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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 27, 2007 HR 1830 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Bill Passed - House
(365 - 59)
Yea
June 22, 2007 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill House Co-sponsor
June 21, 2007 H Amdt 378 Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas) Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(203 - 214)
Yea
June 15, 2007 HR 2638 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(268 - 150)
Yea
June 7, 2007 S 5 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(247 - 176)
Yea
June 6, 2007 HR 2560 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2007 Bill Failed - House
(204 - 213)
Yea
May 24, 2007 H Amdt 1 Departmental Appropriations for Defense, Security, and Hurricane Recovery Amendment Adopted - House
(348 - 73)
Yea
May 24, 2007 H Amdt 2 Replacing Titles I and II of House Amdt 1 to HR 2206 Amendment Adopted - House
(280 - 142)
Yea
May 22, 2007 HR 2264 Preventing the Organization of Petroleum Export Groups Bill Passed - House
(345 - 72)
Did Not Vote
May 22, 2007 S 214 United States Attorneys Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(306 - 114)
Did Not Vote
May 17, 2007 H Amdt 197 Guantanamo Transfer Plan Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 208)
Did Not Vote
May 17, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 209)
Did Not Vote
May 10, 2007 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 205)
Yea
May 10, 2007 HR 2262 Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act House Co-sponsor
May 8, 2007 S Con Res 21 2008 Budget Resolution Bill Passed - House
(212 - 207)
Yea
May 3, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(237 - 180)
Yea
May 2, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Veto Override Failed - House
(222 - 203)
Yea
May 1, 2007 HR 2095 Amtrak Reauthorization House Co-sponsor
April 25, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Conference Report Adopted - House
(218 - 208)
Yea
April 19, 2007 HR 1905 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 177)
Yea
March 29, 2007 H Con Res 99 Congressional Budget for 2008 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(216 - 210)
Yea
March 23, 2007 HR 1591 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline Bill Passed - House
(218 - 212)
Yea
March 20, 2007 HR 1592 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 14, 2007 HR 985 Whistleblower Protection Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(331 - 94)
Yea
March 9, 2007 HR 1424 Mental Health Coverage Bill House Co-sponsor
March 8, 2007 HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
March 6, 2007 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
March 1, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill Bill Passed - House
(241 - 185)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2007 H Con Res 63 Iraq War Policy Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(246 - 182)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 15, 2007 HR 1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco House Co-sponsor
Feb. 12, 2007 HR 980 Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers House Co-sponsor
Feb. 5, 2007 HR 800 Union Organization Bill House Co-sponsor
Jan. 18, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(264 - 163)
Yea
Jan. 17, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(356 - 71)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 4 Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 170)
Yea
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 5 College Student Relief Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2007 HR 6 Energy Act of 2007 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2007 HR 3 Stem Cell Research Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House
(253 - 174)
Yea
Jan. 10, 2007 HR 2 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House
(315 - 116)
Yea
Jan. 9, 2007 HR 1 Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act Bill Passed - House
(299 - 128)
Yea
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 1 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 2 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 3 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 HR 4 None House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2007 H Res 6 Pay-As-You-Go Rule Resolution Passed - House
(280 - 152)
Yea
Dec. 6, 2006 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill Bill Failed - House
(250 - 162)
Nay
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(231 - 181)
Nay
Sept. 29, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act 2007 Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 6)
Yea
Sept. 29, 2006 S 3930 Military Commissions Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 170)
Nay
Sept. 28, 2006 HR 5825 Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act Bill Passed - House
(232 - 191)
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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