Issue Category

29 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/16/06 S AMDT 3128 ANWR Revenues Amendment
Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
3/16/06 S Con Res 83 2007 Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
10/26/05 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (54 - 43)
Yea
10/26/05 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
10/05/05 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment
Motion Rejected - Senate (50 - 49)
Yea
7/29/05 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 26)
Yea
7/01/05 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3)
Yea
6/28/05 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 12)
Yea
6/16/05 S AMDT 791 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 48)
Nay
5/10/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (100 - 0)
Yea
4/21/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 0)
Yea
3/16/05 S AMDT 168 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
Nay
7/31/03 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill
Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 14)
Yea
6/10/03 S Amdt 865 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (67 - 32)
Yea
3/19/03 S Amdt 272 ANWR Oil Drilling Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 48)
Nay
4/25/02 HR 4 Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act of 2001
Bill Passed - Senate (88 - 11)
Yea
11/01/01 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 2)
Yea
2/10/00 S 1287 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34)
Yea
10/13/99 Treaty Doc. 105-28 Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (48 - 51)
Nay
9/28/99 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (96 - 3)
Yea
9/01/98 S Amdt 3506 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (49 - 44)
Nay
6/25/97 S 947 Budget Reconciliation bill
Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 27)
Yea
4/15/97 S 104 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Yea
9/17/96 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea
7/31/96 S 1936 Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1996
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 37)
Yea
8/10/94 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (393 - 34)
Yea
6/14/94 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development
Bill Passed - House (393 - 29)
Yea
11/22/93 H Amdt 416 Penny Amendment to the Government Reform and Savings Act of 1993
Amendment Rejected - House (213 - 219)
Yea
10/26/93 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (332 - 81)
Yea
7/15/93 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (278 - 138)
Nay
6/24/93 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development
Bill Passed - House (350 - 73)
Yea

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