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Key Votes

2019 National Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
March 14, 2019 National H J Res 46 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 41)
March 14, 2019 National H Con Res 24 Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress. Bill Passed - House (420 - 0)
March 13, 2019 National S J Res 7 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 46)
March 8, 2019 National HR 1 For the People Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (234 - 193)
March 7, 2019 National H Res 183 Condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States Bill Passed - House (407 - 23)
Feb. 28, 2019 National PN 22 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency (52 - 47)
Feb. 28, 2019 National HR 1112 Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (228 - 198)
Feb. 27, 2019 National PN 22 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 46)
Feb. 27, 2019 National HR 8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (240 - 190)
Feb. 26, 2019 National H J Res 46 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Bill Passed - House (245 - 182)
Feb. 14, 2019 National H J Res 31 Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes Conference Report Adopted - House (300 - 128)
Feb. 14, 2019 National H J Res 31 Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 16)
Feb. 14, 2019 National PN 17 Nomination of William Pelham Barr to be Attorney General of the Department of Justice (54 - 45)
Feb. 13, 2019 National H J Res 37 Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress Bill Passed - House (248 - 177)
Feb. 12, 2019 National PN 17 Nomination of William Pelham Barr to be Attorney General of the Department of Justice Cloture Invoked - Senate (55 - 44)
Feb. 12, 2019 National S 47 Natural Resources Management Act Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
Feb. 5, 2019 National S 1 Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 23)
Jan. 30, 2019 National HR 790 Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (259 - 161)
Jan. 23, 2019 National HR 648 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (234 - 180)
Jan. 23, 2019 National H J Res 28 Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (229 - 184)
Jan. 22, 2019 National HR 676 NATO Support Act Bill Passed - House (357 - 22)
Jan. 18, 2019 National H J Res 30 Disapproving the President's proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation. Bill Passed - House (362 - 53)
Jan. 16, 2019 National HR 268 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (237 - 187)
Jan. 15, 2019 National H Res 41 Rejecting White nationalism and White supremacy Bill Passed - House (424 - 1)
Jan. 11, 2019 National S 24 Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (411 - 7)
Jan. 11, 2019 National HR 266 Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes Bill Passed - House (240 - 179)
Jan. 10, 2019 National HR 265 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (243 - 183)
Jan. 10, 2019 National HR 267 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (244 - 180)
Jan. 9, 2019 National HR 264 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (240 - 188)
Jan. 3, 2019 National H J Res 1 Making Further Continuing Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2019, and for Other Purposes Bill Passed - House (239 - 192)
Jan. 3, 2019 National HR 21 Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes Bill Passed - House (241 - 190)

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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