Issue Category

38 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/24/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (303 - 115)
Nay
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)
Yea
4/23/08 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes
Bill Passed - House (349 - 62)
Yea
4/02/08 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Bill Passed - House (308 - 116)
Nay
3/05/08 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill
Bill Passed - House (268 - 148)
Nay
12/17/07 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 201)
Nay
12/17/07 HR 2764 Appropriations for Operations in Afghanistan
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (253 - 154)
Nay
8/02/07 H Amdt 734 Prescription Drug Imports
Amendment Rejected - House (146 - 283)
Nay
8/01/07 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (225 - 204)
Nay
7/19/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - House (276 - 140)
Nay
5/17/07 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 209)
Nay
1/12/07 HR 4 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act
Bill Passed - House (255 - 170)
Nay
7/27/06 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (270 - 148)
Yea
6/09/06 HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act
Bill Passed - House (373 - 34)
Nay
3/08/06 HR 4167 National Uniformity for Food Act
Bill Passed - House (283 - 139)
Yea
12/19/05 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (212 - 206)
Yea
12/14/05 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (215 - 213)
Yea
11/17/05 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Rejected - House (209 - 224)
Yea
7/28/05 HR 5 Malpractice Liability Reform Bill
Bill Passed - House (230 - 194)
Yea
7/12/05 HR 741 Independent Review of OSHA Act of 2005
Bill Passed - House (226 - 197)
Yea
6/23/05 H Amdt 343 Restoring Funds for Public Broadcasting
Amendment Adopted - House (284 - 140)
Nay
6/23/05 H Amdt 346 Annual Fit Test Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 216)
Nay
4/28/05 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (214 - 211)
Nay
3/17/05 H Con Res 95 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
Joint Resolution Passed - House (218 - 214)
Nay
5/18/04 HR 3722 Undocumented Immigrant Emergency Medical Assistance
Bill Failed - House (88 - 331)
Yea
5/12/04 HR 4280 Medical Malpractice Liability Limitation Bill
Bill Passed - House (229 - 197)
Yea
3/24/04 HR 3873 Child Nutrition Improvement and Integrity Act
Bill Passed - House (419 - 5)
Yea
3/10/04 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill)
Bill Passed - House (276 - 139)
Yea
11/22/03 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 215)
Yea
7/25/03 HR 2427 Imports of Prescription Drugs bill
Bill Passed - House (243 - 186)
Yea
7/24/03 HR 2800 Foreign Operations Appropriations, FY 2004 bill
Bill Passed - House (370 - 50)
Nay
7/16/03 HR 2122 Project BioShield Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (421 - 2)
Yea
6/27/03 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill
Bill Passed - House (216 - 215)
Yea
5/01/03 HR 1298 AIDS Assistance bill
Bill Passed - House (375 - 41)
Nay
3/31/03 HR 1463 Vaccine Compensation bill
Bill Failed - House (184 - 206)
Yea
8/02/01 H Amdt 303 Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act
Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 213)
Yea
10/27/99 HR 2260 Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999
Bill Passed - House (271 - 156)
Yea
10/07/99 HR 2723 Patient Protection bill
Bill Passed - House (275 - 151)
Nay
9/21/99 HR 2116 Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act
Bill Passed - House (369 - 46)
Yea
7/24/98 H Amdt 776 Patients' Bill of Rights Act Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (212 - 217)
Yea
7/24/98 HR 4250 Patient Protection bill
Bill Passed - House (216 - 210)
Yea
11/07/97 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education
Conference Report Adopted - House (352 - 65)
Nay
9/11/97 H Amdt 347 Needle Exchange Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (266 - 158)
Yea
4/10/97 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill
Bill Passed - House (398 - 16)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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