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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
Sept. 17, 2018 National HR 6 Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 1)
June 22, 2018 National HR 6 Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (396 - 14)
June 15, 2018 National HR 2851 SITSA Act Bill Passed - House (239 - 142)
June 14, 2018 National HR 5735 THRIVE Act Bill Passed - House (230 - 173)
March 21, 2018 National HR 5247 Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (259 - 140)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/17 HR 6 Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 Bill Passed - Senate (99 - 1)
6/22 HR 6 Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (396 - 14)
6/15 HR 2851 SITSA Act Bill Passed - House (239 - 142)
6/14 HR 5735 THRIVE Act Bill Passed - House (230 - 173)
3/21 HR 5247 Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018 Bill Passed - House (259 - 140)

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