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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
Nov. 20, 2020 National HR 8294 National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 Bill Passed - House (246 - 140)
Nov. 16, 2020 NJ A 4410 Establishes the Community College Opportunity Grant Program Bill Passed - House (52 - 18)
Sept. 23, 2020 MI SB 927 Authorizes an Increase in Funding for Education Conference Report Adopted - House (103 - 2)
Sept. 23, 2020 MI SB 927 Authorizes an Increase in Funding for Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 1)
Aug. 31, 2020 CA SB 493 Requires State-Funded Colleges to Clarify Sexual Assault Allegation Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
Aug. 30, 2020 CA AB 376 Establishes Protections for Student Loan Borrowers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 15)
Aug. 28, 2020 CA AB 376 Establishes Protections for Student Loan Borrowers Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
July 30, 2020 NJ S 971 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 9)
July 30, 2020 NJ S 971 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
July 22, 2020 MI HB 5911 Expands Access to Virtual Classes at Parental Request Due to Health Concerns Bill Passed - House (57 - 47)
June 26, 2020 National H J Res 76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability" Veto Override Failed - House (238 - 173)
June 18, 2020 CA AB 1460 Requires Ethnic Studies Course Completion in State Universities Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
June 3, 2020 TN HB 1839 Prohibits Universities from Contracting with a Foreign Nation Bill Passed - House (80 - 10)
May 27, 2020 MI HB 5217 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (94 - 13)
March 16, 2020 ID H 500 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports designated for Females Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
March 16, 2020 KS SB 474 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 4)
March 13, 2020 FL SB 646 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (98 - 14)
March 12, 2020 MS HB 1200 Prohibits "Free Speech Zones" on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (68 - 52)
March 11, 2020 National H J Res 76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability" Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 42)
March 9, 2020 WA SB 6561 Establishes a Student Loan Program for Undocumented Students Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
March 5, 2020 WA SB 6561 Establishes a Student Loan Program for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - House (82 - 15)
March 4, 2020 CO SB 20-123 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (55 - 9)
March 3, 2020 SD SB 147 Prohibits Collective Bargaining by Certain University Employees Bill Passed - House (47 - 19)
March 3, 2020 AZ HB 2706 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports Designated for Females Bill Passed - House (31 - 29)
Feb. 27, 2020 AZ HB 2790 Authorizes Community Colleges Offer Four-Year Degree Programs Bill Passed - House (42 - 18)
Feb. 26, 2020 ID H 500 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports designated for Females Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
Feb. 25, 2020 SD SB 147 Prohibits Collective Bargaining by Certain University Employees Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
Feb. 24, 2020 VA SB 935 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - House (56 - 44)
Feb. 21, 2020 SD HB 1081 Exempts from Regulations Certain Uses of Alcohol by Postsecondary Institutions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 12)
Feb. 11, 2020 VA SB 935 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
Feb. 6, 2020 WA SB 6492 Amends the Business and Occupation Tax for Workforce Education Investment Funding Bill Passed - House (52 - 45)
Jan. 30, 2020 WA SB 6492 Amends the Business and Occupation Tax for Workforce Education Investment Funding Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
Jan. 29, 2020 National HR 3621 Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020 Bill Passed - House (221 - 189)
Jan. 28, 2020 GA HB 444 Limits State Funding for Dual Enrollment Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 18)
Jan. 28, 2020 OH SB 40 Prohibits State Universities from Enacting Limitations on Campus Free Speech Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
Jan. 27, 2020 VA HB 10 Establishes Rules for Student Loan Lenders Bill Passed - House (84 - 15)
Jan. 16, 2020 National H J Res 76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability" Bill Passed - House (231 - 180)
Date No. Title Outcome
11/20 HR 8294 National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 Bill Passed - House (246 - 140)
11/16 A 4410 Establishes the Community College Opportunity Grant Program Bill Passed - House (52 - 18)
9/23 SB 927 Authorizes an Increase in Funding for Education Conference Report Adopted - House (103 - 2)
9/23 SB 927 Authorizes an Increase in Funding for Education Conference Report Adopted - Senate (36 - 1)
8/31 SB 493 Requires State-Funded Colleges to Clarify Sexual Assault Allegation Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
8/30 AB 376 Establishes Protections for Student Loan Borrowers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (57 - 15)
8/28 AB 376 Establishes Protections for Student Loan Borrowers Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 9)
7/30 S 971 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 9)
7/30 S 971 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
7/22 HB 5911 Expands Access to Virtual Classes at Parental Request Due to Health Concerns Bill Passed - House (57 - 47)
6/26 H J Res 76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability" Veto Override Failed - House (238 - 173)
6/18 AB 1460 Requires Ethnic Studies Course Completion in State Universities Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 5)
6/03 HB 1839 Prohibits Universities from Contracting with a Foreign Nation Bill Passed - House (80 - 10)
5/27 HB 5217 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (94 - 13)
3/16 H 500 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports designated for Females Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
3/16 SB 474 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 4)
3/13 SB 646 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (98 - 14)
3/12 HB 1200 Prohibits "Free Speech Zones" on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (68 - 52)
3/11 H J Res 76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability" Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 42)
3/09 SB 6561 Establishes a Student Loan Program for Undocumented Students Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 11)
3/05 SB 6561 Establishes a Student Loan Program for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - House (82 - 15)
3/04 SB 20-123 Authorizes Compensation for College Athletes Bill Passed - House (55 - 9)
3/03 SB 147 Prohibits Collective Bargaining by Certain University Employees Bill Passed - House (47 - 19)
3/03 HB 2706 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports Designated for Females Bill Passed - House (31 - 29)
2/27 HB 2790 Authorizes Community Colleges Offer Four-Year Degree Programs Bill Passed - House (42 - 18)
2/26 H 500 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports designated for Females Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
2/25 SB 147 Prohibits Collective Bargaining by Certain University Employees Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
2/24 SB 935 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - House (56 - 44)
2/21 HB 1081 Exempts from Regulations Certain Uses of Alcohol by Postsecondary Institutions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 12)
2/11 SB 935 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19)
2/06 SB 6492 Amends the Business and Occupation Tax for Workforce Education Investment Funding Bill Passed - House (52 - 45)
1/30 SB 6492 Amends the Business and Occupation Tax for Workforce Education Investment Funding Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 21)
1/29 HR 3621 Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020 Bill Passed - House (221 - 189)
1/28 HB 444 Limits State Funding for Dual Enrollment Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 18)
1/28 SB 40 Prohibits State Universities from Enacting Limitations on Campus Free Speech Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
1/27 HB 10 Establishes Rules for Student Loan Lenders Bill Passed - House (84 - 15)
1/16 H J Res 76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability" Bill Passed - House (231 - 180)

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