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Key Votes

2017 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 21, 2017 National HR 4667 Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes Bill Passed - House (251 - 169)
Nov. 9, 2017 National HR 2201 Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act Bill Passed - House (23 - 188)
Nov. 8, 2017 OK HB 1054 Increases Tax Rate on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Fuel Products Bill Failed - House (71 - 27)
Nov. 7, 2017 National HR 3441 Save Local Business Act Bill Passed - House (242 - 181)
Oct. 31, 2017 MI SB 253 Appropriates Supplemental Funds for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (105 - 2)
Oct. 25, 2017 PA SB 936 Establishes Prescription Drug Formulary for Injured Employees Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 16)
Oct. 5, 2017 MI SB 353 Prohibits Local Rules Regarding Employer Interview Practices Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 9)
Sept. 14, 2017 National HR 3354 Making Appropriations for the Department of the Interior, Environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes. Bill Passed - House (211 - 198)
Aug. 28, 2017 IL SB 1947 Establishes School Funding Plan Bill Passed - House (73 - 34)
July 28, 2017 National HR 3180 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Bill Passed - House (380 - 35)
July 27, 2017 National HR 3219 Make America Secure Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House (235 - 192)
July 7, 2017 MA H 3800 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 2)
July 7, 2017 MA H 3800 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Report Adopted - House (140 - 9)
July 6, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Veto Override Passed - House (74 - 37)
July 6, 2017 OR HB 2017 Establishes Oregon's Transportation Budget Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7)
July 5, 2017 OR HB 2017 Establishes Oregon's Transportation Budget Bill Passed - House (39 - 20)
July 4, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
July 2, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (81 - 34)
June 30, 2017 PA HB 218 Establishes a Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 7)
June 29, 2017 NC SJR 36 Authorizes Participation in a Constitutional Convention Joint Resolution Failed - House (66 - 45)
June 28, 2017 OH HB 49 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Conference Report Adopted - House (59 - 40)
June 28, 2017 OH HB 27 Amends Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 39)
June 26, 2017 RI H 5280A Requires More State Contracts for Veteran-Owned Businesses Bill Passed - House (68 - 0)
June 21, 2017 OR HB 2391 Establishes a Tax on Oregon Health Plan Insurance Plans Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
June 15, 2017 OR HB 2391 Establishes a Tax on Oregon Health Plan Insurance Plans Bill Passed - House (36 - 23)
June 4, 2017 NV SB 546 Establishes 2-Year State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 6)
May 17, 2017 OH HB 27 Amends Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits Bill Passed - House (66 - 31)
May 17, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
May 15, 2017 AK HB 132 Authorizes Operation of Ridesharing Services Bill Passed - House (35 - 5)
May 12, 2017 NC S 257 Establishes State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
May 9, 2017 CO HB 1375 Requires School Districts to Develop a Plan to Equitably Distribute Funds Bill Passed - House (65 - 0)
May 8, 2017 MO SB 43 Requires Certain Changes to Discrimination Lawsuit Proceedings Bill Passed - House (98 - 30)
May 4, 2017 AL HB 155 Establishes Budget for 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4)
May 3, 2017 VT H 196 Requires a Statewide Payroll Tax to Fund a Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Bill Passed - House (88 - 58)
May 2, 2017 OH HB 49 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (58 - 37)
May 2, 2017 National HR 1180 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (229 - 197)
April 27, 2017 National PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor Nomination Confirmed - Senate (60 - 38)
April 26, 2017 National PN 88 Nomination of Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 39)
April 24, 2017 NC S 68 Establishes Bipartisan Elections and Ethics Board Veto Override Passed - Senate (33 - 15)
April 20, 2017 MN HF 600 Prohibits Local Laws Regarding Minimum Wage or Paid Sick Leave Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
April 20, 2017 IA SF 516 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
April 9, 2017 WV HB 2018 Reduces State Spending Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 37)
April 9, 2017 NY A 3009 Establishes State Fiscal Plan (53 - 4)
April 7, 2017 WV SB 330 Repeals Provisions from the Workplace Freedom Act Veto Override Passed - House (51 - 49)
April 6, 2017 KS HB 2052 Establishes State Budget for FY 2017 to FY 2021 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 10)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - House (54 - 26)
April 6, 2017 CA SB 1 Increases Gas and Vehicle Taxes to Pay for Road and Bridge Repairs Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
April 6, 2017 IL HB 109 Establishes Stopgap Budget Bill Passed - House (64 - 45)
April 5, 2017 WI SB 76 Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
April 4, 2017 IN HB 1384 Expands Indiana's Voucher Program Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
April 4, 2017 AL SB 129 Establishes Education Budget Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 2)
April 4, 2017 PA HB 218 Establishes a Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (144 - 84)
March 31, 2017 CO HB 1242 Increases State Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (41 - 24)
March 30, 2017 NC HB 142 Establishes Provisions Related to Gender-Based Bathroom Use Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 16)
March 30, 2017 MO HB 104 Repeals Prevailing Wage Requirements for Public Construction Projects Bill Passed - House (89 - 60)
March 29, 2017 OH HB 26 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 5)
March 27, 2017 IA HF 295 Prohibits Localities from Increasing Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
March 27, 2017 IA HF 518 Requires Certain Restrictions Regarding Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
March 23, 2017 FL HB 7007 Authorizes Health Insurance and Retirement Benefits Bill Passed - House (77 - 37)
March 23, 2017 WA SB 5048 Establishes 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium Operating Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
March 17, 2017 NM HB 241 Establishes New Standards of Evaluation for Teachers Veto Override Failed - House (36 - 31)
March 16, 2017 IA HF 518 Requires Certain Restrictions Regarding Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House (55 - 38)
March 13, 2017 OK SB 170 Repeals Automatic Income Tax Cut Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 6)
March 9, 2017 IA HF 295 Prohibits Localities from Increasing Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (56 - 41)
March 2, 2017 MO SB 43 Requires Certain Changes to Discrimination Lawsuit Proceedings Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
Feb. 27, 2017 WV SB 330 Repeals Provisions from the Workplace Freedom Act (23 - 11)
Feb. 23, 2017 MO HB 288 Requires Term of Unemployment Benefits be Pegged to Unemployment Rate Bill Passed - House (100 - 56)
Feb. 13, 2017 National PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury Nomination Confirmed - Senate (53 - 47)
Feb. 10, 2017 National PN 26 Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury Cloture Invoked - Senate (53 - 46)
Feb. 2, 2017 WY SF 153 Prohibits Discriminatory Practices in the Workplace Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 17)
Jan. 27, 2017 VT HB 125 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (141 - 0)
Jan. 19, 2017 NH SB 11 Prohibits Collective Bargaining Agreements That Require Employees to Join A Labor Union Bill Passed - Senate (12 - 11)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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