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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 30, 1995 H Res 247 Bosnia Troop Deployment Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(315 - 103)
Nay
Oct. 26, 1995 HR 2491 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - House
(227 - 203)
Nay
Oct. 19, 1995 HR 2425 Medicare Preservation Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(231 - 201)
Nay
Oct. 12, 1995 HR 1976 Appropriations bill FY96, Agriculture Conference Report Adopted - House
(288 - 132)
Nay
Oct. 12, 1995 HR 2405 Omnibus Civilian Science Authorization Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(248 - 161)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 27, 1995 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 202)
Nay
Sept. 20, 1995 H Amdt 808 Repeal National Speed Limit Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(112 - 313)
Yea
Sept. 20, 1995 H Amdt 814 Drinking and Driving Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(223 - 203)
Yea
Sept. 20, 1995 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(326 - 98)
Nay
Sept. 7, 1995 H Amdt 752 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment Adopted - House
(226 - 191)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 7, 1995 HR 2126 Appropriations bill FY96, Defense Bill Passed - House
(294 - 125)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 4, 1995 HR 2127 Appropriations bill FY96, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House
(219 - 208)
Nay
Aug. 3, 1995 H Amdt 725 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(136 - 286)
Nay
July 31, 1995 HR 2099 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY '96 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(228 - 193)
Nay
July 26, 1995 HR 2076 Appropriations bill FY96, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House
(272 - 151)
Nay
July 19, 1995 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Bill Passed - House
(216 - 211)
Nay
July 18, 1995 HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(244 - 181)
Nay
July 11, 1995 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations Bill Passed - House
(333 - 89)
Yea
June 29, 1995 H Con Res 67 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(239 - 194)
Nay
June 29, 1995 HR 1944 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Bill Passed - House
(276 - 151)
Nay
June 28, 1995 H Amdt 477 Abortion Funding Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(243 - 187)
Nay
June 28, 1995 H J Res 79 Flag Desecration bill Joint Resolution Passed - House
(312 - 120)
Nay
June 21, 1995 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(319 - 105)
Nay
June 15, 1995 H Amdt 436 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 230)
Yea
June 15, 1995 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Bill Passed - House
(300 - 126)
Nay
June 8, 1995 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations Bill Passed - House
(222 - 192)
Nay
May 24, 1995 H Amdt 403 Foreign Abortion Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 181)
Nay
May 18, 1995 H Con Res 67 Budget FY1996 Appropriations Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(238 - 193)
Nay
May 18, 1995 HR 1158 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Conference Report Adopted - House
(235 - 189)
Nay
May 16, 1995 HR 961 Comprehensive Wetlands Conservation and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(240 - 185)
Nay
April 5, 1995 HR 1215 Contract With America Tax Relief Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 188)
Nay
March 29, 1995 H J Res 73 Term Limits bill Joint Resolution Failed - House
(227 - 204)
Nay
March 24, 1995 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(234 - 199)
Nay
March 16, 1995 HR 1158 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Bill Passed - House
(227 - 200)
Nay
March 8, 1995 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(325 - 99)
Yea
March 3, 1995 HR 925 Private Property Protection Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(277 - 148)
Nay
Feb. 28, 1995 HR 1022 Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 141)
Nay
Feb. 16, 1995 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 181)
Nay
Feb. 14, 1995 HR 728 Anti-Crime bill Bill Passed - House
(238 - 192)
Nay
Feb. 8, 1995 HR 666 Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions Bill Passed - House
(289 - 142)
Nay
Feb. 6, 1995 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act Bill Passed - House
(294 - 134)
Nay
Jan. 26, 1995 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House
(300 - 132)
Nay
Nov. 29, 1994 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - House
(288 - 146)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(327 - 86)
Yea
Sept. 27, 1994 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Conference Report Adopted - House
(360 - 53)
Yea
Sept. 23, 1994 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(287 - 107)
Yea
Sept. 22, 1994 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(331 - 89)
Yea
Sept. 12, 1994 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(313 - 61)
Yea
Aug. 21, 1994 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(235 - 195)
Yea
Aug. 18, 1994 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - House
(322 - 98)
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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