or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Mississippi Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 1, 2014 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Conference Report Adopted - House
(91 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2014 SB 2434 Classifies Texting While Driving as Careless Driving Bill Passed - House
(91 - 27)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2014 H Amdt 1 Exempts Pregnancies that Result from Rape or Incest from 20 Week Abortion Prohibition Amendment Rejected - House
(40 - 73)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2014 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House
(89 - 22)
Yea
Feb. 5, 2014 HB 504 Increases Teacher Salaries Bill Passed - House
(86 - 26)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2014 HB 1400 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2014 HB 504 Increases Teacher Salaries House Co-sponsor
April 3, 2013 SB 2659 Establishes a Grant for School Resource Officers in Schools Conference Report Adopted - House
(80 - 36)
Yea
April 2, 2013 HB 1009 Authorizes Department of Human Services to Hire Private Contractors Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 56)
Yea
April 2, 2013 SB 2199 Requires Appointed Superintendents Conference Report Rejected - House
(52 - 66)
Yea
March 6, 2013 SB 2687 Prohibits Local Government Management of Nutrition Labeling Bill Passed - House
(92 - 26)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2013 HB 844 Exempts Certain Sales Taxes for Agricultural Businesses Bill Passed - House
(75 - 43)
Yea
May 3, 2012 JR 201 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(70 - 50)
Yea
May 1, 2012 HB 211 Authorizes Certian Officials to Hire Their Own Lawyers Conference Report Adopted - House
(63 - 56)
Yea
April 30, 2012 SB 2576 Amends worker's compensation Conference Report Adopted - House
(63 - 56)
Yea
April 26, 2012 HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(79 - 39)
Yea
April 26, 2012 JR 1 State House Redistricting Joint Resolution Passed - House
(70 - 50)
Yea
April 10, 2012 SB 2771 Expands Penalties for Child Homicide Bill Passed - House
(83 - 34)
Yea
March 15, 2012 HB 790 Regulates Certain Drugs Used for Abortion Bill Passed - House
(78 - 35)
Yea
March 14, 2012 HB 1196 Additional Requirements for Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Bill Passed - House
(77 - 37)
Yea
March 14, 2012 HB 488 Immigration Enforcement Bill Passed - House
(70 - 47)
Yea
March 14, 2012 HB 638 Authorizes Prayer in Schools Bill Passed - House
(93 - 24)
Yea
March 13, 2012 HB 1390 Establishes Additional Requirements for Physicians who Perform Abortions Bill Passed - House
(80 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2012 HB 707 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation House Sponsor
Feb. 17, 2012 HB 638 Authorizes Prayer in Schools House Sponsor
Feb. 15, 2012 HB 211 Amends the Rules Regarding Hiring Outside Counsel Bill Passed - House
(59 - 56)
Yea
Feb. 13, 2012 HB 488 Immigration Enforcement House Co-sponsor
Feb. 13, 2012 HCR 33 Amends the State Budget Process Bill Passed - House
(72 - 48)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2012 HB 211 Amends the Rules Regarding Hiring Outside Counsel House Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2012 HCR 33 Amends the State Budget Process House Sponsor
April 6, 2011 SCR 692 Redistricting the State House and Senate Bill Passed - House
(63 - 53)
Nay
March 27, 2011 SB 3100 Issuance of State Bonds for Improvements in Higher Learning Institutions Conference Report Adopted - House
(91 - 27)
Nay
March 4, 2011 JR 1 Redistricting for House of Representatives Bill Passed - House
(66 - 56)
Nay
Jan. 27, 2011 SB 2179 Restrictions on Employers of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(77 - 40)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2011 HB 455 Payday Lending Provisions Bill Passed - House
(79 - 37)
Yea
April 24, 2010 SB 3214 Prohibiting Abortion Coverage in Mississippi Health Exchanges Bill Passed - House
(75 - 32)
Yea
March 27, 2010 SB 2293 Allowing "Under-Performing" Schools to Become Charter Schools Conference Report Adopted - House
(85 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2010 SB 2688 Restoring 2009-2010 Budget Cuts Bill Passed - House
(106 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 10, 2010 HB 232 Novelty Lighter Ban Bill Passed - House
(94 - 25)
Nay
Feb. 3, 2010 HB 959 Sale of State Plane Bill Passed - House
(65 - 55)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2010 HB 392 Limiting Gubernatorial Budget Reductions Bill Passed - House
(70 - 49)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2009 HB 234 Sex Education Pilot Program Bill Passed - House
(79 - 40)
Nay
Feb. 11, 2009 HB 1533 Election Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(78 - 44)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2009 HB 1090 Increasing Public Utilities Staff Oversight Bill Passed - House
(64 - 53)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2009 HB 1533 Election Law Amendments House Sponsor
Jan. 14, 2009 HB 364 Cigarette Tax Increase Bill Passed - House
(81 - 39)
Nay
Jan. 7, 2009 HB 290 2008-2009 Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(87 - 34)
Nay
June 27, 2008 HB 17 Medicaid Funds Bill Bill Passed - House
(68 - 44)
Nay
May 29, 2008 HB 17 Medicaid Funds Bill Bill Failed - House
(55 - 53)
Nay
May 28, 2008 SB 2011 Increasing Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(87 - 33)
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.

Back to top