Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/13/00 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001
Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 208)
Nay
4/05/00 HR 3660 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion
Bill Passed - House (287 - 141)
Yea
3/30/00 HR 3908 2000 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (263 - 146)
Nay
3/24/00 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001
Resolution Passed - House (211 - 207)
Nay
3/22/00 S 1287 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act
Bill Passed - House (253 - 167)
Nay
3/09/00 H Amdt 594 Minimum Wage Increase-Two Year Raise
Amendment Adopted - House (246 - 179)
Nay
3/09/00 HR 3081 Small Business Tax Fairness Act of 2000
Bill Passed - House (257 - 169)
Yea
3/09/00 HR 3846 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Bill Passed - House (282 - 143)
Nay
3/06/00 H J Res 90 WTO Withdrawal resolution
None - House
Sponsor
2/16/00 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (221 - 193)
Nay
2/10/00 HR 6 Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples
Bill Passed - House (268 - 158)
Yea
2/01/00 HR 1838 Taiwan Security Enhancement Act
Bill Passed - House (341 - 70)
Nay
11/18/99 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (296 - 135)
Nay
11/05/99 HR 3196 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (316 - 100)
Nay
11/03/99 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (216 - 210)
Nay
10/28/99 HR 3064 DC/Labor/HHS/Education FY 2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (218 - 211)
Nay
10/27/99 HR 2260 Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (271 - 156)
Nay
10/21/99 HR 2 Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students-Passage
Bill Passed - House (358 - 67)
Nay
10/21/99 HR 2300 Academic Achievement for All Act
Bill Passed - House (213 - 208)
Yea
10/21/99 HR 2466 Interior Department FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (225 - 200)
Nay
10/20/99 HR 2670 Appropriations bill FY2000, Commerce, Justice, State
Conference Report Adopted - House (215 - 213)
Nay
10/14/99 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000
Conference Report Adopted - House (406 - 18)
Nay
10/14/99 HR 3064 District of Columbia Appropriations Act, FY 2000
Bill Passed - House (211 - 205)
Did Not Vote
10/07/99 H Amdt 514 Patient Protection Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 238)
Nay
10/07/99 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill
Bill Passed - House (275 - 151)
Nay
10/06/99 HR 2990 Patients' Bill of Rights bill
Bill Passed - House (227 - 205)
Yea
10/05/99 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 211)
Did Not Vote
10/01/99 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (240 - 175)
Nay
10/01/99 HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (304 - 91)
Nay
9/30/99 H Amdt 509 Substitute Amendment to Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 224)
Nay
9/30/99 HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (254 - 172)
Nay
9/27/99 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (327 - 87)
Nay
9/21/99 HR 2116 Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act
Bill Passed - House (369 - 46)
Did Not Vote
9/15/99 HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service
Conference Report Adopted - House (292 - 126)
Nay
9/14/99 HR 417 Campaign Finance Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (252 - 177)
Nay
9/09/99 H Con Res 180 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution
Resolution Passed - House (311 - 41)
Yea
9/09/99 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (208 - 206)
Nay
9/09/99 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000
Bill Passed - House (235 - 187)
Nay
9/08/99 H Amdt 423 International Space Station Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (121 - 298)
Yea
8/05/99 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000
Conference Report Adopted - House (367 - 49)
Nay
8/05/99 HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999
Conference Report Adopted - House (221 - 206)
Yea
8/05/99 HR 2670 Appropriations bill FY2000, Commerce, Justice, State
Bill Passed - House (217 - 210)
Nay
8/03/99 H J Res 58 Economic Assistance to Vietnam
Joint Resolution Failed - House (130 - 297)
Yea
8/03/99 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (385 - 35)
Nay
7/29/99 H Amdt 356 Adoption Restriction Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (213 - 215)
Yea
7/29/99 H Amdt 360 Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (221 - 208)
Nay
7/29/99 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (412 - 8)
Nay
7/29/99 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (333 - 92)
Nay
7/27/99 H J Res 57 China Trade resolution
Joint Resolution Failed - House (170 - 260)
Nay
7/27/99 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (420 - 8)
Nay

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.