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Key Votes

John Boehner's Voting Records on Issue: Executive Branch

Full Name: John A. Boehner
Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 8, Republican Speaker of the House
First Elected: 11/06/1990
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 8
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 6, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Debbie; 2 Children: Lindsay, Tricia
Birth Date: 11/17/1949
Birth Place: West Chester, OH
Home City: West Chester, OH
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 30, 2014 H Res 676 Providing for Authority to Initiate Litigation for Actions by the President or Other Executive Branch Officials Inconsistent with Their Duties Under the Constitution of the United States Resolution Passed - House
(225 - 201)
Did Not Vote
March 26, 2014 HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act Bill Passed - House
(222 - 201)
Did Not Vote
March 12, 2014 HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 181)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 30, 2013 H J Res 99 Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(222 - 191)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 448 Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions Amendment Adopted - House
(237 - 176)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 2013 H Amdt 450 Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 185)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 185)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 2, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 183)
Did Not Vote
June 6, 2013 H Amdt 136 Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 201)
Did Not Vote
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 269)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act Bill Passed - House
(287 - 129)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 14, 2012 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 161)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 2012 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(263 - 114)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 2012 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 116)
Did Not Vote
July 26, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 172)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Did Not Vote
Jan. 18, 2012 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(239 - 176)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 14, 2011 H J Res 77 Disapproval of the President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(232 - 186)
Did Not Vote
June 3, 2011 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya Resolution Passed - House
(268 - 145)
Did Not Vote
April 1, 2011 HR 1255 Government Shutdown Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 202)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 15, 2009 H Res 744 Resolution of Disapproval of Representative Joe Wilson's Conduct Resolution Passed - House
(240 - 179)
Nay
July 9, 2008 HR 5811 Electronic Communications Preservation Act Bill Passed - House
(286 - 137)
Nay
May 22, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(306 - 114)
Nay
June 22, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill Bill Passed - House
(247 - 172)
Yea
July 26, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security Bill Passed - House
(295 - 132)
Yea
Sept. 9, 1999 H Con Res 180 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution Resolution Passed - House
(311 - 41)
Yea
Dec. 19, 1998 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Four Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 212)
Yea
Dec. 19, 1998 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Four Resolution Failed - House
(148 - 285)
Yea
Dec. 19, 1998 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Four Resolution Failed - House
(205 - 229)
Yea
Dec. 19, 1998 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article Four Resolution Passed - House
(228 - 206)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1998 HR 2621 Reciprocal Trade Agreement Bill Bill Failed - House
(180 - 243)
Yea
March 18, 1998 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(193 - 225)
Nay
Feb. 5, 1998 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Veto Override Passed - House
(347 - 69)
Yea
Nov. 8, 1997 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Bill Passed - House
(352 - 64)
Yea
May 22, 1996 H Amdt 1075 Disclosure of Intelligence Spending Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 248)
Nay
May 9, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Veto Override Failed - House
(258 - 163)
Yea
March 29, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(259 - 158)
Yea
Nov. 15, 1995 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 52)
Yea
July 19, 1995 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Bill Passed - House
(216 - 211)
Yea
Feb. 6, 1995 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act Bill Passed - House
(294 - 134)
Yea
June 9, 1994 H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(244 - 178)
Yea
Feb. 10, 1994 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House
(230 - 188)
Nay
Sept. 30, 1992 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China Veto Override Passed - House
(345 - 74)
Nay
July 21, 1992 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China Bill Passed - House
(339 - 62)
Nay

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
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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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