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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 26, 2012 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2008 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 42)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2008 S Amdt 4070 Prohibiting Funds in the Bill S 1200 from Being Used to Decrease Gun Ownership Amendment Adopted - Senate
(78 - 11)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
June 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 0)
Yea
March 17, 2005 S AMDT 211 Native American Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 55)
Yea
Oct. 17, 2001 HR 2217 Interior Department Appropriations for FY 2002 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(95 - 3)
Yea
Dec. 14, 1995 HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(58 - 40)
Nay
Sept. 28, 1994 HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 7)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1993 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 9)
Yea

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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