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Key Votes

2017 National Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Nov. 3, 2017 National HR 3922 Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017 (CHAMPION Act) Bill Passed - House (242 - 174)
Nov. 2, 2017 National HR 849 Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act Bill Passed - House (307 - 111)
July 28, 2017 National S Amdt 667 Health Care Freedom Act of 2017 Amendment Rejected - Senate (49 - 51)
July 26, 2017 National S Amdt 271 Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017 Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
July 25, 2017 National S Amdt 270 Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 57)
May 4, 2017 National HR 1628 American Health Care Act of 2017 Bill Passed - House (217 - 213)
May 4, 2017 National HR 2192 McSally Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (429 - 0)
Jan. 12, 2017 National S Con Res 3 A Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2017 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2018 Through 2026 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (51 - 48)

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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