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Key Votes

2018 All Natural Resources and Energy Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
May 16, 2018 MI SB 839 Amends Mining Permit Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
May 15, 2018 MI SB 839 Amends Mining Permit Laws Bill Passed - House (63 - 45)
May 10, 2018 National HR 3053 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (340 - 72)
March 8, 2018 National HR 1119 SENSE Act Bill Passed - House (215 - 189)
Jan. 23, 2018 IA SF 512 Amends Wastewater Treatment Financial Assistance Program Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)
Jan. 18, 2018 WA SB 6091 Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells Bill Passed - House (66 - 30)
Jan. 18, 2018 WA SB 6091 Authorizes Rural Landowners to Tap Household Wells Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 14)

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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