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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 11, 2003 H Res 198 Iraq's Reconstruction Resolution House Co-sponsor
April 10, 2003 S 151 Enhance AMBER Alert bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(400 - 25)
Yea
April 9, 2003 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act Bill Passed - House
(285 - 140)
Yea
April 3, 2003 HR 1559 Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 Bill Passed - House
(414 - 12)
Yea
April 2, 2003 HR 743 Social Security Protection Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(396 - 28)
Yea
March 31, 2003 HR 1463 Vaccine Compensation bill Bill Failed - House
(184 - 206)
Yea
March 21, 2003 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004 Resolution Passed - House
(215 - 212)
Yea
March 13, 2003 HR 5 Malpractice Liability bill Bill Passed - House
(229 - 196)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2003 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 27, 2003 HR 534 Cloning of Humans bill Bill Passed - House
(241 - 155)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2003 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(338 - 83)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2003 HR 4 Welfare Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 192)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2003 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2003 HR 5 Malpractice Liability bill House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2003 HR 534 Cloning of Humans bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 27, 2003 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill) House Co-sponsor
Jan. 8, 2003 S 23 Unemployment Benefits bill Bill Passed - House
(416 - 4)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq Joint Resolution Passed - House
(296 - 133)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 48)
Yea
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(409 - 14)
Yea
Oct. 2, 2002 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq House Co-sponsor
July 27, 2002 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 212)
Yea
July 26, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security Bill Passed - House
(295 - 132)
Yea
July 24, 2002 HR 5120 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2002 Bill Passed - House
(308 - 121)
Nay
July 24, 2002 H Res 495 Expulsion of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., D-Ohio Resolution Passed - House
(420 - 1)
Yea
July 23, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(397 - 32)
Yea
July 18, 2002 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003 Bill Passed - House
(365 - 49)
Yea
July 17, 2002 HR 5093 Department of the Interior Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(377 - 46)
Nay
July 10, 2002 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act Bill Passed - House
(310 - 113)
Yea
June 28, 2002 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 208)
Yea
June 27, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(413 - 18)
Yea
June 27, 2002 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(426 - 1)
Yea
June 24, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security House Co-sponsor
May 24, 2002 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002 Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
Yea
May 16, 2002 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families Bill Passed - House
(229 - 197)
Yea
May 10, 2002 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 58)
Yea
May 2, 2002 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 141)
Yea
March 20, 2002 H Con Res 353 Budget Resolution, FY 2003 Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 209)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2002 HR 2356 Campaign Reform Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(240 - 189)
Nay
Dec. 19, 2001 HR 2506 Foreign Operations FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 66)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(381 - 41)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2001 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(382 - 40)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(302 - 84)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 6, 2001 HR 3005 Fast Track Trade Authority bill Bill Passed - House
(215 - 214)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2001 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(371 - 11)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2001 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(411 - 15)
Yea
Nov. 13, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(379 - 33)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(401 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2001 HR 2311 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(399 - 29)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 27, 2014 HB 1004 Establishes Preschool Scholarship System for Low Income Families Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2014 HB 1036 Expands Eligibility Requirements for Child Care Providers Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2014 SB 229 Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
March 26, 2014 SB 176 Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System Signed - Executive
Sign
March 25, 2014 SB 292 Expands Requirements for Abortion Providers Signed - Executive
Sign
March 25, 2014 SB 50 Prohibits the Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Signed - Executive
Sign
March 24, 2014 HB 1321 Authorizes Certain School Corporations to Establish Innovation Network Schools Signed - Executive
Sign
March 24, 2014 SB 91 Amends Education Standards Signed - Executive
Sign
March 14, 2014 SB 339 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol at the Indiana State Fair Signed - Executive
Sign
June 10, 2013 HB 1546 Omnibus Tax Bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 11, 2013 HB 1427 Amends Public School Evaluation System Signed - Executive
Sign
May 10, 2013 SB 528 Restructures Tax Rates For Casinos Signed - Executive
Sign
May 10, 2013 SB 494 Establishes Gasification Facility Regulations Signed - Executive
Sign
May 9, 2013 HB 1011 Authorizes a Metropolitan Transit District Signed - Executive
Sign
May 9, 2013 HB 1003 Expands School Voucher Program Signed - Executive
Sign
May 8, 2013 SB 273 Establishes a License Requirement for Anesthesiologist Assistants and Dietitians Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 8, 2013 HB 1001 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
May 8, 2013 HB 1242 Requiring Licenses for Diabetes Educators Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 7, 2013 SB 207 Authorizes Certain Undocumented Students to Receive In-State Tuition Signed - Executive
Sign
May 7, 2013 SB 225 Establishes Procedures to Appoint Constitutional Convention Delegates Signed - Executive
Sign
May 7, 2013 SB 224 Establishes the Duties of Constitutional Convention Delegates Signed - Executive
Sign
May 7, 2013 HB 1357 Amends Licensing Requirements for Superintendents Signed - Executive
Sign
May 6, 2013 HB 1006 Amends the Criminal Code Signed - Executive
Sign
May 1, 2013 SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Signed - Executive
Sign
April 29, 2013 HB 1293 Establishes Micro-Distiller Permits 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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