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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 11, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 185)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices Bill Passed - House
(270 - 146)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 159)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HR 1214 Repealing Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Yea
April 13, 2011 HR 1217 Repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund Bill Passed - House
(236 - 183)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(314 - 112)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill Bill Passed - House
(245 - 189)
Yea

North Dakota Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 24, 2009 HB 1478 Children's Health Insurance Program Eligibility Expansion Conference Report Rejected - House
(41 - 47)
Nay
April 1, 2009 SB 2070 Ban on Smoking in Cars with Children Passengers Bill Failed - House
(31 - 58)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2009 HB 1213 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Hotels Bill Failed - House
(33 - 59)
Nay
April 23, 2007 HB 1466 Abortion Ban Conference Report Adopted - House
(68 - 24)
Yea
March 23, 2007 SB 2181 Prenatal Care for Minors Bill Failed - House
(46 - 46)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2007 HB 1464 Abortion Regulation Bill Failed - House
(39 - 49)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2007 HB 1466 Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House
(61 - 26)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2007 HB 1494 Prenatal Testing Bill Failed - House
(29 - 60)
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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