or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 9, 2014 S 2578 Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 Senate Co-sponsor
June 4, 2014 S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 8, 2014 S 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 1, 2014 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 14, 2014 S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 17, 2013 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 20, 2013 S 1752 Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 Senate Sponsor
July 24, 2013 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans Senate Co-sponsor
May 14, 2013 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 25, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 711 Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons Senate Co-sponsor
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 22, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism Senate Sponsor
Nov. 27, 2012 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Senate Co-sponsor
July 10, 2012 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act Senate Co-sponsor
July 9, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Senate Co-sponsor
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2156 Increases Funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Senate Sponsor
May 22, 2012 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
April 24, 2012 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill) Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2011 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 17, 2011 S Amdt 1064 Repeals Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 22, 2011 S 1619 Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011 Senate Sponsor
May 10, 2011 S 940 Amending Oil Company Tax Laws Senate Co-sponsor
April 8, 2011 S 782 Economic Development Revitalization Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2011 S 23 Patent Reform Act of 2011 House Co-sponsor
Nov. 29, 2010 S 3985 Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act Senate Co-sponsor
Sept. 13, 2010 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act Senate Co-sponsor
July 21, 2010 S 3628 Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements Senate Co-sponsor
March 3, 2010 S Amdt 3353 Payment to Social Security Recipients Senate Co-sponsor
Nov. 30, 2009 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements Senate Co-sponsor
March 3, 2009 S 510 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Jan. 6, 2009 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
July 16, 2008 HR 6515 Oil Exploration in the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2008 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes House Co-sponsor
Feb. 7, 2008 HR 5244 Credit Card Regulations House Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill House Co-sponsor
Oct. 22, 2007 HR 3920 Trade and Globalization Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
July 10, 2007 HR 2956 Redeployment from Iraq Act House Co-sponsor
June 28, 2007 HR 2929 Ban on Permanent Bases in Iraq House Co-sponsor
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2007 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Feb. 15, 2007 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Feb. 9, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill 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.

Back to top