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Key Votes

John Carter's Voting Records on Issue: Environment

Full Name: John R. Carter
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 31, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 31
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Erika; 4 Children: Gilianne, Johnny, Teddy, Danielle
Birth Date: 11/06/1941
Birth Place: Houston, TX
Home City: Round Rock, TX
Religion: Christian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 20, 2005 H Amdt 72 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(200 - 231)
March 17, 2005 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(218 - 214)
March 16, 2005 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 Bill Passed - House
(388 - 43)
June 25, 2004 HR 4614 Appropriations Bill FY 2005, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House
(370 - 16)
June 17, 2004 HR 4568 Interior Department FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(334 - 86)
Nov. 21, 2003 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(286 - 140)
Nov. 20, 2003 HR 253 Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2003 Bill Passed - House
(352 - 67)
Nov. 18, 2003 HR 2754 Energy and Water Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(387 - 36)
Oct. 30, 2003 HR 2691 Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(216 - 205)
Sept. 23, 2003 HR 1409 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Land Exchange Act '02 Bill Passed - House
(288 - 127)
Did Not Vote
July 17, 2003 HR 2691 Interior Department Appropriations, FY 2004 bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 152)
Did Not Vote
July 14, 2003 HR 2673 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Bill Passed - House
(347 - 64)
May 20, 2003 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 House
(256 - 170)

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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