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Key Votes

Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue: Executive Branch

Full Name: Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr.
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sandi; 2 Children: Jessica, Jesse III
Birth Date: 03/11/1965
Birth Place: Greenville, SC
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: Baptist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 14, 2012 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 161)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 2012 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(263 - 114)
Did Not Vote
July 31, 2012 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 116)
Did Not Vote
July 26, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 172)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2012 HR 3521 Authorizes the President to Line-Item Veto Certain Legislation Bill Passed - House
(254 - 173)
Nay
Jan. 18, 2012 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(239 - 176)
Nay
Dec. 2, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies Bill Passed - House
(253 - 167)
Nay
Sept. 14, 2011 H J Res 77 Disapproval of the President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(232 - 186)
Nay
June 3, 2011 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya Resolution Passed - House
(268 - 145)
Nay
April 1, 2011 HR 1255 Government Shutdown Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 202)
Nay
Sept. 15, 2009 H Res 744 Resolution of Disapproval of Representative Joe Wilson's Conduct Resolution Passed - House
(240 - 179)
Yea
July 9, 2008 HR 5811 Electronic Communications Preservation Act Bill Passed - House
(286 - 137)
Yea
May 22, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(306 - 114)
Yea
June 22, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill Bill Passed - House
(247 - 172)
Nay
July 26, 2002 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security Bill Passed - House
(295 - 132)
Yea
Sept. 9, 1999 H Con Res 180 Puerto Rican Nationals resolution Resolution Passed - House
(311 - 41)
Nay
Dec. 19, 1998 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One Resolution Passed - House
(228 - 206)
Nay
Dec. 19, 1998 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One Resolution Failed - House
(205 - 229)
Nay
Dec. 19, 1998 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One Resolution Passed - House
(221 - 212)
Nay
Dec. 19, 1998 H Res 611 Impeachment Resolution: Article One Resolution Failed - House
(148 - 285)
Nay
Sept. 25, 1998 HR 2621 Reciprocal Trade Agreement Bill Bill Failed - House
(180 - 243)
Nay
March 18, 1998 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(193 - 225)
Nay
Feb. 5, 1998 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Veto Override Passed - House
(347 - 69)
Yea
Nov. 8, 1997 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Bill Passed - House
(352 - 64)
Yea
May 22, 1996 H Amdt 1075 Disclosure of Intelligence Spending Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 248)
Yea
May 9, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Veto Override Failed - House
(258 - 163)
Nay
March 29, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(259 - 158)
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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