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Key Votes

2017 All Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
May 9, 2017 NE LB 327 Appropriates Funds for Nebraska Government Expenses Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
May 4, 2017 National HR 244 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (79 - 18)
May 4, 2017 AL HB 155 2017-2018 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4)
May 3, 2017 National HR 244 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (309 - 118)
April 21, 2017 IN HB 1001 Establishes a Budget for 2017 to 2018 Conference Report Adopted - House (68 - 30)
April 13, 2017 FL HB 5105 Implements School Improvement and Education Accountability Bill Passed - House (77 - 40)
April 7, 2017 WV HB 2646 Terminates West Virginia Women's Commission Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 39)
April 6, 2017 WV HB 2646 Terminates West Virginia Women's Commission Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
April 6, 2017 IL HB 109 Establishes Stopgap Budget Bill Passed - House (64 - 45)
March 30, 2017 TX SB 3 Appropriates State Funds for Education in Non-Rural Areas Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 13)
March 24, 2017 MD SB 1081 Establishes Funds to Support Family Planning Services Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
March 23, 2017 WA SB 5048 Establishes 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium Operating Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 24)
March 2, 2017 WV HB 2646 Terminates West Virginia Women's Commission Bill Passed - House (58 - 41)
Jan. 12, 2017 National S Con Res 3 A Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2017 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2018 Through 2026 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 48)

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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