2022 National Criminal Justice Key Votes

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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

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Sept. 15, 2022 National HR 2988 Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021 Bill Passed - House (221 - 203)
July 29, 2022 National HR 1808 Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 Bill Passed - House (217 - 213)
July 13, 2022 National HR 6538 Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022 Bill Passed - House (260 - 169)
June 24, 2022 National S 2938 Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (234 - 193)
June 23, 2022 National S 2938 Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (65 - 33)
June 9, 2022 National HR 2377 Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021 Bill Passed - House (224 - 202)
June 9, 2022 National HR 2377 Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021 Bill Passed - House (224 - 202)
June 8, 2022 National HR 7910 Protecting Our Kids Act Bill Passed - House (223 - 204)
April 6, 2022 National H Res 1037 Recommending that the House of Representatives find Peter K. Navarro and Daniel Scavino, Jr., in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas duly issued by the Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. Resolution Passed - House (220 - 203)
March 18, 2022 National HR 2116 Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act (CROWN Act of 2021) Bill Passed - House (235 - 185)
March 17, 2022 National HR 963 FAIR Act of 2022 Bill Passed - House (222 - 209)
March 15, 2022 National S J Res 37 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to "Requirement for Persons To Wear Masks While on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs". Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 40)
March 7, 2022 National HR 55 Emmett Till Antilynching Act Bill Passed - Senate (100 - 0)
March 3, 2022 National S J Res 38 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (48 - 47)
March 2, 2022 National S J Res 32 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services relating to "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination". Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (49 - 44)
Feb. 28, 2022 National HR 55 Emmett Till Antilynching Act Bill Passed - House (422 - 3)
Feb. 14, 2022 National PN 1593 Nomination of Robert Califf as Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services Cloture Invoked - Senate (49 - 45)
Date No. Title Outcome
9/15 HR 2988 Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021 Bill Passed - House (221 - 203)
7/29 HR 1808 Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 Bill Passed - House (217 - 213)
7/13 HR 6538 Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022 Bill Passed - House (260 - 169)
6/24 S 2938 Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House (234 - 193)
6/23 S 2938 Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (65 - 33)
6/09 HR 2377 Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021 Bill Passed - House (224 - 202)
6/09 HR 2377 Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021 Bill Passed - House (224 - 202)
6/08 HR 7910 Protecting Our Kids Act Bill Passed - House (223 - 204)
4/06 H Res 1037 Recommending that the House of Representatives find Peter K. Navarro and Daniel Scavino, Jr., in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas duly issued by the Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol. Resolution Passed - House (220 - 203)
3/18 HR 2116 Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act (CROWN Act of 2021) Bill Passed - House (235 - 185)
3/17 HR 963 FAIR Act of 2022 Bill Passed - House (222 - 209)
3/15 S J Res 37 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to "Requirement for Persons To Wear Masks While on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs". Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 40)
3/07 HR 55 Emmett Till Antilynching Act Bill Passed - Senate (100 - 0)
3/03 S J Res 38 A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (48 - 47)
3/02 S J Res 32 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services relating to "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination". Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (49 - 44)
2/28 HR 55 Emmett Till Antilynching Act Bill Passed - House (422 - 3)
2/14 PN 1593 Nomination of Robert Califf as Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services Cloture Invoked - Senate (49 - 45)

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