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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
Aug. 25, 1994 National HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (61 - 38)
Aug. 21, 1994 National HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 195)
July 19, 1994 National H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 221)
June 29, 1994 National S 687 Product Liability Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
May 12, 1994 National S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 30)
May 12, 1994 National S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 30)
May 5, 1994 National S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House (241 - 174)
May 5, 1994 National S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House (241 - 174)
May 5, 1994 National HR 4296 Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Bill Passed - House (216 - 214)
April 21, 1994 National HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (285 - 141)
April 21, 1994 National HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (285 - 141)
April 14, 1994 National H Amdt 503 Death Penalty Removal Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (111 - 314)
March 16, 1994 National HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 40)
Feb. 10, 1994 National H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 188)
Feb. 3, 1994 National H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding Amendment Rejected - House (207 - 211)
Date No. Title Outcome
8/25 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (61 - 38)
8/21 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 195)
7/19 H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 221)
6/29 S 687 Product Liability Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
5/12 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 30)
5/12 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 30)
5/05 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House (241 - 174)
5/05 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House (241 - 174)
5/05 HR 4296 Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Bill Passed - House (216 - 214)
4/21 HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (285 - 141)
4/21 HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (285 - 141)
4/14 H Amdt 503 Death Penalty Removal Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (111 - 314)
3/16 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 40)
2/10 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 188)
2/03 H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding Amendment Rejected - House (207 - 211)

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