Key Votes

2014 National Key Votes

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12/04 NA HR 5759 Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (219 - 197) 11/19 NA HR 4012 Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (237 - 190) 11/18 NA S 2685 USA FREEDOM Act of 2014 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42) 11/18 NA S 2280 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Failed - Senate (59 - 41) 11/18 NA HR 1422 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (229 - 191) 11/14 NA HR 5682 To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed - House (252 - 161) 9/18 NA H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (78 - 22) 9/17 NA H Amdt 1141 Authorizes Aid to Syrian Opposition Amendment Adopted - House (273 - 156) 9/17 NA H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 Joint Resolution Passed - House (319 - 108) 9/11 NA S J Res 19 A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42) 9/11 NA HR 3522 Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (247 - 167) 9/09 NA HR 5078 Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (262 - 152) 9/09 NA H Res 644 Disapproving of the Administration Not Notifying Congress before Transferring Guantanamo Bay Detainees, and Expressing Concern Over the Transfer Resolution Passed - House (249 - 163) 8/01 NA HR 5230 Making Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2014, and for Other Purposes Bill Passed - House (223 - 189) 8/01 NA HR 5272 To Prohibit Certain Actions with Respect to Deferred Action for Aliens Not Lawfully Present in the United States, and for Other Purposes Bill Passed - House (216 - 192) 7/31 NA HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (81 - 13) 7/30 NA S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42) 7/30 NA H Res 676 Providing for Authority to Initiate Litigation for Actions by the President or Other Executive Branch Officials Inconsistent with Their Duties Under the Constitution of the United States Resolution Passed - House (225 - 201) 7/29 NA HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 18) 7/29 NA S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 50) 7/29 NA S Amdt 3583 Appropriates Funds to the Highway Trust Fund Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 31) 7/29 NA S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 69) 7/16 NA S 2578 Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 43) 7/16 NA H Amdt 1093 Prohibits Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from Preventing States from Implementing Broadband Internet Access Service Laws Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 200) 7/16 NA H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192) 7/16 NA H Amdt 1083 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Federal Employees Certain Pay Rates Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 230) 7/16 NA H Amdt 1079 Prohibits the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from Providing Bonuses to Employees Amendment Adopted - House (282 - 138) 7/16 NA H Amdt 1098 Prohibits District of Columbia from Implementing Certain Firearm Laws Amendment Adopted - House (241 - 181) 7/16 NA HR 5016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House (228 - 195) 7/15 NA HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014  Bill Passed - House (367 - 55) 7/10 NA H Amdt 1012 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Contracting with Businesses Chartered in Bermuda or in the Cayman Islands Amendment Adopted - House (221 - 200) 7/10 NA H Amdt 1040 Prohibits Implementation of Certain Climate Assessments Amendment Adopted - House (229 - 188) 7/09 NA PN 1736 Nomination of Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Nomination Confirmed - Senate (71 - 26) 6/26 NA HR 4899 Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (229 - 185) 6/24 NA H Amdt 956 Prohibits Pending Pipeline Permit Applications from Receiving Automatic Approval Amendment Rejected - House (171 - 240) 6/24 NA HR 3301 North American Energy Infrastructure Act Bill Passed - House (238 - 173) 6/19 NA H Amdt 908 Prohibits United States Combat Operations in Iraq Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 250) 6/19 NA H Amdt 907 Repeals Prohibition on Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfers and Facility Construction Amendment Rejected - House (163 - 249) 6/19 NA H Amdt 901 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Yemen Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 179) 6/19 NA H Amdt 917 Prohibits United States from Providing Weapons in Syria Amendment Rejected - House (167 - 244) 6/19 NA H Amdt 905 Prohibits Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Any Foreign Country Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 184) 6/19 NA H Amdt 935 Prohibits a Federal Employee from Requesting Foreign Intelligence Information in Relation to a US Citizen Amendment Adopted - House (293 - 123) 6/19 NA H Amdt 912 Prohibits Funds from Being Used Pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 Amendment Rejected - House (182 - 231) 6/11 NA S 2432 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (56 - 38) 6/10 NA H Amdt 823 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the California High-Speed Rail Amendment Adopted - House (227 - 186) 6/10 NA H Amdt 813 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development Plan Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 207) 6/10 NA H Amdt 815 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Acquire Traffic Cameras Amendment Adopted - House (255 - 171) 6/10 NA HR 4745 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Bill Passed - House (229 - 192) 6/09 NA H Amdt 783 Reduces Appropriations to Amtrak Amendment Rejected - House (154 - 248) 5/30 NA H Amdt 763 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Require Journalists to Disclose Sources Amendment Adopted - House (225 - 183) 5/30 NA H Amdt 750 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for the Transfer of Clemency Application Screening Personnel Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 189) 5/30 NA H Amdt 738 Authorizes Funds to be Used for Guantanamo Bay Operations Amendment Rejected - House (169 - 230) 5/30 NA H Amdt 748 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Preventing States from Authorizing the Use of Medical Marijuana Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 189) 5/22 NA H Amdt 675 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Guantanmo Bay Operations Amendment Rejected - House (177 - 247) 5/22 NA H Amdt 671 Prohibits Funds from Being Used for Certain Climate Change Reports Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192) 5/22 NA H Amdt 679 Prohibits Funds from Being Used to Implement the New START Treaty Amendment Adopted - House (233 - 191) 5/22 NA H Amdt 680 Repeals Military Force Authorization Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 233) 5/22 NA H Amdt 676 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 230) 5/22 NA HR 3361 USA FREEDOM Act Bill Passed - House (303 - 121) 5/22 NA HR 4435 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 Bill Passed - House (325 - 98) 5/21 NA H Amdt 669 Amends Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) Laws Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 196) 5/09 NA HR 4438 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (274 - 131) 5/07 NA H Res 574 Recommends that the House of Representatives Find Lois G. Lerner in Contempt of Congress Resolution Passed - House (231 - 187) 4/30 NA S 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42) 4/10 NA H Con Res 96 Establishing the Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2015 and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2016 Through 2024 Joint Resolution Passed - House (219 - 205) 4/09 NA S 2199 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44) 4/08 NA HR 1871 Baseline Reform Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (230 - 185) 4/04 NA HR 1874 Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (224 - 182) 4/03 NA HR 2575 Save American Workers Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (248 - 179) 3/31 NA HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35) 3/26 NA HR 1459 Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act Bill Passed - House (222 - 201) 3/25 NA HR 2824 Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Bill Passed - House (229 - 192) 3/14 NA HR 4015 SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (238 - 181) 3/13 NA HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 22) 3/13 NA HR 3189 Water Rights Protection Act Bill Passed - House (238 - 174) 3/13 NA HR 3973 Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (244 - 171) 3/12 NA HR 4138 Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of (ENFORCE) the Law Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (233 - 181) 3/06 NA S 1752 Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45) 3/06 NA H Amdt 585 Prohibits the Social Cost of Carbon from Being Included in Agency Determinations Amendment Adopted - House (222 - 188) 3/06 NA H Amdt 587 Exempts Certain Nuclear Facility Construction Projects from Environmental Review Time Frame Requirements Amendment Rejected - House (187 - 220) 3/06 NA HR 2641 Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (229 - 179) 3/06 NA HR 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act Bill Passed - House (229 - 183) 3/05 NA HR 4118 Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals (SIMPLE) Fairness Act Bill Passed - House (250 - 160) 3/04 NA HR 3370 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (306 - 91) 2/27 NA H Amdt 561 Requires Agency Heads to File Negative-Impact Reports Amendment Adopted - House (249 - 162) 2/27 NA HR 3193 Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House (232 - 182) 2/27 NA HR 2804 Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (236 - 179) 2/26 NA HR 3865 Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (243 - 176) 2/25 NA HR 1123 Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act Bill Passed - House (295 - 114) 2/12 NA S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (55 - 43) 2/12 NA S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Cloture Invoked - Senate (67 - 31) 2/11 NA S 540 Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act Bill Passed - House (221 - 201) 2/04 NA HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 32) 1/30 NA S 1926 Delays the Implementation of Certain Provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and Amends the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 32) 1/29 NA HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - House (251 - 166) 1/28 NA HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 188) 1/16 NA HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (72 - 26) 1/16 NA HR 3362 Exchange Information Disclosure Act Bill Passed - House (259 - 154) 1/15 NA HR 3547 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (359 - 67) 1/14 NA S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45) 1/13 NA HR 3811 Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (291 - 122) 1/09 NA HR 2279 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House (225 - 188)

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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
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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