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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
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  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
Sept. 29, 1994 National HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 11)
Sept. 28, 1994 National HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7)
Sept. 27, 1994 National HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 16)
Sept. 27, 1994 National HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 9)
Sept. 27, 1994 National HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Conference Report Adopted - House (360 - 53)
Sept. 23, 1994 National HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (287 - 107)
Sept. 22, 1994 National HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House (331 - 89)
Sept. 21, 1994 National HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (71 - 27)
Sept. 12, 1994 National HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - House (313 - 61)
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)
Aug. 19, 1994 National HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 10)
Aug. 18, 1994 National HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - House (322 - 98)
Aug. 10, 1994 National HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House (393 - 34)
Aug. 10, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 12)
Aug. 10, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 12)
Aug. 10, 1994 National HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 13)
Aug. 4, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85)
Aug. 4, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85)
Aug. 4, 1994 National HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 9)
July 25, 1994 National S Amdt 2396 Prohibition of Funds to National Endowments for the Arts for Certain Projects Amendment Tabled - Senate (49 - 42)
July 22, 1994 National H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 176)
July 21, 1994 National H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233)
July 21, 1994 National H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233)
July 21, 1994 National HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 9)
July 21, 1994 National HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 32)
July 20, 1994 National HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
July 19, 1994 National H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 221)
July 15, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 9)
July 15, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 9)
July 14, 1994 National S Amdt 2245 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 42)
July 13, 1994 National HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (213 - 210)
July 1, 1994 National S Amdt 2142 B-2 Bomber Funding Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
July 1, 1994 National HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (73 - 27)
June 30, 1994 National HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 8)
June 29, 1994 National HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - House (344 - 84)
June 29, 1994 National HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House (339 - 89)
June 28, 1994 National HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House (286 - 112)
June 22, 1994 National HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 27)
June 17, 1994 National HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (278 - 127)
June 16, 1994 National HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (363 - 59)
June 15, 1994 National HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - House (276 - 139)
June 14, 1994 National HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House (393 - 29)
June 9, 1994 National H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (244 - 178)
May 26, 1994 National HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (210 - 205)
May 25, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (337 - 87)
May 25, 1994 National HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (337 - 87)
May 12, 1994 National H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
May 5, 1994 National H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 183)
March 25, 1994 National H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 40)
March 17, 1994 National H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House (271 - 153)
March 11, 1994 National H Amdt 466 Budget Resolution Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 243)
March 11, 1994 National H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - House (223 - 175)
March 1, 1994 National S J Res 41 Balanced Budget amendment Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (63 - 37)
Feb. 11, 1994 National HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House (245 - 65)
Feb. 10, 1994 National HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 10)
Feb. 3, 1994 National H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding Amendment Rejected - House (207 - 211)
Feb. 3, 1994 National HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (337 - 74)
Feb. 2, 1994 National HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
Feb. 2, 1994 National HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/29 HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (89 - 11)
9/28 HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7)
9/27 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 16)
9/27 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 9)
9/27 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Conference Report Adopted - House (360 - 53)
9/23 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (287 - 107)
9/22 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Conference Report Adopted - House (331 - 89)
9/21 HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (71 - 27)
9/12 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Conference Report Adopted - House (313 - 61)
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)
8/19 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 10)
8/18 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - House (322 - 98)
8/10 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - House (393 - 34)
8/10 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 12)
8/10 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 12)
8/10 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 13)
8/04 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85)
8/04 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85)
8/04 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - Senate (86 - 9)
7/25 S Amdt 2396 Prohibition of Funds to National Endowments for the Arts for Certain Projects Amendment Tabled - Senate (49 - 42)
7/22 H Amdt 778 Prohibiting Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 176)
7/21 H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233)
7/21 H Amdt 771 Limiting Entitlement Program Expenditures Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233)
7/21 HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 9)
7/21 HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 32)
7/20 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
7/19 H Amdt 759 Intelligence Spending Disclosure Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 221)
7/15 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 9)
7/15 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - Senate (84 - 9)
7/14 S Amdt 2245 Military Operations in Haiti Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (57 - 42)
7/13 HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (213 - 210)
7/01 S Amdt 2142 B-2 Bomber Funding Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
7/01 HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (73 - 27)
6/30 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - Senate (91 - 8)
6/29 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Bill Passed - House (344 - 84)
6/29 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House (339 - 89)
6/28 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House (286 - 112)
6/22 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - Senate (72 - 27)
6/17 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (278 - 127)
6/16 HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (363 - 59)
6/15 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Bill Passed - House (276 - 139)
6/14 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - House (393 - 29)
6/09 H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (244 - 178)
5/26 HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House (210 - 205)
5/25 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (337 - 87)
5/25 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (337 - 87)
5/12 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
5/05 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 183)
3/25 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 40)
3/17 H J Res 103 Balanced Budget Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - House (271 - 153)
3/11 H Amdt 466 Budget Resolution Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (165 - 243)
3/11 H Con Res 218 Budget Resolution Resolution Passed - House (223 - 175)
3/01 S J Res 41 Balanced Budget amendment Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (63 - 37)
2/11 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Conference Report Adopted - House (245 - 65)
2/10 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 10)
2/03 H Amdt 427 Fiscal 1994 Disaster Relief Funding Amendment Rejected - House (207 - 211)
2/03 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House (337 - 74)
2/02 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)
2/02 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8)

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