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Human Rights & Civil LibertiesEnfranchising the Disenfranchised/Voting Rights
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2011 House of Representatives
Roll Call 6. (H. Res. 5) Final passage of a resolution revising the procedural rules of the House of Representatives, including eliminating House floor voting rights for House delegates from the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, and revising budget rules to make it easier for Republican leaders to bring up tax cut bills that increase federal budget deficits. Jan 05, 2011. N L
Roll Call 4. (H. Res. 5) Legislation revising the procedural rules of the House of Representatives, including eliminating House floor voting rights for House delegates from the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, and revising budget rules to make it easier for Republican leaders to bring up tax cut bills that increased federal budget deficits – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the measure. Jan 05, 2011. N L
Roll Call 3. (H. Res. 5) On a motion to table (kill) a Democratic proposal that would have required a special committee (made up of five members of Congress – 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats) to determine whether a Republican resolution eliminating voting rights for House delegates from the District of Columbia and U.S. territories (such as Puerto Rico) was constitutional. Jan 05, 2011. N L
2009 Senate
Roll Call 335. HR 2847. (Fiscal 2010 Commerce, Justice and science spending) Motion to bring debate to a close on a bill that funds the departments of Commerce and Justice and science spending in fiscal 2010/On the motion Nov 05, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 73. S 160. (DC voting rights) On passing a bill that would add two seats in the House, one for Washington, DC and one for Utah/On passing the bill Feb 26, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 69. S 160. (District of Columbia vote) Kyl of Arizona amendment that would cede most of the land inside the bounds of Washington, D.C., to Maryland/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 26, 2009. N W
Roll Call 67. S 160. (DC voting rights) Motion to declare unconstitutional a bill to give the District of Columbia full voting rights in the House of Representatives/On the motion Feb 25, 2009. N W
Roll Call 65. S 160. (DC voting rights) Motion to begin debating a bill that would give the District of Columbia voting rights in the House and an additional House seat for Utah/On the motion Feb 24, 2009. Y W
2009 House of Representatives
Roll Call 718. (H.R.3221) The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 - - on a motion to send the bill back to committee to add language prohibiting any of its funds being awarded to ACORN, a nation-wide association of community organizations focused on housing and voter registration Sep 17, 2009. N L
Roll Call 556. (H.R. 3170) On the Emerson of Missouri amendment, which would have eliminated half of the funding for state grants made by the Election Assistance Commission Jul 16, 2009. N W
Roll Call 387. (H.R.2847) On a roll call vote, resulting from a delaying procedure by the Republican minority; the vote was on whether the House should reconsider its previous rejection of the Schock of Illinois amendment, which proposed transferring $500,000 in the fiscal year 2010 appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice from the Census Bureau to the International Trade Administration. Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 386. (H.R.2847) On the Schock of Illinois amendment, which proposed transferring $500,000 from the Bureau of the Census to the International Trade Administration in the fiscal year 2010 appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice. Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 383. (H.R.2847) On the Burton of Indiana amendment to the fiscal year 2010 appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, which would prohibit any funds in the bill from being used to relocate census personnel to the Office of the President. Jun 18, 2009. N L
Roll Call 368. (H.R.2847) On the Burton of Indiana amendment which prohibited any funds in the bill providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Departments of Commerce to be used to relocate census personnel to the Office of the President. Jun 18, 2009. N L
2007 Senate
Roll Call 339. S 1257. (District of Columbia voting rights) Motion to begin debating a bill that would give the District of Columbia voting rights in Congress and the state of Utah an extra representative/On the motion Sep 18, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 269. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Procedural question on whether to require a government-issued photo ID to vote in a federal election/On the motion Jul 19, 2007. N W
2007 House of Representatives
Roll Call 232. Increasing quarterly estimated tax payments for those with adjusted gross incomes of more than $5 million (H.R. 1906)/On passage Apr 19, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 231. District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act (H.R. 1905)/On passage Apr 19, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 230. District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act (H.R. 1905)/Motion to recommit with instructions to include language providing for expedited judicial review Apr 19, 2007. N W
Roll Call 229. Providing for the consideration of the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act (H. Res. 317)/On adoption of the rules package Apr 19, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 228. Providing for the consideration of the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act (H. Res. 317)/On ordering the previous question (end debate and prohibit amendment) Apr 19, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 180. H. Res. 260, providing for the consideration of H.R. 1433, (District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act)/On agreeing to the resolution governing the rules of debate Mar 22, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 179. H. Res. 260, providing for the consideration of H.R. 1433, (District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act)/On ordering the previous question Mar 22, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 57. House rules change to allow limited voting rights for the delegates from the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories (H. Res. 93)/On passage Jan 24, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 56. House rules change to allow limited voting rights for the delegates from the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories (H. Res. 93)/Question of consideration Jan 24, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 55. Motion to Adjourn Jan 24, 2007. N W
Roll Call 54. House rules change to allow limited voting rights for the delegates from the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories (H. Res. 93)/Motion to table a resolution to disapprove the actions of the Rules Committee Jan 24, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 53. Rules governing debate (H. Res. 86) for a resolution to provide limited voting rights for delegates to the House/On adoption of the rule Jan 24, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 52. Rules governing debate (H. Res. 86) for a resolution to provide limited voting rights for delegates to the House/Motion to table (kill) the motion to reconsider the previous vote Jan 24, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 51. Rules governing debate (H. Res. 86) for a resolution to provide limited voting rights for delegates to the House/Motion to order the previous question, end debate and prevent amendment Jan 24, 2007. Y W
2005 House of Representatives
Roll Call 52. H.R. 841. Governance/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill to Require, in Extraordinary Circumstances, States to Hold Special Elections to Fill Vacancies in the House of Representatives No More Than 49 Days After the Vacancy is Announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Mar 03, 2005. N L
Roll Call 51. H.R. 841. Governance: Procedural Vote to Recommit to Committee with Instructions A Bill to Require, in Extraordinary Circumstances, States to Hold Special Elections to Fill Vacancies in the House of Representatives No More Than 49 Days After the Vacancy is Announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Mar 03, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 50. H.R. 841. Governance/Vote on Amendment to Allow 5 Days to File an Appeal in U.S. District Court Following a Special Election Held Pursuant to an Announcement by the Speaker of the House Due to the Death or Disability of More Than 100 Members of the House of Representatives. Mar 03, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 7. Electoral College/Vote to Override an Objection to Certification of Presidential Electors from Ohio. Jan 06, 2005. Y L
2003 Senate
Roll Call 7. H.J. Res 2. Fiscal 2003 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote to Restore Funding for Education, Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Domestic Programs That Had Been Cut in Republican-Drafted Bill. Jan 17, 2003. Y L
2002 Senate
Roll Call 64. S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Examine Error Rates in Vote-Counting Machines to Protect Voting Rights. Apr 11, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 63. S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Prevent Voters from Determining Whether or Not Their Ballot Was Counted. Apr 11, 2002. N L
Roll Call 40. S 565. Election Reform/Cloture Vote on Bill to Improve Accessibility and Reliability of Nation's Voting Systems. Mar 04, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 39. S 565. Election Reform/Cloture Vote on Bill to Improve Accessibility and Reliability of Nation's Voting Systems. Mar 01, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 38. S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Designed to Effectively Identify Eligible Voters. Feb 27, 2002. N W
Roll Call 34. S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Revoke Constitutional Right of Franchise from Inactive but Eligible Voters. Feb 14, 2002. N W
Roll Call 33. S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Enable Federal Employees to Volunteer at Polls on Election Day. Feb 14, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 32. S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Reduce Nullification of Ballots by Enabling Voters to Verify Their Punch-Card Ballots Should Problems Arise. Feb 14, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 31. S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Insure Restoration of Voting Rights for Ex-Felons. Feb 14, 2002. Y L
2002 House of Representatives
Roll Call 238. HR 3295. Election Reform/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Stringent Language During Conference Committee to Insure the Future Protection of Voting Rights. Jun 19, 2002. Y L

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