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Bernie Sanders' Voting Records on Issue:

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
On The Ballot: Won, Democratic, Independent for U.S. Senate - Jr

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 20, 2007 HR 2669 Student Loan Lender Subsidy Cuts and Student Grants Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 18)
Feb. 25, 1998 H Amdt 497 Death Sentence Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(113 - 300)
April 18, 1996 S 735 Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(293 - 133)
March 14, 1996 H Amdt 954 Habeas Corpus Reform Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(135 - 283)
April 21, 1994 HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 141)
April 14, 1994 H Amdt 503 Death Penalty Removal Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(111 - 314)

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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