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2017 All Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

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Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Oct. 26, 2017 National H Con Res 71 Establishing the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2018 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2019 through 2027 Bill Passed - House (216 - 212)
Oct. 25, 2017 National H Res 580 Providing for Consideration of the Senate Amendment to the Concurrent Resolution H. Con. Res. 71 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (233 - 188)
Oct. 24, 2017 National HR 2266 Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 Bill Passed - Senate (82 - 17)
Oct. 23, 2017 National HR 2266 Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 Cloture Invoked - Senate (79 - 16)
Oct. 19, 2017 National H Con Res 71 Establishing the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2018 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2019 through 2027 Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 49)
Oct. 12, 2017 National H Res 569 Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 Bill Passed - House (353 - 69)
Oct. 11, 2017 MA Amdt 1 Prohibits Sale or Possession of "Bump Stocks" Bill Passed - House (152 - 3)
Oct. 5, 2017 National H Con Res 71 Establishing the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2018 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2019 through 2027 Bill Passed - House (219 - 206)
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)
Sept. 13, 2017 PA HB 453 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (103 - 91)
Sept. 13, 2017 WI AB 64 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (57 - 39)
Sept. 8, 2017 National HR 601 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 Bill Passed - House (316 - 90)
Sept. 7, 2017 National HR 601 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 Bill Passed - Senate (80 - 17)
Sept. 6, 2017 National H Res 502 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2017 Bill Passed - House (419 - 3)
July 28, 2017 National HR 3180 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Bill Passed - House (380 - 35)
July 27, 2017 PA HB 453 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 10)
July 25, 2017 TX SB 2 Appropriates Funds for Private School Scholarships Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 12)
July 14, 2017 National HR 2810 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Bill Passed - House (344 - 81)
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 30, 2017 WA SB 5883 Establishes Washington State's Budget for the Fiscal Biennium 2017-2019 Bill Passed - House (70 - 23)
June 30, 2017 WA SB 5883 Establishes Washington State's Budget for the Fiscal Biennium 2017-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 10)
June 22, 2017 NH HB 144 Establishes the State Budget for the 2018-2019 Biennium Conference Report Adopted - Senate (14 - 9)
June 22, 2017 NH HB 144 Establishes the State Budget for the 2018-2019 Biennium Conference Report Adopted - House (198 - 169)
June 22, 2017 RI H 5175A Establishes a Budget for the Fiscal Year 2018 Bill Passed - House (64 - 11)
June 16, 2017 WV SB 1013 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 31)
June 16, 2017 WV SB 1013 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (19 - 8)
June 16, 2017 LA HB 1 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
June 14, 2017 MI HB 4323 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
June 14, 2017 WV SB 1013 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2018 Bill Passed - House (69 - 30)
June 14, 2017 LA HB 1 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (56 - 44)
June 13, 2017 WV SB 1013 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2018 Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
May 26, 2017 OK SB 845 Establishes a Fee for Cigarette Purchases Bill Passed - House (51 - 43)
May 25, 2017 MA H 3601 Appropriates Funds for the 2018 Fiscal Year Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 0)
May 24, 2017 OK SB 845 Establishes a Fee for Cigarette Purchases Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 18)
May 17, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
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 Establishes Budget for 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 4)
May 3, 2017 National HR 244 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (309 - 118)
May 2, 2017 MI HB 4323 Establishes State Budget for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 Bill Passed - House (60 - 47)
April 28, 2017 IL HB 3649 Requires Monthly Reports on State Debt Bill Passed - House (70 - 40)
April 25, 2017 MA H 3601 Appropriates Funds for the 2018 Fiscal Year Bill Passed - House (159 - 1)
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 AK HB 57 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
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 2 Appropriates Funds for Private School Scholarships 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 20, 2017 AK HB 57 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (22 - 17)
March 15, 2017 HI HB 100 Establishes the Budget for 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (50 - 0)
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)

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  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

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