Issue Category

22 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/20/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Conference Report Adopted - House (315 - 107)
Nay
9/13/12 HR 6365 National Security and Job Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (223 - 196)
Nay
9/12/12 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (301 - 118)
Nay
7/19/12 HR 5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
Bill Passed - House (326 - 90)
Nay
5/18/12 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions
Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 238)
Yea
5/18/12 H Amdt 1140 Prohibits Reductions to Strategic Nuclear Arms Required by New START
Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 162)
Nay
5/18/12 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Bill Passed - House (299 - 120)
Nay
5/17/12 H Amdt 1103 Limits Funding for War in Afghanistan to the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces
Amendment Rejected - House (113 - 303)
Yea
5/10/12 HR 5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (218 - 199)
Did Not Vote
4/26/12 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (248 - 168)
Did Not Vote
12/16/11 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012
Conference Report Adopted - House (296 - 121)
Did Not Vote
12/14/11 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Conference Report Adopted - House (283 - 136)
Did Not Vote
9/23/11 HR 2608 Stopgap Spending and Disaster Relief
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (219 - 203)
Did Not Vote
6/24/11 H J Res 68 Authorizes Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya
Joint Resolution Failed - House (123 - 295)
Nay
6/24/11 HR 2278 Limits the Use of Funds in Support of NATO Operations in Libya
Bill Failed - House (180 - 238)
Nay
6/13/11 H Amdt 414 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the War Powers Resolution
Amendment Adopted - House (248 - 163)
Did Not Vote
6/03/11 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya
Resolution Passed - House (268 - 145)
Yea
6/02/11 H Amdt 385 Prohibiting Funds From Being Used in Contradiction to the War Powers Resolution
Amendment Rejected - House (208 - 213)
Yea
6/02/11 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (231 - 188)
Nay
4/09/11 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (348 - 70)
Did Not Vote
4/07/11 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (247 - 181)
Nay
3/17/11 H Con Res 28 Removing Troops from Afghanistan
Joint Resolution Failed - House (93 - 321)
Yea
2/18/11 H Amdt 92 Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for NASCAR Sponsorships
Amendment Rejected - House (148 - 281)
Yea
2/17/11 H Amdt 69 Reducing Federal Funding of the US Institute of Peace
Amendment Adopted - House (268 - 163)
Yea
2/16/11 H Amdt 16 Reducing Navy and Air Force Appropriations
Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 198)
Yea
2/15/11 H Amdt 13 Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement
Amendment Rejected - House (105 - 326)
Yea
7/27/10 H Con Res 301 Directing the President to Remove Armed Forces from Pakistan
Joint Resolution Failed - House (38 - 372)
Yea
7/27/10 HR 4899 Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (308 - 114)
Nay
7/01/10 HR 4899 Limiting Afghanistan Military Funding to Withdrawal and Other Specified Purposes
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (162 - 260)
Yea
7/01/10 HR 4899 Limiting Afghanistan Military Funding to Withdrawal and Other Specified Purposes
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (100 - 321)
Yea
7/01/10 H Res 1500 Deeming Supplemental Military Appropriations Passed and Allowing Divided Question
Bill Passed - House (215 - 210)
Nay
5/28/10 HR 5136 2010-2011 Defense Appropriation Authorizations
Bill Passed - House (229 - 186)
Nay
5/27/10 H Amdt 661 Removing Funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate Engine Program
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 231)
Yea
2/26/10 HR 2701 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
Bill Passed - House (235 - 168)
Did Not Vote
10/15/09 HR 2892 2009-2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Authorizations
Conference Report Adopted - House (307 - 114)
Nay
10/08/09 HR 2647 2009-2010 Defense Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (281 - 146)
Nay
6/16/09 HR 2346 2008-2009 Supplemental Appropriations
Conference Report Adopted - House (226 - 202)
Nay
9/24/08 HR 2638 Continuing Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (370 - 58)
Nay
9/24/08 S 3001 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - House (392 - 39)
Nay
6/19/08 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (416 - 12)
Nay
6/19/08 HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (268 - 155)
Nay
5/15/08 HR 2642 Iraq Related Provisions such as a Troop Withdrawal, a Permanent Base Ban, and Limiting Interrogation Techniques
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (227 - 196)
Nay
5/15/08 HR 2642 Iraq Related Provisions such as a Troop Withdrawal, a Permanent Base Ban, and Limiting Interrogation Techniques
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (256 - 166)
Nay
5/15/08 HR 2642 Iraq Related Provisions such as a Troop Withdrawal, a Permanent Base Ban, and Limiting Interrogation Techniques
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (141 - 149)
Nay
3/13/08 H Con Res 312 Concurrent Budget Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - House (212 - 207)
Nay
3/11/08 HR 2082 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Veto Override Failed - House (225 - 188)
Yea
1/16/08 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill
Bill Passed - House (369 - 46)
Did Not Vote
12/19/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 142)
Did Not Vote
12/17/07 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (253 - 154)
Did Not Vote
12/17/07 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 201)
Did Not Vote

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