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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 20, 2006 HR 5631 Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(407 - 19)
NA
June 16, 2006 H Res 861 Global War on Terror Resolution Passed - House
(256 - 153)
NA
June 14, 2006 HR 5576 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(406 - 22)
NA
June 13, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(351 - 67)
NA
June 9, 2006 HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act Bill Passed - House
(373 - 34)
NA
June 8, 2006 HR 5252 COPE Bill of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(321 - 101)
NA
June 7, 2006 HR 5521 Legislative Branch FY 2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(361 - 53)
NA
June 6, 2006 HR 5441 Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2007 Bill Passed - House
(389 - 9)
NA
May 23, 2006 HR 5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(378 - 46)
NA
May 18, 2006 H Amdt 842 Outer Continental Shelf for Gas and Oil Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(141 - 279)
NA
May 18, 2006 H Amdt 856 Outer Continental Shelf Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(217 - 203)
NA
May 18, 2006 HR 5386 Interior Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(293 - 128)
NA
May 10, 2006 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Conference Report Adopted - House
(244 - 185)
NA
May 3, 2006 HR 4975 527 Reform Act of 2006 Bill Passed - House
(217 - 213)
NA
April 5, 2006 HR 513 527 Reform Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(218 - 209)
NA
March 30, 2006 H Amdt 772 Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(200 - 220)
NA
March 30, 2006 HR 609 College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 199)
NA
March 30, 2006 H Res 746 Jack Abramoff Investigation Resolution Resolution Tabled - House
(216 - 193)
NA
March 16, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006 Bill Passed - House
(348 - 71)
NA
March 8, 2006 HR 4167 National Uniformity for Food Act Bill Passed - House
(283 - 139)
NA
March 7, 2006 S 2271 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill Bill Passed - House
(280 - 138)
NA
Feb. 15, 2006 HR 4761 Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006 House Co-sponsor
Feb. 1, 2006 H Res 653 Budget Reconciliation Adoption Resolution Passed - House
(216 - 214)
NA
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 41)
NA
Dec. 19, 2005 HR 2863 Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(308 - 106)
NA
Dec. 19, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(212 - 206)
NA
Dec. 16, 2005 HR 4437 Border Security Bill Bill Passed - House
(239 - 182)
NA
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 213)
NA
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3199 PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Conference Report Adopted - House
(251 - 174)
NA
Dec. 8, 2005 HR 4297 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 197)
NA
Nov. 18, 2005 HR 4241 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - House
(217 - 215)
NA
Nov. 17, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Rejected - House
(209 - 224)
NA
Nov. 9, 2005 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(339 - 17)
NA
Nov. 9, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(397 - 19)
NA
Nov. 4, 2005 HR 3057 Foreign Operations FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(358 - 39)
NA
Nov. 2, 2005 HR 1606 Online Freedom of Speech Act Bill Failed - House
(225 - 182)
NA
Oct. 28, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act Conference Report Adopted - House
(318 - 63)
NA
Oct. 27, 2005 HR 420 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(228 - 184)
NA
Oct. 20, 2005 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill Bill Passed - House
(283 - 144)
NA
Oct. 19, 2005 HR 554 Food Industry Obesity Lawsuits Bill Passed - House
(306 - 120)
NA
Oct. 7, 2005 HR 3893 Gasoline for America's Security Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(212 - 210)
NA
Sept. 29, 2005 H Amdt 588 Endangered Species Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 216)
NA
Sept. 29, 2005 HR 3824 Endangered Species Reauthorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(229 - 193)
NA
Sept. 19, 2005 HR 3824 Endangered Species Reauthorization Bill House Co-sponsor
Sept. 15, 2005 H Res 437 Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Hurricane Katrina Resolution Passed - House
(224 - 188)
NA
July 29, 2005 HR 3 Transportation Authorization Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(412 - 8)
NA
July 28, 2005 HR 2361 Interior Department FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(410 - 10)
NA
July 28, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - House
(305 - 122)
NA
July 28, 2005 HR 3045 CAFTA Implementation Bill Bill Passed - House
(217 - 215)
NA
July 28, 2005 HR 5 Malpractice Liability Reform Bill Bill Passed - House
(230 - 194)
NA

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). 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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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