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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 30, 2013 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act Bill Passed - House
(292 - 122)
Did Not Vote
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(254 - 166)
Did Not Vote
May 23, 2013 HR 1911 Smarter Solutions for Students Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 198)
Nay
May 17, 2013 HR 1062 SEC Regulatory Accountability Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 161)
Nay
July 25, 2012 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(327 - 98)
Nay
May 9, 2012 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(330 - 93)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2011 H Amdt 849 Requires Public Disclosure of Bonuses and Golden Parachute Arrangements Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 234)
Nay
July 21, 2011 HR 1315 Oversight of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bill Passed - House
(241 - 173)
Nay
March 11, 2011 HR 836 Terminating the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Bill Passed - House
(242 - 177)
Nay
March 10, 2011 HR 830 Terminating the Federal Housing Administration Refinance Program Bill Passed - House
(256 - 171)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(237 - 187)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2010 HR 4785 Authorizing Loans for Energy Efficiency Purposes Bill Passed - House
(240 - 172)
Yea
June 30, 2010 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(237 - 192)
Nay
June 17, 2010 HR 5297 Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(241 - 182)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2009 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(223 - 202)
Yea
March 5, 2009 HR 1106 Mortgage Restructuring In Bankruptcy Bill Passed - House
(234 - 191)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2009 H J Res 3 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act Joint Resolution Passed - House
(270 - 155)
Nay
Jan. 21, 2009 HR 384 Oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program Bill Passed - House
(260 - 166)
Yea
Oct. 3, 2008 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(263 - 171)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2008 HR 3997 Financial Asset Purchase Authority Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(205 - 228)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2008 HR 5244 Credit Card Regulations Bill Passed - House
(312 - 112)
Did Not Vote
June 26, 2008 HR 6377 Energy Futures Trading Bill Passed - House
(402 - 19)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2007 HR 3915 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Subprime Lending Act Bill Passed - House
(291 - 127)
Yea
July 12, 2006 HR 2990 Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 166)
Nay
April 14, 2005 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(302 - 126)
Yea
March 18, 2004 HR 1375 Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2004 Bill Passed - House
(392 - 25)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2004 S 1920 Farmer Bankruptcy Bill Bill Passed - House
(265 - 99)
Nay
Nov. 23, 1993 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(235 - 191)
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.

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