Issue Category

29 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
9/21/12 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (233 - 175)
Did Not Vote
9/14/12 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act
Bill Passed - House (245 - 161)
Did Not Vote
10/14/11 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
Bill Passed - House (267 - 144)
Yea
7/12/11 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs
Motion Rejected - House (233 - 193)
Yea
9/16/10 HR 4785 Authorizing Loans for Energy Efficiency Purposes
Bill Passed - House (240 - 172)
Nay
7/30/10 HR 3534 Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (209 - 193)
Nay
5/28/10 HR 5116 Science and Technology Funding
Bill Passed - House (262 - 150)
Nay
7/31/09 HR 3435 Supplemental Appropriations for the "Cash for Clunkers" Program
Bill Passed - House (316 - 109)
Nay
6/26/09 HR 2454 Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade")
Bill Passed - House (219 - 212)
Nay
9/27/08 HR 7081 United States - India Nuclear Agreement
Bill Passed - House (298 - 117)
Yea
9/26/08 HR 7060 Renewable Energy Credits and Other Business and Individual Credits
Bill Passed - House (257 - 166)
Nay
9/16/08 HR 6899 Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling and Extending Certain Renewable Energy Tax Credits
Bill Passed - House (236 - 189)
Nay
6/26/08 HR 6377 Energy Futures Trading
Bill Passed - House (402 - 19)
Nay
5/21/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Veto Override Passed - House (316 - 108)
Nay
5/21/08 HR 6049 Alternative Energy Tax Incentives
Bill Passed - House (263 - 160)
Nay
5/14/08 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Conference Report Adopted - House (318 - 106)
Did Not Vote
2/27/08 HR 5351 Energy Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (236 - 182)
Nay
8/04/07 H Amdt 748 Renewable Energy Standards
Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 190)
Nay
8/04/07 HR 2776 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (221 - 189)
Nay
7/27/07 HR 2419 Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007 (Farm Bill)
Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
Nay
7/17/07 HR 2641 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (312 - 112)
Nay
7/26/06 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (359 - 68)
Yea
11/09/05 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Conference Report Adopted - House (339 - 17)
Yea
10/07/05 HR 3893 Gasoline for America's Security Act of 2005
Bill Passed - House (212 - 210)
Yea
7/28/05 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005
Conference Report Adopted - House (275 - 156)
Nay
5/24/05 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006
Bill Passed - House (416 - 13)
Yea
5/05/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Conference Report Adopted - House (368 - 58)
Yea
4/21/05 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005
Bill Passed - House (249 - 183)
Yea
3/16/05 HR 1268 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Bill Passed - House (388 - 43)
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:

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