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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 3, 1995 HR 925 Private Property Protection Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(277 - 148)
NA
Feb. 28, 1995 HR 1022 Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 141)
NA
Feb. 16, 1995 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 181)
NA
Feb. 14, 1995 HR 728 Anti-Crime bill Bill Passed - House
(238 - 192)
NA
Feb. 8, 1995 HR 666 Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions Bill Passed - House
(289 - 142)
NA
Feb. 7, 1995 HR 842 Truth in Budgeting Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 6, 1995 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act Bill Passed - House
(294 - 134)
NA
Jan. 26, 1995 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House
(300 - 132)
NA
Nov. 29, 1994 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - House
(288 - 146)
NA
Sept. 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(327 - 86)
NA
Sept. 27, 1994 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Conference Report Adopted - House
(360 - 53)
NA
Sept. 23, 1994 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(287 - 107)
NA
Sept. 22, 1994 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House
(331 - 89)
NA
Sept. 12, 1994 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(313 - 61)
NA
Aug. 21, 1994 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(235 - 195)
NA
Aug. 18, 1994 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - House
(322 - 98)
NA
Aug. 17, 1994 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 137)
NA
Aug. 10, 1994 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House
(393 - 34)
NA
Aug. 4, 1994 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(341 - 85)
NA
July 22, 1994 H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 176)
NA
July 21, 1994 H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 233)
NA
July 19, 1994 H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 221)
NA
July 14, 1994 H Amdt 755 Federal Land Appraisals Amendment Adopted - House
(281 - 148)
NA
July 13, 1994 HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(213 - 210)
NA
July 12, 1994 H Amdt 725 East Mojave National Preserve Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 183)
NA
June 29, 1994 H Amdt 718 Space Station Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(155 - 278)
NA
June 29, 1994 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House
(339 - 89)
NA
June 29, 1994 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - House
(344 - 84)
NA
June 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(330 - 91)
NA
June 28, 1994 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House
(286 - 112)
NA
June 23, 1994 HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(338 - 85)
NA
June 17, 1994 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(278 - 127)
NA
June 16, 1994 H Amdt 645 Interstate Commerce Commission Funding Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 192)
NA
June 16, 1994 HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(363 - 59)
NA
June 15, 1994 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - House
(276 - 139)
NA
June 14, 1994 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House
(393 - 29)
NA
June 9, 1994 H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 226)
NA
June 9, 1994 H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(244 - 178)
NA
May 26, 1994 HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(210 - 205)
NA
May 25, 1994 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(337 - 87)
NA
May 24, 1994 H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 236)
NA
May 24, 1994 HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(380 - 42)
NA
May 23, 1994 H Amdt 570 Ending Requirement for Selective Service Registration Amendment Rejected - House
(125 - 273)
NA
May 5, 1994 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(220 - 183)
NA
May 5, 1994 HR 4296 Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Bill Passed - House
(216 - 214)
NA
May 5, 1994 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(241 - 174)
NA
April 21, 1994 HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 141)
NA
April 14, 1994 H Amdt 503 Death Penalty Removal Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(111 - 314)
NA
March 24, 1994 H Amdt 491 Homosexuality Education Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 194)
NA
March 24, 1994 H Amdt 497 Funding and Programs Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(173 - 245)
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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