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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(54 - 43)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
Oct. 20, 2005 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate
(93 - 1)
Yea
March 10, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 25)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 7)
Yea
July 14, 2000 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 Bill Passed - Senate
(59 - 39)
Yea
July 13, 2000 S Amdt 3821 Estate Tax Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
Oct. 15, 1999 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 13, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 26)
Nay
Oct. 8, 1998 HR 4194 FY 1999 VA-HUD Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 1)
Yea
June 25, 1997 S 947 Budget Reconciliation bill Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 17, 1996 S Amdt 5353 Federal Land Grazing Fee Amendment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(50 - 50)
Nay
March 21, 1996 S 1459 Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996 Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 47)
Yea
Dec. 6, 1995 HR 660 Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 3)
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)
Did Not Vote
July 14, 1994 H Amdt 755 Federal Land Appraisals Amendment Adopted - House
(281 - 148)
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
Oct. 19, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House
(341 - 89)
Yea
July 27, 1993 HR 2667 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, 1993 Bill Passed - House
(400 - 27)
Nay
June 29, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - House
(313 - 110)
Nay
June 28, 1993 H Amdt 151 Selective Service Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 207)
Nay
May 7, 1992 H Amdt 529 Elimination of Funds for Seawolf Submarines and Other Programs Amendment Rejected - House
(150 - 266)
NA

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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