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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 10, 2005 S AMDT 2476 Investigating Contracts in Iraq Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Yea
Nov. 10, 2005 S Amdt 2516 Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(49 - 42)
Nay
Nov. 8, 2005 S AMDT 2430 National Commission on Detainees Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 55)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 18)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2348 Medicaid Generic Drug Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 50)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2351 Pay As You Go Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2356 Hurricane Health Care for Survivors Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2357 Medicare Premiums Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(49 - 50)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2358 ANWR Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2365 Medical Assistance and Prescription Drug Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2371 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 48)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2371 Medicare Prescription Drug Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2381 Prescription Drug Plan Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2400 Alaska Judicial Review of Oil Revenue Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2409 Targeted Case Management Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 2, 2005 S AMDT 2358 ANWR Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2005 S AMDT 2351 Pay As You Go Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2005 S AMDT 2356 Hurricane Health Care for Survivors Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2005 S AMDT 2357 Medicare Premiums Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 3)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2005 S AMDT 2259 AIDS Drug Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(46 - 50)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2005 S AMDT 2287 After School Funding Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(41 - 56)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(54 - 43)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2275 Elementary and Secondary Education Act Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 51)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2275 Elementary and Secondary Education Act Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2292 Individuals with Disabilities Education Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2292 Individuals with Disabilities Education Amendment Senate Sponsor
Oct. 25, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 25, 2005 S AMDT 2213 Federal Pell Grant Increase Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2005 S AMDT 2213 Federal Pell Grant Increase Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 20, 2005 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation Bill Passed - Senate
(93 - 1)
Yea
Oct. 18, 2005 S AMDT 2062 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(92 - 6)
Yea
Oct. 7, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 0)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2005 S AMDT 1937 Health Care for Veterans Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2005 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
Oct. 5, 2005 S Amdt 2033 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 29, 2005 PN 801 Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Senate
(78 - 22)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - Senate
(97 - 2)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2005 S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2005 S Amdt 1660 Congressional Commission on Hurricane Katrina Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2005 S Amdt 1670 Special Committee on Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2005 S J Res 20 EPA's Clean Air Mercury Rule Bill Failed - Senate
(47 - 51)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2005 S Amdt 1660 Congressional Commission on Hurricane Katrina Senate Sponsor
July 29, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(99 - 1)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 4)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 4)
Yea
July 29, 2005 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(74 - 26)
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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