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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 27, 1994 S Amdt 1263 Vietnam Trade Embargo Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 38)
Yea
Nov. 20, 1993 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 36)
Nay
Nov. 20, 1993 HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Nay
Nov. 20, 1993 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
Nov. 17, 1993 HR 2401 Defense FY94 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(77 - 22)
Yea
Nov. 17, 1993 S Amdt 1152 Prohibiting the Possession of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Amendment Adopted - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
Nov. 17, 1993 S Amdt 1204 Replacing the Death Penalty with Life Imprisonment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(25 - 74)
Nay
Nov. 10, 1993 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(88 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1993 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 9)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1993 S Amdt 1151 Improving Fingerprint Systems Amendment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(49 - 51)
Yea
Nov. 8, 1993 S Amdt 1132 Prohibiting the Death Penalty for Minors Amendment Tabled - Senate
(52 - 41)
Yea
Nov. 5, 1993 S Amdt 1117 Charging Teens as Adults for Crimes Involving a Firearm Amendment Adopted - Senate
(64 - 23)
Yea
Oct. 27, 1993 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(89 - 11)
Yea
Oct. 21, 1993 HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(90 - 10)
Yea
Oct. 21, 1993 S Amdt 1072 Restriction of Funding for Haiti Operations Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(19 - 81)
Yea
Oct. 19, 1993 HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
Yea
Oct. 18, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(80 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 15, 1993 S Amdt 1043 Ending Military Operations in Somalia Amendment Tabled - Senate
(61 - 38)
Nay
Oct. 6, 1993 HR 2750 Transportation Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(90 - 9)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1993 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(88 - 11)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1993 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 10)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(82 - 17)
Yea
Sept. 23, 1993 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(88 - 10)
Yea
Sept. 22, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 9)
Yea
Sept. 22, 1993 S Amdt 910 Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea
Sept. 10, 1993 S Amdt 816 Postponement of Base Closures Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(18 - 79)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1993 S Amdt 783 Homosexuals in the Military Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(33 - 63)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1993 S Amdt 785 Ballistic Missile Defense Funding Reducation Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1993 S Amdt 790 U.S. Policy Towards Somalia Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(90 - 7)
Yea
Sept. 8, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(57 - 40)
Yea
Sept. 7, 1993 PN 452 M. Joycelyn Elders, United States Surgeon General Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Nay
Aug. 6, 1993 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 50)
Nay
Aug. 3, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(58 - 41)
Yea
Aug. 3, 1993 HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 27)
Yea
Aug. 3, 1993 PN 422 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(96 - 3)
Yea
July 29, 1993 HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(87 - 13)
Yea
July 27, 1993 HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(70 - 29)
Yea
July 23, 1993 HR 2348 Legislative Branch FY94 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 7)
Yea
July 22, 1993 S Amdt 608 National Service Educational Awards Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(55 - 44)
Nay
July 20, 1993 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Yea
June 30, 1993 HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(76 - 16)
Yea
June 25, 1993 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
May 13, 1993 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 35)
Yea
May 11, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(62 - 36)
Nay
May 4, 1993 S 171 Department of the Environment Act Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 15)
Did Not Vote
April 1, 1993 H Con Res 64 Fiscal 1994 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(55 - 45)
Nay
March 17, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 37)
Nay
Feb. 18, 1993 S Amdt 39 Prohibiting Immigrants with AIDS from entering the United States Amendment Adopted - Senate
(76 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 4, 1993 HR 1 Family & Medical Leave Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(71 - 27)
Yea
Feb. 4, 1993 S Amdt 19 Homosexual Discrimination in the Military Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(62 - 37)
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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