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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 21, 2009 S Amdt 1469 Repealing Funding for F-22 Aircraft Procurement Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 40)
Yea
July 26, 2008 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(72 - 13)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(51 - 50)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2602 Hurricane Victims Tax Benefit Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 55)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2351 Pay As You Go Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
July 29, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 4)
Yea
May 17, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 11)
Yea
April 11, 2003 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 50)
Yea
March 26, 2003 S Con Res 23 Budget Resolution FY2004 Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 44)
Yea
March 19, 2003 S Amdt 272 ANWR Oil Drilling Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 48)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2003 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(76 - 20)
Yea
Dec. 7, 2001 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(79 - 20)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2001 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 15, 2001 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 7)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2001 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(87 - 7)
Yea
May 10, 2001 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea
Nov. 19, 1999 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 24)
Yea
Sept. 16, 1999 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(52 - 39)
Yea
Aug. 5, 1999 HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
June 30, 1999 S 1234 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
June 16, 1999 S 1205 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
May 6, 1999 S 900 Financial Services Modernization Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
Nov. 8, 1997 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 4)
Yea
Oct. 1, 1997 HR 2378 Appropriations bill FY98, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(55 - 45)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1997 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(93 - 5)
Yea
Sept. 11, 1997 S Amdt 1122 Education Funding Amendment Amendment Not Tabled - Senate
(49 - 51)
Nay
July 31, 1997 HR 2014 Budget Reconciliation Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 8)
Yea
June 5, 1997 H Con Res 84 Budget Resolution FY1999-2000 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(76 - 22)
Yea
May 23, 1997 H Con Res 84 Budget Resolution FY1999-2000 Resolution Passed - Senate
(78 - 22)
Yea
Sept. 10, 1993 S Amdt 816 Postponement of Base Closures Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(18 - 79)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1993 S Amdt 785 Ballistic Missile Defense Funding Reducation Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(50 - 48)
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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