Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/13/08 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes
None - House
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9/19/06 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill
None - House
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6/06/06 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution
None - House
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4/05/06 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
None - House
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3/07/06 HR 4890 Line Item Veto bill
None - House
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2/16/06 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006
None - House
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2/15/06 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006
None - House
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10/27/05 HR 4167 None
None - House
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5/26/05 HR 2679 None
None - House
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5/17/05 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006
None - House
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2/17/05 HR 8 Death/Estate Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005
None - House
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2/10/05 HR 748 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
None - House
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2/01/05 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill
None - House
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1/26/05 HR 418 Real ID Act of 2005
None - House
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1/25/05 H J Res 10 Flag Desecration Resolution
None - House
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5/05/04 HR 4280 Medical Malpractice Liability Limitation Bill
None - House
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1/21/04 HR 3717 FCC Indecency Penalties Bill
None - House
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5/08/03 HR 2028 Pledge of Allegiance Protection Bill
None - House
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5/07/03 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004
None - House
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5/01/03 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003
None - House
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4/12/03 HR 1829 Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003
None - House
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2/27/03 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
None - House
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2/13/03 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill
None - House
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2/05/03 HR 5 Malpractice Liability bill
None - House
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2/05/03 HR 534 Cloning of Humans bill
None - House
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1/27/03 HR 339 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits (Cheeseburger Bill)
None - House
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1/07/03 H J Res 4 Flag Burning Resolution
None - House
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6/24/02 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security
None - House
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5/01/02 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act
None - House
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3/13/01 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution
None - House
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2/07/01 HR 503 Unborn Victims of Violence Act
None - House
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2/15/00 HR 3660 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion
None - House
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6/25/99 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill
None - House
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6/17/99 HR 2260 Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999
None - House
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5/04/99 H Con Res 94 National Day of Prayer Resolution
None - House
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3/23/99 HR 1218 Child Custody Protection Act
None - House
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3/04/99 HR 975 Steel Import Limitation bill
None - House
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2/25/99 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000
None - House
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2/24/99 H J Res 33 Flag Desecration Resolution
None - House
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2/24/99 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill
None - House
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2/11/99 HR 2 Education Funding for Disadvantaged Students
None - House
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2/10/99 HR 6 Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples
None - House
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2/04/99 HR 4 National Missile Defense bill
None - House
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4/01/98 HR 3682 Child Custody Protection Act
None - House
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2/26/98 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment
None - House
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2/03/98 HR 3150 Bankruptcy Reform bill
None - House
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1/27/98 HR 3097 Tax Code Termination bill
None - House
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11/06/97 HR 2846 National Student Testing bill
None - House
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10/07/97 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
None - House
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9/08/97 HR 2431 Religious Freedom
None - House
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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.