Key Votes

2019 National Key Votes

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5/22 NA HR 1500 Consumers First Act Bill Passed - House (231 - 191) 5/17 NA HR 5 Equality Act Bill Passed - House (236 - 173) 5/16 NA PN 526 Nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice (52 - 45) 5/16 NA HR 987 MORE Health Education Act Bill Passed - House (234 - 183) 5/15 NA PN 526 Nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 44) 5/14 NA HR 312 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act Bill Passed - House (275 - 146) 5/09 NA HR 986 Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (230 - 183) 5/02 NA S J Res 7 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress Veto Override Failed - Senate (53 - 45) 5/02 NA HR 9 Climate Action Now Act Bill Passed - House (231 - 190) 4/11 NA PN 503 Nomination of David Bernhardt as the Secretary of the Interior (56 - 41) 4/10 NA PN 503 Nomination of David Bernhardt as the Secretary of the Interior Cloture Invoked - Senate (56 - 41) 4/10 NA HR 1644 Save the Internet Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (232 - 190) 4/04 NA S J Res 7 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress Bill Passed - House (247 - 175) 4/04 NA HR 1585 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (263 - 158) 4/03 NA H Res 271 Condemning the Trump Administration's Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans' Health Care Bill Passed - House (240 - 186) 3/28 NA H Res 124 Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals Bill Passed - House (238 - 185) 3/27 NA HR 7 Paycheck Fairness Act Bill Passed - House (242 - 187) 3/26 NA H J Res 46 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Veto Override Failed - House (234 - 181) 3/26 NA S J Res 8 A joint resolution recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal Cloture Invoked - Senate 3/14 NA H J Res 46 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 41) 3/14 NA H Con Res 24 Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress. Bill Passed - House (420 - 0) 3/13 NA S J Res 7 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 46) 3/08 NA HR 1 For the People Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (234 - 193) 3/07 NA H Res 183 Condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States Bill Passed - House (407 - 23) 2/28 NA PN 22 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency (52 - 47) 2/28 NA HR 1112 Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (228 - 198) 2/27 NA PN 22 Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 46) 2/27 NA HR 8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (240 - 190) 2/26 NA H J Res 46 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 Bill Passed - House (245 - 182) 2/14 NA H J Res 31 Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes Conference Report Adopted - House (300 - 128) 2/14 NA H J Res 31 Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes Conference Report Adopted - Senate (83 - 16) 2/14 NA PN 17 Nomination of William Pelham Barr to be Attorney General of the Department of Justice (54 - 45) 2/13 NA H J Res 37 Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress Bill Passed - House (248 - 177) 2/12 NA PN 17 Nomination of William Pelham Barr to be Attorney General of the Department of Justice Cloture Invoked - Senate (55 - 44) 2/12 NA S 47 Natural Resources Management Act Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 8) 2/05 NA S 1 Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 Bill Passed - Senate (77 - 23) 1/30 NA HR 790 Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (259 - 161) 1/23 NA HR 648 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (234 - 180) 1/23 NA H J Res 28 Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (229 - 184) 1/22 NA HR 676 NATO Support Act Bill Passed - House (357 - 22) 1/18 NA H J Res 30 Disapproving the President's proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation. Bill Passed - House (362 - 53) 1/16 NA HR 268 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (237 - 187) 1/15 NA H Res 41 Rejecting White nationalism and White supremacy Bill Passed - House (424 - 1) 1/11 NA S 24 Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (411 - 7) 1/11 NA HR 266 Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes Bill Passed - House (240 - 179) 1/10 NA HR 265 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (243 - 183) 1/10 NA HR 267 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (244 - 180) 1/09 NA HR 264 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 Bill Passed - House (240 - 188) 1/03 NA H J Res 1 Making Further Continuing Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2019, and for Other Purposes Bill Passed - House (239 - 192) 1/03 NA HR 21 Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes Bill Passed - House (241 - 190)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

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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