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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 16, 2000 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(221 - 193)
Nay
Feb. 10, 2000 HR 6 Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples Bill Passed - House
(268 - 158)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2000 HR 1838 Taiwan Security Enhancement Act Bill Passed - House
(341 - 70)
Yea
Nov. 18, 1999 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(296 - 135)
Nay
Nov. 5, 1999 HR 3196 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(316 - 100)
Yea
Nov. 3, 1999 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(216 - 210)
Nay
Oct. 28, 1999 HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 211)
Nay
Oct. 27, 1999 HR 2260 Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(271 - 156)
Nay
Oct. 21, 1999 HR 2 Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students-Passage Bill Passed - House
(358 - 67)
Yea
Oct. 21, 1999 HR 2300 Academic Achievement for All Act Bill Passed - House
(213 - 208)
Nay
Oct. 21, 1999 HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(225 - 200)
Nay
Oct. 20, 1999 HR 2670 Appropriations bill FY2000, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 213)
Nay
Oct. 14, 1999 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Conference Report Adopted - House
(406 - 18)
Yea
Oct. 14, 1999 HR 3064 District of Columbia Appropriations Act, FY 2000 Bill Passed - House
(211 - 205)
Nay
Oct. 7, 1999 H Amdt 514 Patient Protection Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(193 - 238)
Nay
Oct. 7, 1999 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill Bill Passed - House
(275 - 151)
Yea
Oct. 6, 1999 HR 2990 Patients' Bill of Rights bill Bill Passed - House
(227 - 205)
Nay
Oct. 5, 1999 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 211)
Nay
Oct. 1, 1999 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(240 - 175)
Nay
Oct. 1, 1999 HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(304 - 91)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1999 H Amdt 509 Substitute Amendment to Unborn Victims of Violence Act Amendment Rejected - House
(201 - 224)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1999 HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(254 - 172)
Nay
Sept. 27, 1999 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(327 - 87)
Yea
Sept. 21, 1999 HR 2116 Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act Bill Passed - House
(369 - 46)
Yea
Sept. 15, 1999 HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - House
(292 - 126)
Nay
Sept. 14, 1999 HR 417 Campaign Finance Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(252 - 177)
Yea
Sept. 9, 1999 H Con Res 180 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution Resolution Passed - House
(311 - 41)
Yea
Sept. 9, 1999 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(208 - 206)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1999 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Bill Passed - House
(235 - 187)
Nay
Sept. 8, 1999 H Amdt 423 International Space Station Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(121 - 298)
Nay
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Conference Report Adopted - House
(367 - 49)
Nay
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999 Conference Report Adopted - House
(221 - 206)
Nay
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2670 Appropriations bill FY2000, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House
(217 - 210)
Nay
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill House Co-sponsor
Aug. 3, 1999 H J Res 58 Economic Assistance to Vietnam Joint Resolution Failed - House
(130 - 297)
Nay
Aug. 3, 1999 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(385 - 35)
Yea
July 29, 1999 H Amdt 356 Adoption Restriction Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(213 - 215)
Nay
July 29, 1999 H Amdt 360 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(221 - 208)
Yea
July 29, 1999 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 8)
Yea
July 29, 1999 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(333 - 92)
Yea
July 27, 1999 H J Res 57 China Trade resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(170 - 260)
Nay
July 27, 1999 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(420 - 8)
Yea
July 22, 1999 HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 208)
Nay
July 22, 1999 HR 2561 Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000 Bill Passed - House
(379 - 45)
Yea
July 20, 1999 HR 1995 Teacher Empowerment Act Bill Passed - House
(239 - 185)
Nay
July 15, 1999 HR 1691 Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(306 - 118)
Yea
July 15, 1999 HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(377 - 47)
Yea
July 15, 1999 HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Bill Passed - House
(210 - 209)
Nay
July 13, 1999 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(418 - 4)
Yea
July 1, 1999 HR 10 Financial Modernization bill Bill Passed - House
(343 - 86)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 4, 2014 HB 2572 Amends Health Care Purchasing and Delivery Systems Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 4, 2014 HB 1260 Amends Grants and Loans for Public Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 4, 2014 SB 6265 Amends Health Care Information Requirements for State and Local Agencies Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 4, 2014 SB 6228 Amends Requirements for Health Insurace Carriers Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 4, 2014 SB 6002 2013-14 Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 4, 2014 SB 6001 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 4, 2014 SB 5048 Amends Trespassing Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 4, 2014 HB 2789 Establishes Laws Regarding Usage of Extraordinary Sensing Devices Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 3, 2014 HB 2626 Establishes Statewide Educational Goals Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 3, 2014 SB 6552 Amends Instuctional Hour and Graduation Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 2, 2014 HB 2167 Amends Date By Which Challenged Schools Are Identified Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 2, 2014 SB 6128 Establishes Guidelines for School Assistance With Nursing Services and Delivery of Medications Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
April 2, 2014 SB 6458 Requires Insurance Commissioner to Provide Notice on Rule Changes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
March 31, 2014 HB 1709 Authorizes Training for Volunteer Foreign Langauge Interpreters in Public Schools Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
March 31, 2014 HB 2207 Eliminates Education Funding In Counties With Federal Forest Lands Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
March 28, 2014 SB 6129 Amends Paraeducator Development Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
March 28, 2014 HB 2251 Authorizes Fish Barrier Removals Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Feb. 26, 2014 HB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Signed - Executive
Sign
June 14, 2013 HB 2075 Amends Estate Tax Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
May 14, 2013 HB 1001 Establishes a Liquor License for Small Theaters Signed - Executive
Sign
May 7, 2013 SB 5329 Requires Superintendent to Take Action in Certain Schools Signed - Executive
Sign
May 1, 2013 HB 1404 Authorizes Immunity From Prosecution for Minors Who Report Underage Intoxication Signed - Executive
Sign
April 2, 2013 SB 5802 Authorizes a Carbon Emissions Reduction Study Signed - Executive
Sign

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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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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