Key Votes Used to Calculate the Ratings

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Feb. 5, 2014, 11:59 p.m.

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

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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