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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 5, 1995 HR 1215 Contract With America Tax Relief Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 188)
Yea
March 29, 1995 H J Res 73 Term Limits bill Joint Resolution Failed - House
(227 - 204)
Yea
March 24, 1995 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(234 - 199)
Yea
March 21, 1995 H J Res 79 Flag Desecration bill House Co-sponsor
March 16, 1995 HR 1158 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Bill Passed - House
(227 - 200)
Yea
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)
Yea
Feb. 28, 1995 HR 1022 Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 141)
Yea
Feb. 16, 1995 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 181)
Yea
Feb. 14, 1995 HR 728 Anti-Crime bill Bill Passed - House
(238 - 192)
Yea
Feb. 8, 1995 HR 666 Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions Bill Passed - House
(289 - 142)
Yea
Feb. 6, 1995 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act Bill Passed - House
(294 - 134)
Yea
Jan. 26, 1995 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House
(300 - 132)
Yea
Jan. 4, 1995 HR 123 English as the National Language House Co-sponsor
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)
Nay
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)
Nay
Aug. 17, 1994 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 137)
Nay
Aug. 10, 1994 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(393 - 34)
Yea
Aug. 4, 1994 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(341 - 85)
Yea
July 22, 1994 H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 176)
Yea
July 21, 1994 H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 233)
Yea
July 21, 1994 H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures House Sponsor
July 19, 1994 H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 221)
Nay
July 14, 1994 H Amdt 755 Federal Land Appraisals Amendment Adopted - House
(281 - 148)
Yea
July 13, 1994 HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(213 - 210)
Nay
July 12, 1994 H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 183)
Yea
June 29, 1994 H Amdt 718 Space Station Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(155 - 278)
Yea
June 29, 1994 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House
(339 - 89)
Yea
June 29, 1994 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - House
(344 - 84)
Yea
June 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(330 - 91)
Yea
June 28, 1994 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House
(286 - 112)
Nay
June 23, 1994 HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(338 - 85)
Yea
June 17, 1994 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 127)
Nay
June 16, 1994 H Amdt 645 Interstate Commerce Commission Funding Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 192)
Yea
June 16, 1994 H Amdt 645 Interstate Commerce Commission Funding House Sponsor
June 16, 1994 HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(363 - 59)
Yea
June 15, 1994 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - House
(276 - 139)
Yea
June 14, 1994 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House
(393 - 29)
Yea
June 9, 1994 H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 226)
Yea
June 9, 1994 H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(244 - 178)
Yea
May 26, 1994 HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(210 - 205)
Nay
May 25, 1994 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(337 - 87)
Yea
May 24, 1994 H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 236)
Nay
May 24, 1994 HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(380 - 42)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 16, 2014 HB 483 Reduces State Income Tax Rates Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 12, 2014 HB 171 Authorizes Off-Campus Religious Courses for High School Credit Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 21, 2014 SB 205 Amends Absentee Ballot Voting Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 21, 2014 SB 238 Reduces Number of Absentee Voting Days Signed - Executive
Sign
June 30, 2013 HB 59 2014-2015 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 4, 2013 HB 7 Prohibits Internet Cafes Signed - Executive
Sign
June 4, 2013 SB 67 Prohibits JobsOhio Liquor Leases from Being Publicly Audited Signed - Executive
Sign
April 1, 2013 HB 51 Establishes Transportation Appropriations and Highway Speed Limit Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 22, 2013 SB 47 Prohibits Collection of Petition Signatures after Filing Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 20, 2012 HB 510 Repeals the Corporate Franchise Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 20, 2012 HB 495 Amends Definition of Loaded Gun Signed - Executive
Sign
June 25, 2012 SB 316 Amends Education Provisions Signed - Executive
Sign
June 11, 2012 SB 315 Regulates Practice of Hydraulic Fracturing Signed - Executive
Sign
June 4, 2012 HB 473 Limits Water Withdrawal from the Great Lakes Signed - Executive
Sign
June 4, 2012 HB 322 Repeals Limits on Credit Card Interest Rates for Certain Banks Signed - Executive
Sign
June 1, 2012 HB 99 Prohibits Texting While Driving Signed - Executive
Sign
May 15, 2012 SB 295 Repealing Provisions of the Election Revision Code Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 21, 2011 HB 79 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 15, 2011 HB 369 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 21, 2011 HB 318 Establishing New Dates for Primaries Signed - Executive
Sign
Sept. 26, 2011 HB 319 Congressional Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
July 15, 2011 HB 231 Withdrawal Permit for Water Usage at Lake Erie Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 30, 2011 SB 17 Authorizes Concealed Handguns at Alcohol Vendors Signed - Executive
Sign
June 30, 2011 HB 133 Establishes the Oil and Gas Leasing Commission Signed - Executive
Sign
March 31, 2011 SB 5 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 18, 2011 HB 1 Establishes JobsOhio Signed - Executive
Sign

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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