Issue Category

39 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/29/11 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program
Bill Passed - House (252 - 170)
Yea
3/16/11 HR 861 Terminating the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Bill Passed - House (242 - 182)
Yea
3/11/11 HR 836 Terminating the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program
Bill Passed - House (242 - 177)
Yea
3/10/11 HR 830 Terminating the Federal Housing Administration Refinance Program
Bill Passed - House (256 - 171)
Yea
12/17/10 HR 5510 Aiding Those Facing Foreclosure Act
Bill Failed - House (210 - 145)
Nay
12/16/10 H Amdt 786 Amending the Estate Tax
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233)
Nay
9/16/10 HR 4785 Authorizing Loans for Energy Efficiency Purposes
Bill Passed - House (240 - 172)
Nay
7/28/10 HR 5827 Exempting Guns from an Estate for Bankruptcy Purposes
Bill Passed - House (307 - 113)
Yea
7/15/10 HR 5114 Flood Insurance Program Extension
Bill Passed - House (329 - 90)
Nay
6/30/10 HR 4173 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Conference Report Adopted - House (237 - 192)
Nay
6/10/10 H Amdt 684 Increasing Minimum Down Payment for Federal Housing Administration Mortgages
Amendment Rejected - House (131 - 289)
Nay
6/10/10 H Amdt 686 Limiting Federal Housing Administration Mortgage Issuance
Amendment Rejected - House (106 - 316)
Nay
6/10/10 H Amdt 688 Limiting Principal Obligation Amounts of Federal Housing Administration Mortgages
Amendment Rejected - House (121 - 301)
Nay
12/03/09 HR 4154 Estate Tax Law Amendments and Reinstatement of PAYGO
Bill Passed - House (225 - 200)
Nay
11/05/09 HR 3548 Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits and Providing Business and Homebuyer Tax Credits
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (403 - 12)
Yea
3/05/09 HR 1106 Mortgage Restructuring In Bankruptcy
Bill Passed - House (234 - 191)
Nay
1/21/09 HR 384 Oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program
Bill Passed - House (260 - 166)
Nay
10/03/08 HR 1424 Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (263 - 171)
Yea
9/29/08 HR 3997 Financial Asset Purchase Authority
Concurrence Vote Failed - House (205 - 228)
Nay
7/23/08 HR 3221 Housing Bill with Energy Tax Credit Extensions
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (272 - 152)
Yea
6/25/08 HR 2176 Bay Mills Indian Community Land Claim Bill
Bill Failed - House (121 - 298)
Nay
5/08/08 H Amdt 1045 Undocumented Immigrants' Ineligibility for Certain Financial Assistance
Amendment Adopted - House (391 - 33)
Yea
5/08/08 HR 3221 Housing-Related Tax Provision Amendments
Amendment Adopted - House (322 - 94)
Nay
5/08/08 HR 3221 Housing-Related Tax Provision Amendments
Amendment Adopted - House (266 - 154)
Nay
5/08/08 HR 5818 Assistance to States for Purchasing Foreclosed Homes
Bill Passed - House (239 - 188)
Nay
2/07/08 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (380 - 34)
Yea
1/29/08 HR 5140 Economic Stimulus Plan
Bill Passed - House (385 - 35)
Yea
11/15/07 HR 3915 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Subprime Lending Act
Bill Passed - House (291 - 127)
Yea
11/08/07 HR 3355 Homeowners' Catastrophic Insurance Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (258 - 155)
Nay
10/10/07 HR 2895 National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (264 - 148)
Nay
10/04/07 HR 3648 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (386 - 27)
Yea
9/18/07 HR 1852 Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (348 - 72)
Yea
8/04/07 HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (241 - 172)
Nay
7/12/07 HR 1851 Section 8 Voucher Adjustments Act of 2007
Bill Passed - House (333 - 83)
Yea
9/29/06 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006
Bill Passed - House (231 - 181)
Nay
9/26/06 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005
Bill Failed - House (234 - 172)
Nay
6/22/06 HR 5638 Death/Estate Tax Amendment
Bill Passed - House (269 - 156)
Yea
6/14/06 HR 5576 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (406 - 22)
Yea
5/23/06 HR 5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act
Bill Passed - House (378 - 46)
Nay
6/30/05 H Amdt 427 Eminent Domain Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 189)
Yea
6/30/05 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation
Bill Passed - House (405 - 18)
Yea
4/14/05 S 256 Bankruptcy Reform Bill
Bill Passed - House (302 - 126)
Yea
4/13/05 HR 8 Death/Estate Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005
Bill Passed - House (272 - 162)
Yea
7/25/03 HR 2861 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act, 2004
Bill Passed - House (316 - 109)
Yea
11/08/01 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (401 - 18)
Yea
9/07/00 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000
Veto Override Failed - House (274 - 157)
Yea
6/09/00 H Amdt 763 Estate Tax Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 222)
Nay
6/09/00 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000
Bill Passed - House (279 - 136)
Yea
10/14/99 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000
Conference Report Adopted - House (406 - 18)
Yea
10/01/99 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (240 - 175)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

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