Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
12/20/12 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (215 - 209)
Yea
5/04/09 SB 2003 2009-2011 Biennuim Higher Education Budget
Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 24)
Nay
2/19/09 HB 1400 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (78 - 16)
Yea
2/17/09 HB 1255 Corporate Tax Rate Reduction
Bill Passed - House (57 - 36)
Yea
2/17/09 HB 1268 Sales Tax Exemption on Clothing Purchases
Bill Passed - House (66 - 26)
Yea
2/17/09 HB 1279 Income Tax Rate Reduction
Bill Failed - House (47 - 46)
Nay
2/17/09 HB 1324 Income Tax Rebates and Rate Reduction
Bill Passed - House (53 - 40)
Yea
2/16/09 HB 1431 Increasing Fines for Certain Traffic Violations
Bill Failed - House (35 - 57)
Nay
2/06/09 HB 1508 State-Sponsored Children's Savings Accounts
Bill Failed - House (28 - 64)
Nay
2/05/09 HB 1557 Even-Numbered Year Budget Adjustment Legislative Sessions
Bill Failed - House (33 - 61)
Nay
2/02/09 HB 1539 Sales Tax Exemption for Purchase of "Big-Three" Cars
Bill Failed - House (29 - 64)
Nay
4/23/07 HB 1106 Legislative Pay Raise
Conference Report Adopted - House (49 - 44)
Yea
4/18/07 SB 2032 Property Tax Reduction
Bill Passed - House (61 - 33)
Yea
3/30/07 SB 2200 Revisions in School Funding
Bill Passed - House (62 - 25)
Yea
3/30/07 SB 2397 Oil Well Tax Cut
Bill Passed - House (63 - 26)
Yea
3/22/07 SB 2347 In-State Tuition Grants
Bill Failed - House (28 - 65)
Nay
2/14/07 HB 1449 Property Tax Relief
Bill Failed - House (27 - 65)
Nay
2/02/07 HB 1521 Freezing College Tuition
Bill Failed - House (37 - 52)
Nay
1/16/07 HB 1029 Local Sales Tax Restrictions
Bill Passed - House (64 - 28)
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.