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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 16, 2014 H Amdt 1083 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Federal Employees Certain Pay Rates Amendment Rejected - House
(193 - 230)
Nay
March 14, 2014 HR 4015 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(238 - 181)
Yea
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(285 - 144)
Nay
Oct. 4, 2013 H J Res 75 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Joint Resolution Passed - House
(244 - 164)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2013 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Yea
June 20, 2013 H Amdt 231 Authorizes States to Require Federal Welfare Work Requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 198)
Yea
June 20, 2013 HR 1947 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Bill Failed - House
(195 - 234)
Yea
June 19, 2013 H Amdt 176 Restores $20.5 Billion in Appropriations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Amendment Rejected - House
(188 - 234)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2012 H J Res 118 Congressional Disapproval of Department of Health and Human Services Rule to Waive Certain Requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) Joint Resolution Passed - House
(250 - 164)
Yea
May 10, 2012 HR 5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(218 - 199)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted - House
(293 - 132)
Yea
Dec. 20, 2011 HR 3630 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House
(229 - 193)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2011 HR 3630 Reduces Payroll Taxes and Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(234 - 193)
Yea

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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