What: All Issues : Justice for All: Civil and Criminal : Equal Access to Justice
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Justice for All: Civil and CriminalEqual Access to Justice
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2015 Senate
Roll Call 7. (S. 1) On an amendment to limit the attorneys’ fees that can be awarded in cases related to the Endangered Species Act Jan 21, 2015. N W
2012 Senate
Roll Call 109. (S. 3187) On an amendment to penalize pharmaceutical companies that are caught overcharging or engaging in fraud May 24, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 85. (S. 1925) On an amendment aimed at reducing the backlog of untested DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, requiring tougher prison sentences for convicted sex criminals, and creating a national DNA database to help track serial sex offenders Apr 26, 2012. N W
Roll Call 84. (S. 1925) On an amendment aimed at reducing the backlog of untested DNA evidence collected during law enforcement investigations of sexual assault cases Apr 26, 2012. Y L
2011 Senate
Roll Call 173. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have created a commission to study and improve the U.S. criminal justice system (including factors such as incarceration rates, sentencing, etc.) Oct 20, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 67. Nomination of James Michael Cole to be Deputy Attorney General – On the motion to shut off debate on the nomination May 09, 2011. Y L
2011 House of Representatives
Roll Call 473. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have allowed states to appeal decisions approving or denying oil drilling permits in the nearest court of appeals, rather than the D.C. Circuit Court Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 397. (H.R. 2017) On an amendment that would prohibit funding provided by a Homeland Security bill from being allocated to over 300 community organizations which supporters of the amendment contended had some affiliation with ACORN. (ACORN was a coalition of community-based groups that advocated on behalf of the poor which had come under fire from conservatives who had alleged that the group had perpetrated voter fraud.) Jun 02, 2011. N L
Roll Call 307. (H.R. 1299) On an amendment that would have allowed litigators who successfully challenged federal oil drilling policies in court to collect attorneys’ fees May 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 306. (H.R. 1299) On an amendment that would have allowed district courts outside the Fifth Circuit (which included only Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) to hear civil lawsuits regarding oil-drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico May 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 207. (H.R.658) On an amendment blocking new federal regulation of lithium battery shipments. The amendment contained also contained a completely separate provision shielding airlines and airports from negligence lawsuits relating to their safety management systems. Mar 31, 2011. N L
Roll Call 85. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting the use of funds provided by a “continuing resolution” (which funded government agencies and programs for the remainder of the year) for a program that reimburses plaintiffs for attorneys’ fees when they successfully sue the federal government. This amendment was offered to a continuing resolution funding the federal government through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs. Feb 17, 2011. N L
Roll Call 54. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have eliminated more than $324 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation, which provides legal aid to the poor. This amendment was offered to legislation funding the federal government (such legislation is known as a “continuing resolution, or “CR”) through September 2011, and cutting $61 billion in federal funding for many government programs. Feb 16, 2011. N W
2009 Senate
Roll Call 366. HR 3590. (Health care overhaul) Ensign amendment that would limit attorney fees in medical malpractice suits/On agreeing to the amendment Dec 06, 2009. N W
Roll Call 347. HR 3082. (Fiscal 2010 military construction and VA spending) Motion to kill an amendment that would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to construct or modify prisons in the U .S. to hold Guantanamo Bay detainees/On the motion Nov 17, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 338. HR 2847. (Fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-science spending) Motion to kill an amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to prosecute in federal court anyone linked to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks/On the motion Nov 05, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 316. HR 2847. (Fiscal 2010 Commerce-Justice-State spending) Motion to kill an amendment that would prohibit policing funds from going to police departments that don’t ask people about their immigration status/On agreeing to the amendment Oct 07, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 308. HR 3326. (Fiscal 2010 defense spending) Franken of Minnesota amendment that would prohibit money from going to any federal contractor that requires its employees to sign contracts waiving their right to sue the contractor for sexual assault or harassment/On agreeing to the amendment Oct 06, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 162. S 386. (Financial fraud) Kyl of Arizona amendment that would cap the amount of money a whistleblower can collect/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 23, 2009. N W
Roll Call 32. On confirming Eric H. Holder to be attorney general/On the nomination Feb 02, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 14. (S.181) On passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which expanded the time allowed for bringing a wage discrimination suit. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 12. (S.181) On the motion to table (kill) the Isakson of Georgia Amendment offered to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The amendment would have limited the application of the Act to wage discrimination claims based on practices adopted on or after enactment of S.181. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 10. (S.181) On the motion to table (kill) the Enzi of Wyoming Amendment offered to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The amendment offered to this bill dealing with wage discrimination sought to clarify that only the individuals directly discriminated against would have standing to sue for back wages. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 9. (S.181) On the motion to table (kill) the Specter of Pennsylvania Amendment offered to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The amendment would have deleted the phrase “other practices” from the description in the bill of actions that could constitute wage discrimination. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 8. (S.181) On the motion to table (kill) the Specter of Pennsylvania Amendment offered to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The Specter Amendment would have clarified that employers still had available to them various defenses relating to the statute of limitations in wage discrimination suits. Jan 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 7. (S.181)On the Hutchison of Texas Amendment to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The amendment would have the changed the starting date for the statute of limitations in wage discrimination suits to the date that the employee knew, or had reason to suspect, that he or she was subject to a discriminatory wage. Jan 22, 2009. N W
Roll Call 4. (S.181) Motion to impose cloture (a procedure that prevents a filibuster by limiting the amount of time the Senate can debate a bill), on the debate of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Jan 15, 2009. Y W
2009 House of Representatives
Roll Call 954. (H.R. 4173) On the Sessions of Texas amendment to eliminate a private right of legal action against credit rating agencies; the amendment was offered to the legislation designed to prevent major financial crises and to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression Dec 10, 2009. N W
Roll Call 886. (H.R. 3962): Major health care legislation designed to provide coverage for all Americans, to expand the coverage of those currently with insurance, and to restrain the continued growth of health costs - - on the motion to add provisions designed to limit medical liability law suits, and to create a fund to enable senior citizens to absorb any potential reductions in Medicare benefits resulting from the major health care legislation Nov 07, 2009. N W
Roll Call 784. (H.R. 2892) On passage of the conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Department of Homeland Security Oct 15, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 783. (H.R. 2892) The conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Department of Homeland Security - - on a motion to send the report back to the conference that developed it with instructions not to agree to any language that would allow a detainee held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to be brought to the United States for prosecution or incarceration Oct 15, 2009. N W
Roll Call 770. (H.R. 2647) On passage of the conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate on the legislation authorizing fiscal year 2010 funds for the Defense Department Oct 08, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 769. (H.R. 2647) The conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate authorizing fiscal year 2010 funds for the Defense Department - - on a motion to send the measure back to the House-Senate conference committee that developed it, and eliminate any provision providing for the transfer or release of individuals imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay Oct 08, 2009. N W
Roll Call 765. (H.Res. 808) The conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate authorizing fiscal year 2010 funds for the Defense Department - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the conference report Oct 08, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 764. (H.Res. 808) The conference report containing the agreement between the House and Senate authorizing fiscal year 2010 funds for the Defense Department - - on a motion to move to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debating the conference report Oct 08, 2009. Y W
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 457. (H.R. 2647) On the Holt of New Jersey amendment, which required the videotaping of the interrogations of all detainees being held by the Department of Defense or taking place in a Department facility, including the Guantanamo Naval Base Jun 25, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 403. (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 decision to table (kill) a motion to reverse a ruling; the ruling had prevented consideration of an effort to add language to an appropriation bill prohibiting any funds from being used to provide “Miranda rights” to detainees in Afghanistan. Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 402. (H.R.2847) On the motion to table (kill) the vote on whether to reverse a ruling relating to the fiscal year 2010 appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice; the ruling sought to be reversed was that a motion to recommit the appropriations bill and add language prohibiting any funds in H.R. 2847 from being used to provide “Miranda rights” to detainees in Afghanistan was not in order. Jun 18, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 361. (H.R.2847) On the Lewis of California amendment that would have prohibited any money in the bill providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Departments of Commerce and Justice from being used to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 360. (H.R.2847) On the Lewis of California amendment that would have prohibited any money in the bill providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Departments of Commerce and Justice to be used to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 359. (H.R.2847) On the Hensarling of Texas amendment which would have ended funding for the Legal Services Corporation Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 329. (H.R.2346) Legislation providing supplemental fiscal year 2009 spending authority for a number of federal departments and agencies - - on instructing the House Members negotiating the final version of the bill with the Senate conferees to agree both to certain lower Senate-passed spending levels, and to the Senate-passed prohibition on the release of photographs of suspected terrorists being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison Jun 11, 2009. N L
Roll Call 36. S 181. (Wage discrimination) Motion to send the bill back to the Education and Labor Committee for reworking/On the motion Jan 27, 2009. N W
Roll Call 33. H Res 87. (Wage discrimination) Providing for consideration of a bill modifying time limits for filing wage discrimination lawsuits (S 181)/On passing the bill Jan 27, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 32. H Res 87. (Wage discrimination) Providing for consideration of a bill modifying time limits for filing wage discrimination lawsuits (S 181)/On ordering the previous question Jan 27, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 9. HR 11. (Wage discrimination) On passing a bill that would extend the time in which employees could sue for wage discrimination/On passing the bill Jan 09, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 8. HR 12. (Pay equality) On passing a bill that would make it easier for workers to challenge wage discrimination/On passing the bill Jan 09, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 7. HR 12. (Pay equality) Motion to rewrite a pay equality bill to stipulate that employers found liable of pay discrimination would not have to compensate certain legal fees/On the motion Jan 09, 2009. N W
2008 Senate
Roll Call 110. HR 2831. (Wage discrimination bill) Motion to bring debate to a close on a procedural motion/On the motion Apr 23, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 40. S 2663. (Consumer Product Safety Commission overhaul) Motion to defeat an amendment that would permit the prevailing side in certain consumer product safety actions to recover attorney fees/On the motion Mar 06, 2008. Y W
Roll Call 39. S 2663. (Consumer Product Safety Commission overhaul) Motion to kill an amendment that would prohibit state attorneys general from paying outside lawyers contingency fees in certain product safety cases/On the motion Mar 05, 2008. Y W
2007 Senate
Roll Call 368. HR 3093. (Fiscal 2008 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations) Motion to kill an amendment that would increase funding for prosecuting violent crimes on American Indian reservations/On the motion Oct 16, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 340. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2008 (H.R. 1585), Sens. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) amendment to restore habeas corpus for individuals detained by the United States/Motion to invoke cloture (end debate and put to a vote) Sep 19, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 261. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Procedural question on whether to grant immunity from civil suits to those who report certain crimes related to homeland security/On the motion Jul 19, 2007. N W
Roll Call 207. S J Res 14. (Confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales) Motion to begin debating a "no confidence" resolution regarding Attorney General Alberto Gonzales/On the motion Jun 11, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 187. S 1348. (Immigration overhaul) Amendment by Cornyn of Texas that would expand the list of crimes that can prevent illegal aliens from receiving applying for legal immigration/On agreeing to the amendment Jun 06, 2007. N W
Roll Call 186. S 1348. (Immigration overhaul) Amendment by Kennedy of Massachusetts that would expand the list of crimes that can disqualify illegal aliens from applying for legal immigration/On agreeing to the amendment Jun 06, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 131. S 372. (Fiscal 2007 Intelligence authorization) Motion to bring debate on the bill to a close/On the cloture motion Apr 17, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 130. S 372. (Fiscal 2007 Intelligence authorization) Motion to bring debate on the bill to a close/On the cloture motion Apr 16, 2007. Y L
2007 House of Representatives
Roll Call 317. Authorizing $40 billion for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2008 (H.R. 1684)/Motion to recommit with instructions to authorize the agency to deploy a system to perform risk assessments of people entering the United States May 09, 2007. N L
Roll Call 309. Recognizing the suffering and loyalty of residents of Guam during World War II Loyalty (H.R. 1595)/On passage May 08, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 200. H.R. 1401 (Rail and Public Transportation Security Act)/On motion to recommit with instructions Mar 27, 2007. N L
Roll Call 151. H.R. 985 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act/Stupak of Michigan amendment to include government-funded scientists among the federal employees granted whistleblower protections for exposing wrongdoing Mar 14, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 150. H.R. 985 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act/ Mar 14, 2007. N W
Roll Call 149. H.R. 985 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act/Stupak of Michigan amendment to clarify that political interference with science is covered under the bill Mar 14, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 146. Providing for the consideration of H.R. 985, Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act/On agreeing to the resolution Mar 14, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 145. Providing for the consideration of H.R. 985 (Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act)/On ordering the previous question and bring to a vote Mar 14, 2007. Y W
2005 Senate
Roll Call 133. Pryor Nomination/Vote on Confirmation of William H. Pryor, Jr. to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Jun 09, 2005. N L
Roll Call 132. Pryor Nomination/Vote to End Debate on the Nomination of William H. Pryor, Jr. to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Jun 08, 2005. N L
Roll Call 131. Brown Nomination/Vote on Confirmation of Janice Rodgers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Jun 08, 2005. N L
Roll Call 130. Brown Nomination/Vote to End Debate on the Nomination of Janice Rodgers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Jun 07, 2005. N L
Roll Call 128. P.N. 194. Judicial Nominations/ Nomination of Priscilla Richman Owen to be a Federal Appellate Court Judge. May 25, 2005. N L
Roll Call 127. P.N. 194. Judicial Nominations/Procedural Vote on a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Priscilla Richman Owen to be a Federal Appellate Court Judge. May 24, 2005. N L
Roll Call 44. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Final Passage of Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws. Mar 10, 2005. N L
Roll Call 42. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Prohibit Very Wealthy Individuals from Deliberately Sheltering Their Assets in Trusts and Declaring Bankruptcy to be Relieved of Debts. Mar 10, 2005. N L
Roll Call 41. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Prohibit Very Wealthy Individuals from Sheltering Their Assets in Trusts and Declaring Bankruptcy to be Relieved of Debts. Mar 10, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 38. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules to Limit Collections by Credit Card Companies if Those Companies Do Not Have a Policy of Waiving Interest and Fees for Debtors Who Work Out a Debt Repayment Plan with a Credit Counseling Agency. Mar 10, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 35. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Cap "Homestead Exemptions" in Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules. Mar 09, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 25. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Hold Corporations Declaring Bankruptcy Accountable to Their Employees with Regard to Workers' Earnings and Retirement Funds. Mar 03, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 23. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Prohibit Very Wealthy Individuals from Sheltering Their Assets in Trusts and Declaring Bankruptcy to be Relieved of Debts Mar 03, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 13. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Exempt Active Duty and Reservist Military Personnel and Veterans from Key Provision of Bankruptcy Bill Mar 01, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 12. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Clarify Means Test For Active Duty and Reservist Military Personnel and Veterans Mar 01, 2005. N L
Roll Call 9. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote on Final Passage of Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 10, 2005. N L
Roll Call 8. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Impose a 60-Day Limit for Federal District Courts to Decide If They Will Return a Case Back to State Court. Feb 10, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 7. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Give Federal Judges Discretion Regarding Which State's Law to Apply in a Federal Suit Where Consumers Bringing Suit are from Different States. Feb 09, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 6. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Exempt Civil Rights and Workers' Rights Suits from Provisions of Bill Making It More Difficult for Injured Consumers to Bring Suit in State Courts Feb 09, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 5. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote to Table (Kill) Amendment to Exempt State Attorney General Suits from Provisions of Bill Making It More Difficult for Injured Consumers to Bring Suit in State Courts. Feb 09, 2005. N L
Roll Call 3. P.N. 12. Executive Branch Nominations/Vote to Confirm Alberto R. Gonzales to be Attorney General of the United States. Feb 03, 2005. N L
2005 House of Representatives
Roll Call 449. H.R. 5. Health Care/Vote to Pass Bill to Cap Damage Awards for Victims and Reduce Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases. Jul 28, 2005. N L
Roll Call 448. H.R. 5. Health Care/Procedural Vote on Motion to Recommit with Instructions (Amend or Kill) Bill to Cap Damage Awards for Victims and Reduce Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases. Jul 28, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 222. H.R. 1815. Defense/Vote on Passage of Bill to Authorize Military Activities of the Defense Department. May 25, 2005. N L
Roll Call 168. H.R. 1279. Crime/Vote on Passage of Bill to Punish and Deter Gang Violence. May 11, 2005. N L
Roll Call 167. H.R. 1279. Crime/Procedural Vote on Motion to Recommit with Instructions (Amend or Kill) Bill to Punish and Deter Gang Violence. May 11, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 165. H.R. 1279. Crime/Vote on Amendment to Enhance Penalties for Crimes Committed by Illegal Aliens. May 11, 2005. N L
Roll Call 164. H. Res. 268. Crime/Procedural Vote to Proceed to Consideration of a Bill to Punish and Deter Gang Violence. May 11, 2005. N L
Roll Call 161. H.R. 1268. Appropriations/Immigration/Vote on Final Passage of H.R. 1268, an Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill to Fund U.S. Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and to Provide Relief to Tsunami Victims. May 05, 2005. N L
Roll Call 160. H.R. 1268. Appropriations/Immigration/Procedural Vote on Motion to Recommit (Amend or Kill) Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill to Fund U.S. Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and to Provide Relief to Tsunami Victims. May 05, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 159. H. Res. 258. Appropriations/Immigration/Procedural Vote to Proceed to Consideration of H.R. 1268, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill to Fund U.S. Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and to Provide Relief to Tsunami Victims. May 05, 2005. N L
Roll Call 132. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Passage of The Energy Policy Act of 2005, a Comprehensive Bill Dealing with Research and Development of Numerous Sources of Energy Apr 21, 2005. N L
Roll Call 131. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Strike from Energy Bill Provision to Alter States' Roles in Relation to That of Federal Government Regarding the Location of Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals. Apr 21, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 130. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Codify Executive Orders Issued by Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton to Achieve "Environmental Justice," Meaning to Collect Data and Develop Policies to Alleviate the Impact of Pollution on Minority and Low-Income Communities. Apr 21, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 115. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Strike Oil Refinery Revitalization Provision from Energy Bill. Apr 20, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 108. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Passage of a Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws. Apr 14, 2005. N L
Roll Call 106. H. Res. 213. Ethics/Vote on Motion to Table (Kill) Resolution to Form a Bipartisan Task Force to Consider House Ethics Rules. Apr 14, 2005. N L
Roll Call 105. H. Res. 211. Bankruptcy/Procedural Vote on the Governing Rule for S. 256, a Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws. Apr 14, 2005. N L
Roll Call 104. H. Res. 211. Bankruptcy/Procedural Vote to Proceed to Consideration of the Rule Governing S. 256, a Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws Apr 14, 2005. N L
Roll Call 103. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Procedural Vote on Motion to Adjourn Apr 14, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 90. S. 686. Health Care/Vote on Bill to Grant Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo the Right to Pursue in Federal Court Their Case to Have Her Feeding Tube Re-Inserted Mar 20, 2005. N L
Roll Call 86. H.R. 1332. Health Care/Procedural Vote on Motion that the Committee on the Whole House Rise. Mar 17, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 77. H.R. 1268. Appropriations/Vote on Final Passage of H.R. 1268, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill to Fund U.S. Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and to Provide Relief to Tsunami Victims Mar 16, 2005. N L
Roll Call 70. H. Res. 153. Ethics/Procedural Vote to Table (Kill) Resolution to Establish Bipartisan Task Force to Recommend Changes to House Ethics Rules. Mar 15, 2005. N L
Roll Call 60. H.R. 3. Surface Transportation/Vote on Amendment to Eliminate State "Vicarious" Liability for Car or Truck Rental Companies Provided That There is No Negligence or Criminal Wrongdoing on the Part of Those Companies Mar 09, 2005. N L
Roll Call 38. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote on Final Passage of Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 17, 2005. N L
Roll Call 37. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Procedural Vote on Motion to Commit with Instructions Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 17, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 36. S. 5. Class-Action Lawsuits/Vote on Conyers Substitute Amendment to Bill to Move Many Interstate, Class-Action Lawsuits from State to Federal Courts, Which are Less Friendly to Consumers. Feb 17, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 31. H.R. 418. REAL ID Act/Vote on Final Passage of Bill to Make Broad Changes to Various Aspects of U.S. Immigration and Asylum Law, Including Making It Harder for Asylum-Seekers to Prove Their Cases. Feb 10, 2005. N L
Roll Call 30. H.R. 418. REAL ID Act/Vote to Defeat Motion to Recommit with Instructions (Amend or Kill) Bill to Make Broad Changes to Various Aspects of U.S. Immigration and Asylum Law, Including Making It Harder for Asylum-Seekers to Prove Their Cases. Feb 10, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 23. H. Res. 71. Immigration, Homeland Security/Vote to Defeat a Point of Order Regarding Mandates to be Imposed upon the States in H.R. 418, a Bill to Alter Certain Aspects of U.S. Immigration and Asylum Laws. Feb 09, 2005. N L
2004 Senate
Roll Call 154. A procedural vote on a Republican motion to end a Democratic filibuster - extended debate -- and bring up for a vote a bill that would reform class action lawsuits by taking most class-action lawsuits out of the hands of state courts and giving jurisdiction instead to federal court. Jul 08, 2004. N W
Roll Call 144. Full Senate vote on a Democratic amendment, offered to a bill to authorize Defense Department spending for FY05 (S. 2400), to compel Attorney General John Ashcroft to hand over all documents related to the treatment and interrogation of detainees held in U.S. custody. Jun 23, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 143. A vote to table (kill) a Democratic amendment to S. 2400, the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act, that would require the Defense Department to provide Congress with a number of reports pertaining to detainees at U.S. military prisons worldwide, including a report on all prisoner interrogation techniques approved by U.S. officials. Jun 23, 2004. N W
Roll Call 100. A vote on passage of a Republican amendment to S. 2400, the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act, that would put the Senate on record as supporting federal taxing of tobacco lawyers' fees that exceed $20,000 per hour in order to increase funding for equipment for the U.S. Armed Forces. May 19, 2004. N W
Roll Call 69. This vote was on a Republican petition to end Democratic debate blocking consideration by the full Senate of legislation (S. 2290) designed to make it harder for victims of asbestos poisoning who are lacking any overt symptoms, to sue for damages. Apr 22, 2004. N W
Roll Call 66. A procedural vote on a Republican petition to end a Democratic filibuster - extended debate -- on S. 2207, the "Pregnancy and Trauma Care Access Protection Act," a Republican-backed medical liability reform bill that would impose a $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages tagged to medical negligence. Apr 07, 2004. N W
Roll Call 29. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Allow Victims of Gun Violence to Bring Suit in Cases Alleging Negligence or Recklessness on the Part of the Gun Industry. Mar 02, 2004. N L
Roll Call 28. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Outlaw the Sale and Use of Armor-Piercing Ammunition. Mar 02, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 27. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Increase Criminal Penalties for Injuries Caused by the Use of Armor-Piercing Ammunition. Mar 02, 2004. N L
Roll Call 25. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Require All Gun Dealers at Gun Shows to Conduct Criminal Background Checks on Potential Firearms Buyers. Mar 02, 2004. Y W
Roll Call 24. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Renew the Federal Ban on the Use and Sale of Assault Weapons. Mar 02, 2004. Y W
Roll Call 23. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Allow Lawsuits in Cases Where a Gun Manufacturer Produces and Sells a Defective Gun Even Though They Can Reasonably Anticipate that Harm or Injury is Likely to Result from the Defect. Mar 01, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 22. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Protect the Legal Rights of Law Enforcement Officers Injured or Killed by Gun Violence to Bring Suit Against a Gun Dealer Who Illegally Sold Firearms to Criminals. Feb 26, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 21. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Clarify that Police Officers Retained the Right to Sue Gun Dealers for Alleged Acts of Negligence that Contribute to Gun Violence. Feb 26, 2004. N L
Roll Call 20. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Maintain the Rights of Victims of Gun Violence to Seek Legal Remedies in Cases Involving Alleged Negligence on the Part of the Gun Industry. Feb 26, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 19. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Allow Lawsuits Alleging Criminal Negligence by Gun Dealers in Cases Involving the Victims of the D.C. Snipers. Feb 26, 2004. N L
Roll Call 16. S. 1805. Gun Industry Liability/Vote to Limit Debate On and Amendments To Legislation Which Would Impose Caps on Awards in Lawsuits Involving Negligence On the Part of the Gun Industry. Feb 25, 2004. N L
Roll Call 15. S. 2061. Medical Malpractice/Vote to Limit Debate On and Amendments To Legislation Which Would Impose Caps on Awards in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits. Feb 24, 2004. N W
2004 House of Representatives
Roll Call 166. A vote on final passage of medical malpractice liability reform legislation (HR 4280) to rein in "frivolous" lawsuits by curtailing an individual's right to sue for medical-related damages. May 12, 2004. N L
Roll Call 161. A vote on a Democratic substitute to a Republican-backed bill (HR 4279), a bill that grants further tax exemptions for employees who channel portions of their salaries into an employer-established health care fund called "flexible spending account" (FSA). May 12, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 158. A vote on a Republican-drafted resolution allowing for consideration of three health-care related bills (HR4279, HR4280, HR4281), including a bill that Democrats said would create a tax shelter for "the healthy and wealthy" to preserve tax free health care spending accounts, and in so doing add billions to the deficit over a decade. May 12, 2004. N L
Roll Call 157. A vote on a Republican motion to order the previous question -- thus ending debate and possibility of amendment -- on adoption of the rule (H Res 638) to provide for House floor consideration of three health care related bills (HR4279, HR4280, HR4281), measures which Democrats labeled as an assault on the U.S. healthcare system. May 12, 2004. N L
Roll Call 150. A vote on passage of a Republican-drafted resolution (H Res 627) entitled "Deploring the Abuse of Persons in United States Custody in Iraq," which Democrats say does not go far enough in terms of holding anyone accountable for such abuses. May 06, 2004. N L
Roll Call 147. A vote by the full House on a Republican motion to "order the previous question" (cut off debate) on this resolution (H Res 628) condemning the harsh treatment of Iraqi prisoners, but which Democrats say fails to call for accountability, including an independent congressional inquiry into the prison abuses. May 06, 2004. N L
Roll Call 54. H.R. 339. Food Industry Lawsuits/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill to Shield the Fast Food Industry from Lawsuits Alleging that the Consumption of Fast Food Caused Weight-Related Health Problems Among Consumers. Mar 10, 2004. N L
Roll Call 53. H.R. 339. Food Industry Lawsuits/Vote to Maintain Consumers' Access to the Courts for Alleged Weight-Related Health Problems Caused by the Consumption of Fast Food Until the Underlying Legislation Became Law. Mar 10, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 52. H.R. 339. Food Industry Lawsuits/ Vote to Exclude Corporations That Sell Harmful Weight Loss Products or Dietary Supplements from the Legal Protections Contained in the Underlying Bill. Mar 10, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 51. H.R. 339. Food Industry Lawsuits/Vote to Exclude Corporations That Illegally Sell Downed Animal Meat to Humans from the Legal Protections Contained in the Underlying Bill. Mar 10, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 50. H.R. 339. Food Industry Lawsuits/Vote to Exclude Producers and Distributors of Genetically-Modified Foods from the Legal Protections Contained in the Underlying Bill Unless They Fully Disclose the Exact Nature of Genetic Modifications Contained in Their Food. Mar 10, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 49. H.R. 339. Food Industry Lawsuits/Vote to Preserve States' Rights to Litigate on Behalf of Consumers in Weight-Related Lawsuits Involving Alleged Violations of State Consumer Protection Laws. Mar 10, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 48. H.R. 339. Food Industry Lawsuits/Vote to Preserve States' Rights to Litigate on Behalf of Consumers in Cases Involving Alleged Deception by Corporations on Issues of Obesity. Mar 10, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 10. S. 1920. Bankruptcy Extension and Overhaul/Vote on Final Passage of Bankruptcy Reform Legislation Which Would Limit the Availability of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protections to Consumers. Jan 28, 2004. N L
2003 Senate
Roll Call 279. H.R. 2658. Fiscal 2004 Defense Appropriations/Procedural Vote to Defeat an Amendment Designed to Identify U.S. Military Intentions on the Legal Handling of Detained Individuals. Jul 16, 2003. N L
Roll Call 264. S. 11. Caps on Medical Malpractice Awards/Vote on Cloture to Shut Off Debate and Schedule a Vote on a Bill to Restrict Patients' Rights By Limiting Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits. Jul 09, 2003. N W
Roll Call 161. S. 1054. Tax Reductions/Procedural Vote to Defeat an Amendment Designed to Limit Attorney Fees in Tobacco Settlements and Thereby Discourage Highly-Skilled Attorneys From Mounting Legal Challenges Against the Tobacco Industry. May 15, 2003. N W
2003 House of Representatives
Roll Call 421. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Restrict the Number of Death Penalty Convictions. Jul 23, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 272. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Passage of a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Jun 12, 2003. N L
Roll Call 271. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Jun 12, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 270. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote on a Democratic Substitute Measure Designed to Insure Timely Access to Justice for Victims of Corporate Fraud or Misconduct By Maintaining State Involvement in Class Action Lawsuits. Jun 12, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 269. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Strike a Provision in Bill Which Prevents States From Enforcing Their Antitrust and Consumer Protection Laws in Class Action Cases. Jun 12, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 268. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Prevent U.S. Corporations From Merging With Foreign Companies As a Way to Avoid Culpability for Illegal Actions. Jun 12, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 266. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Jun 12, 2003. N L
Roll Call 265. H.R. 1115. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Jun 12, 2003. N L
Roll Call 124. H.R. 1036. Gun Liability/Passage of a Bill to Restrict the Legal Rights of Victims of Gun Violence. Apr 09, 2003. N L
Roll Call 123. H.R. 1036. Gun Liability/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Restrict the Legal Rights of Victims of Gun Violence. Apr 09, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 122. H.R. 1036. Gun Liability/Vote to Enhance the Legal Rights of Victims of Gun Violence By Allowing Lawsuits Against Gun Retailers Who Negligently Provide Guns to Known Criminals. Apr 09, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 121. H.R. 1036. Gun Liability/Vote to Enhance the Legal Rights of Victims of Gun Violence By Allowing Lawsuits Against Gun Retailers Who Negligently Provide Guns to Known Drug Addicts or Individuals Certified as "Mentally Defective". Apr 09, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 120. H.R. 1036. Gun Liability/Vote to Enhance the Legal Rights of Victims of Gun Violence By Allowing Lawsuits Against Gun Retailers Who Knowingly Provide Guns to Individuals Intending to Commit a Crime. Apr 09, 2003. Y L
2002 House of Representatives
Roll Call 363. H.R. 5005. Creation of a Department of Homeland Security/Vote to Allow Congressional Oversight of Department and Protect the Labor Rights of Public Employees in Department. Jul 26, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 62. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Final Passage of a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Mar 13, 2002. N L
Roll Call 61. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Mar 13, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 60. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Reaffirm Jurisdiction of State Courts in Class Action Lawsuits. Mar 13, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 59. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Reaffirm Jurisdiction of State Courts in Class Action Lawsuits in Cases Where the Defendant Destroyed, Falsified, or Altered Material Evidence. Mar 13, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 58. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Reaffirm Jurisdiction of State Courts in Class Action Lawsuits in Cases Where a Company Incorporates Overseas for Purposes of Avoiding Prosecution in State Courts. Mar 13, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 57. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Allow State Courts to Adjudicate Class Action Lawsuits Involving Antitrust and Consumer Protection Violations. Mar 13, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 56. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Hold Corporations Accountable for Withholding or Shredding Documents Related to a Class Action Lawsuit. Mar 13, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 55. HR 2341. Class Action Lawsuits/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Designed to Curb Class Action Lawsuits (and Opportunities for Justice) by Assigning Original Jurisdiction to Overworked Federal Courts Rather Than State Courts in Those Cases. Mar 13, 2002. N L

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