Issue Category

38 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/11/12 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
Bill Passed - House (244 - 185)
Yea
6/07/12 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices
Bill Passed - House (270 - 146)
Yea
2/01/12 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act
Bill Passed - House (267 - 159)
Yea
5/04/11 HR 1214 Repealing Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction
Bill Passed - House (235 - 191)
Yea
4/13/11 HR 1217 Repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund
Bill Passed - House (236 - 183)
Yea
3/03/11 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Passed - House (314 - 112)
Yea
2/18/11 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 185)
Yea
1/19/11 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill
Bill Passed - House (245 - 189)
Yea
4/24/09 HB 1478 Children's Health Insurance Program Eligibility Expansion
Conference Report Rejected - House (41 - 47)
Nay
4/01/09 SB 2070 Ban on Smoking in Cars with Children Passengers
Bill Failed - House (31 - 58)
Nay
2/19/09 HB 1213 Prohibiting Smoking in Bars and Hotels
Bill Failed - House (33 - 59)
Nay
4/23/07 HB 1466 Abortion Ban
Conference Report Adopted - House (68 - 24)
Yea
3/23/07 SB 2181 Prenatal Care for Minors
Bill Failed - House (46 - 46)
Nay
1/26/07 HB 1464 Abortion Regulation
Bill Failed - House (39 - 49)
Nay
1/26/07 HB 1466 Abortion Ban
Bill Passed - House (61 - 26)
Yea
1/26/07 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

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