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Key Votes

Joe Wilson, Sr.'s Voting Records

Full Name: Addison 'Joe' Graves Wilson, Sr.
Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 2, Republican
First Elected: 12/18/2001
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Roxanne; 4 Children: Alan, Addison, Julian, Hunter
Birth Date: 07/31/1947
Birth Place: Charleston, SC
Home City: Springdale, SC
Religion: Presbyterian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 19, 2006 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(260 - 167)
Yea
July 19, 2006 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 Veto Override Failed - House
(235 - 193)
Nay
July 18, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(236 - 187)
Yea
July 18, 2006 S 2754 Alternative Stem Cell Therapies Act Bill Failed - House
(273 - 154)
Yea
July 13, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(390 - 33)
Yea
July 12, 2006 HR 2990 Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 166)
Yea
July 11, 2006 H Amdt 1179 Online Gambling Ban Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(114 - 297)
Nay
July 11, 2006 HR 4411 Internet Gambling Bill Bill Passed - House
(317 - 93)
Yea
June 29, 2006 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 187)
Yea
June 29, 2006 HR 5672 Commerce Department Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - House
(393 - 23)
Yea
June 29, 2006 H Res 895 Intelligence and Law Enforcement Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(227 - 183)
Yea
June 28, 2006 H Amdt 1156 Trigger Lock Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(230 - 191)
Yea
June 26, 2006 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
June 22, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill Bill Passed - House
(247 - 172)
Yea
June 22, 2006 HR 5638 Death/Estate Tax Amendment Bill Passed - House
(269 - 156)
Yea
June 20, 2006 HR 5631 Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(407 - 19)
Yea
June 16, 2006 H Res 861 Global War on Terror Resolution Passed - House
(256 - 153)
Yea
June 14, 2006 HR 5576 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(406 - 22)
Yea
June 13, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(351 - 67)
Yea
June 9, 2006 HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act Bill Passed - House
(373 - 34)
Yea
June 8, 2006 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(321 - 101)
Yea
June 7, 2006 HR 5521 Legislative Branch FY 2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(361 - 53)
Yea
June 6, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution House Co-sponsor
June 6, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 9)
Yea
May 23, 2006 HR 5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(378 - 46)
Yea
May 18, 2006 H Amdt 842 Outer Continental Shelf for Gas and Oil Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(141 - 279)
Nay
May 18, 2006 H Amdt 856 Outer Continental Shelf Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(217 - 203)
Nay
May 18, 2006 HR 5386 Interior Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(293 - 128)
Yea
May 10, 2006 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(244 - 185)
Yea
May 3, 2006 HR 4975 527 Reform Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(217 - 213)
Yea
May 2, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
May 1, 2006 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006 House Co-sponsor
April 5, 2006 HR 513 527 Reform Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(218 - 209)
Yea
March 30, 2006 H Amdt 772 Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(200 - 220)
Nay
March 30, 2006 HR 609 College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 199)
Yea
March 30, 2006 H Res 746 Jack Abramoff Investigation Resolution Resolution Tabled - House
(216 - 193)
Yea
March 16, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House
(348 - 71)
Yea
March 8, 2006 HR 4167 National Uniformity for Food Act Bill Passed - House
(283 - 139)
Yea
March 7, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto bill House Co-sponsor
March 7, 2006 S 2271 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
Yea
March 2, 2006 HR 4844 Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 16, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2006 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2006 H Res 653 Budget Reconciliation Adoption Resolution Passed - House
(216 - 214)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 41)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(308 - 106)
Yea
Dec. 19, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
Yea
Dec. 16, 2005 HR 4437 Border Security Bill Bill Passed - House
(239 - 182)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 213)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Conference Report Adopted - House
(251 - 174)
Yea

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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