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2007 July 31 - Key Votes

If you want to know what's happening in Congress, you came to the right place. Project Vote Smart has 67 Congressional votes up on the website. Some topics of these votes are votes are a minimum wage increase, an embryonic stem cell research bill, immigration, Guantanamo Bay detainee transfers, human cloning, funding for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly the School of the Americas), and troop reductions in Iraq. Some recent votes Congress has taken address funding for Amtrak, a statement of U.S. policy that permanent military bases may not be built in Iraq, increased funding for border security, and an amendment to a bill stating that the funds in that bill cannot be used to prevent states from implementing laws authorizing the use of medical marijuana.

To find Congressional votes on our website, just drag your mouse over "Issues and Legislation" on the top of the screen and click CongressTrack: Key Votes on the dropdown menu that appears. On our website you can search for Congressional votes by bill number, category, or keyword. You can also choose to see all of the votes Project Vote Smart has posted in a given year by selecting "All Bills" in the category drop down list and look through them all. Have any questions about any of these bills? Don't hesitate to call our hotline at 1-888-VOTE-SMART (1-888-868-3762) and we will be more than happy to help you with your query.

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