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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 4, 2007 H Amdt 748 Renewable Energy Standards Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 190)
Nay
Aug. 4, 2007 HR 2776 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 189)
Nay
Aug. 4, 2007 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 172)
Nay
Aug. 4, 2007 S 1927 Foreign Intelligence Acquisition Bill Passed - House
(227 - 183)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2007 H Amdt 734 Prescription Drug Imports Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 283)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2007 HR 3159 Mandatory Troop Rest Periods Between Deployments to Iraq Bill Passed - House
(229 - 194)
Nay
Aug. 1, 2007 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(225 - 204)
Nay
July 31, 2007 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill Bill Passed - House
(225 - 199)
Nay
July 31, 2007 S 1 Lobbying and Donation Regulations Bill Passed - House
(411 - 8)
Yea
July 27, 2007 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 40)
Nay
July 27, 2007 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill) Bill Passed - House
(231 - 191)
Nay
July 26, 2007 HR 3093 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008 Bill Passed - House
(281 - 142)
Yea
July 25, 2007 H Amdt 674 State and Federal Medical Marijuana Law Enforcement and Implementation Amendment Rejected - House
(165 - 262)
Yea
July 25, 2007 HR 2929 Ban on Permanent Bases in Iraq Bill Passed - House
(399 - 24)
Yea
July 24, 2007 H Amdt 600 Funding Reduction for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation Account, Amtrak and Other Services Amendment Rejected - House
(94 - 328)
Nay
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)
Nay
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 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007 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)
Nay
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)
Nay
June 6, 2007 HR 2560 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2007 Bill Failed - House
(204 - 213)
Nay
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)
Yea
May 22, 2007 HR 2264 Preventing the Organization of Petroleum Export Groups Bill Passed - House
(345 - 72)
Nay
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)
Nay
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 209)
Nay
May 10, 2007 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 205)
Nay
May 8, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Bill Passed - House
(212 - 207)
Nay
May 3, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(237 - 180)
Nay
May 2, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Veto Override Failed - House
(222 - 203)
Nay
April 25, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 208)
Nay
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)
Nay
March 23, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Bill Passed - House
(218 - 212)
Nay
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 1, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill Bill Passed - House
(241 - 185)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2007 H Con Res 63 Iraq War Policy Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(246 - 182)
Nay
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

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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