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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 23, 1994 H Amdt 570 Ending Requirement for Selective Service Registration Amendment Rejected - House
(125 - 273)
Nay
May 5, 1994 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(220 - 183)
Nay
May 5, 1994 HR 4296 Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Bill Passed - House
(216 - 214)
Yea
May 5, 1994 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(241 - 174)
Nay
April 21, 1994 HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 141)
Yea
April 14, 1994 H Amdt 503 Death Penalty Removal Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(111 - 314)
Nay
March 24, 1994 H Amdt 491 Homosexuality Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 194)
Nay
March 24, 1994 H Amdt 497 Funding and Programs Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(173 - 245)
Yea
March 23, 1994 HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(306 - 121)
Nay
March 22, 1994 H Amdt 488 Optional Abstinence Emphasis Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(262 - 166)
Nay
March 17, 1994 H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House
(271 - 153)
Yea
March 11, 1994 H Amdt 466 Budget Resolution Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(165 - 243)
Yea
March 11, 1994 H Amdt 466 Budget Resolution Substitute Amendment House Sponsor
March 11, 1994 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(223 - 175)
Nay
March 9, 1994 H Amdt 462 Tobacco Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(353 - 70)
Yea
Feb. 11, 1994 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House
(245 - 65)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 10, 1994 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House
(230 - 188)
Nay
Feb. 3, 1994 H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding Amendment Rejected - House
(207 - 211)
Yea
Feb. 3, 1994 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House
(337 - 74)
Yea
Nov. 23, 1993 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(238 - 187)
Nay
Nov. 23, 1993 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(235 - 191)
Nay
Nov. 22, 1993 H Amdt 415 Sabo Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House
(277 - 153)
Nay
Nov. 22, 1993 H Amdt 416 Penny Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993 Amendment Rejected - House
(213 - 219)
Yea
Nov. 22, 1993 HR 3 Congressional Campaign Spending Limit and Election Reform Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House
(255 - 175)
Nay
Nov. 21, 1993 HR 51 D.C. Statehood Bill Bill Failed - House
(153 - 277)
Nay
Nov. 19, 1993 HR 3351 Youth Offenders Alternative Punishment Bill Passed - House
(336 - 82)
Yea
Nov. 18, 1993 HR 796 Abortion Clinic Access Bill Motion Rejected - House
(182 - 246)
Yea
Nov. 17, 1993 HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act Bill Passed - House
(234 - 200)
Yea
Nov. 15, 1993 HR 2401 Defense FY94 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(273 - 135)
Yea
Nov. 10, 1993 H Amdt 390 Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(238 - 192)
Yea
Nov. 10, 1993 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Bill Passed - House
(238 - 189)
Nay
Nov. 9, 1993 HR 1036 Prevailing Wage Pre-emptions Bill Passed - House
(276 - 150)
Nay
Oct. 27, 1993 HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(225 - 201)
Nay
Oct. 26, 1993 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(332 - 81)
Yea
Oct. 19, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House
(341 - 89)
Yea
Oct. 19, 1993 HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(303 - 100)
Yea
Oct. 13, 1993 HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Bill Passed - House
(307 - 118)
Nay
Oct. 7, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(311 - 115)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1993 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(325 - 102)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 H Amdt 318 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(295 - 133)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(321 - 108)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 162)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House
(207 - 206)
Nay
Sept. 23, 1993 HR 2750 Transportation Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(312 - 89)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1993 H Amdt 291 Burden Sharing Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 216)
Nay
Aug. 6, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(275 - 152)
Nay
Aug. 5, 1993 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 216)
Nay
July 28, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Bill Passed - House
(275 - 152)
Nay
July 27, 1993 HR 2667 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, 1993 Bill Passed - House
(400 - 27)
Yea
July 21, 1993 H J Res 208 China's Most Favored Nation Status Joint Resolution Failed - House
(105 - 318)
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

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