Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/09/12 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/23/12 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/13/12 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
None - House
Co-sponsor
9/07/11 H J Res 77 Disapproval of the President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit
None - House
Co-sponsor
7/06/11 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/18/11 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/26/11 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/25/11 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/20/11 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/20/11 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/12/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/05/11 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/05/11 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/06/09 H J Res 3 Releasing Funds for Economic Stabilization Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
5/02/07 HR 2102 Reporter's Source Confidentiality Guidelines
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/08/07 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007
None - House
Co-sponsor
5/01/06 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006
None - House
Co-sponsor
4/05/06 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/07/06 HR 4890 Line Item Veto bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
10/27/05 HR 4167 None
None - House
Co-sponsor
7/21/05 HR 5 Malpractice Liability Reform Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/17/05 HR 8 Death/Estate Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/09/05 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/02/05 HR 554 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits
None - House
Co-sponsor

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.