Issue Category

61 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/24/03 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (407 - 15)
Yea
7/25/03 HR 2859 Emergency Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act,2003
Bill Passed - House (352 - 60)
Yea
7/16/03 HR 2122 Project BioShield Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (421 - 2)
Yea
7/08/03 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill
Bill Passed - House (399 - 19)
Yea
6/24/03 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill
Bill Passed - House (425 - 2)
Yea
7/26/02 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security
Bill Passed - House (295 - 132)
Yea
7/10/02 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act
Bill Passed - House (310 - 113)
Yea
11/16/01 S 1447 Federalize Aviation Security bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (410 - 9)
Yea
10/24/01 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (357 - 66)
Yea
10/12/01 HR 2975 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001
Bill Passed - House (337 - 79)
Yea
10/14/99 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000
Conference Report Adopted - House (406 - 18)
Yea
9/09/99 H Con Res 180 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution
Resolution Passed - House (311 - 41)
Yea
9/09/99 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000
Bill Passed - House (235 - 187)
Yea
5/18/99 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report
Conference Report Adopted - House (269 - 158)
Nay
3/24/99 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report
Bill Passed - House (220 - 211)
Yea
10/07/98 HR 3694 Intelligence FY99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (337 - 83)
Yea
9/17/98 HR 4569 Appropriations Bill FY99, Foreign Operations
Bill Passed - House (255 - 161)
Yea
4/30/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (242 - 163)
Yea
3/31/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (212 - 208)
Yea
11/07/97 HR 2647 PLA Monitoring bill
Bill Passed - House (408 - 10)
Yea
11/07/97 S 858 Intelligence FY98 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (385 - 36)
Yea
9/25/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (356 - 65)
Yea
7/29/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (322 - 105)
Yea
6/23/97 H Amdt 192 Border Defense Personnel Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (269 - 119)
Yea

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