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Key Votes

2018 All Entitlements and the Safety Net Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 21, 2018 NJ A 3871 Amends Definition of 'Misconduct' for Unemployment Purposes Bill Passed - House (60 - 25)
June 21, 2018 NJ S 490 Prohibits Welfare "Family Caps" Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14)
June 6, 2018 MI SB 897 Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - House (62 - 47)
May 9, 2018 MO HB 2171 Amends Eligibility Requirements for Blind Pension Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 9)
May 1, 2018 PA HB 1659 Repeals SNAP Work Requirement Waivers Bill Passed - House (108 - 79)
April 19, 2018 MI SB 897 Establishes Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
April 17, 2018 PA HB 2138 Establishes Medicaid Work Requirements Bill Passed - House (115 - 80)
April 3, 2018 MO HB 1486 Establishes Work Requirements for SNAP Benefits Bill Passed - House (107 - 43)
March 15, 2018 MO HB 1443 Increases Penalties for Unauthorized Use of TANF or SNAP Benefits Bill Passed - House (100 - 46)
Feb. 20, 2018 WV HB 4001 Authorizes Work Requirement for Food Stamp Recipients Bill Passed - House (78 - 19)

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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