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Magazine / 2011 VOTE RATINGS

Key Votes Used to Calculate the Ratings

February 23, 2012

Key Votes Used to Calculate the Ratings

Here are the 97 Senate votes and 105 House votes on which National Journal’s 2011 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 (97 votes)

 

ECONOMIC ISSUES (55 votes)

7/S223           
Repeal an information-reporting requirement for businesses, and increase taxes on the oil and gas industries. Feb. 2. (44-54) C-3

9/S223           
Waive budget rules to permit the repeal of the 2010 health care reform law. Feb. 2. (47-51) L-3

18/S223           
Table an amendment to reduce the fiscal 2011 authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration to 2008 levels. Feb. 15. (51-47) L-3

21/S223           
Table an amendment to repeal a program that provides subsidies for flights to rural airports. Feb. 17. (61-38) L-2

36/HR1           
Approve a House-passed bill making continuing appropriations for fiscal 2011. March 9. (44-56) L-3

37/HR1           
Approve a Democratic alternative to a House bill providing continuing appropriations for fiscal 2011. March 9. (42-58) C-3

48/HR4           
Prevent a bill repealing information-reporting requirements under the 2010 health care reform law from taking effect if it would result in more uninsured people. April 5. (41-58) C-3

54/S493           
Prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases. April 6. (50-50) L-3

59/HConRes35           
Bar the use of funds to implement the 2010 health care reform law. April 14. (47-53) L-3

72/S940           
Proceed to consideration of a bill repealing tax breaks for oil companies. May 17. (52-48; 60 votes required) C-3

73/S953           
Proceed to consideration of a bill authorizing lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coasts of Alaska and Virginia. May 18. (42-57) L-3

77/HConRes34           
Proceed to consideration of a House-passed budget resolution for fiscal 2012. May 25. (40-57) L-3

79/SConRes21           
Proceed to consideration of a budget resolution for fiscal 2012 proposed by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. May 25. (42-55) L-3

87/S782           
Provide regulatory relief for small businesses. June 9. (53-46; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

89/S782           
Invoke cloture on a measure repealing tax breaks for ethanol. June 14. (40-59; 60 votes required for cloture) L-2

91/S782           
Bar the use of federal funds to construct ethanol-blender pumps or ethanol-storage facilities. June 16. (41-59) L-2

94/S782           
Invoke cloture on a bill reauthorizing the Economic Development Administration. June 21. (49-51; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

95/S679           
Prohibit funds for salaries of White House “czars” not subject to Senate confirmation. June 23. (47-51) L-3

116/HR2560           
Table a motion to proceed to consideration of a House-passed bill to cut, cap, and balance the federal budget. July 22. (51-46) L-3

120/S627           
Table a House amendment to provide for a two-step increase in the debt limit. July 29. (59-41) L-3

122/S627           
Invoke cloture on a measure to increase the debt limit. July 31. (50-49; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

130/SJRes25           
Proceed to consideration of a bill expressing disapproval of the president’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit. Sept. 8. (45-52) L-3

133/HJRes66           
Eliminate, consolidate, or streamline some duplicative and overlapping government programs. Sept. 15. (54-45; 60 votes required for passage) L-3

135/HJRes66           
Provide for reauthorization of Federal Aviation Administration programs. Sept. 15. (62-37) L-3

137/HR2887           
Reduce funding for the Federal Aviation Administration to fiscal 2008 levels. Sept. 15. (36-61) L-3

151/HR2608           
Table a motion to concur with a House-passed measure providing continuing appropriations for fiscal 2012 and disaster-relief funding. Sept. 23. (59-36) L-3

152/HR2608           
Invoke cloture on a bill making continuing appropriations for fiscal 2012 and providing disaster-relief funding without offsets. Sept. 26. (54-35; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

160/S1660           
Invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to a bill that would provide tax incentives for workers and businesses and new infrastructure spending, offset by an increase in tax rates for upper-income taxpayers. Oct. 11. (50-49; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

170/HR2112           
Table an amendment that would bar funding for scenic- or historic-highway programs. Oct. 19. (59-39) L-2

171/PN154           
Confirm Heather Higginbottom to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Oct. 20. (64-36) L-3

174/HR2112           
Require the use of domestically produced iron, steel, and manufactured products for certain railway projects. Oct. 20. (55-44; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

176/PN677           
Confirm John Bryson to be Commerce secretary. Oct. 20. (74-26) L-2

177/S1723           
Invoke cloture on a bill to provide aid to states for teachers and public-safety workers, offset by a surtax on millionaires. Oct. 20. (50-50; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

178/S1726           
Invoke cloture on a bill to repeal a requirement that federal, state, and local governments withhold 3 percent of payments to contractors starting in 2013. Oct. 20. (57-43; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

179/HR2112           
Limit funding for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Oct. 20. (41-57) L-3

180/HR2112           
Extend loan limits on government-backed mortgages. Oct. 20. (60-38) L-3

181/HR2112           
Increase funding for the emergency conservation program and the emergency watershed-protection program. Oct. 20. (58-41) L-3

182/HR2112           
Change eligibility rules for the food-stamp program. Oct. 20. (41-58) L-3

185/HR2112           
Bar federal loan recipients from using a federal grant to repay the loan. Oct. 21. (73-26) C-1

190/HR2112           
Reallocate 10 percent of the amounts appropriated for capital investments in surface-transportation infrastructure from transportation-enhancement activities to the highway-bridge program. Nov. 1. (38-60) L-3

191/HR2112           
Bar regulations regarding the removal of essential-use designation for epinephrine used in oral pressurized metered-dose inhalers. Nov. 1. (44-54) L-3

192/HR2112           
Eliminate funding for the Small Community Air Service Development Program. Nov. 1. (41-57) L-2

194/HR2112           
Approve a bill making fiscal 2012 appropriations for the Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development departments. Nov. 1. (69-30) L-2

195/S1769           
Proceed to consideration of a bill requiring domestic-made iron, steel, and manufactured products in public-works construction. Nov. 3. (51-49; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

196/S1786           
Proceed to consideration of a bill to facilitate job creation by easing federal regulations. Nov. 3. (47-53) L-3

200/SJRes6           
Proceed to consideration of a resolution to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s network-neutraility rules for broadband service providers. Nov. 10. (46-52) L-3

201/SJRes27           
Proceed to consideration of a resolution nullifying an Environmental Protection Agency rule regarding cross-state air pollution. Nov. 10. (41-56) L-3

202/HR674           
Approve a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, a line-item veto, and lower tax rates to stimulate economic growth. Nov. 10. (40-56) L-3

208/HR2112           
Approve the conference report on fiscal 2012 appropriations for the Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development departments. Nov. 17. (70-30) L-2

219/S1917           
Proceed to consideration of a bill providing an extension of payroll-tax cuts. Dec. 1. (51-49; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

223/PN784           
Invoke cloture on the nomination of Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Dec. 8. (53-45; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

224/S1944           
Proceed to a bill to extend payroll-tax cuts and impose a surtax on millionaires. Dec. 8. (50-48; 60 votes required for passage) C-3

229/SJRes10           
Approve a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. Dec. 14. (47-53) L-3

233/HR3672           
Approve a bill providing disaster-relief spending for fiscal 2012. Dec. 17. (72-27) L-2

234/HConRes94           
Approve across-the-board spending cuts in nondefense discretionary spending to fund disaster-relief programs. Dec. 17. (43-56) L-3

 

FOREIGN ISSUES (25 votes)

99/S679           
Rescind funding for the International Monetary Fund. June 29. (44-55) L-3

114/HR2055           
Table an amendment that would require evidence of causal relationships for veterans’ benefits associated with exposure to Agent Orange. July 20. (69-30) L-2

134/HJRes66           
Offset disaster-relief funds by rescinding foreign aid. Sept. 15. (20-78) L-1

141/HR2832           
Revive fast-track trade rules through 2013. Sept. 20. (45-55) L-3

142/HR2832           
Make expanded Trade Adjustment Assistance contingent on passage of free-trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. Sept. 21. (44-54) L-3

143/HR2832           
Reduce Trade Adjustement Assistance benefits to their pre-2009 level. Sept. 21. (46-53) L-3

144/HR2832           
Tighten the eligibility requirements for Trade Adjustment Assistance. Sept. 21. (40-57) L-3

145/HR2832           
Repeal Trade Adjustment Assistance for certain firms. Sept. 21. (43-54) L-3

146/HR2832           
Limit eligibility for Trade Adjustment Assistance to workers affected by imports from a country with which the U.S. has a free-trade agreement. Sept. 22. (34-62) L-3

147/HR2832           
Require a report on the consequences of failing to act on trade agreements. Sept. 22. (44-52) L-3

148/HR2832           
Provide Taiwan with F-16 aircraft to strengthen its self-defense capability against China. Sept. 22. (48-48) L-3

149/HR2832           
Extend and modify the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Sept. 22. (69-28) L-2

150/HR2832           
Approve a bill extending the Generalized System of Preferences and Trade Adjustment Assistance. Sept. 22. (70-27) L-2

156/S1619           
Invoke cloture on a bill allowing trade sanctions against a trading partner with a “misaligned” currency. Oct. 6. (62-38; 60 votes required for cloture) L-2

159/S1619           
Approve a bill allowing trade sanctions against a trading partner with a “misaligned” currency. Oct. 11. (63-35) L-2

162/HR3079           
Approve a bill to implement a free-trade agreement with Panama. Oct. 12. (77-22) C-1

163/HR3078           
Approve a bill to implement a free-trade agreement with Colombia. Oct. 12. (66-33) C-2

168/HR2112           
Eliminate funding for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Oct. 18. (44-55) L-3

186/HR2112           
Bar the use of funds for the prosecution of enemy combatants in civilian trials. Oct. 21. (47-52) L-3

210/S1867           
Require that defense intelligence and law-enforcement agencies report to Congress with recommendations for any additional authorities or flexibility they need to detain and prosecute terrorists. Nov. 29. (38-60) C-2

211/S1867           
Repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. Nov. 29. (30-67) C-1

213/S1867           
Clarify that the armed forces are only required to hold a suspected terrorist in military custody when the suspect is captured abroad. Dec. 1. (45-55) C-2

214/S1867           
Limit the authority of the armed forces to detain U.S. citizens. Dec. 1. (45-55) C-2

227/PN267           
Invoke cloture on the nomination of Mari Aponte to be ambassador to El Salvador. Dec. 12. (49-37; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

235/HR2055           
Approve the conference report for a bill making fiscal 2012 appropriations for military construction and the Veterans Affairs Department. Dec. 17. (67-32) L-2

 

SOCIAL ISSUES (17 votes)

6/SRes21           
Require senators to talk continuously on the floor if they want to filibuster. Jan. 27. (46-49) C-3

11/S223           
Table an amendment to limit the application of the Davis-Bacon Act, which sets prevailing wage rates. Feb. 3. (55-42) L-3

17/S223           
Deny federal employee collective-bargaining rights to Transportation Security Administration security screeners. Feb. 15. (47-51) L-3

22/S223           
Table an amendment to strike a requirement that the Federal Aviation Administration set a policy for applying Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations to air crews. Feb. 17. (52-47) L-3

60/HConRes36           
Bar the use of funds for Planned Parenthood. April 14. (42-58) L-3

65/PN32           
Invoke cloture on the nomination of John McConnell Jr. to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. May 4. (63-33; 60 votes required for cloture) L-3

66/PN32           
Confirm John McConnell Jr. to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. May 4. (50-44) L-3

67/PN49           
Invoke cloture on the nomination of James Cole to be deputy attorney general. May 9. (50-40; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

68/PN16           
Confirm Edward Chen to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. May 10. (56-42) L-3

71/PN8           
Confirm Susan Carney to be a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
May 17. (71-28) L-2

74/PN3           
Invoke cloture on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. May 19. (52-43; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

85/PN97           
Confirm Donald Verrilli to be solicitor general of the United States. June 6. (72-16) L-2

92/PN39           
Confirm Michael Simon to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. June 21. (64-35) L-3

97/PN49           
Confirm James Cole to be deputy attorney general. June 28. (55-42) L-3

101/S679           
Reduce the number of executive-branch positions subject to Senate confirmation. June 29. (79-20) L-2

164/PN375           
Confirm Alison Nathan to be a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Oct. 13. (48-44) L-3

222/PN5           
Invoke cloture on the nomination of Caitlin Halligan to be a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Dec. 6. (54-45; 60 votes required for cloture) C-3

 

HOUSE (105 votes)

ECONOMIC ISSUES (55 votes)

14/HR2            
Repeal the 2010 health care reform law. Jan. 19. (245-189) C-3

20/HRES38           
Reduce non-security discretionary spending for fiscal 2011 to fiscal 2008 levels. Jan. 25. (256-165) C-3

79/HR1           
Reduce funding for capital and debt-service grants to Amtrak. Feb. 17. (176-250) L-2

89/HR1           
Increase funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Feb. 17. (163-265) C-3

100/HR1           
Bar funding for implementation of the individual-mandate provision of the 2010 health care reform law. Feb. 18. (246-182) C-3

147/HR1           
Provide continuing appropriations for fiscal 2011 and ban earmarks. Feb. 19. (235-189) C-3

154/HJRES44           
Approve a short-term continuing resolution for fiscal 2011 that would set most spending at fiscal 2010 levels and eliminate earmarks. March 1. (335-91) C-2

162/HR4           
Repeal an information-reporting requirement for businesses under the 2010 health care reform law. March 3. (314-112) C-2

171/HR830           
Terminate a program to provide refinancing assistance to homeowners. March 10. (256-171) C-3

174/HR836           
Rescind unobligated funding for the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program. March 11. (242-177) C-3

188/HR861           
Terminate the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which helps cities with high foreclosure rates. March 16. (242-182) C-3

198/HR839           
Terminate the authority of the Treasury Department to provide financial assistance to homeowners under the Home Affordable Modification Program. March 29. (252-170) C-3

206//HR872           
Prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from requiring a permit for the use of registered pesticides near navigable waters. March 31. (292-130) C-3

220/HR658           
Approve a bill reauthorizing federal aviation programs through fiscal 2014. April 1. (223-196) C-3

249/HR910           
Bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases. April 7. (255-172) C-3

252/HJRES37           
Nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s network-neutrality rules for broadband service providers. April 8. (240-179) C-3

264/HR1217           
Repeal the section of the 2010 health care reform act regarding the Prevention and Public Health Fund. April 13 (236-183) C-3

273/HCONRES34           
Approve the Congressional Black Caucus substitute for the fiscal 2012 budget resolution. April 15. (103-303) C-2

274/HCONRES34           
Approve the Congressional Progressive Caucus substitute for the fiscal 2012 budget resolution. April 15. (77-347) C-2

277/HCONRES34           
Approve a fiscal 2012 budget resolution spon-sored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that limits discretionary spending and overhauls Medicare and Medicaid. April 15. (235-193) C-3

285/HR1213           
Repeal the section of the 2010 health care reform law regarding state insurance exchanges. May 3. (238-183) C-3

290/HR1214           
Repeal the section of the 2010 health care reform law that allocates funding for school-based health-center construction. May 4. (235-191) C-3

298/HR1230           
Require the Interior Department to conduct lease sales for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and off Virginia’s coast. May 5. (266-149) C-3

309/HR1229           
Ease the approval of applications for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. May 11. (263-163) C-3

316/HR1231           
Make permanent the moratorium on oil and gas drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. May 12. (134-279) C-2

320/HR1231           
Expand the area of the Outer Continental Shelf available for oil and gas drilling. May 12. (243-179) C-3

340/HR1216           
Convert funding for graduate medical education from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations. May 25. (234-185) C-3

431/HR2112           
Reduce funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. June 15. (119-306) L-1

448/HR2112           
Bar the use of funds by the Agriculture Department to implement a climate-change program. June 16. (238-179) C-3

474/HR2021           
Allow states to set standards more stringent than the federal government’s for exploration and development of the Outer Continental Shelf. June 22. (180-242) C-3

478/HR2021           
Bar the Environmental Protection Agency from denying air-pollution permits for exploration of the Outer Continental Shelf. June 22. (253-166) C-3

563/HR2417           
Repeal energy-efficiency standards for incandescent lightbulbs. July 12. (233-193; 284 votes required for passage) L-3

573/HR2018           
Preserve the authority of states to make determinations related to water-quality standards. July 13. (239-184) C-3

584/HR2354           
Increase funding for solar-energy and decrease funding for fossil-energy research. July 15. (158-264) C-3

606/HR2560           
Approve the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act capping fiscal 2012 discretionary spending. July 19 (234-190) C-3

621/HR1315           
Replace the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a five-member commission. July 21. (241-173) C-3

626/HR2551           
Bar the use of legislative-branch funds for compact fluorescent lightbulbs. July 22.
(130-283) L-1

628/HR2551           
Bar the use of legislative branch funds for polystrene containers in House cafeterias. July 22. (179-234). C-3

650/HR1938           
Approve a bill that would require the administration to make a permitting decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline by a set date. July 26. (279-147) C-3

652/HR2584           
Allow the Fish and Wildlife Service to list new species and habitats for protection under the Endangered Species Act. July 27. (224-202) L-3

677/S627           
Approve a bill providing for a two-step increase in the debt limit. July 29. (218-210) C-3

741/HR2401           
Approve a bill to require an analysis of the cumulative and incremental effects of certain environmental regulations. Sept. 23. (249-169) C-3

764/HR2681           
Approve a bill nullifying Environmental Protection Agency standards for cement-plant emissions. Oct. 6. (262-161) C-3

791/H R2250           
Approve a bill to nullify certain Environmental Protection Agency standards for emissions from industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers. Oct. 13. (275-142) C-3

800/HR2273           
Approve a bill directing the Environmental Protection Agency to defer to state regulations of coal-combustion residuals. Oct. 14. (267-144) C-3

813/HR2576           
Approve a bill to count Social Security benefits as income in an eligibility formula for Medicaid and other health programs. Oct. 27. (262-157) C-3

826/HR2940           
Require the disclosure of “golden parachute” severance packages in certain circumstances. Nov. 3. (190-234) C-3

858/HJRES2           
Approve a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. Nov. 18. (261-165; 284 votes required for passage) L-3

880/HR527           
Approve a bill amending the Regulatory Flexibility Act to ease regulations on small businesses. Dec. 1. (263-159) C-3

888/HR3010           
Approve a bill to modify federal rule-making procedures to require consideration of reasonable alternatives. Dec. 2. (253-167) C-3

901/HR10           
Approve a bill requiring congressional approval of major rules issued by federal agencies. Dec. 7. (241-184) C-3

912/HR1633           
Approve a bill establishing a temporary prohibition against new federal regulation of coarse particulate matter. Dec. 8. (268-150) C-3

923/HR3630           
Approve a Republican-backed bill to extend payroll-tax cuts. Dec. 13. (234-193) C-3

942/HCONRES94           
Approve across-the-board spending cuts in nondefense discretionary spending to fund disaster-relief programs. Dec. 16. (255-165) C-3

946/HR3630           
Approve a motion to go to conference with the Senate on a measure to extend payroll-tax cuts. Dec. 20. (229-193) C-3

 

FOREIGN ISSUES (20 votes)

28/HR519           
Withhold funding to the United Nations pending resolution of a dispute over over‑ payments. Feb. 9. (259-169; 286 votes required for passage) L-3

76/HR1           
Eliminate funding for the U.S. Institute of Peace. Feb. 17. (268-163) C-3

78/HR1           
Reduce funding for multilateral assistance through international financial institutions. Feb. 17. (190-241) L-2

193/HCONRES28           
Direct the president to remove U.S. forces from Afghanistan no later than Dec. 31, 2011. March 17. (93-321) C-2

325/HR754           
Require the director of national intelligence to submit a report to Congress on the 1976 miltary coup in Argentina. May 13. (194-214) C-3

354/HR1540           
Ensure the U.S. service members assigned to duty in hostile areas have the right to bear arms. May 26. (260-160) C-2

356/HR1540           
Allow detainees at Guantanamo Bay to be transferred to the United States to testify in federal court. May 26. (165-253) C-3

357/HR1540           
Require trial by military commission only for foreign terrorism suspects. May 26. (246-173) C-3

364/HR1540           
Require the start of a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. May 26.  (123-294) C-2

372/HR1540           
Repeal the establishment of the U.S. Institute of Peace. May 26. (226-194) C-3

373/HR1540           
Require the president to submit a plan for an accelerated withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. May 26. (204-215) C-3

375/HR1540           
Approve a bill funding the Defense Department for fiscal 2012. May 26. (322-96) C-2

376/S990           
Send to the president a bill extending wiretapping and surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act. May 26. (250-153) C-2

433/HR2112           
Reduce funding for Food for Peace grants. June 15. (124-300) L-1

500/HR2219           
Strike limitations on contracting out Pentagon functions performed by civilian employees. July 6. (212-208) C-3

503/HR2219           
Reduce funding for the war in Afghanistan by $20.9 billion. July 7. (133-295) C-2

507/HR2219           
Reduce funding for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $200 million. July 7. (210-217) C-2

780/HR3078           
Amend a free-trade agreement with Colombia to impose tariffs on goods from countries with undervalued currencies. Oct. 12. (192-236) C-3

781/HR3078           
Approve a free-trade agreement with Colombia. Oct. 12. (262-167) C-3

784/HR2832           
Extend Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits for workers who lose their jobs due to foreign competition. Oct. 12. (307-122) L-1

 

SOCIAL ISSUES (30 votes)

25/HR359           
Abolish taxpayer financing of presidential-election campaigns and party conventions. Jan. 26. (239-160) C-3

36/HR514           
Extend wiretapping and surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Feb. 14. (275-144) C-2

54/HR1           
Eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corp. Feb. 16. (171-259) L-2

66/HR514           
Send to the president a bill extending expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Feb. 17. (279-143) C-2

68/HR1           
Reduce funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. Feb. 17. (217-209) C-3

93/HR1           
Bar funding for Planned Parenthood. Feb. 18. (240-185) C-3

95/HR1           
Exempt library records from the jurisdiction of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Feb. 18. (196-231) C-2

115/HR1           
Bar funding for reporting requirements regarding the sale of multiple rifles or shotguns to the same person. Feb. 18. (277-149) C-3

192/HR1076           
Prohibit federal funding of National Public Radio. March 17. (228-192) C-3

204/HR471           
Reinstitute a school-voucher program for students in the District of Columbia. March 30. (225-195) C-3

217/HR658           
Strike a section of a bill overturning a National Mediation Board rule regarding rail and airline workers. April 1. (206-220) C-3

292/HR3           
Prohibit federal funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the woman’s life is endangered. May 4. (251-175) C-3

338/HR1216           
Bar funding for graduate medical education to provide training in abortion procedures. May 25. (234-182) C-3

397/HR2017           
Bar the use of funds for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. June 2. (251-168) C-3

398/HR2017           
Bar alternate forms of detention for immigrants who commit a crime. June 2. (289-131) C-3

403/HR2017           
Bar the use of funds to implement a rule regarding collective-bargaining rights of Transportation Security Administration workers. June 2. (218-205) C-3

414/HR2055           
Bar the use of funds to administer the Davis-Bacon Act, which sets prevailing wage requirements. June 13. (178-232) L-2

436/HR2112           
Reduce funding for tobacco regulation at the Food and Drug Administration. June 15. (164-257) L-2

444/HR2112           
Bar the use of funds to settle claims of discrimination by the Agriculture Department against African-American farmers. June 16. (155-262) L-2

445/HR2112           
Bar the use of funds for the abortion drug RU-486. June 16. (240-176) C-3

466/HR672           
Terminate the Election Assistance Commission. June 22. (235-187; 282 votes required for passage) L-3

516/HR2219            
Bar the use of funds to contravene the Defense of Marriage Act. July 7. (248-175) C-3

522/HR2219           
Bar the use of funds to implement rules requiring the disclosure of political contributions. July 7. (256-170) C-3

528/HR2219           
Bar funding for implementation of the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military. July 8. (236-184) C-3

711/HR2587           
Approve a bill barring the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment. Sept. 15. (238-186) C-3

789/HR358           
Bar the use of federal funds to purchase insurance plans that cover abortion services. Oct. 13. (251-172) C-3

844/HR822           
Require that a bill allowing concealed weapons to be carried across state lines apply only to states that allow such an act. Nov. 16. (147-274) C-3

852/HR822           
Approve a bill allowing permit holders to carry concealed weapons across state lines. Nov. 16. (272-154) C-3

869/HR3094           
Approve a bill reversing a National Labor Relations Board ruling on collective-bargaining rights. Nov. 30. (235-188) C-3

873/HR3463           
Approve a bill terminating taxpaying financing of presidential-election campaigns and party conventions. Dec. 1. (235-190) C-3

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