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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 19, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - House
(276 - 140)
Yea
July 17, 2007 HR 2641 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(312 - 112)
Yea
July 17, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers Bill Passed - House
(314 - 97)
Yea
July 12, 2007 HR 1851 Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(333 - 83)
Yea
July 12, 2007 HR 2956 Redeployment from Iraq Act Bill Passed - House
(223 - 201)
Yea
July 11, 2007 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants Bill Passed - House
(273 - 149)
Yea
July 11, 2007 HR 556 Foreign Investment Oversight Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(370 - 45)
Yea
July 11, 2007 S 1701 Extension of Funding for Transitional Medical Assistance and Abstinence Education Bill Passed - House
(291 - 126)
Yea
June 28, 2007 HR 2929 Ban on Permanent Bases in Iraq House Co-sponsor
June 27, 2007 HR 1830 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Bill Passed - House
(365 - 59)
Yea
June 21, 2007 H Amdt 378 Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas) Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(203 - 214)
Yea
June 15, 2007 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(268 - 150)
Yea
June 7, 2007 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(247 - 176)
Yea
June 6, 2007 HR 2560 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2007 Bill Failed - House
(204 - 213)
Yea
May 24, 2007 H Amdt 1 Departmental Appropriations for Defense, Security, and Hurricane Recovery Amendment Adopted - House
(348 - 73)
Yea
May 24, 2007 H Amdt 2 Replacing Titles I and II of House Amdt 1 to HR 2206 Amendment Adopted - House
(280 - 142)
Nay
May 22, 2007 HR 2264 Preventing the Organization of Petroleum Export Groups Bill Passed - House
(345 - 72)
Yea
May 22, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(306 - 114)
Yea
May 17, 2007 H Amdt 197 Guantanamo Transfer Plan Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 208)
Yea
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 209)
Yea
May 10, 2007 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 205)
Yea
May 10, 2007 HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Bill Passed - House
(212 - 207)
Yea
May 3, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(237 - 180)
Yea
May 2, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Veto Override Failed - House
(222 - 203)
Yea
April 25, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 208)
Yea
April 19, 2007 HR 1905 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 177)
Yea
March 29, 2007 H Con Res 99 Congressional Budget for 2008 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(216 - 210)
Yea
March 23, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Bill Passed - House
(218 - 212)
Yea
March 20, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 14, 2007 HR 985 Whistleblower Protection Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(331 - 94)
Yea
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2007 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
March 1, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill Bill Passed - House
(241 - 185)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 16, 2007 H Con Res 63 Iraq War Policy Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(246 - 182)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2007 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 18, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(264 - 163)
Yea
Jan. 17, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(356 - 71)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 4 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 170)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2007 HR 3 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(253 - 174)
Yea
Jan. 10, 2007 HR 2 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(315 - 116)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2007 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Bill Passed - House
(299 - 128)
Yea
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 1 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 2 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 3 None House Co-sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 4, 2014 HB 2789 Establishes Laws Regarding Usage of Extraordinary Sensing Devices 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 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 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 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
April 2, 2014 HB 2167 Amends Date By Which Challenged Schools Are Identified Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory 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 HB 2251 Authorizes Fish Barrier Removals Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
March 28, 2014 SB 6129 Amends Paraeducator Development Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
March 27, 2014 SB 6065 Prohibits the Use of Tanning Beds by Minors under 18. Signed - Executive
Sign
Feb. 26, 2014 SB 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

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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