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2012 Vote Ratings / 2012 VOTE RATINGS

Key Votes Used to Calculate the Ratings

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

February 19, 2013

Here are the 116 Senate votes and 116 House votes on which National Journal’s 2012 vote ratings are based. The Congressional Record roll-call number is followed by the bill number, a description of the vote, the date, the outcome, the prevailing side—conservative (C) or liberal (L)—and the weight given to each (from 1 for the lowest weight to 3 for the highest) based on how closely the vote fits the overall pattern.

SENATE (116 VOTES)

ECONOMIC ISSUES (66 votes)

2/HJRes98 Disapprove of the president’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit. Jan. 26. (44-52) L-3

7/S2038 Prohibit executive-branch officials from holding positions of authority over industries or companies in which they have a significant financial interest. Feb. 2. (58-41) C-2

 

8/S2038 Establish points of order in the House and Senate against earmarks. Feb. 2. (40-59; 60 votes required for passage) L-2

10/S2038 Require the Congressional Research Service to determine if legislation would create duplicative government programs. Feb. 2. (60-39; 66 votes required for passage) L-2

20/S1813 Invoke cloture on an amendment that would add public transit, revenue, and safety titles to a surface-transportation bill. Feb. 17. (54-42; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

22/HR3630 Send to the president a bill extending a payroll-tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits. Feb. 17. (60-36) L-2

25/S1813 Invoke cloture on a measure reauthorizing surface-transportation programs for two years. March 6. (52-44; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

28/S1813 Allow new oil and gas leases throughout the Outer Continental Shelf. March 8. (43-55; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

30/S1813 Delay implementation of Environmental Protection Agency standards for industrial and commercial boilers. March 8. (52-46; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

31/S1813 Require the Office of Management and Budget to find at least $10 billion in spending rescissions. March 8. (52-46; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

34/S1813 Approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada and the United States. March 8. (56-42; 60 votes required for cloture) L-2

35/S1813 Waive a point of order against a surface-transportation bill that it exceeded budget limits set in the 2011 debt-limit law. March 8. (66-31; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

36/S1813 Reduce the federal tax rates for gasoline and other fuels used for the Highway Trust Fund. March 13. (30-67) L-3

37/S1813 Reduce federal highway funds to states based on the amount of privatized highways in the state. March 13. (50-47) L-2

38/S1813 Extend energy tax credits, approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and expand oil and gas drilling, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. March 13. (41-57; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

39/S1813 Extend various energy tax breaks, including the production tax credit for wind-energy producers. March 13. (49-49; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

40/S1813 Lower the corporate income-tax rate by eliminating certain energy tax subsidies, including tax benefits for electric vehicles. March 13. (26-72; 60 votes required for passage. L-2

41/S1813 Establish tax breaks to promote natural gas as a fuel for cars and trucks. March 13. (51-47; 60 votes required for passage) C-2

44/S1813 Waive a point of order against an amendment that would offset the cost of mandatory spending in the surface-transportation bill with cuts in the nondefense discretionary cap set in the 2011 deficit-reduction law. March 13. (40-58; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

48/S1813 Approve the reauthorization of a two-year surface-transportation bill at a cost of $1 billion a year. March 14. (74-22) L-2

54/HR3606 Amend the securities laws to provide for registration exemptions for certain crowd-funded securities. March 22. (64-35) L-3

55/HR3606 Increase job creation and economic growth by improving access to the public capital markets for emerging growth companies. March 22. (73-26) C-1

63/S2204 Invoke cloture on a bill that would extend tax breaks for renewable energy by reducing them for large oil and gas companies. March 29. (51-47; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

65/S2230 Invoke cloture on a bill to impose a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers. April 16. (51-45; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

72/S1789 Maintain six-day delivery of mail. April 24. (43-56; 60 votes required for passage) C-2

74/S1789 Allow the Postal Service to move to five-day delivery immediately. April 24. (29-70; 60 votes required for passage) L-2

82/S1789 Pass a bill reorganizing the U.S. Postal Service. April 25. (62-37; 60 votes required for passage) L-2

89/S2343 Invoke cloture on a bill extending a 3.4 percent interest rate on student loans. May 8. (52-45; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

98/HConRes112 Proceed to consideration of a House-passed budget resolution for fiscal 2013. May 16. (41-58) L-3

99/SConRes37 Proceed to consideration of a budget resolution for fiscal 2013 sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., that promised to balance the budget in eight years. May 16. (42-57) L-3

100/SConRes42 Proceed to a budget resolution for fiscal 2013 sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that would cut federal spending. May 16. (16-83) L-1

102/PN1225 Confirm Jeremy Stein to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. May 17. (70-24; 60 votes required for confirmation) L-2

103/PN1226 Confirm Jerome Powell to be a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System. May 17. (74-21; 60 votes required for confirmation) L-1

105/S3187 Foster competition among generic pharmaceutical manufacturers. May 24. (28-67; 60 votes required for passage) C-1

107/S3187 Table an amendment relaxing Food and Drug Administration regulation of vitamins, foods, and supplements. May 24. (78-15) L-1

113/S2343 Extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans. May 24. (51-43; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

120/S3240 Table an amendment restricting the availability of food stamps. June 13. (65-33) L-3

126/S3240 Increase funding in the farm bill for rural business-development programs. June 19. (55-44) L-3

127/S3240 Stiffen eligibility standards for food-stamp recipients. June 19. (43-56) L-3

129/S3240 End state bonus payments for administering the food-stamp program. June 19. (41-58) L-3

131/S3240 Establish an average adjusted gross income limitation of $250,000 for all payments and benefits under the farm bill. June 19. (15-84) L-1

133/S3240 Require a study into the feasibility of an insurance product that covers food-safety recalls. June 19. (76-23) L-2

134/S3240 Eliminate assistance under the Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. June 19. (42-57) L-3

135/S3240 Strike a reduction in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and increase funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. June 19. (33-66) C-1

136/S3240 Maintain funding at current levels for programs providing access to broadband telecommunications services in rural areas. June 19. (45-64) L-3

139/SJRes37 Proceed to consideration of a joint resolution disapproving an Environmental Protection Agency rule relating to emission standards for certain steam-generating units. June 20. (46-53) C-3

140/S3240 Require the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. to provide crop insurance for organic crops under similar terms and conditions to insurance provided for other crops. June 20. (63-36) L-3

143/S3240 Limit subsidies for millionaires in the farm bill. June 20. (62-37) C-2

147/S3240 Repeal the Forest Legacy Program. June 20. (21-77) L-2

150/S3240 Eliminate biorefinery, renewable chemical, and biobased product manufacturing assistance. June 20. (36-63) L-3

153/S3240 Remove food-stamp provisions from the farm bill and consider them as part of a separate bill. June 20. (40-59) L-3

160/S3240 Reduce paperwork requirements for community water systems. June 21. (58-41; 60 votes required for passage) L-2

171/HR4348 Waive budget rules for a bill authorizing federal highway programs. June 29. (63-30; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

172/HR4348 Approve a conference report on a bill authorizing federal highway programs. June 29. (74-19; 60 votes required for passage) L-2

176/S2237 Invoke cloture on a substitute bill providing tax credits for small businesses. July 12. (57-41; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

183/S3412 Extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for one year for all income levels. July 25. (45-54) L-3

184/S3412 Pass a bill extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for one year on taxable income up to $250,000 for joint filers and $200,000 for single filers. July 25. (51-48) L-3

193/S3457 Waive a point of order against a veterans’ job-training bill. Sept. 19. (58-40; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

199/HJRes117 Make continuing appropriations for fiscal 2013. Sept. 22. (62-30) L-2

206/S3254 Strike a section of a defense bill placing restrictions on the use of alternative fuels. Nov. 28. (62-37) L-3

211/S3254 Provide for treatment of autism-related disorders under the military health insurance program. Nov. 29. (66-29) L-2

225/S3637 Invoke cloture on a bill to extend a program that provides unlimited deposit insurance for non-interest-bearing transaction accounts. Dec. 11. (76-20; 60 votes required for cloture) L-2

231/HR1 Waive budget rules regarding a continuing appropriations bill. Dec. 21. (57-34; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

242/HR1 Require merit-based and competitive awards of disaster-recovery contracts. Dec. 28. (48-47; 60 votes required for passage) L-2

248/HR1 Provide disaster-relief funding for fiscal 2013. Dec. 28 (62-32) L-3

249/PN1354 Confirm William Joseph Baer to be an assistant attorney general. Dec. 30. (64-26) L-2

 

FOREIGN ISSUES (22 votes)

33/S1813 Bar the export of crude oil transported by the Keystone XL pipeline unless the ban is waived by the president. March 8. (33-65; 60 votes required for passage) C-2

52/HR3606 Invoke cloture on an amendment reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States. March 20. (55-44; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

91/HR2072 Terminate the Export-Import Bank. May 15. (12-86; 60 votes required for passage) L-1

92/HR2072 Prohibit the Export-Import Bank from making loans in countries that hold debt instruments of the United States. May 15. (9-89; 60 votes required for passage) L-1

93/HR2072 Restrict the ability of the Export-Import Bank to make loans and require it to maintain a ratio of capital to the outstanding principal balance of loans and loan guarantees of not less than 10 percent. May 15. (36-62; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

94/HR2072 Restrict the ability of the Export-Import Bank to finance fossil-fuel projects overseas. May 15. (37-61; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

95/HR2072 Prohibit an increase in the lending authority of the Export-Import Bank until it initiates negotiations to eliminate export-financing programs. May 15. (35-63; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

96/HR2072 Send to the president a bill reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. May 15. (78-20; 60 votes required for passage) L-2

121/PN267 Invoke cloture on the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte to be ambassador to El Salvador. June 14. (62-37; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

144/S3240 Prohibit assistance to North Korea under the Food for Peace Act unless the president issues a national-interest waiver. June 20. (59-40) L-3

145/S3240 Prohibit assistance to North Korea under the Food for Peace Act. June 20. (43-56) L-3

181/S3364 Invoke cloture on a bill providing tax breaks for relocating businesses from overseas to the United States. July 19. (56-42; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

187/S3414 Invoke cloture on a bill to create voluntary cybersecurity standards for owners of vital computer networks. Aug. 2. (52-46; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

196/S3576 Set limitations on aid to Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, and other nations. Sept. 22. (10-81; 60 votes required for passage) L-1

202/S3414 Invoke cloture on a bill dealing with the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States. Nov. 14. (51-47; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

205/Treaty Doc. 112-7 Proceed to consideration of the United Nations-approved Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. Nov. 27. (61-36) L-3

210/S3254 Express the sense of Congress that U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan should end by Dec. 31, 2014. Nov. 29. (62-33) L-2

212/S3254 Prohibit the transfer of detainees at Guantánamo Bay to the United States. Nov. 29. (54-41) C-3

213/S3254 Make it unlawful to detain a U.S. citizen apprehended in the United States without a charge or trial. Nov. 29. (67-29) L-1

214/S3254 Ensure sufficient sizing of the civilian and contract-services workforces of the Defense Department. Nov. 30. (41-53) C-2

219/TReatyDoc.112-7 Ratify the United Nations-approved Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. Dec. 4. (61-38; 66 votes required for passage) C-3

235/HR5949 Require a report on the impact of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 on the privacy of the people of the United States. Dec. 28. (43-52; 60 votes required for passage) C-1

 

SOCIAL ISSUES (28 votes)

1/PN468 Confirm John Gerrard as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. Jan. 23. (74-16) L-1

11/S2038 Express the sense of the Senate in favor of a constitutional amendment setting term limits for members of Congress. Feb. 2. (24-75; 60 votes required for passage) L-1

21/PN632 Confirm Jesse Furman as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Feb. 17. (62-34) L-3

24/S1813 Table an amendment broadening exemptions to requirements of the 2010 health care law based on rights of conscience by employers. March 1. (51-48) L-3

61/PN865 Confirm Miranda Du to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. March 28. (59-39) L-3

68/SJRes36 Proceed to consideration of a measure disapproving a rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation-election procedures. April 24. (45-54) L-3

71/S1789 Allow the postmaster general to reduce the postal workforce through mandatory retirements for eligible employees. April 24. (33-65; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

73/S1789 Amend changes to workers’ compensation in a Postal Service reorganization bill. April 24. (46-53; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

75/S1789 Encourage the postmaster general to consult with the postmasters and the other supervisory organizations when there are changes made in work schedules or benefits. April 24. (57-42; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

76/S1789 Allow mailboxes to be used for purposes other than mail. April 24. (35-64; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

79/S1789 Prohibit employees of the U.S. Postal Service from engaging in collective bargaining. April 25. (23-76; 60 votes required for passage) L-2

81/S1789 Provide protections for postal workers with respect to their right not to subsidize union nonrepresentational activities. April 25. (46-53; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

84/S1925 Provide funds under the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program for auditing sexual-assault-evidence backlogs. April 26. (57-41; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

85/S1925 Impose sentencing mandates as part of the Violence Against Women Act. April 26. (50-48; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

86/S1925 Pass a substitute sponsored by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, to the Violence Against Women Act. April 26. (37-62; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

87/S1925 Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. April 26. (68-31) L-3

104/PN1049 Confirm Paul Watford of California to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. May 21. (61-34) L-3

115/S3220 Invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to a bill amending the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. June 5. (52-47; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

116/PN525 Confirm Jeffrey Helmick to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. June 6. (62-36) L-3

118/PN1104 Invoke cloture on the nomination of Andrew Hurwitz to be a judge on the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. June 11. (60-31; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

122/PN349 Confirm Mary Geiger Lewis to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. June 18. (64-27) L-3

159/S3240 Prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from conducting aerial surveillance to inspect agricultural operations. June 21. (56-43; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

163/S3240 Amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees. June 21. (45-54; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

180/S3369 Invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of a bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, super PACs, and other entities. July 17. (53-45; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

186/PN1201 Invoke cloture on the nomination of Robert Bacharach to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. July 30. (56-34; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

189/PN1123 Confirm Gershwin Drain to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Aug. 2. (55-41) L-3

222/PN1341 Confirm Michael Shea to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Dec. 5. (72-23) L-2

243/HR1 Exempt certain projects from the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act. Dec. 28. (42-52; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

 

HOUSE (116 VOTES)

ECONOMIC ISSUES (53 votes)

4/HJRES98 Pass a joint resolution disapproving of the president’s request for an increase in the debt limit of $1.2 trillion. Jan. 18. (239-176) C-3

18/HR1173 Repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, a part of the 2010 health care law. Feb. 1. (267-159) C-3

19/HR3835 Extend a pay freeze on federal employees for one year and apply it to members of Congress. Feb. 1. (309-117; 285 votes required for passage) C-2

26/HR3582 Add “income inequality” to the factors used to assess the economic impact of legislation. Feb. 2. (171-243) C-3

30/HR3582 Require the Congressional Budget Office to use “dynamic scoring” in calculating the economic impact of legislation. Feb. 2. (242-179) C-3

42/HR3581 Change the way federal loans and loan guarantees are calculated for budget purposes. Feb. 7. (245-180) C-3

46/HR3521 Give the president rescission authority over discretionary spending items in appropriations bills. Feb. 8. (254-173) C-1

71/HR3408 Facilitate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Feb. 16. (237-187) C-3

104/HR3606 Apply rules requiring shareholder votes on executive compensation known as “golden parachutes” to emerging growth companies. March 7. (169-244) C-3

126/HR5 Places restrictions on lawsuits for health care liability claims. March 22. (223-181) C-3

138/HR3309 Overhaul the Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory procedures and limit the FCC’s ability to set conditions on mergers and acquisitions. March 27. (247-174) C-3

144/HCONRES112 Approve the Congressional Black Caucus substitute for the fiscal 2013 budget resolution. March 28. (107-314) C-2

148/HCONRES112 Approve the Congressional Progressive Caucus substitute for the fiscal 2013 budget resolution. March 29. (78-346) C-2

149/HCONRES112 Approve the Republican Study Committee substitute for the fiscal 2013 budget resolution. March 29. (136-285) L-2

150/HCONRES112 Approve the Democratic substitute for the fiscal 2013 budget resolution. March 29. (163-262) C-3

151/HCONRES112 Approve the fiscal 2013 budget resolution. March 29. (228-191) C-3

161/HR4089 Bar oil and gas development, mining, and logging in federal wilderness areas. April 17. (176-244) C-3

162/HR4089 Require state approval of certain federal restrictions on national monument lands. April 17. (223-198) C-3

177/HR9 Give businesses with fewer than 500 employees a 20 percent deduction on their taxable income in 2012. April 19. (235-173) C-3

195/HR4628 Extend student-loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans. April 27. (215-195) C-3

207/HR5326 Eliminate $220 million in Economic Development Administration grants and expenses. May 8. (129-279) L-2

217/HR5326 Reduce National Science Foundation funding by $1.2 billion. May 9. (121-291) L-1

228/HR5326 Bar the use of federal funds to defend the 2010 health care law. May 9. (229-194) C-3

234/HR5326 Prohibit the use of federal funds to implement a national oceans policy. May 9. (246-174) C-3

236/HR5326 Forbid the use of federal funds to require turtle-excluder devices on certain fishing vessels. May 9. (218-201) C-3

241/HR5326 Bar the use of funds to implement the National Science Foundation’s Climate Change Education Partnership program. May 9. (238-188) C-3

247/HR5652 Approve a reconciliation bill that replaces across-the-board spending cuts under sequestration with reductions to entitlement programs. May 10. (218-199) C-3

249/HR5326 Provide funding for fiscal 2013 to the Commerce and Justice departments and other agencies. May 10. (247-163) C-3

337/HR5325 Impose an across-the-board reduction of 2.7 percent in spending for the energy and water-development appropriations bill. June 6. (144-274) L-2

340/HR5325 Reduce the funds for oil-shale research and development by $25 million. June 6. (208-207) L-2

361/HR436 Repeal the excise tax on medical devices and certain restrictions on the use of health savings accounts. June 7. (270-146) C-3

370/HR5855 Provide appropriations for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2013. June 7. (234-182) C-3

374/HR5882 Prohibit the use of polystyrene products in food-service facilities in the House of Representatives. June 8. (178-229) C-3

403/HR4480 Require oil companies to pay to receive new leases on public lands. June 21. (168-250) C-3

407/HR4480 Strike provisions in a bill that allow for drilling applications to be deemed approved after a period of 60 days even if the Interior Department has not completed its review of an application. June 21. (162-255) C-3

410/HR4480 Increase oil and gas drilling on federal lands, including the Outer Continental Shelf. June 21. (248-163) C-3

423/HR5972 Reduce funds for safety inspectors with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. June 26. (138-265) L-2

434/HR5972 Eliminate funds for the Community Development Block Grant program. June 27. (80-342) L-1

447/HR5972 Prohibit the Transportation secretary from enforcing the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. June 29. (234-191) C-3

460/HR6079 Repeal the 2010 health care reform law. July 11. (244-185) C-3

464/HR4402 Require a royalty payment of 12.5 percent of the value of hard-rock minerals mined on federal lands. July 12. (163-253) C-3

468/HR4402 Facilitate the mining of strategic and critical minerals in the United States. July 12. (256-160) C-3

506/HR6082 Require offshore oil and gas leases to include new safety requirements. July 25. (189-232) C-3

511/HR6082 Pass a bill overhauling the Interior Department’s offshore oil and gas leasing program. July 25. (253-170) C-3

512/HR6168 Approve the president’s offshore oil and gas leasing plan. July 25. (164-261) C-3

536/HR4078 Approve a bill restricting the ability of federal agencies to issue rules with an economic cost while the unemployment rate is above 5.9 percent. July 26. (245-172) C-3

545/HR8 Pass a bill extending all expiring 2001 and 2003 tax rates for one year. Aug. 1. (256-171) C-3

571/HR5865 Establish the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Board. Sept. 12. (339-77; 278 votes required for passage) L-1

577/HR6365 Instruct the president to submit a plan to replace across-the-board spending cuts under sequestration with other spending cuts. Sept. 13. (223-196) C-3

584/HR6213 Bar the Energy Department from issuing new loan guarantees for energy projects. Sept. 14. (245-161) C-3

598/HR3409 Create a national renewable-electricity and energy-efficiency standard. Sept. 21. (160-250) C-3

603/HR3409 Limit the authority of the Interior secretary to issue regulations under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. Sept. 21. (233-175) C-3

659/HR8 Approve a Senate-passed bill dealing with the fiscal cliff by allowing income-tax rates on affluent Americans to rise and delaying the sequester for two months. Jan. 1. (257-167) L-2

 

FOREIGN ISSUES (32 votes)

56/HR3408 Impose requirements that oil transported through the Keystone XL pipeline be used in the United States. Feb. 15. (173-254) C-3

58/HR3408 Require that 75 percent of the iron and steel used for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline come from North America. Feb. 15. (193-234) C-3

184/HR3523 Allow critical-infrastructure owners and operators to receive vital cybersecurity information. April 26. (167-243) C-3

224/HR2072 Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. May 9. (330-93) L-1

242/HR5326 Bar the use of funds for the Commerce Department’s SelectUSA program. May 9. (209-217) L-3

264/HR4310 Limit the use of Defense Department funds for the war in Afghanistan to those required for a troop withdrawal. May 17. (113-303) C-2

266/HR4310 Require trials for detainees at Guantánamo Bay to be held there and not in the United States. May 17. (249-171) C-3

268/HR4310 Eliminate language in a bill requiring that new long-range strike bombers be capable of carrying strategic nuclear weapons. May 17. (112-308) C-2

269/HR4310 Reduce spending for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense missile system. May 17. (165-252) C-3

270/HR4310 Eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained in U.S. territories and possessions. May 18. (182-238) C-3

271/HR4310 Clarify that persons detained in the United States by the military are not denied the writ of habeas corpus. May 18. (243-173) C-3

278/HR4310 Decree that the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea would destabilize the Western Pacific region and would not be in the national security interests of the United States. May 18. (160-261) C-3

279/HR4310 Require the Pentagon to report to Congress regarding whether nuclear-weapons reductions pursuant to the New START pact are in the national security interests of the United States. May 18. (175-245) C-3

280/HR4310 Prohibit the president from making unilateral reductions to U.S. nuclear forces. May 18. (241-179) C-3

281/HR4310 Lessen the impact of across-the-board sequestration cuts on the Pentagon. May 18. (220-201) C-3

282/HR4310 Reduce Pentagon spending by $8 billion from the level authorized by the House Armed Services Committee. May 18. (170-252) C-3

283/HR4310 Limit funds to any institution or organization established by the Convention on the Law of the Sea. May 18. (229-193) C-3

285/HR4310 Appoint a special envoy for Iran to ensure that all diplomatic avenues are pursued to avoid a war with Iran and to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. May 18. (77-344) C-2

286/HR4310 Prohibit nonproliferation activities with Russia until the U.S. certifies that Russia is no longer providing support to the Bashar al-Assad regime’s efforts to suppress the Syrian people and that Russia is not providing technology or equipment to Iran, North Korea, or Syria that contribute to the development of weapons of mass destruction. May 18. (241-181) C-3

288/HR4310 Ban any reductions to the strategic nuclear triad pending findings regarding Russia. May 18. (238-162) C-3

291/HR4310 Authorize funding for the Defense Department for fiscal 2013. May 18. (299-120) C-2

293/HR4348 Instruct conferees on a highway bill regarding “Buy American” language in the legislation. May 18. (245-169) L-2

319/HR5325 Prohibit the use of funds for the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center. June 6. (181-229) L-2

332/HR5325 Reduce funding for nuclear-weapons technology programs by $298 million. June 6. (138-281) C-3

477/HR5856 Reduce the funding for missile defense by $75 million. July 18. (150-268) C-3

479/HR5856 Reduce the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $175 million. July 18. (228-191) L-2

482/HR5856 Prohibit the use of funds to operate or maintain more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. July 18. (136-283) C-3

484/HR5856 Reduce defense appropriations by $1.7 billion. July 18. (91-328) C-1

489/HR5856 Reduce defense appropriations by $7.6 billion. July 19. (171-243) C-3

491/HR5856 Prohibit the use of funds to reduce the nuclear forces of the United States in contravention of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act. July 19. (235-178) C-3

493/HR5856 Prohibit use of funds to reduce the number of certain nuclear-weapons delivery vehicles. July 19. (232-183) C-3

583/HR6213 Prohibit the Energy Department from making loan guarantees unless 75 percent of materials are produced in the United States. Sept. 14. (175-234) C-3

 

SOCIAL ISSUES (31 votes)

33/HR658 Authorize federal aviation programs through fiscal 2015 and make it more difficult for members of the National Mediation Board to petition for new union elections. Feb. 3. (248-169) C-3

79/HR2117 Repeal Education Department regulations defining credit hours at colleges and universities. Feb. 28. (303-114) C-2

124/HR5 Grant limited civil-liability protection to health professionals who volunteer at federally declared disaster sites. March 22. (251-157) C-3

135/HR3309 Require the groups sponsoring political ads in the media to disclose donors of $10,000 or more. March 27. (179-238) C-3

137/HR3309 Allow the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules to protect online privacy. March 27. (184-236) C-3

158/HR4089 Bar hunting on national park lands unless it is is otherwise permitted by statute. April 17. (152-260) C-3

164/HR4089 Open more federal lands to fishing, hunting, and shooting. April 17. (274-146) C-3

218/HR5326 Reduce funding for the Legal Services Corp. by $128 million. May 9. (165-246) L-2

219/HR5326 Eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corp. May 9. (122-289) L-2

220/HR5326 Bar the use of federal funds to seek to overturn or invalidate certain state immigration laws. May 9. (238-173) C-3

229/HR5326 Bar the use of federal funds to defend the National Labor Relations Board against litigation by states related to secret-ballot union elections. May 9. (232-192) C-3

231/HR5326 Forbid the Justice Department from challenging state voter-identification laws. May 9. (232-190) C-3

232/HR5326 Bar the use of federal funds to conduct the Commerce Department’s American Community Survey. May 9. (232-190) C-3

235/HR5326 Bar the use of federal funds for activities that would violate the Defense of Marriage Act. May 9. (245-171) C-3

240/HR5326 Prohibit the Justice Department from using funds for activities that would violate the Fifth and 14th amendments. May 9. (193-232) C-3

258/HR4970 Reauthorize and modify the Violence Against Women Act. May 16. (222-205) C-3

267/HR4310 Bar government agencies from requiring or prohibiting federal contractors to enter into labor agreements. May 17. (211-209) C-3

299/HR3541 Bar discrimination against the unborn on the basis of race or sex. May 31. (246-168; 277 votes required for passage) L-3

302/HR5854 Strike a bill provision that prohibits the use of funds for construction-bid solicitations that require or prohibit project labor agreements. May 31. (218-198) L-3

303/HR5854 Prohibit the use of funds to implement prevailing-wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act. May 31. (180-237) L-3

338/HR5325 Prohibit the use of funds to enforce the Davis-Bacon Act. June 6. (184-235) L-3

345/HR5855 Increase funds for the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Civil Rights and Liberties by $3 million. June 6. (154-260) C-3

362/HR5855 Prohibit the use of funds to enforce an executive order directing federal agencies to provide foreign-language services to anyone who may seek to engage with the U.S. government. June 7. (224-189) C-3

363/HR5855 Prohibit the use of funds to relax deportation policies regarding illegal immigrants. June 7. (238-175) C-3

365/HR5855 Prohibit the use of funds to be used for Transportation Security Administration transportation-security officers or behavior-detection officers outside an airport. June 7. (204-210) L-2

539/HR3803 Ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy except when the life of the woman is endangered. July 31. (220-154; 250 votes required for passage) L-3

569/HR5949 Reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Sept. 12. (301-118) C-2

589/HJRES118 Bar the Health and Human Services Department from allowing states to waive work requirements set by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Sept. 20. (250-164) C-3

590/HR6429 Replace the Diversity Visa Program with a new visa program for foreign students. Sept. 20. (257-158; 277 votes required for passage) L-3

613/HR6429 Approve a bill to create a new visa program for foreign students and eliminate the Diversity Visa Program. Nov. 30. (245-139) C-3

636/HR6655 Establish a commission aimed at reducing fatalities stemming from child abuse and neglect. Dec. 19, (330-77) L-1

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