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Key Votes Used to Calculate the Ratings

Here are the 117 Senate votes and 111 House votes on which National Journal's 2013 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 (117 VOTES)

ECONOMIC ISSUES (48 votes)

 

4/HR152 Pass a fiscal 2013 supplemental appropriations bill for Hurricane Sandy relief. Jan. 28. (62-36; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

6/HR325 Table an amendment requiring that any debt-limit increase be balanced by equal spending cuts over the next decade. Jan. 31. (54-44) L-3

7/HR325 Table an amendment providing for automatic continuing resolutions if Congress fails to pass appropriations bills, but at reduced spending levels after 120 days. Jan. 31. (52-46) L-3

 

11/HR325 Provide for a short-term increase in the government's debt limit. Jan. 31. (64-34) L-3

25/PN40 Confirm Jacob Lew to be Treasury secretary. Feb. 27. (71-26) L-2

34/HR933 Prohibit the use of funds to carry out the 2010 health care reform law. March 13. (45-52) L-3

36/HR933 Increase funding for education programs for low-income and disabled students, and decrease funding for selected other health and education programs. March 14. (54-45; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

 

37/HR933 Temporarily freeze the hiring of nonessential federal employees. March 14. (45-54; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

38/HR933 Invoke cloture on a substitute continuing appropriations bill for fiscal 2013. March 18. (63-35; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

39/HR933 Prohibit the use of Homeland Security Department funds under the Urban Area Security Initiative for overtime pay, security at Major League Baseball parks, and other purposes. March 20. (48-51; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

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42/HR933 Approve a substitute amendment to the continuing appropriations bill for fiscal 2013. March 20. (70-29) L-2

43/HR933 Invoke cloture on a continuing appropriations bill for fiscal 2013. March 20. (63-36; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

44/HR933 Approve a continuing appropriations bill for fiscal 2013. March 20. (73-26) L-2

45/SCONRES8 Require that the fiscal 2014 budget resolution produce a balanced budget by fiscal 2023. March 21. (46-53) L-3

47/SCONRES8 Repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. March 21. (79-20) C-1

49/SCONRES8 Strike reconciliation-bill instructions to increase revenues by $1 billion over the next 10 years. March 21. (45-54) L-3

51/SCONRES8 Repeal the 2010 health care reform law. March 22. (45-54) L-3

53/SCONRES8 Repeal tax increases imposed on low- and middle-income persons as part of the 2010 health care reform law. March 22. (45-54) L-3

58/SCONRES8 Impose a tax on carbon pollution and use the revenue to reduce the deficit or cut taxes. March 22. (41-58) C-3

60/SCONRES8 Mandate further study on the impact of constructing the Keystone XL pipeline. March 22. (33-66) C-2

61/SCONRES8 Support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. March 22. (62-37) C-2

66/SCONRES8 Repeal or reduce the estate tax if done in a fiscally responsible way. March 22. (80-19) C-1

69/SCONRES8 Approve a substitute budget proposed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that promises to balance the budget in five years without revenue increases. March 22. (18-81) L-2

72/SCONRES8 Give certain utilities additional time to comply with environmental standards on mercury toxic elements. March 22. (46-53) L-3

76/SCONRES8 Prohibit further greenhouse-gas regulationsaddressing climate change. March 22. (47-52) L-3

79/SCONRES8 Require financial regulators to conduct cost-benefit analyses on all proposed rules. March 23. (47-52) L-3

82/SCONRES8 Provide funding for bridge projects by reducing funding for foreign-aid and energy loan guarantees. March 23. (26-72) L-2

84/SCONRES8 Discontinue federal subsidies for cell-phone service for low-income Americans. March 23. (46-53) L-3

89/SCONRES8 Eliminate duplication and overlap between federal financial-literacy programs. March 23. (62-37) C-2

90/SCONRES8 Require the Congressional Budget Office to include macroeconomic feedback scoring of tax legislation. March 23. (51-48) C-3

92/SCONRES8 Adopt a fiscal 2014 budget resolution that would replace the sequester with a combination of revenue increases and spending cuts. March 23. (50-49) L-3

116/S601 Create a National Endowment for the Oceans. May 8. (67-32; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

119/S601 Restrict the implementation of the Clean Water Act. May 14. (52-44; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

130/S954 Impose new eligibility restrictions on food-stamp recipients. May 21. (40-58) L-3

132/S954 Turn the food-stamp program into a block grant instead of an entitlement program. May 22. (36-60) L-3

135/S954 Permit states to require food labels for foods with genetically engineered ingredients. May 23. (27-71; 60 votes required for passage) C-1

145/S954 Approve a bill reauthorizing farm programs through 2018. June 10. (66-27) L-2

174/PN157 Confirm Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. July 16. (66-34) L-3

176/PN239 Confirm Fred Hochberg to be president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. July 17. (82-17) L-1

177/PN205 Invoke cloture on the nomination of Thomas Perez to be Labor secretary. July 17. (60-40; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

180/PN192 Confirm Gina McCarthy to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. July 18. (59-40) L-3

183/HR1911 Provide interest-rate caps for certain federal student loans. July 24. (46-53; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

184/HR1911 Sunset the provisions of a bill setting interest rates for certain federal student loans. July 24. (34-65; 60 votes required for passage) C-2

187/S1243 Table an amendment that would reduce discretionary spending in the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. July 25. (56-42) L-3

209/HJRES59 Approve a continuing appropriations bill for fiscal 2014 through Nov. 15, 2013. Sept. 27. (54-44) L-3

219/HR2775 Approve a continuing resolution through Jan. 15, 2014, and a debt-ceiling extension through Feb. 7, 2014. Oct. 16. (81-18) L-2

252/PN408 Confirm Rep. Mel Watt to be director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Dec. 10. (57-41) L-3

281/HJRES59 Approve a two-year budget deal negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray that would provide relief from sequestration and eliminate the possibility of a government shutdown in January 2014. Dec. 18. (64-36) L-3

 

FOREIGN ISSUES (21 votes)

9/HR325 Table an amendment to prohibit the sale or delivery of F-16 aircraft and M1 tanks to Egypt. Jan. 31. (79-19) L-2

21/PN34 Invoke cloture on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Defense secretary. Feb. 14. (58-40; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

23/PN34 Reconsider motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Defense secretary. Feb. 26. (71-27; 60 votes required for cloture) L-2

24/PN34 Confirm Chuck Hagel to be Defense secretary. Feb. 26. (58-41) L-3

29/SRES64 Eliminate funding for the Senate's National Security Working Group. March 5. (44-53) L-1

32/PN48 Confirm John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. March 7. (63-34) L-2

35/HR933 Table an amendment to eliminate funding for the Office of Economic Adjustment in the Defense Department. March 13. (48-50) C-3

41/HR933 Shift $60 million from the Pentagon's biofuels program to its operations and maintenance account. March 20. (40-59; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

73/SCONRES8 Provide a point of order against budgets that spend more on interest payments on the debt than on national defense. March 22. (46-53) L-3

85/SCONRES8 Increase funding for an East Coast missile-defense shield and decrease funding for assistance to Egypt. March 23. (25-74) L-2

88/SCONRES8 Eliminate non-defense-related spending by the Pentagon. March 23. (43-56) L-3

91/SCONRES8 Prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. March 23. (53-46) C-3

123/S601 Require the use of American-made iron and steel for pilot projects under the Water Resources Development Act. May 15. (60-36) L-3

195/S1243 Table an amendment to suspend foreign assistance in Egypt as a result of the military coup d'etat. July 31. (86-13) L-1

200/PN554 Confirm Samantha Power to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Aug. 1. (87-10) L-1

237/S1197 Restrict the Defense Department's ability to return Guantánamo detainees to their home countries. Nov. 19. (43-55; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

238/S1197 Limit the legal rights of Guantánamo detainees brought to the United States. Nov. 19. (52-46; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

245/S1197 Invoke cloture on the 2014 defense authorization bill. Nov. 21. (51-44; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

272/PN808 Confirm Heather Higginbottom to be deputy secretary of State for management and resources. Dec. 13. (74-17) L-2

274/PN786 Confirm Anne W. Patterson to be an assistant secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs. Dec. 16. (78-16) L-2

286/PN640 Confirm Alejandro Mayorkas to be deputy Homeland Security secretary. Dec. 21. (54-41) L-3

 

SOCIAL ISSUES (48 votes)

13/S47 Pass a substitute version of the Violence Against Women Act. Feb. 7. (34-65) L-3

14/S47 Strike language from the Violence Against Women Act giving Indian tribes greater authority over non-tribal domestic-violence offenders. Feb. 11. (31-59) L-3

18/S47 Withhold 20 percent of grant funds from states that do not quickly test alleged sex offenders for sexually transmitted diseases. Feb. 12. (43-57) L-3

19/S47 Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. Feb. 12. (78-22) L-2

54/SCONRES8 Ensure that employers cannot deny coverage for contraceptives for women. March 22. (56-43) L-3

55/SCONRES8 Defend the rights of employers opposed to providing coverage for contraceptives because of conscience objections or religious beliefs. March 22. (44-55) L-3

63/SCONRES8 Allow federal education funds for low-income students to follow them to any school they attend. March 22. (39-60) L-3

64/SCONRES8 Express the sense of the Senate that a physician who performs an abortion on a minor from another state has to notify the parents at least 24 hours before the abortion is performed. March 22. (48-51; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

75/SCONRES8 Prohibit union dues from being automatically deducted from the pay of federal employees. March 22. (43-56) L-3

77/SCONRES8 Bar illegal immigrants or illegal immigrants granted legal status from qualifying for federally subsidized health care. March 23. (43-56) L-3

78/SCONRES8 Instruct the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve medical-malpractice reform. March 23. (43-56) L-3

83/SCONRES8 Require a government-issued photographic ID for voting in federal elections. March 23. (44-54) L-3

86/SCONRES8 Create a point of order against any funding for the United Nations while any member nation forces citizens to undergo involuntary abortions. March 23. (38-61) L-3

87/SCONRES8 Create a point of order against legislation that would impose gun controls. March 23. (50-49; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

93/PN5 Confirm Patty Shwartz to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. April 9. (64-34) L-3

95/S649 Invoke cloture on a bill to require a background check for every firearm sale. April 11. (68-31; 60 votes required for cloture) L-2

97/S649 Approve a substitute gun-control measure proposed by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa. April 17. (54-46; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

98/S649 Approve a substitute gun-control measure proposed by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. April 17. (52-48; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

99/S649 Impose additional punishments for firearms trafficking. April 17. (58-42; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

100/S649 Allow reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed weapons. April 17. (57-43; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

101/S649 Impose a ban on assault weapons. April 17. (40-60; 60 votes required for passage) C-2

102/S649 Ease Veterans Affairs Department regulations restricting the use of firearms by certain veterans and their families. April 17. (56-44; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

103/S649 Regulate large-capacity ammunition-feeding devices. April 17. (46-54; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

104/S649 Withhold 5 percent of community-policing funds to states and localities that release certain information on gun owners. April 18. (67-30; 60 votes required for passage) C-2

114/PN50 Confirm David Medine to be chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. May 7. (53-45) L-3

115/S601 Protect the right to bear arms at Army Corps of Engineers water-resources-development projects. May 8. (56-43; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

125/PN24 Confirm William Orrick to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. May 15. (56-41) L-3

146/S744 Invoke cloture on an immigration-reform bill. June 11. (82-15; 60 votes required for cloture) L-1

148/S744 Table an amendment that would prohibit the granting of registered provisional immigrant status until the Homeland Security Department has maintained effective control of the borders for six months. June 13. (57-43) L-3

151/S744 Require the completion of 700 miles of a fence along the border with Mexico before illegal immigrants could become permanent residents. June 18. (39-54; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

152/S744 Require the implementation of a biometric border check-in and check-out system before illegal immigrants could obtain legal status. June 18. (36-58; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

154/S744 Table an amendment to require Congress to vote annually on whether border security is being adequately enhanced. June 19. (61-37) L-3

159/S744 Table an amendment requiring that 90 percent of illegal border crossers are apprehended before illegal immigrants could be granted legal status. June 20. (54-43) L-3

168/S744 Approve a bill providing for comprehensive immigration reform. June 27. (68-32) L-3

189/PN679 Invoke cloture on the nomination of Kent Hirozawa to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board. July 30. (64-34; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

191/PN680 Invoke cloture on the nomination of Nancy J. Schiffer to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board. July 30. (65-33; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

193/PN266 Invoke cloture on the nomination of Mark Gaston Pearce to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board. July 30. (69-29; 60 votes required for cloture) L-2

196/PN120 Invoke cloture on the nomination of B. Todd Jones to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. July 31. (60-40; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

201/PN9 Confirm Valerie Caproni to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Sept. 9. (73-24) L-2

202/PN202 Confirm Elaine Kaplan to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Sept. 17. (64-35) L-3

221/PN789 Invoke cloture on the nomination of Richard Griffin to be general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. Oct. 29. (62-37; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

230/S815 Exempt employers affiliated with churches or religions from the provisions of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Nov. 7. (43-55; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

232/S815 Ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Nov. 7. (64-32) L-3

243/PN527 Ban the use of filibusters against most of a president's nominees to the judiciary or executive branch. Nov. 21. (52-48) L-3

247/PN527 Confirm Patricia Millett to be a judge on the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit. Dec. 10. (56-38) L-3

256/PN528 Confirm Cornelia Pillard to be a judge on the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit. Dec. 12. (51-44) L-3

258/PN507 Confirm Chai Feldblum to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dec. 12. (54-41) L-3

264/PN243 Confirm Patricia Wald to be a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Dec. 12. (57-41) L-3

 

HOUSE (111 VOTES)

ECONOMIC ISSUES (62 votes)

7/HR41 Provide an additional $9.7 billion for the National Flood Insurance Program in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Jan. 4. (354-67; 281 votes required for passage) L-1

14/HR152 Offset increased disaster-relief funding with a 1.6 percent across-the-board cut in discretionary spending for fiscal 2013. Jan. 15. (162-258) L-2

15/HR152 Provide $17 billion in disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Jan. 15. (327-91) L-1

17/HR152 Strike $13 million in funding for the National Weather Service's Ground Readiness Project. Jan. 15. (206-214) L-3

19/HR152 Decrease funding in a disaster-relief bill for Fish and Wildlife Service projects. Jan. 15. (216-205) C-3

20/HR152 Require that local communities help fund projects that receive historic-preservation grants. Jan. 15. (208-212) L-3

21/HR152 Bar the federal government from acquiring lands as part of disaster-relief efforts. Jan. 15 (223-198) C-3

23/HR152 Approve a supplemental appropriations bill providing $51 billion in disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Jan. 15. (241-180) L-3

38/HR444 Require the president to submit a plan to achieve a balanced budget. Feb. 6. (253-167) C-3

44/HR273 Extend a pay freeze for federal civilian workers until the end of 2013. Feb. 15. (261-154) C-3

75/HR803 Consolidate federal job-training programs. March 15. (215-202) C-3

83/HCONRES25 Approve the Senate-passed fiscal 2014 budget resolution as a substitute to the House Republican version. March 20. (154-261) C-3

84/HCONRES25 Approve a fiscal 2014 budget resolution proposed by the Congressional Black Caucus. March 20. (105-305) C-2

85/HCONRES25 Approve a fiscal 2014 budget resolution proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. March 20. (84-327) C-2

87/HCONRES25 Approve a fiscal 2014 budget resolution proposed by House Democratic leaders. March 20. (165-253) C-3

91/HR1033 Extend a battlefield-acquisition program for historic sites. April 9. (283-122; 270 votes required for passage) L-2

142/HR807 Require the government to prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached. May 9. (221-207) C-3

154/HR45 Repeal the Affordable Care Act. May 16. (229-195) C-3

160/HR1062 Require the Securities and Exchange Commission to consider the costs and benefits of its regulations. May 17. (235-161) C-3

171/HR3 Require the completion of a study on the health effects of increased air pollution in communities surrounding the refineries that will transport diluted bitumen through the proposed Keystone XL pipeline before its operation. May 22. (177-239) C-3

179/HR3 Approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. May 22. (241-175) C-3

183/HR1911 Set student-loan interest rates based on the 10-year Treasury note rate. May 23. (221-198) C-3

218/HR1256 Direct the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to issue rules relating to cross-border swaps. June 12. (301-124) C-2

256/HR1947 Eliminate new eligibility restrictions in the farm bill for food stamps. June 19. (188-234) C-3

258/HR1947 Repeal the price-support program for milk. June 19. (112-309) L-1

259/HR1947 Target conservation funds in the farm bill to environmentally sensitive areas. June 19. (179-242) C-3

267/HR1947 Eliminate the Healthy Food Financing Initiative, designed to promote healthy foods in low-income communities. June 20. (194-232) L-3

271/HR1947 Repeal a program that promotes the use of biodiesel fuels rather than fossil fuels. June 20. (194-230) L-3

272/HR1947 Repeal a program that promotes farmers markets and roadside stands. June 20. (156-269) L-2

283/HR1947 Require food-stamp recipients to look for work or lose their benefits. June 20. (175-250) L-3

295/HR2231 Preserve requirements for environmental impact statements for offshore oil and gas leasing plans. June 27. (188-233) C-3

299/HR2231 Prohibit new oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska. June 28. (183-235) C-3

304/HR2231 Encourage offshore oil and gas leases by the Interior Department. June 28. (235-186) C-3

306/HR1564 Bar the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board from requiring audits by specific registered public accounting firms. July 8. (321-62) C-1

315/HR2609 Decrease funding for renewable-energy programs. July 9. (153-257) L-2

330/HR2609 Eliminate the remaining funding for the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program. July 10. (165-252) L-2

339/HR2609 Bar the use of funds for wind-energy programs. July 10. (94-329) L-1

343/HR2609 Eliminate funding for activities of regional development commissions such as the Appalachian Regional Commission. July 10. (147-273) L-2

361/HR2667 Delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act for one year. July 17. (264-161) C-3

363/HR2668 Delay the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act for one year. July 17. (251-174) C-3

374/HR5 Reauthorize and revamp the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. July 19. (221-207) C-3

407/HR2397 Bar denial of security clearance to civilian Pentagon employees due to financial hardships caused by sequestration-related furloughs. July 24. (277-142) L-2

418/HR2218 Let states regulate coal ash as they see fit. July 25. (265-155) C-3

422/HR2610 Eliminate the Essential Air Service program that subsidizes flights to small communities. July 30. (166-248) L-2

432/HR1582 Impose restrictions on the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to finalize regulations expected to cost more than $1 billion. Aug. 1. (232-181) C-3

445/HR367 Require Congress to approve major regulations by federal agencies. Aug. 2. (232-183) C-3

447/HR2009 Prohibit the Treasury Department from implementing or enforcing the Affordable Care Act. Aug. 2. (232-185) C-3

471/HR761 Streamline the permitting process for certain mining operations. Sept. 18. (246-178) C-3

476/HR3102 Reauthorize the food-stamp program through fiscal 2016 and impose new eligibility requirements. Sept. 19. (217-210) C-3

483/HR1526 Enable more logging in national forests. Sept. 20. (244-173) C-3

498/HJRES59 Approve a fiscal 2014 continuing resolution that delays for one year the implementation of the 2010 health care law. Sept. 29. (231-192) C-3

550/HR2775 Approve a continuing resolution through Jan. 15, 2014, and a debt-ceiling extension through Feb. 7, 2014. Oct. 16. (285-144) L-2

567/HR2374 Delay rules under the Dodd-Frank financial-regulation law imposing new standards on brokers and dealers handling retirement accounts such as 401(k)s. Oct. 29. (254-166) C-3

569/HR992 Repeal the section of the Dodd-Frank financial-regulation law dealing with derivatives trading by banks. Oct. 30. (292-122) C-2

579/HR982 Require more transparency from trusts related to payouts for asbestos-related injuries. Nov. 13.(221-199) C-3

581/HR2655 Impose sanctions aimed at reducing the incidence of frivolous lawsuits. Nov. 14. (228-195) C-3

582/HR3080 Instruct conferees on a water-projects bill to accept Senate-passed provisions that would reauthorize a national dam-safety program. Nov. 14. (347-76) L-1

587/HR3350 Permit an insurance issuer that has health insurance coverage in the individual market in effect as of Jan. 1, 2013, to continue offering such coverage during 2014. Nov. 15. (261-157) C-3

600/HR1965 Ease requirements for the issuance of permits to drill on federal lands. Nov. 20. (228-192) C-3

604/HR2728 Require the Interior Department to defer to state regulation of fracking. Nov. 20. (235-187) C-3

611/HR1900 Streamline the permit process for natural-gas pipeline projects. Nov. 21. (252-165) C-3

622/HR1105 Exempt certain private-equity fund investment advisers from requirements to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dec. 4 (254-159) C-3

 

FOREIGN ISSUES (29 votes)

177/HR3 Require that fuels transported through the Keystone XL pipeline be used in the United States. May 22. (162-255) C-3

188/HR2216 Eliminate funding for the construction of a new NATO headquarters. June 4. (151-269) L-1

190/HR2216 Allow Guantánamo detainees to be housed in the United States. June 4. (170-254) C-3

200/HR2217 Permit the release of Guantánamo detainees held at the base before 2006. June 5. (165-261) C-3

222/HR1960 Reduce the number of aircraft carriers the Navy must maintain from 11 to 10. June 13. (106-318) C-1

223/HR1960 Require the Pentagon to preserve current active ICBM silos in "warm status." June 13. (235-189) C-3

226/HR1960 Require the president to complete the transition of combat operations from U.S. armed forces to the government of Afghanistan no later than the end of 2013. June 13. (305-121) L-1

227/HR1960 Impose requirements on the government in habeas proceedings when accusing a U.S. citizen of being an enemy combatant. June 13. (214-211) C-3

228/HR1960 Provide civilian trials for Guantánamo detainees. June 13. (200-226) C-3

229/HR1960 Express the sense of Congress that the president must inform Congress of any proposed deals with Russia regarding missile defense or nuclear arms. June 14. (239-182) C-3

230/HR1960 Eliminate funding for missile-defense programs except for the Iron Dome. June 14. (61-362) C-1

232/HR1960 Reduce defense spending by nearly 10 percent for fiscal 2014. June 14. (71-353) C-1

233/HR1960 Restore funding for the implementation of the New START pact and cut funding for defense-related space programs. June 14. (195-229) C-3

236/HR1960 Bar the transfer or release of Guantánamo detainees to Yemen. June 14. (236-188) C-3

237/HR1960 Provide the framework for closing the Guantánamo detention facility by Dec. 1, 2014. June 14. (174-249) C-3

240/HR1960 Reduce spending for the Pentagon's overseas contingency operations by $5 billion, to the level requested by the administration. June 14. (191-232) C-3

264/HR1947 Terminate a program to promote agriculture products in emerging markets. June 20. (103-322) L-1

291/HR1613 Ensure that states have the right to regulate the development of lands beneath navigable waters within their boundaries. June 27. (213-213) C-3

293/HR1613 Implement the terms of a 2012 agreement between the United States and Mexico concerning transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico. June 27. (256-171) C-3

313/HR2609 Increase funding for Energy Department renewable-energy programs and reduce funding for nuclear-weapons activities. July 9. (152-264) C-3

327/HR2609 Reduce funding for nuclear-weapons activities and increase funding for Energy Department science programs. July 9. (143-273) C-3

380/HR2397 Transfer funding from the Ground Combat Vehicle program to the cleanup and environmental restoration of former defense sites. July 23. (176-242) C-3

381/HR2397 Reduce funding for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense missile program. July 23. (141-272) C-3

384/HR2397 Reduce funds for an East Coast missile-defense site. July 23. (173-249) C-3

396/HR2397 Reduce spending in most defense accounts by 1 percent. July 23. (109-317) C-2

397/HR2397 Bar funding for the operation or maintenance of more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. July 23. (142-283) C-3

404/HR2397 Prohibit joint military exercises between China and the United States. July 24. (137-286) L-1

408/HR2397 Prevent the further detention of Guantánamo detainees who have already been cleared for release. July 24. (176-242) C-3

410/HR2397 Prohibit funding for the use of military force in Afghanistan after Dec. 31, 2014. July 24. (185-236) C-2

 

SOCIAL ISSUES (20 votes)

18/HR152 Strip $1 million for the Legal Services Corp. from a disaster-relief bill. Jan. 15. (202-217) L-3

39/HR592 Make religious facilities eligible for disaster aid. Feb. 13. (354-72; 284 votes required for passage) C-1

55/S47 Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act for five years. Feb. 28. (286-138) L-2

68/HR890 Prevent the Obama administration from waiving state welfare-to-work requirements. March 13. (246-181) C-3

101/HR1120 Require the National Labor Relations Board to cease all activity that requires a quorum of board members. April 12. (219-209) C-3

105/HR249 Make any person who has a seriously delinquent tax debt ineligible for federal employment or to continue serving as a federal employee. April 15. (250-159; 273 votes required for passage) L-3

137/HR1406 Allow private employers to provide comp time instead of overtime pay. May 8. (223- -204) C-3

191/HR2216 Bar the use of funds for enforcement of the Davis-Bacon Act's prevailing-wage requirements. June 4. (192-231) L-3

194/HR2217 Restore funding for the Office for Civil Rights and Liberties in the Homeland Security Department. June 5. (167-257) C-3

198/HR2217 Strike a requirement that Immigration and Customs Enforcement maintain 34,000 detention beds. June 5. (190-232) C-3

201/HR2217 Bar the Transportation Security Administration from conducting security screenings in places other than airports. June 5. (180-247) L-2

205/HR2217 Bar the Transportation Security Administration from spending money on its behavior-detection program. June 5. (146-280) C-1

208/HR2217 Prevent the administration from implementing President Obama's executive order granting temporary legal status to Dream Act immigrant youths. June 6. (224-201) C-3

211/HR2217 Approve a funding bill for the Homeland Security Department tightening restrictions on illegal immigrants. June 6. (245-182) C-3

238/HR1960 Allow persons certified by recognized nontheistic organizations to be appointed as military chaplains. June 14. (150-274) C-3

251/HR1797 Prohibit abortions from being performed at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later except in cases of rape or incest or when the life of the mother is endangered. June 18. (228-196) C-3

269/HR1947 Allow institutions of higher education to grow or cultivate industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural or academic research in states that already permit industrial hemp growth. June 20. (225-200) L-2

368/HR5 Express the sense of the Congress that state and local education agencies should be responsible for determining curriculum and assessments for elementary and secondary education. July 18. (241-182) C-3

392/HR2397 Require that military chaplains possess appropriate credentials from qualified religious organizations. July 23. (253-173) C-3

436/HR2879 Grant individuals who are the target of enforcement actions by executive-agency employees the right to record in-person and telephonic interactions. Aug. 1. (239-176) C-3

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