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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
Oct. 8, 2020 MI SB 886 Extends COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Until the End of 2020 Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 0)
Sept. 1, 2020 MI SB 745 Appropriates Funds for a Temporary Additional $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefit Bill Passed - House (106 - 3)
Aug. 29, 2020 CA AB 2405 Establishes a Right to Affordable Housing Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
Aug. 10, 2020 OR SB 1703 Authorizes the Department of Revenue to Share Information with the Director of Employment Bill Passed - House (52 - 5)
Aug. 10, 2020 OR SB 1701 Authorizes Unemployment Benefits for Employees Working Less than Full-Time Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 6)
June 10, 2020 CA AB 2405 Establishes a Right to Affordable Housing Bill Passed - House (64 - 5)
May 14, 2020 MO HB 1414 Establishes a State Birth Certificate Program and Medicaid Health Coverage for Missouri's Homeless Youth Concurrence Vote Passed - House (138 - 4)
May 12, 2020 OK HB 2760 Reduces the Annual Affordable Housing Tax Credits Offered by the State Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
May 7, 2020 OK HB 2760 Reduces the Annual Affordable Housing Tax Credits Offered by the State Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)
May 5, 2020 OK SB 1073 Expands Oklahoma's Medicaid Program Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 8)
March 10, 2020 IN HB 1022 Expands the Definition of Panhandling Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 14)
March 10, 2020 UT SB 39 Increases Funding for Affordable Housing Development Bill Passed - House (48 - 24)
Feb. 26, 2020 IA SF 2272 Establishes Computer Verification System for Public Assistance Programs Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
Feb. 26, 2020 UT SB 39 Increases Funding for Affordable Housing Development Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 11)
Feb. 25, 2020 VT S 23 Increases the State Minimum Wage Veto Override Passed - House (100 - 49)
Feb. 21, 2020 KY HB 1 Amends Public Assistance Laws and Regulations Bill Passed - House (58 - 32)
Feb. 18, 2020 AZ HB 2732 Increases Low-Income Housing Tax Credits by $8 Million Bill Passed - House (45 - 15)
Feb. 13, 2020 VT S 23 Increases the State Minimum Wage Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
Feb. 12, 2020 KY SB 30 Limits the Number of Companies that Oversee State's Medicaid Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
Feb. 11, 2020 NE LB 329 Amends Eligibility Provisions for Transitional Childcare Assistance Subsidies Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
Date No. Title Outcome
10/08 SB 886 Extends COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Until the End of 2020 Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 0)
9/01 SB 745 Appropriates Funds for a Temporary Additional $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefit Bill Passed - House (106 - 3)
8/29 AB 2405 Establishes a Right to Affordable Housing Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 8)
8/10 SB 1703 Authorizes the Department of Revenue to Share Information with the Director of Employment Bill Passed - House (52 - 5)
8/10 SB 1701 Authorizes Unemployment Benefits for Employees Working Less than Full-Time Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 6)
6/10 AB 2405 Establishes a Right to Affordable Housing Bill Passed - House (64 - 5)
5/14 HB 1414 Establishes a State Birth Certificate Program and Medicaid Health Coverage for Missouri's Homeless Youth Concurrence Vote Passed - House (138 - 4)
5/12 HB 2760 Reduces the Annual Affordable Housing Tax Credits Offered by the State Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 20)
5/07 HB 2760 Reduces the Annual Affordable Housing Tax Credits Offered by the State Bill Passed - House (59 - 41)
5/05 SB 1073 Expands Oklahoma's Medicaid Program Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 8)
3/10 HB 1022 Expands the Definition of Panhandling Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 14)
3/10 SB 39 Increases Funding for Affordable Housing Development Bill Passed - House (48 - 24)
2/26 SF 2272 Establishes Computer Verification System for Public Assistance Programs Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 17)
2/26 SB 39 Increases Funding for Affordable Housing Development Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 11)
2/25 S 23 Increases the State Minimum Wage Veto Override Passed - House (100 - 49)
2/21 HB 1 Amends Public Assistance Laws and Regulations Bill Passed - House (58 - 32)
2/18 HB 2732 Increases Low-Income Housing Tax Credits by $8 Million Bill Passed - House (45 - 15)
2/13 S 23 Increases the State Minimum Wage Veto Override Passed - Senate (24 - 6)
2/12 SB 30 Limits the Number of Companies that Oversee State's Medicaid Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 7)
2/11 LB 329 Amends Eligibility Provisions for Transitional Childcare Assistance Subsidies Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)

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