House
(399 - 24)
Yea
July 24, 2007 H Amdt 600 Funding Reduction for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation Account, Amtrak and Other Services Amendment Rejected - House
(94 - 328)
Nay
July 19, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - House
(276 - 140)
Yea
July 18, 2007 HR 3074 Appropriations for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development House Sponsor
July 17, 2007 HR 2641 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(312 - 112)
Yea
July 17, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers Bill Passed - House
(314 - 97)
Yea
July 12, 2007 HR 1851 Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(333 - 83)
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.

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