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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 9, 2014 S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Nay
March 6, 2014 S 1752 Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 45)
Nay
Feb. 12, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 22)
Yea
June 5, 2012 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
April 26, 2012 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2010 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 41)
Nay
Dec. 22, 2009 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments Amendment Adopted - Senate
(60 - 39)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2009 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 39)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2009 S Amdt 2588 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Mandatory Arbitration Contracts Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 30)
Nay
Jan. 29, 2009 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(66 - 32)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 36)
Nay
April 23, 2008 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Nay
Dec. 18, 2007 HR 2764 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(76 - 17)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 30)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(67 - 29)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2007 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
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:

  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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