Issue Category

91 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
8/10/10 HR 1586 Aid To States for Medicaid, Teacher Employment, and Other Purposes
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (247 - 161)
NA
3/25/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (220 - 207)
NA
3/21/10 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (219 - 212)
NA
3/21/10 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act
Bill Passed - House (220 - 211)
NA
11/07/09 H Amdt 509 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 194)
NA
11/07/09 H Amdt 510 Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments
Amendment Rejected - House (176 - 258)
NA
1/14/09 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion
Bill Passed - House (289 - 139)
NA
7/15/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Veto Override Passed - House (383 - 41)
Yea
6/24/08 HR 6331 Medicare Bill
Bill Passed - House (355 - 59)
Nay
5/15/08 HR 2642 Iraq Related Provisions such as a Troop Withdrawal, a Permanent Base Ban, and Limiting Interrogation Techniques
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (256 - 166)
Did Not Vote
4/23/08 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes
Bill Passed - House (349 - 62)
Did Not Vote
3/05/08 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill
Bill Passed - House (268 - 148)
Nay
1/23/08 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Veto Override Failed - House (260 - 152)
Nay
10/25/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Bill Passed - House (265 - 142)
Nay
10/18/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Veto Override Failed - House (273 - 156)
Nay
9/25/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (265 - 159)
Nay
8/01/07 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (225 - 204)
Nay
7/11/07 S 1701 Extension of Funding for Transitional Medical Assistance and Abstinence Education
Bill Passed - House (291 - 126)
Yea
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 209)
Nay
2/01/06 H Res 653 Budget Reconciliation Adoption
Resolution Passed - House (216 - 214)
Yea
12/19/05 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (212 - 206)
Yea
7/26/05 H Amdt 514 Small Employer Health Benefits Plan Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (197 - 230)
Nay
5/12/04 HR 4279 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2004
Bill Passed - House (273 - 152)
Yea
6/19/03 HR 1528 Taxpayer Protection and IRS Accountability Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (252 - 170)
Yea
6/19/03 HR 660 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (262 - 162)
Yea
6/28/02 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 208)
Yea
8/02/01 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (226 - 203)
Yea
6/28/00 HR 4680 Medicare Rx bill
Bill Passed - House (217 - 214)
Yea
10/07/99 H Amdt 514 Patient Protection Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 238)
Yea
10/06/99 HR 2990 Patients' Bill of Rights bill
Bill Passed - House (227 - 205)
Yea
7/24/98 H Amdt 776 Patients' Bill of Rights Act Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (212 - 217)
Nay
7/24/98 HR 4250 Patient Protection bill
Bill Passed - House (216 - 210)
Yea
7/16/98 H Amdt 728 Federal Health Plan Contraceptive Coverage Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (224 - 198)
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:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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