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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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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Dec. 1, 1994 National HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 24)
Nov. 29, 1994 National HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - House (288 - 146)
July 1, 1994 National S Amdt 1851 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
June 29, 1994 National S 687 Product Liability Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
June 9, 1994 National H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (244 - 178)
May 12, 1994 National S Amdt 1695 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 49)
March 16, 1994 National HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 40)
Jan. 27, 1994 National S Amdt 1263 Vietnam Trade Embargo Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 38)
Date No. Title Outcome
12/01 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - Senate (76 - 24)
11/29 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - House (288 - 146)
7/01 S Amdt 1851 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 50)
6/29 S 687 Product Liability Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
6/09 H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (244 - 178)
5/12 S Amdt 1695 Bosnia Arms Embargo Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (50 - 49)
3/16 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 40)
1/27 S Amdt 1263 Vietnam Trade Embargo Amendment Adopted - Senate (62 - 38)

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