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2019 National Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 19, 2019 National HR 1865 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (71 - 23)
Dec. 19, 2019 National HR 1158 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (81 - 11)
Dec. 19, 2019 National HR 5430 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act Bill Passed - House (385 - 41)
Dec. 19, 2019 National HR 5377 Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act Bill Passed - House (218 - 206)
Dec. 18, 2019 National H Res 755 Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors Bill Passed - House (229 - 198)
Dec. 18, 2019 National H Res 755 Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors Bill Passed - House (230 - 197)
Dec. 17, 2019 National HR 1865 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (297 - 120)
Dec. 17, 2019 National HR 1158 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (280 - 138)
Dec. 12, 2019 National HR 3 Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (230 - 192)
Dec. 11, 2019 National S 1790 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Conference Report Adopted - House (377 - 48)
Dec. 11, 2019 National HR 5038 Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (260 - 165)
Dec. 6, 2019 National H Res 326 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution Bill Passed - House (226 - 188)
Dec. 6, 2019 National HR 4 Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (228 - 187)
Dec. 4, 2019 National S 151 Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act Bill Passed - House (417 - 3)
Dec. 3, 2019 National S 178 Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (407 - 1)
Dec. 3, 2019 National H Res 546 Disapproving the Russian Federation's inclusion in future Group of Seven summits until it respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies Bill Passed - House (339 - 71)
Dec. 2, 2019 National PN 1268 Nomination of Dan Brouillette as the Secretary of Energy (70 - 15)
Nov. 21, 2019 National HR 3055 Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (74 - 20)
Nov. 21, 2019 National PN 1268 Nomination of Dan Brouillette as the Secretary of Energy Cloture Invoked - Senate (74 - 18)
Nov. 21, 2019 National HR 1309 Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act Bill Passed - House (251 - 158)
Nov. 20, 2019 National S 1838 Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (417 - 1)
Nov. 19, 2019 National HR 3055 Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (231 - 192)
Nov. 19, 2019 National HR 5084 Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (281 - 135)
Nov. 18, 2019 National HR 3702 Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (290 - 118)
Nov. 15, 2019 National HR 4863 United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (235 - 184)
Nov. 13, 2019 National PN 410 Nomination of Chad Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans for the Department of Homeland Security (54 - 41)
Nov. 12, 2019 National PN 410 Nomination of Chad Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans for the Department of Homeland Security Cloture Invoked - Senate (54 - 40)
Nov. 12, 2019 National HR 3224 Deborah Sampson Act Bill Passed - House (399 - 11)
Oct. 31, 2019 National HR 3055 Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 9)
Oct. 31, 2019 National H Res 660 Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes Bill Passed - House (232 - 196)
Oct. 31, 2019 National HR 823 Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 182)
Oct. 29, 2019 National H Res 296 Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide Bill Passed - House (405 - 11)
Oct. 29, 2019 National HR 4695 Protect Against Conflict by Turkey (PACT) Act Bill Passed - House (403 - 16)
Oct. 23, 2019 National HR 4617 Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act Bill Passed - House (227 - 181)
Oct. 22, 2019 National PN 110 Nomination of Andrew Bremberg to be the Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations (50 - 44)
Oct. 22, 2019 National PN 110 Nomination of Andrew Bremberg to be the Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations Cloture Invoked - Senate (50 - 43)
Oct. 22, 2019 National HR 2513 Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (249 - 173)
Oct. 18, 2019 National HR 3624 Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (226 - 184)
Oct. 17, 2019 National SJ Res 54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Veto Override Failed - Senate (53 - 36)
Oct. 17, 2019 National S J Res 53 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Repeal of the Clean Power Plan; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guidelines Implementing Regulations" Bill Failed - Senate (41 - 53)
Oct. 16, 2019 National H J Res 77 Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria Bill Passed - House (354 - 60)
Sept. 27, 2019 National SJ Res 54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Bill Passed - House (236 - 174)
Sept. 26, 2019 National PN 1099 Nomination of Eugene Scalia as the Secretary of Labor (53 - 44)
Sept. 26, 2019 National HR 4378 Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 16)
Sept. 26, 2019 National SJ Res 54 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 41)
Sept. 26, 2019 National HR 3525 US Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act Bill Passed - House (230 - 184)
Sept. 25, 2019 National PN 1099 Nomination of Eugene Scalia as the Secretary of Labor Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 42)
Sept. 25, 2019 National HR 2203 Homeland Security Improvement Act Bill Passed - House (230 - 194)
Sept. 25, 2019 National H Res 576 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the whistleblower complaint of August 12, 2019, made to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Bill Passed - House (421 - 0)
Sept. 25, 2019 National HR 1595 Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (321 - 103)
Sept. 20, 2019 National HR 1423 Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR Act) Bill Passed - House (225 - 186)
Sept. 19, 2019 National HR 4378 Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes Bill Passed - House (301 - 123)
Sept. 12, 2019 National HR 1146 Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act Bill Passed - House (225 - 193)
Sept. 11, 2019 National HR 1941 Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act Bill Passed - House (238 - 189)
Aug. 1, 2019 National HR 3877 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 28)
July 29, 2019 National S J Res 38 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services Veto Override Passed - Senate (46 - 41)
July 29, 2019 National S J Res 36 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services Veto Override Failed - Senate (45 - 40)
July 29, 2019 National S J Res 37 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services Veto Override Failed - Senate (45 - 39)
July 25, 2019 National HR 3877 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (284 - 149)
July 25, 2019 National HR 549 Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (272 - 158)
July 24, 2019 National HR 3239 Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act Bill Passed - House (233 - 195)
July 24, 2019 National HR 397 Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (264 - 169)
July 23, 2019 National PN 934 Nomination of Mark Esper as the Secretary of Defense (90 - 8)
July 23, 2019 National HR 1327 Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
July 23, 2019 National H Res 246 Opposing Efforts to Delegitimize the State of Israel and The Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement Targeting Israel Bill Passed - House (398 - 17)
July 22, 2019 National PN 934 Nomination of Mark Esper as the Secretary of Defense Cloture Invoked - Senate (85 - 6)
July 18, 2019 National HR 582 Raise the Wage Act Bill Passed - House (231 - 199)
July 17, 2019 National S J Res 36 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services Bill Passed - House (238 - 190)
July 17, 2019 National S J Res 38 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services Bill Passed - House (237 - 190)
July 17, 2019 National H Res 497 Recommending that The House of Representatives Find William P. Barr, Attorney General of The United States, and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with Subpoenas Duly Issued by The Committee on Oversight and Reform Bill Passed - House (230 - 198)
July 17, 2019 National S J Res 37 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services Bill Passed - House (238 - 190)
July 16, 2019 National H Res 489 Condemning President Trump's Racist Comments Directed at Members of Congress Bill Passed - House (240 - 187)
July 12, 2019 National HR 2500 National Defense Authorization Act Bill Passed - House (220 - 197)
July 12, 2019 National HR 1327 Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act Bill Passed - House (402 - 12)
June 27, 2019 National HR 3401 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (305 - 102)
June 27, 2019 National S 1790 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 8)
June 27, 2019 National HR 2722 Securing America's Federal Elections (SAFE) Act Bill Passed - House (225 - 184)
June 26, 2019 National HR 3401 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 8)
June 26, 2019 National HR 3351 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020 Bill Passed - House (224 - 196)
June 25, 2019 National HR 3401 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (230 - 195)
June 20, 2019 National S J Res 37 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 45)
June 20, 2019 National S J Res 36 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 45)
June 20, 2019 National S J Res 27 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Australia certain defense articles and services Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 45)
June 20, 2019 National S J Res 29 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 45)
June 20, 2019 National S J Res 35 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 45)
June 20, 2019 National S J Res 44 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed retransfer of certain defense articles from the United Arab Emirates to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 45)
June 20, 2019 National S J Res 38 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 45)
June 19, 2019 National PN 233 Nomination of Matthew Kacsmaryk to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas (52 - 46)
June 19, 2019 National HR 2740 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020 Bill Passed - House (226 - 203)
June 18, 2019 National PN 233 Nomination of Matthew Kacsmaryk to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 44)
June 11, 2019 National H Res 430 Authorizing the Committee on The Judiciary to Initiate or Intervene in Judicial Proceedings to Enforce Certain Subpoenas and For Other Purposes Bill Passed - House (229 - 191)
June 5, 2019 National HR 1921 Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (395 - 22)
June 4, 2019 National HR 6 American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (237 - 187)
June 3, 2019 National HR 2157 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 Concurrence Vote Passed - House (354 - 58)
May 23, 2019 National HR 2157 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 8)
May 22, 2019 National HR 1500 Consumers First Act Bill Passed - House (231 - 191)
May 17, 2019 National HR 5 Equality Act Bill Passed - House (236 - 173)
May 16, 2019 National PN 526 Nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice (52 - 45)
May 16, 2019 National HR 987 MORE Health Education Act Bill Passed - House (234 - 183)
May 15, 2019 National PN 526 Nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 44)
May 15, 2019 National HR 312 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act Bill Passed - House (275 - 146)
May 9, 2019 National HR 986 Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (230 - 183)
May 2, 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 Veto Override Failed - Senate (53 - 45)
May 2, 2019 National HR 9 Climate Action Now Act Bill Passed - House (231 - 190)
April 11, 2019 National PN 503 Nomination of David Bernhardt as the Secretary of the Interior (56 - 41)
April 10, 2019 National PN 503 Nomination of David Bernhardt as the Secretary of the Interior Cloture Invoked - Senate (56 - 41)
April 10, 2019 National HR 1644 Save the Internet Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (232 - 190)
April 4, 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 - House (247 - 175)
April 4, 2019 National HR 1585 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (263 - 158)
April 3, 2019 National H Res 271 Condemning the Trump Administration's Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans' Health Care Bill Passed - House (240 - 186)
March 28, 2019 National H Res 124 Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals Bill Passed - House (238 - 185)
March 27, 2019 National HR 7 Paycheck Fairness Act Bill Passed - House (242 - 187)
March 26, 2019 National H J Res 46 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Veto Override Failed - House (248 - 181)
March 26, 2019 National S J Res 8 A joint resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
March 25, 2019 National HR 1616 European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (391 - 24)
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 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 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)

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