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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 6)
NA
Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 170)
NA
Sept. 28, 2006 HR 5825 Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act Bill Passed - House
(232 - 191)
NA
Sept. 27, 2006 HR 6166 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(253 - 168)
NA
Sept. 26, 2006 Motion to Resolve Into Secret Session Motion Rejected - House
(171 - 217)
NA
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 2679 Public Expression of Religion Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 173)
NA
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2005 Bill Failed - House
(234 - 172)
NA
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bill Passed - House
(277 - 131)
NA
Sept. 26, 2006 HR 5631 Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(394 - 22)
NA
Sept. 26, 2006 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - House
(264 - 153)
NA
Sept. 25, 2006 HR 5062 New Hampshire Wilderness Act Bill Failed - House
(220 - 169)
NA
Sept. 21, 2006 HR 6095 Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(277 - 140)
NA
Sept. 21, 2006 S 2832 Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006 Bill Failed - House
(215 - 204)
NA
Sept. 20, 2006 HR 4844 Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(228 - 196)
NA
Sept. 14, 2006 HR 6061 Secure Fence Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(283 - 138)
NA
Sept. 13, 2006 HR 4893 Restricting Indian Gaming to Homelands of Tribes Act Bill Failed - House
(247 - 171)
NA
Sept. 7, 2006 HR 503 Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill Bill Passed - House
(263 - 146)
NA
July 29, 2006 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 180)
NA
July 28, 2006 HR 4 Pension Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(279 - 131)
NA
July 27, 2006 HR 4157 Better Health Information Systems Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(270 - 148)
NA
July 26, 2006 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 68)
NA
July 20, 2006 HR 5684 U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill Passed - House
(221 - 205)
NA
July 19, 2006 HR 2389 Pledge Protection Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(260 - 167)
NA
July 19, 2006 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005 Veto Override Failed - House
(235 - 193)
NA
July 18, 2006 H J Res 88 Same-Sex Marriage Resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(236 - 187)
NA
July 18, 2006 S 2754 Alternative Stem Cell Therapies Act Bill Failed - House
(273 - 154)
NA
July 13, 2006 HR 9 Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(390 - 33)
NA
July 12, 2006 HR 2990 Credit Rating Agency Duopoly Relief Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 166)
NA
July 11, 2006 H Amdt 1179 Online Gambling Ban Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(114 - 297)
NA
July 11, 2006 HR 4411 Internet Gambling Bill Bill Passed - House
(317 - 93)
NA
June 29, 2006 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 187)
NA
June 29, 2006 HR 5672 Commerce Department Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Bill Passed - House
(393 - 23)
NA
June 29, 2006 H Res 895 Intelligence and Law Enforcement Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(227 - 183)
NA
June 28, 2006 H Amdt 1156 Trigger Lock Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(230 - 191)
NA
June 26, 2006 HR 5682 U.S.and India Nuclear Cooperation Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
June 22, 2006 HR 4890 Line Item Veto Bill Bill Passed - House
(247 - 172)
NA
June 22, 2006 HR 5638 Death/Estate Tax Amendment Bill Passed - House
(269 - 156)
NA
June 20, 2006 HR 5631 Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(407 - 19)
NA
June 16, 2006 H Res 861 Global War on Terror Resolution Passed - House
(256 - 153)
NA
June 14, 2006 HR 5576 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(406 - 22)
NA
June 13, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(351 - 67)
NA
June 9, 2006 HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act Bill Passed - House
(373 - 34)
NA
June 8, 2006 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(321 - 101)
NA
June 7, 2006 HR 5521 Legislative Branch FY 2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(361 - 53)
NA
June 6, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 9)
NA
May 23, 2006 HR 5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(378 - 46)
NA
May 18, 2006 H Amdt 842 Outer Continental Shelf for Gas and Oil Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(141 - 279)
NA
May 18, 2006 H Amdt 856 Outer Continental Shelf Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(217 - 203)
NA
May 18, 2006 HR 5386 Interior Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(293 - 128)
NA
May 10, 2006 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(244 - 185)
NA

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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