Votes We Highlight

If we consider a vote to be important, it is flagged and will appear under the representative's profile for the related subject. Some votes can fall under multiple subjects. Currently, we are tracking 422 votes under 40 subjects. This page shows those votes arranged by subject.

2012 NDAA

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2011932Arrest and Detention of US Citizens
Senate2011218Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Senate Passage
Senate2011210Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Udall Amendment to Repeal Provision
Senate2011230Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Final Passage

Abortion

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House1995756Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
House199765Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
House1998280Child Custody Protection Act
House1998325Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
House1999261Child Custody Protection Act
House1999465Unborn Victims of Violence Act
House2000104Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000
House2001115Mexico City Policy
House200189Unborn Victims of Violence Act
House200297Child Custody Protection Act
House2002412Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2002
House2003242Partial Birth Abortion
House2003530Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
House200431Laci and Connors Law
House2005144Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
House2006526Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act
House2006526Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006
House2006479Child Custody Protection Act
House201193Amendment - Planned Parenthood Funds
Senate1995596Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1995
Senate199771Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1997
Senate1999340Partial Birth Abortion
Senate1999337Roe vs Wade
Senate200351Partial Birth Abortion
Senate2003402Partial Birth Abortion
Senate200348Expressing the Sense of the Senate in Roe vs Wade
Senate200463Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Senate2006216Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Senate2006263Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Senate2007318Amendment - funds to abortion providers
Senate2007379Amendment to Prohibit Funds
Senate200881Amendment - SCHIP and unborn children
Senate200871Amendment - Funding for enforcement
Senate200981Amendment - Funds to coercive abortions

Budget Control Act of 2011

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2011690Budget Control Act of 2011
House2012247Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012
House2012471Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012
Senate2011123Budget Control Act of 2011

China

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2000228To Authorize Extension of Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade Relations Treatment) to the Peoples Republic of China
House2001255Disapproving Normal Trade Relations for China
House2003579Resolution - Trade Agreements
House2004374Resolution - Intellectual Property
House200518Resolution - EU and Chinese Embargo
House2005647Resolution - Forced Labor Prisons
House2007850Resolution - Financial Services
House2008166Resolution - China and Tibet
House2008539China - Human Rights Abuses
House2010554Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act
Senate1997184Amendment - China and MFNS
Senate1999213Resolution disapproving Normal Trade Relations with China
Senate199954Amendment - China and the WTO
Senate2000251Normal Trade Relations for the People's Republic of China
Senate2000249Amendment - Congressional-Executive Commission
Senate2000248Amendment - Congressional-Executive Commission
Senate2000246Amendment - Inquiries
Senate2000243Amendment - Forced Abortions
Senate2000244Amendment - Business Code of Conduct
Senate2000241Amendment - Congressional-Executive Commission
Senate2000239Amendment - Human Rights
Senate2000238Amendment - Presidential Certification
Senate2000235Amendment - Clean Energy
Senate2000234Amendment - Religious Freedom
Senate2005192Amendment - Export-Import Bank
Senate200586Amendment - Chinese Currency

Civil Liberty

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2007973Free Flow of Information Act of 2007
House2011932Arrest and Detention of US Citizens
House2011149Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act
House2011149Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011
House2012192CISPA
Senate2011230Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Final Passage

Cuba

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House1992423To Promote a Transition to Democracy in Cuba
House200177Sense of House - Human Rights
House2003117Sense of Congress - Human Rights Violations
House2005162Sense of House on assembly
House2005137Sense of Congress - Anniversary of Crackdown
House2005503Sense of House - Opposition to Repression
Senate1995493Amendment - Sanctions
Senate1995492Amendment - Travel to Cuba
Senate1995488Cloture Vote - Sanctions
Senate1997183Amendment - Humanitarian and Compassionate Travel
Senate1999189Amendment - Ending Travel Restrictions
Senate2000137Amendment - National Bipartisan Commission
Senate2001375Cuba and International Terrorism
Senate2003405Amendment - Travel to Cuba
Senate2005194Amendment - Removing funds for television broadcasting
Senate2005167Amendment - Family travel to Cuba
Senate200585Amendment - to Prohibit Funds for Television Broadcasting into Cuba

Cut, Cap, and Balance

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2011606Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011
Senate2011116Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011

Debt, Deficit, Spending, and the Size of Government

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House1990313TO PROVIDE FOR A TEMPORARY INCREASE IN THE PUBLIC DEBT LIMIT
House1993133Debt Ceiling Increase to $4.37 trillion
House1996102Debt Limit Extension
House1997345Balanced Budget Act - Debt Ceiling Increase to $5.95 trillion
House2002279Debt Ceiling Increase to $6.4 trillion
House2003141Debt Ceiling Increase to $7.384 trillion
House2004536Debt Ceiling Increase to $8.184 trillion
House2005149Budget - Debt Ceiling Increase to $8.965 trillion
House2007377Congressional Budget - Raising the Debt Ceiling to $9.815 trillion
House2007832Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 - Debt Ceiling Increase to $10.615 trillion
House2008681TARP - Debt Ceiling Increase to $11.315 trillion
House2009988Increasing the Debt Ceiling to $12.394 trillion
House200946Stimulus - Debt Ceiling Increase to $12.104 trillion
House201048Debt Ceiling Increase to $14.294 Trillion
House201120Return to 2008 Spending Levels
House2011690Budget Control Act of 2011
House2011606Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011
House2011379Increasing the statutory debt limit
House2011858Balanced Budget Amendment
House2012203Broun Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012204McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012206Scalise Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012207Pompeo Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012208Quayle Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012209Harris Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012211Broun Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012217Flake Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012218Westmoreland Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012219Scott Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012221Blackburn Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012222Broun Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012310Chaffetz Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012311McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012315McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012317McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012329Burgess Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012334Chabot Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012335Blackburn Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012336Mulvaney Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012337Flake Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012346Broun Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012368Polis Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012371Gosar Amendment to Cut Spending
House2012372Braun Amendment to Cut Spending
Senate1997209Balanced Budget Act - Debt Ceiling Increase to $5.95 trillion
Senate2002148Debt Ceiling Increase to $6.4 trillion
Senate2003202Debt Ceiling Increase to $7.384 trillion
Senate2004213Debt Ceiling Increase to $8.184 trillion
Senate200654Debt Ceiling Increase to $8.965 trillion
Senate2007354Increasing the debt ceiling to $9.815 trillion
Senate2008213TARP - Debt Ceiling Increase to $11.315 trillion
Senate200896Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 - Debt Ceiling Increase to $10.615 trillion
Senate2009397Increasing the Debt Ceiling to $12.394 trillion
Senate200961Stimulus - Debt Ceiling Increase to $12.104 trillion
Senate201014Increasing the Debt Ceiling to $14.294 Trillion
Senate2011123Budget Control Act of 2011
Senate2011116Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011

Education

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House1998411DC Scholarship Program
House1998243Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998
House2001145No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
House2007613College Cost Reduction and Access Act
House2010332America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
Senate1997260Amendment - Vouchers in DC
Senate1998169Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998
Senate1998169Education Savings Act and School Excellence Act of 1998
Senate199935Rules Waiver
Senate200033Affordable Education Act of 2000
Senate2001192No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Senate2001103Teachers vs Tutors
Senate200199Standards vs Tutors
Senate2001179Amendment - Voucher Program
Senate2007272College Cost Reduction and Access Act

Election Reform

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House200234Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
Senate200254Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002

Energy and the Environment

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2003200Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003
House2007398No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2007 or NOPEC
House200740Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007
House2008649Renewable Energy and Job Creation Tax Act of 2008
House2008344Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008
House200884Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008
House2009477American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Cap-and-Trade)
House2011249Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
House2011298Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
Senate200271Arctic National Wildlife Refuge amendment
Senate200359Amendment - ANWR Fast Track
Senate2005140Amendment - Reduction of Oil Dependence
Senate2006219Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006
Senate2007226Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007
Senate20072007Global Warming and Federal Planning
Senate2008205Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008
Senate2009126Cap and Trade
Senate201234Keystone Pipeline Approval
Senate201233Keystone Pipeline - Presidential Waiver
Senate201263Oil Company and Alternative Energy Subsidies

Ethics

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House200234Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
House2006119Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act
House2006449Rules Change on Earmarks
House2007763Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
House2010391The DISCLOSE Act
Senate200254Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002
Senate200719Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
Senate200875On year Moratorium on Earmarks
Senate201214The STOCK Act
Senate20124The STOCK Act - Non-Public Info
Senate20126The STOCK Act - Executive Branch

Gay Marriage

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House1996316Defense of Marriage Act
House2004484Constitutional Amendment
House2004410Marriage Protection Act of 2004
House2006378Constitutional Amendment
House2010638Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Senate1996280Defense of Marriage Act
Senate20041552004 Constitutional Amendment
Senate20061632006 Constitutional Amendment

Guantanamo Bay

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2006491Military Commissions Act of 2006
House2009746Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010
Senate200593Removing Funds for Transfer
Senate2006259Military Commissions Act of 2006
Senate2009347Preventing funds from Transferring Detainees to the US
Senate2009196Prohibiting Funds for Transfer
Senate2009198Limiting Transfer of Detainees

Health Care

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2003132Medicare Part D
House2003669Medicare Part D - Final Vote
House20098872009-2010 Health Care Reform Bill
House200916SCHIP
House2009187Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
House20101672009-2010 Health Care Reform - Reconciliation
House20101942009-2010 Health Care Reform - Amendments
House2010194Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
House201114Repeal of Health Care Reform
House2012126Tort Reform
Senate2003459Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
Senate2006191Amendment - Drug Reimportation
Senate20093532009-2010 Health Care Reform - Cloture Vote
Senate20093962009-2010 Health Care Reform - Passage
Senate200931SCHIP
Senate2009207Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
Senate20101052009-2010 Health Care Reform - Reconciliation
Senate20119Repeal of Health Care Reform

Homeland Security

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2001398The Patriot Act
House2002367The Homeland Security Act of 2002
House200620USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006
House2006508Military Commission Act of 2006
House2006502Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act
House2007836Protect America Act of 2007
House2008437FISA Amendment Acts of 2008
House2009746Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010
House2011932Arrest and Detention of US Citizens
Senate2001281Authorization for the Use of Force
Senate2001313The Patriot Act
Senate2002249The Homeland Security Act of 2002
Senate2004199Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
Senate200625USA PATRIOT Reauthorization Act
Senate2006259Military Commission Act of 2006
Senate2007309Protect America Act of 2007
Senate2007340Restore Habeas Corpus
Senate200820FISA Amendment Acts of 2007
Senate2011212Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Cloture
Senate2011218Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Senate Passage
Senate2011210Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Udall Amendment to Repeal Provision
Senate2011230Arrest and Detention of US Citizens - Final Passage

Immigration

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2004182Undocumented Alien Emergency Medical Assistance Amendments
House2005661Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005
House2006469Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006
House2006468Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006
House2006446Secure Fence Act of 2006
House2012220Removing Funds for Lawsuits
Senate2006262The Secure Fence Act
Senate2006157Immigration Reform Act of 2006
Senate2007204Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Senate2007394The DREAM Act
Senate200869Funding for Sanctuary Cities

Internet Freedom and Security

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2012192CISPA

Iran

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2009975Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009
House2010394Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act
Senate2007349Designating Revolutionary Guard as Terrorists
Senate2010199Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009

Libya

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2011412Removing Troops from Libya
House2011411Resolution Against Troop Deployment
House2011493Authorizing the limited use of US Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya
House2011494Restricting Funds for Use in Libya

Net Neutrality

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2011250Disapproving of Net Neutrality Rules

Nuclear Weapons

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
Senate2010298New START Treaty

Social Security

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House1999163Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999
House200196Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001
Senate199856Amendment - Private Accounts
Senate199990Amendment - Balanced Budget without Social Security
Senate200789Amendment - Social Security Reserve Fund
Senate2011923Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011
Senate201222Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

Stem Cell Research

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2005205Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005
House2005204Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
House2006388Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005
House2006380The Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act
House200720Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007
House2007443Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007
Senate2006205Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act
Senate2006206Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
Senate2007128Hope Offered through Principled and Ethical Stem Cell Research
Senate2007127Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007

Supreme Court Justices

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
Senate1991220Confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court
Senate1993232Confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court
Senate2005245Confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts
Senate20061Motion to End Debate on Samuel Alito
Senate20062Confirmation of Justice Samuel Alito
Senate2009262Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court
Senate2010229Confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court

TARP

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2008681Emergency Economic Stabilization Act
House2008674Emergency Economic Stabilization Act
Senate2008213Emergency Economic Stabilization Act

TARP and GM

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2008690Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act

Taxes

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2000392Marriage Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000
House2000254Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000
House2001118Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001
House200184Death Tax Elimination Act of 2001
House2002404Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002
House2003182Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003
House2004472Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004
House2004259American Jobs Creation Act of 2004
House2004138A bill to end the marriage penalty
House2005621Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005
House2006422Pension Protection Act of 2006
House2006533Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006
House20071081Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007
House20071153AMT Relief Act of 2007
House2008455Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008
Senate2000215Marriage Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000
Senate2001165Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001
Senate2001112The Marriage Penalty
Senate200244Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002
Senate2003196Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003
Senate2004188Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004
Senate2004211American Jobs Creation Act of 2004
Senate200610Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005
Senate2006230Pension Protection Act of 2006
Senate2006229Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act
Senate2006164Death Tax Repeal Permanancy Act
Senate2007108Full Repeal of AMT
Senate200783The Estate Tax
Senate200878The Alternative Minimum Tax
Senate200850The Estate Tax
Senate2012184Continue Bush Tax Cuts for all Except top Earners
Senate2012183Continue All Bush Tax Cuts

Term Limits

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
Senate201211Resolution on Term Limits

The American Jobs Act

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
Senate2011177Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011

The Economy

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House1999570Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999
House2002110Sarbanes-Oxley
House2004259American Jobs Creation Act
House2005108Bankruptcy Reform
House2008681Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
House200825The Bush Stimulus
House2008690Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act
House2009968Wall Street Reform
House200946The Stimulus
House200970The Stimulus
House2009271Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009
House2010363Small Business Jobs Tax Relief Act of 2010
House2010343Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009
House2010190TARP Bonuses
House2010182Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010
Senate1999105Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999
Senate2002192Sarbanes-Oxley
Senate2004211American Jobs Creation Act
Senate200544Bankruptcy Reform
Senate2008213Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
Senate200810The Bush Stimulus
Senate200964The Stimulus
Senate2009185Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009
Senate20095TARP Funds - Disapproval of Second Installment
Senate200961The Stimulus
Senate2010162Wall Street Reform

The Federal Reserve

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2012513Federal Reserve Transparency Act

The Paul Ryan Plan

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2011277The Paul Ryan Plan
Senate201177The Paul Ryan Plan

The Second Amendment

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House1993564Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act
House1996455Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban
House1996455Gun Free School Zone Act
House1999244Gun Show Background Checks
House2003124Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
House2003122Amendment - Negligence
House2003121Amendment - Third Party
House2003120Amendment - Conviction of Transferor
House2005534The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
House2011852National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011
Senate1993394Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act
Senate1996200Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban
Senate1996200Gun Free School Zones Act
Senate200430The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Senate200426Amendment - Cops carrying firearms
Senate200425Amendment - Background Checks
Senate200424Amendment - Assoult Weapons Ban
Senate200417Amendment - Child Safety Devices
Senate2005219The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Senate2007321Amendment - US aid and gun registration
Senate2009145Amendment - Gun carry on Amtrak
Senate2009279Amendment - Gun carry on Amtrak

The Stimulus

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House200946American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Senate200961American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The War in Afghanistan

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2001342Authorization for the Use of Force
House2011193Removing Troops from Afghanistan
Senate2001281Authorization for the Use of Force

The War in Iraq

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2002455Authorization for the use of Force in Iraq
House200799Disapproval of the Surge Strategy
House2007330Troop Redeployment in 180 days
House2007624Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act
House2007927Requirement for Iraq Redeployment Strategy
House2007624Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act
House2007621Iraq Transition Act
Senate2002237Authorization for the use of Force in Iraq
Senate2005228Contract Award Overview
Senate2005316Contract Award Overview
Senate200775Phased Redeployment
Senate200744Approval of the Surge Strategy
Senate200751Approval of the Surge Strategy
Senate2007341Dwell Time
Senate2007346To provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq
Senate2011211Repealing the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq

Trade Policy

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House1993575North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
House2005443Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
Senate1993395North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Senate2005209Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
Senate2006190Oman Free Trade Agreement

Unions

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2007118The Employee Free Choice Act
Senate2007227The Employee Free Choice Act

Welfare and Unemployment

ChamberYearRoll NumberTitle
House2010603Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
House2010579Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act
House2010423Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act
Senate201047Cloture Vote on Extending Unemployment
Senate201048Senate Passage of Extending Unemployment Benefits
Senate2010215Final Passage of Extending Unemployment Benefits