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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 23, 1995 S Amdt 350 Pay-As-You-Go Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(49 - 48)
Yea
March 21, 1995 S J Res 31 Flag Desecration Senate Co-sponsor
March 2, 1995 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - Senate
(65 - 35)
Yea
Feb. 16, 1995 S 440 National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 19, 1995 S J Res 21 Term Limits bill Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 1995 S Amdt 1 Filibuster Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(76 - 19)
Yea
Jan. 4, 1995 S 4 Line-Item Veto bill Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 1, 1994 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 24)
Nay
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)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 23, 1994 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(287 - 107)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 22, 1994 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(331 - 89)
Nay
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)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 21, 1994 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(235 - 195)
Nay
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)
Yea
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 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)
Nay
June 29, 1994 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House
(339 - 89)
Nay
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)
Nay
June 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(330 - 91)
Nay
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 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)
Nay
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
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)
Nay
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)
Nay
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

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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