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Key Votes

2018 All Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 4, 2018 WI SB 883 Appropriates Funds from the Department of Transportation for State Road Projects Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
Sept. 26, 2018 National HR 6157 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 (361 - 61)
Sept. 18, 2018 National HR 6157 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (93 - 7)
Sept. 13, 2018 National HR 5895 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 Conference Report Adopted - House (377 - 20)
Sept. 12, 2018 National HR 5895 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 5)
Aug. 23, 2018 National HR 6157 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 7)
Aug. 23, 2018 National S Amdt 3967 Senator Rand Paul's Amendment to H.R. 6157 Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 48)
Aug. 1, 2018 National HR 5515 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (87 - 10)
Aug. 1, 2018 National HR 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 6)
July 26, 2018 National HR 5515 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Conference Report Adopted - House (359 - 54)
July 19, 2018 National HR 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (217 - 199)
July 1, 2018 NJ S 2824 Amends Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
July 1, 2018 NJ S 2824 Amends Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (50 - 21)
June 26, 2018 DE SB 235 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (40 - 0)
June 22, 2018 PA HB 2121 Establishes a State Budget for Fiscal year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 2)
June 20, 2018 RI H 7200 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 2)
June 20, 2018 National HR 3 Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act Bill Failed - Senate (48 - 50)
June 20, 2018 OH HB 531 Authorizes State Funds for Sports Event Bidding Bill Passed - House (84 - 9)
June 18, 2018 National HR 5515 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 10)
June 15, 2018 RI H 7200 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (61 - 12)
June 12, 2018 NC SB 99 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Veto Override Passed - House (73 - 44)
June 7, 2018 NC SB 99 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Veto Override Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
June 7, 2018 National HR 3 Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act Bill Passed - House (210 - 206)
May 24, 2018 National HR 5515 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 Bill Passed - House (351 - 66)
May 22, 2018 MI HB 5579 Establishes Education Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 10)
May 15, 2018 MI SB 551 Establishes a Trustee Spending Oversight Board Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 51)
May 15, 2018 LA HB 1 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 10)
May 2, 2018 PA HB 1843 Requires Public Release of Budget Requests and Expenditures Bill Passed - House (178 - 12)
April 24, 2018 MI HB 5579 Establishes Education Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (71 - 36)
April 19, 2018 LA HB 1 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (55 - 47)
April 14, 2018 AK HB 287 Appropriates Funds for Education Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 4)
April 14, 2018 AK HB 339 Appropriates Funds for Education Bill Passed - House (22 - 18)
April 12, 2018 National H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Bill Failed - House (233 - 184)
April 5, 2018 KS SB 423 Appropriates Funds for Department of Education and Board of Regents Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18)
April 3, 2018 NE LB 944 Amends State Budget through Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 6)
April 2, 2018 KY HB 366 Appropriates Funds for Various Purposes for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 44)
April 2, 2018 KY HB 366 Appropriates Funds for Various Purposes for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 18)
April 2, 2018 AK HB 286 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (21 - 19)
March 29, 2018 TN HB 2251 Prohibits State Funding for Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 2)
March 23, 2018 National HR 1625 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 32)
March 22, 2018 National HR 1625 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 Bill Passed - House (256 - 167)
March 20, 2018 KY HB 366 Appropriates Funds for Various Purposes for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
March 20, 2018 KY HB 200 Establishes Budget for 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
March 15, 2018 KY HB 200 Establishes Budget for 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium Bill Passed - House (76 - 15)
March 12, 2018 TN HB 2251 Prohibits State Funding for Abortions Bill Passed - House (71 - 17)
March 1, 2018 KY HB 366 Appropriates Funds for Various Purposes for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
Feb. 13, 2018 NM HB 2 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 2)
Feb. 9, 2018 National HR 1892 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (240 - 186)
Feb. 9, 2018 National HR 1892 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (71 - 28)
Jan. 31, 2018 NM HB 2 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Bill Passed - House (65 - 3)
Jan. 22, 2018 National HR 195 Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (266 - 150)
Jan. 22, 2018 National HR 195 Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (81 - 18)
Jan. 20, 2018 National HR 195 Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 49)
Jan. 18, 2018 National HR 195 Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (230 - 197)
Jan. 17, 2018 National HR 3326 World Bank Accountability Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (237 - 184)

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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