Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/30/11 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
None - House
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2/18/11 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms
None - House
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7/30/10 HR 5987 Seniors Protection Act
None - House
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4/02/09 HR 1913 Hate Crimes Expansion
None - House
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2/23/09 HR 1106 Mortgage Restructuring In Bankruptcy
None - House
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2/04/09 HR 847 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
None - House
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1/27/09 HR 725 Tribal Law Enforcement Amendments
None - House
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1/06/09 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
None - House
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1/06/09 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
None - House
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3/13/08 HR 5613 Medicaid Extensions and Changes
None - House
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2/07/08 HR 5244 Credit Card Regulations
None - House
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10/22/07 HR 3915 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Subprime Lending Act
None - House
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6/07/07 HR 2634 Expanding the List of Countries Eligible for Debt Forgiveness
None - House
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3/20/07 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007
None - House
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3/09/07 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill
None - House
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3/08/07 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007
None - House
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3/06/07 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
None - House
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2/12/07 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers
None - House
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2/09/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
None - House
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2/05/07 HR 800 Union Organization Bill
None - House
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1/12/07 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007
None - House
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1/12/07 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007
None - House
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1/05/07 HR 1 None
None - House
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1/05/07 HR 2 None
None - House
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1/05/07 HR 3 None
None - House
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1/05/07 HR 4 None
None - House
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5/01/06 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006
None - House
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9/19/05 HR 3824 Endangered Species Reauthorization Bill
None - House
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2/15/05 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005
None - House
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1/25/05 H J Res 10 Flag Desecration Resolution
None - House
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11/20/03 HR 3550 Highway Trust Fund Bill
None - House
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3/20/03 HR 1409 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Land Exchange Act '02
None - House
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2/27/03 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
None - House
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1/07/03 H J Res 4 Flag Burning Resolution
None - House
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7/19/01 HR 2563 Bipartisan Patient Protection Act
None - House
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5/23/01 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions
None - House
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3/13/01 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution
None - House
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9/14/00 HR 5175 Small Business Superfund Exemption
None - House
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2/10/99 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999
None - House
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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.