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2015 Senate
Roll Call 26. (S. 1) On a motion to table (kill) an amendment requiring disclosure of political campaign contributions made by individuals who make more than $1 million from development of Canadian “tar sands” oil fields Jan 22, 2015. N L
Roll Call 25. (S. 1) On a motion to table (kill) an amendment imposing an 8-cent-per-barrel fee on oil transported through the controversial Keystone XL pipeline Jan 22, 2015. N L
Roll Call 24. (S. 1) On a motion to table (kill) an amendment delaying construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline until federal law had been changed to ensure the oil it carries is taxed like other petroleum products Jan 22, 2015. N L
Roll Call 22. (S. 1) On an amendment to prevent the developer of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from using eminent domain powers to take land from private property owners who didn’t want to sell it Jan 22, 2015. Y L
Roll Call 21. (S. 1) On an amendment stipulating that during construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, developers could acquire land only in ways consistent with constitutional protections of private property rights Jan 22, 2015. N L
Roll Call 19. (S. 1) On an amendment to require Canadian energy companies to pay an 8-cent-per-barrel tax for oil shipped through the proposed Keystone XL pipeline Jan 22, 2015. Y L
Roll Call 17. (S. 1) On an amendment to require the federal government to speed up its review of applications to drill for oil and natural gas on public land Jan 22, 2015. N W
Roll Call 15. (S. 1) On a motion to table (kill) an amendment stating that climate change is real and human-caused, and calling for investment in “clean fossil fuel” energy technology Jan 22, 2015. N L
Roll Call 11. (S. 1) On an amendment to put Congress on record believing that climate change is real, but that construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline would not make it worse Jan 21, 2015. Y L
Roll Call 9. (S. 1) On an amendment to give power plants an exemption from the Clean Air Act to burn coal waste that remained after previous mining activities Jan 21, 2015. N W
Roll Call 8. (S. 1) On an amendment to delay construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline until the federal government issued rules on the storage and transportation of petroleum coke Jan 21, 2015. Y L
Roll Call 4. (S. 1) On a motion to table (kill) an amendment requiring oil companies to sell their petroleum in the United States, rather than on the world market, if it was transported through the controversial Keystone XL pipeline Jan 20, 2015. N L
Roll Call 3. (S. 1) On a motion aimed at allowing the Senate to formally consider a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline Jan 12, 2015. N L
Roll Call 1. (H.R. 26) On an amendment that would have stripped the underlying terrorism-insurance bill of an unrelated provision weakening regulation of financial markets Jan 08, 2015. Y L
2012 Senate
Roll Call 180. (S. 3369) On a motion to end debate and hold a final, up-or-down vote on legislation requiring disclosure of the identity of wealthy donors who help corporations, labor unions, nonprofits, and other organizations influence elections Jul 17, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 179. (S. 3369) On a motion to end debate and hold a final, up-or-down vote on legislation requiring disclosure of the identity of wealthy donors who help corporations, labor unions, nonprofits, and other organizations influence elections Jul 16, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 164. (S. 3240) On passage of legislation that authorizes federal programs to assist farmers and low-income Americans Jun 21, 2012. Y W
Roll Call 159. (S. 3240) On an amendment to bar the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration from using small manned aircraft to enforce pollution laws Jun 21, 2012. N W
Roll Call 158. (S. 3240) On an amendment to allow the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration to continue a controversial practice of using aircraft to enforce pollution laws – as long as it is found to be “cost-effective” and state officials are notified Jun 21, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 155. (S. 3240) On an amendment to require farmers to meet standards for conserving water and soil in exchange for federally subsidized crop insurance Jun 20, 2012. Y W
Roll Call 140. (S. 3240) On an amendment aimed at improving the payout organic farmers receive from the federal crop insurance program Jun 20, 2012. Y W
Roll Call 139. (S.J.Res. 37) On a motion to bring up for consideration legislation overriding new Obama Administration regulations that require coal-fired power plants to cut back on their emissions of toxic pollutants such as mercury Jun 20, 2012. N W
Roll Call 124. (S. 3240) On an amendment calling for a study on changing the way the price of milk is determined in the United States Jun 19, 2012. Y W
Roll Call 113. (S. 2343) On passage of a bill to prevent the interest rate on student loans from doubling May 24, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 110. (S. 3187) On a motion to kill off an amendment requiring dietary supplement manufacturers to register with the Food and Drug Administration May 24, 2012. N L
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 108. (S. 3187) On an amendment to allow American consumers to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada May 24, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 105. (S. 3187) On an amendment to bar prescription drug companies from paying other companies not to produce competing medications May 24, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 89. (S. 2343) On a procedural motion to clear the way for a separate vote on whether the Senate should consider legislation preventing student loan interest rates from doubling May 08, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 76. (S. 1789) On an amendment to repeal a law barring the use of mailboxes for anything other than official U.S. mail Apr 24, 2012. N W
Roll Call 63. (S. 2204) On a motion to end debate and set up a final, up-or-down vote on legislation repealing tax breaks for major oil companies and renewing incentives for development of renewable energy and other domestic energy sources Mar 29, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 51. (H.R. 3606) On an amendment aimed at helping small businesses gain access to financial capital Mar 20, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 38. (S. 1813) On an amendment to open up vast new stretches of publicly owned land to oil drilling, force the federal government to allow construction of a controversial oil pipeline, and renew a diverse set of popular tax breaks Mar 13, 2012. N W
Roll Call 36. (S. 1813) On an amendment to move responsibility for building and maintaining most U.S. highways from the federal government to state governments Mar 13, 2012. N W
Roll Call 34. (S. 1813) On an amendment to override the Obama Administration and approve construction of a controversial oil pipeline Mar 08, 2012. N W
Roll Call 33. (S. 1813) On an amendment to require that only American-made raw materials be used to build a controversial oil pipeline, and that petroleum products transported using the pipeline be sold only in the United States Mar 08, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 30. (S. 1813) On an amendment to require the Environmental Protection Agency to delay and rewrite its rules governing pollution from boilers and other industrial incinerators Mar 08, 2012. N W
Roll Call 28. (S. 1813) On an amendment to expand offshore oil drilling Mar 08, 2012. N W
2012 House of Representatives
Roll Call 191. (H.R. 3523) On an amendment to ensure a cybersecurity bill could not be used as justification for the U.S. government to restrict internet access or for an employer to ask job applicants to disclose their passwords for Facebook and other social media sites Apr 26, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 89. (H.R. 1837) On an amendment to require water resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to be managed in a way that complies with state and federal law and relies on the best available science Feb 29, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 88. (H.R. 1837) On an amendment to prevent a Republican bill from diverting water supplies intended to protect the environment of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Feb 29, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 87. (H.R. 1837) On an amendment to require farmers to pay interest on the debt used to construct irrigation projects that benefit them Feb 29, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 86. (H.R. 1837) On an amendment to scrap an attempt to extend and lengthen contracts to ship water from the environmentally sensitive Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farms and communities in the San Joaquin Valley of California Feb 29, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 85. (H.R. 1837) On an amendment to put off a change in the management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta until federal agencies can show the new plan will not harm the quality of the water supply for Delta farmers Feb 29, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 84. (H.R. 1837) On an amendment to put off a change in the management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta until federal agencies can show the new plan will not harm the safety of the water supply for area residents Feb 29, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 83. (H.R. 1837) On an amendment to put off a change in management of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta unless federal agencies can be sure no jobs in northern California would be lost Feb 29, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 81. (H.Res. 566) On a resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to legislation that would alter the management of one of California’s largest waterways to favor agribusiness over environmental and conservation interests Feb 29, 2012. N L
Roll Call 80. (H.Res. 566) On a motion to end debate and immediately vote on a resolution setting a time limit for debate and amendments that can be offered to legislation altering the management of one of California’s largest waterways to favor agribusiness over environmental and conservation interests Feb 29, 2012. N L
Roll Call 71. (H.R. 3408) On final passage of Republican legislation that would open vast new stretches of federally owned territory to energy exploration Feb 16, 2012. N L
Roll Call 70. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to bar oil drilling within five miles of the Great Lakes or the Florida Everglades Feb 16, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 68. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment that would prevent oil companies from drilling in newly opened federal territory if they are exempt from paying royalties for drilling in other federal territory Feb 16, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 67. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to prevent natural gas harvested off the U.S. coast from being sold to foreign countries Feb 16, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 65. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to require stricter safety requirements for offshore oil drilling Feb 16, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 64. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to ensure offshore oil exploration is off limits in northern California Feb 16, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 63. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to require oil companies who want to lease federally owned territory to estimate the impact an oil spill would have on the local economy Feb 15, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 61. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to prevent energy exploration in publicly owned areas off the coast of the northeastern United States Feb 15, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 60. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to prevent oil exploration in publicly owned territory off the coast of California Feb 15, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 59. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to exempt oil shale from a bill that would open vast new expanses of federally owned land to energy development Feb 15, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 57. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to restrict the use of eminent domain during construction of a controversial oil pipeline Feb 15, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 56. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to require that oil imported through the controversial Keystone XL pipeline must be used in the United States Feb 15, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 55. (H.R. 3408) On an amendment to put off approval of the controversial Keystone oil pipeline until a report on its safety is completed Feb 15, 2012. Y L
Roll Call 51. (H.Res. 547) On a resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to Republican-designed legislation that would extend programs funding roads, mass transit, and other transportation projects Feb 15, 2012. N L
Roll Call 50. (H.Res. 547) On a motion to end debate and immediately vote on a resolution setting a time limit and the amendments that could be offered to Republican-designed legislation that would extend programs funding roads, mass transit, and other transportation projects Feb 15, 2012. N L
2011 Senate
Roll Call 178. (S. 1726) Legislation that would have repealed a tax law withholding 3% of the government’s payments to contractors and vendors – On ending debate on the motion to bring up the bill Oct 20, 2011. N W
Roll Call 172. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have allowed for the importation of pharmaceutical drugs from Canada Oct 20, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 126. (H.R. 1249) On an amendment that would have clarified that the 60-day period in which companies can apply to extend the term of their patents would begin on the next day—rather than the business day---following the federal government’s decision allowing the patented product to go on the market Sep 08, 2011. N W
Roll Call 86. (S. 782) On an amendment that would have delayed for one year a regulation that limited debit card fees charged by banks to retailers Jun 08, 2011. N W
Roll Call 73. (S. 953) Legislation that would have required the Secretary of the Interior to approve or deny permits for oil and gas drilling within 30 days of receiving an application – On the motion to bring up the bill May 18, 2011. N W
Roll Call 72. (S. 940) Legislation that would have eliminated federal taxpayer subsidies for major U.S. oil and gas companies – On ending debate on the motion to bring up the bill May 17, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 59. (H. Con. Res. 35) Final passage of legislation effectively defunding the landmark 2010 health care reform law that expanded health insurance coverage to 31 million previously uninsured Americans, and prohibited insurance companies from denying coverage to individuals with pre-existing medical conditions Apr 14, 2011. N W
2011 House of Representatives
Roll Call 553. (H.R. 2354) On an amendment that would have increased funding by $450 million for research and development of clean energy technology (such as wind and solar energy), and would also have cut $450 million from research and development of fossil fuel-based energy (such as oil and gas) Jul 12, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 552. (H.R. 2354) On an amendment that would have required the Energy Department to set aside $10 million for the production of Plutonium 238, a radioactive isotope that can be used for the production of nuclear energy Jul 12, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 544. (H.R 2354) On an amendment that would have increased funding by $24 million for renewable energy development programs, and also would have cut $50 million from fossil fuel-based energy (such as oil and gas) research and development Jul 12, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 489. (H.R. 1249) On an amendment that would have eliminated a provision in a patent reform bill that would have made it easier for financial institutions to challenge patents relating to business methods Jun 23, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 478. (H.R. 2021) Final passage of legislation that would loosen regulations on air pollution caused by oil and gas drilling, and eliminate the Environmental Appeals Board’s authority to review applications for oil drilling leases. Jun 22, 2011. N L
Roll Call 477. (H.R. 2021) On a motion that would have required the Environmental Protection Agency to submit a report to Congress determining whether a bill loosening regulations on air pollution caused by oil and gas drilling would lower gas prices for consumers Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 476. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have prohibited oil and gas drilling off the coast of Oregon Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 475. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have required the Environmental Protection Agency to submit a report to Congress determining the extent to which an oil drilling bill would lower gas prices for consumers. Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 474. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have allowed states to impose air pollution regulations on oil and gas drilling that were stricter than the regulations imposed by the federal government Jun 22, 2011. Y L
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 472. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have maintained the Environmental Appeals Board’s authority to review—and approve or deny—applications for oil drilling permits Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 471. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency administrator to extend the “public comment” period for oil drilling permits by 30 days (The public comment period refers to the period during which the public can voice support for or opposition to an oil drilling permit prior to that permit being approved.) Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 470. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have required companies applying for oil drilling permits to disclose bonuses received by their executives Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 469. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have required oil and gas companies to disclose all federal subsidies they receive on applications for oil drilling permits Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 468. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have subjected Shell Oil’s “icebreaker” ships (ships that are literally designed to break through ice) to federal air pollution regulations Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 467. (H.R. 2021) On an amendment that would have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency to continue to measure air pollution from oil drilling on both onshore and offshore locations—meaning on water as well as on land. Jun 22, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 465. (H.R. 2021, H.R. 1249) Legislation that would ease air pollution regulations for oil and gas drilling, as well as a separate, unrelated patent reform bill – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to both bills Jun 22, 2011. N L
Roll Call 464. (H.R. 2021, H.R. 1249) Legislation that would ease air pollution regulations for oil and gas drilling, as well as a separate, unrelated patent reform bill—On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to both bills Jun 22, 2011. N L
Roll Call 463. (H.R. 2021, H.R. 1249) Legislation that would ease air pollution regulations for oil and gas drilling, as well as a separate, unrelated patent reform bill–On whether to bring up the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to both bills Jun 22, 2011. N L
Roll Call 458. (H.R. 2112) On a motion that would have increased funding by $11.8 million for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Jun 16, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 455. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have eliminated federal subsidies for farmers earning more than $250,000 per year Jun 16, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 452. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have cut $11 million from a program that kills predators of livestock Jun 16, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 446. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to finalize data swap reporting rules (disclosure rules governing the trading of financial information between companies) one year prior to issuing final regulations on block trading (in which one business can privately trade shares of a company with another business) Jun 16, 2011. N L
Roll Call 443. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have limited federal subsidies provided to farms to $125,000 Jun 16, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 439. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would prohibit funding provided by an agriculture bill from being used to support Brazil’s cotton industry. Jun 16, 2011. Y W
Roll Call 436. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have cut $392 million from the Center for Tobacco Products, which regulates tobacco sales and advertising. Jun 15, 2011. N W
Roll Call 426. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have increased funding by $1 million for the Microbiological Data Program, which tests fruits and vegetables for bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses Jun 15, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 420. (H.R. 2112) On an amendment that would have provided $1 million to the Food and Drug Administration to combat outbreaks of food-borne illness linked to E. coli. Jun 15, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 414. (H.R. 2055) On an amendment that would have exempted any construction project funded by a military construction and veterans’ bill from Davis-Bacon Act requirements. (The Davis-Bacon Act requires that all public works projects pay the prevailing wage to workers.) Jun 13, 2011. N W
Roll Call 413. (H.R. 2055) On an amendment that would allow federal agencies to enter into “project labor agreements” (PLAs) for federal construction projects costing more than $25 million. (PLAs refer to collective bargaining agreements between labor organizations and contractors that establish the terms of employment for construction projects.) Jun 13, 2011. Y W
Roll Call 404. (H.R. 2017) On an amendment that would prohibit federal agencies from requiring a company seeking a federal contract to disclose political contributions as a condition of being considered for that contract. Jun 02, 2011. N L
Roll Call 396. (H.R. 2017) On an amendment that would have prohibited funds provided by a Homeland Security bill from being used to enforce an Obama administration executive order that encouraged the use of “project labor agreements” (PLAs) for federal construction projects costing more than $25 million. (PLAs refer to collective bargaining agreements between labor organizations and contractors that establish the terms of employment for construction projects.) Jun 02, 2011. N W
Roll Call 395. (H.R. 2017) On an amendment that would have exempted any construction project funded by a Homeland Security bill from Davis-Bacon Act requirements. (The Davis-Bacon Act requires that all public works projects pay the locally prevailing wage to workers.) Jun 02, 2011. N W
Roll Call 353. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that would have prohibited the Defense Department from making payments to any defense contractor for activities relating to the closure of the shipyard manufacturing complex located in Avondale, Louisiana. May 25, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 349. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that would have required the Defense Department to publicly disclose attempts by senior officials within the department to obtain employment at private defense contractors. May 25, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 348. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that would have required the Defense Department to ensure that all Defense contractors at military installations in the United States set aside 40 percent their subcontracting work for local qualified subcontractors (subcontractors within 60 miles of the military installation). May 25, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 347. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that prohibited federal agencies from requiring a company seeking a federal contract to disclose political contributions as a condition of being considered for that contract May 25, 2011. N L
Roll Call 346. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that would have authorized the Defense Department to consider domestic employment as a factor when awarding contracts to outside companies. May 25, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 320. (H.R. 1231) Final passage of legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to auction leases for oil and gas drilling in the most oil-rich regions of the Outer Continental Shelf (specifically, those areas with more than 2.5 billion barrels of oil or 7.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas). May 12, 2011. N L
Roll Call 319. (H.R. 1231) On a motion that would have required all oil and gas produced as a result of leases authorized by an offshore oil drilling bill to be sold exclusively in the United States. (This requirement was intended to lower domestic gas prices.) The motion would also have required the Secretary of the Interior to reduce the number of “nonproducing offshore oil and gas leases” (leases which were issued to companies, but were not being used by those companies to actively drill for oil and gas) by 50 percent by 2017. May 12, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 318. (H.R. 1231) On an amendment that would have banned oil and gas drilling from taking place off the coast of Washington State without the approval of Washington’s governor and state legislature. May 12, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 317. (H.R. 1231) On an amendment that would have prohibited oil and gas drilling off the Northern coast of California May 12, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 316. (H.R. 1231) On an amendment that would have permanently banned oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico May 12, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 315. (H.R. 1231) On an amendment that would have required all oil and gas companies that were issued leases for oil drilling to outline a “worst-case scenario” oil spill stemming from the proposed oil drilling operations. The applicant would also have been required to submit a plan to contain and clean up the damage stemming from this worst-case scenario. May 12, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 314. (H.R. 1231) On an amendment that would have required the Secretary of the Interior to disclose the executive bonuses for any company that was issued a lease for oil and gas drilling May 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 313. (H.R. 1231) On an amendment that would have required oil companies seeking new leases for oil and gas drilling to renegotiate previous leases on which they paid no royalties May 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 312. (H.R. 1231) On an amendment that would have banned oil drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf if such drilling would “impede operations” of the U.S. military May 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 311. (H.R. 1231) Legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to auction leases for oil and gas drilling in the most oil-rich regions of the Outer Continental Shelf (specifically, those areas with more than 2.5 billion barrels of oil or 7.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas) – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill May 11, 2011. N L
Roll Call 310. (H.R. 1231) Legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to auction leases for oil and gas drilling in the most oil-rich regions of the Outer Continental Shelf (specifically, those areas with more than 2.5 billion barrels of oil or 7.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas) – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill May 11, 2011. N L
Roll Call 309. (H.R. 1299) Final passage of legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to approve or deny offshore oil drilling leases within 30 days of receiving an application May 11, 2011. N L
Roll Call 308. (H.R. 1299) On a motion that would have prohibited oil and gas companies from receiving new oil drilling leases if they had been ordered to pay civil or criminal penalties as a result of an oil spill, and had not yet paid the required fines. May 11, 2011. Y 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 305. (H.R 1299) On an amendment that would have required all applications for offshore oil drilling permits to include an estimate of the amount of oil and gas expected to be produced from the well, as well as an estimate of the amount by which crude oil and consumer prices would be reduced if the well yielded the estimated amount of oil and gas. May 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 304. (H.R. 1299) On an amendment that would have prohibited oil companies from receiving offshore oil drilling permits that had not been approved by the Secretary of the Interior if the Interior Department lacked the staff and budget needed to review all applications for such permits May 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 303. (H.R. 1299) On an amendment that would have prohibited oil companies from receiving offshore oil drilling permits that had not been approved by the Secretary of the Interior May 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 302. (H.R. 1229) On an amendment that would have prohibited the Secretary of the Interior from issuing a permit for offshore oil drilling until the secretary has certified that the applicant has calculated a “worst-case scenario” for the proposed oil drilling operations. The applicant would also have been required to demonstrate the ability respond immediately and effectively to this worst-case scenario. May 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 301. (H.R. 1299) On an amendment that would have implemented new oil drilling safety standards proposed by a commission on the 2010 BP oil spill disaster, including new standards for blowout preventers (which monitor and control oil wells), as well as requirements for cementing and well design (in which cement seals the well and prevents such blowouts). May 10, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 300. (H.R. 1299) On an amendment that would have required the Secretary of the Interior to consult with an independent drilling safety organization not affiliated with the American Petroleum Institute when reviewing oil-drilling permits May 10, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 299. (H.R. 1299) On an amendment that would have required the Interior Department to ensure that oil-drilling projects comply with all environmental and fisheries laws when reviewing applications for drilling permits May 10, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 298. (H.R. 1230) Final passage of legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to conduct oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off Virginia’s coast that had been cancelled or delayed by the Obama administration. May 05, 2011. N L
Roll Call 297. (H.R. 1230) On a motion that would have required all oil and gas produced as a result of leases authorized by an offshore oil drilling bill to be sold exclusively in the United States May 05, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 296. (H.R. 1230) On an amendment that would have postponed oil drilling at a site off Virginia’s coast until the Secretary of Defense certified that would not impede naval or other military operations. May 05, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 295. (H.R. 1230) On an amendment that would have required additional environmental studies to be conducted on the impact of offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico May 05, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 294. (H.R. 1229, H.R. 1230) Legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to approve or deny offshore oil drilling leases within 30 days of receiving an application, as well as a separate bill requiring the Secretary of the Interior to conduct oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off Virginia’s coast that had been cancelled or delayed by the Obama administration – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to both bills May 05, 2011. N L
Roll Call 293. (H.R. 1229, H.R. 1230) Legislation requiring the Secretary of the Interior to approve or deny offshore oil drilling leases within 30 days of receiving an application, as well as a separate bill requiring the Secretary of the Interior to conduct oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off Virginia’s coast that had been cancelled or delayed by the Obama administration – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to both bills May 05, 2011. N L
Roll Call 284. (H.R. 1213) On a motion that would have barred health insurance companies from participating in state-based health insurance “exchanges” (regulated marketplaces in which the uninsured could purchase subsidized health insurance) if they denied coverage to individuals with cancer or any other pre-existing medical condition. May 03, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 276. (H. Con. Res. 34) On an amendment sponsored by House Democrats that would have allowed income tax cuts for the wealthy enacted in 2001 and 2003 to expire, cut Defense Department spending by $89 billion over 10 years, cut agricultural subsidies by $20 billion over 10 years, and preserved Medicare as a guaranteed, government-run health care program for the elderly. Apr 15, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 274. (H. Con. Res. 34) On an amendment sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus that would have allowed tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 to expire, and preserved Medicare as a guaranteed, government-run health care program for the elderly. The amendment also would have ended tax subsidies for oil and gas companies and power plants, implemented a new government-run health insurance program to compete with private insurers, and increased funding for clean energy, affordable housing, and medical research programs. Apr 15, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 266. (H. Con. Res. 34) A budget resolution setting the parameters for all federal government spending, cutting $5.8 trillion from federal programs over 10 years, and converting the Medicare program for the elderly into a private health insurance voucher system – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the budget resolution Apr 14, 2011. N L
Roll Call 265. (H. Con. Res. 34) A budget resolution setting the parameters for all federal government spending, cutting $5.8 trillion from federal programs over 10 years, and converting the Medicare program for the elderly into a private health insurance voucher system – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the budget resolution Apr 14, 2011. N L
Roll Call 252. (H. J. Res 37) Final passage of legislation overturning federal “network neutrality” rules. (“Network Neutrality” regulations prohibit Internet service companies from charging higher fees to online content providers for service that enables their web sites to download more quickly.) Apr 08, 2011. N L
Roll Call 250. (H. J. Res 37) Legislation overturning federal “network neutrality” rules. (“Network Neutrality” regulations prohibit Internet service companies from charging higher fees to online content providers for service that enables their web sites to download more quickly.)– On a procedural vote allowing the House to bring up the bill for debate Apr 08, 2011. N L
Roll Call 249. (H.R. 910) Final passage of legislation prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions Apr 07, 2011. N L
Roll Call 248. (H.R. 910) On a motion that would have authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to continue to enforce regulations protecting vulnerable children (such as those with asthma) and seniors from air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Apr 07, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 241. (H.R. 910) On an amendment that would have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to regulate greenhouse gas emissions but would have exempted farms and small businesses from those regulations Apr 06, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 240. (H.R. 910) On an amendment that would have required the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study determining if regulating greenhouse gas emissions would harm U.S. efforts to remain economically competitive in the world Apr 06, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 239. (H.R. 910) On an amendment that would have permitted the Environmental Protection Agency to continue to regulate greenhouse gas emissions if the EPA administrator and Secretary of Defense determined that climate change jeopardized national security Apr 06, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 238. (H.R. 910) On an amendment that would have permitted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to regulate greenhouse gas emissions if the EPA administrator determined that such regulation could reduce the demand for oil. Apr 06, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 237. (H.R. 910) On an amendment that would have permitted the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] to continue regulating greenhouse gas emissions if the EPA administrator determined that such emissions posed a danger to public health. Apr 06, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 236. Number:236 (H.R. 910) On an amendment stating that “Congress accepts the scientific findings of the Environmental Protection Agency that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare.” Apr 06, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 235. (H.R. 910) On an amendment that would have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to provide assistance to states that had chosen to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Apr 06, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 234. (H.R. 910) On an amendment that would have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency to continue to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. This amendment also would have required the EPA—prior to issuing new regulations relating to greenhouse gases—to hold a 30 day “public comment period” in which industries affected by such regulation (such as oil and gas) could raise concerns with EPA officials. Apr 06, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 233. (H.R. 910) On an amendment that would have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency to continue to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. This amendment would also have required the EPA to conduct a study on the long-term effects of banning regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. Apr 06, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 231. (H.R. 910) Legislation prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Apr 06, 2011. N L
Roll Call 230. (H.R. 910) Legislation prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Apr 06, 2011. N L
Roll Call 227. (H. J. Res. 37) Legislation overturning federal “network neutrality” rules. (“Network Neutrality” refers to a regulation prohibiting Internet service companies from giving preferential treatment to online content providers that pay more for faster service.) – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the bill Apr 05, 2011. N L
Roll Call 226. (H. J. Res. 37) Legislation overturning federal “network neutrality” rules. (“Network Neutrality” refers to a regulation prohibiting Internet service companies from giving preferential treatment to online content providers that pay more for faster service.) – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the bill Apr 05, 2011. N L
Roll Call 211. (H.R. 658) On an amendment that would have required ticket agents and all other sellers of airplane tickets to disclose the cost of checking baggage. The amendment would also have required that passengers receive refunds for lost baggage that had been checked on a flight. Mar 31, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 210. (H.R. 658) On an amendment that would have established a special rule-making committee within the Federal Aviation Administration to recommend regulations ensuring that aircrafts are properly equipped with technology that maintains pilot visibility when “dense, continuous smoke is present in the cockpit of the aircraft.” (The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has regulatory authority over all civil aviation in the United States.) Mar 31, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 209. (H.R. 658) On an amendment that would have required mechanics working as federally contracted employees at aircraft repair stations to undergo criminal background checks Mar 31, 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 192. (H.R. 1076) Final passage of legislation eliminating all federal funding for National Public Radio Mar 17, 2011. N L
Roll Call 190. (H.R. 1076) Legislation eliminating all federal funding for National Public Radio – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the bill Mar 17, 2011. N L
Roll Call 189. (H.R. 1076) Legislation eliminating all federal funding for National Public Radio – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the bill Mar 17, 2011. N L
Roll Call 188. (H.R. 861) Final passage of legislation eliminating the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which provided state and local governments and non-profit organizations with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes. Mar 16, 2011. N L
Roll Call 187. (H.R. 861) On a motion that would have allowed the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to continue operating for the purposes of renovating abandoned properties in rural communities. The NSP provided state and local governments and non-profit organizations with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes. Mar 16, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 183. (H.R. 861) On an amendment stating that the Neighborhood Stabilization Program helped local communities hurt by home foreclosures, and supported employment in those communities. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program provided state and local governments with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes. Mar 16, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 182. (H.R. 861) On a motion that would have effectively preserved a federal program that provided states and local governments with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes by killing legislation that would have eliminated the program. Mar 16, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 181. (H.R. 861, H.R. 839) Legislation eliminating a federal program that provided states and local governments with funding to redevelop or demolish foreclosed homes, as well as a separate bill eliminating a program intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure to modify their home mortgage loans – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to both bills Mar 16, 2011. N L
Roll Call 174. (H.R. 836) Final passage of legislation eliminating a federal program which provided a maximum of $50,000 in subsidized loans to homeowners who were at least three months delinquent on their home mortgages as a result of unemployment Mar 11, 2011. N L
Roll Call 173. (H.R. 836) On a motion that would have enabled veterans and those serving in the military to benefit from a program which provided a maximum of $50,000 in subsidized loans to homeowners who were at least three months delinquent on their home mortgages as a result of unemployment. Mar 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 172. (H.R. 836) On an amendment that would have required the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to announce on its web site of the termination of a federal program which provided a maximum of $50,000 in subsidized loans to homeowners who were at least three months delinquent on their home mortgages as a result of unemployment. The amendment also required HUD to instruct the public to contact their members of Congress for assistance if they were unable to pay their home mortgages. Mar 11, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 171. (H.R. 830) Final passage of legislation eliminating a program enabling homeowners to refinance their home mortgages if, as a result of plummeting housing prices, their mortgage debt exceeded the value of their home. Mar 10, 2011. N L
Roll Call 170. (H.R. 830) On a motion that would have enabled seniors to continue to benefit from a home loan refinancing program which helped homeowners to refinance their home mortgages if, as a result of plummeting housing prices, their mortgage debt exceeded the value of their home. Mar 10, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 169. (H.R. 830) On an amendment requiring the Department of Housing and Urban Development to post on its website a note stating that individuals seeking help with their home mortgages should contact their member of Congress. Mar 10, 2011. Y W
Roll Call 168. (H.R. 830) On an amendment that would have allowed the Federal Housing Administration to facilitate voluntary home loan refinancing agreements between lenders and homeowners. Mar 10, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 166. (H.R. 830) Legislation eliminating a federal home loan refinancing program – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Mar 09, 2011. N L
Roll Call 165. (H.R. 830) Legislation eliminating a federal home loan refinancing program – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Mar 09, 2011. N L
Roll Call 164. (H.R. 525) Final passage of legislation making veterinarians eligible for federal loan repayment programs. Mar 08, 2011. Y W
Roll Call 140. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose stricter limits on “particulate matter”—an air pollutant more commonly known as “soot.” Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 138. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being allocated to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight—which was established by the Obama administration to enforce private health insurance companies’ compliance with a major health care law. Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 136. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to classify coal ash--a bi-product of burning coal for electricity--as hazardous waste. Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 135. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke permits given for mountaintop mining projects. (The EPA was authorized to revoke permits if it determined that such mining posed an environmental threat to nearby water sources, wildlife, and fisheries.) Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 129. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used to enforce a regulation requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to review permits for mountaintop coal mining in order to ensure that they were not polluting nearby rivers, lakes, and streams. Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 123. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used to enforce a federal regulation intended to reduce nutrient pollution (pollution from plant nutrients and fertilizers) in Florida’s lakes, rivers, and streams. Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 120. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used to enforce a federal regulation intended to reduce nutrient pollution (pollution from plant nutrients and fertilizers) in the Chesapeake Bay (which is located in Maryland and Virginia.). Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 119. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used to enforce a federal regulation preventing toxic waste from coal mines from contaminating nearby rivers and streams. Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 111. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used to carry out the Klamath Dam Removal and Sedimentation Study, which examined the possibility of removing four dams on the Klamath River (which flows from southeastern Oregon to Northern California). Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 110. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used to enforce a legal requirement that health insurance companies must spend 80-85% (depending on the size of the company) of the money they collect from insurance premiums on health care services, and no more than 15% to 20% on administrative costs. Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 108. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have prohibited federal funds from being used to enforce a law which gave the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC—which regulates interstate transmission of electricity, oil, and natural gas) exclusive authority to govern the operations, building, or expansion of liquid natural gas terminals. Natural gas terminals are essentially ports for natural gas that has been turned into liquid for the purposes of storage and transportation. Feb 18, 2011. Y L
Roll Call 94. (H.R. 1) On an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used by the Environmental Review Board (which reviews permits relating to oil drilling) to invalidate a permit issued by the Environmental Protection Agency to drill for oil in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf. Feb 18, 2011. N L
Roll Call 89. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have increased funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (which regulates banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions—and guards against abusive practices by financial institutions against consumers) by $63 million. 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. Y L
Roll Call 88. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have increased funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission (which regulates financial markets) by $131 million. 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. Y L
Roll Call 83. (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 the enforcement of “network neutrality” rules. (“Network Neutrality” refers to a regulation prohibiting Internet service companies from giving preferential treatment to online content providers that pay more for faster service.) 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 31. (H. Res. 72) Legislation instructing congressional committees to review existing, pending, and proposed regulations from federal agencies and identify which of those regulations may have been hindering economic growth and job creation – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the measure Feb 10, 2011. N L
Roll Call 30. (H. Res. 72) Legislation instructing congressional committees to review existing, pending, and proposed regulations from federal agencies and identify which of those regulations may have been hindering economic growth and job creation – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to the measure Feb 10, 2011. N L
2010 Senate
Roll Call 251. S 510. (Overhauling food safety laws) Motion to begin debating a bill that would overhaul the nation’s food safety laws and expand the Food and Drug Administration’s enforcement powers/On the motion Nov 18, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 250. S 510. (Overhauling food safety laws) Motion to begin debating a bill that would overhaul the nation’s food safety laws and expand the Food and Drug Administration’s enforcement powers/On the motion Nov 17, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 244. S J Res 39. (Exempting existing health insurance plans) Motion to begin debating a resolution that would cancel a portion of the 2010 health care overhaul law that exempts current health insurance plans from the law/On the motion Sep 29, 2010. N W
Roll Call 242. S 3816. (Social Security taxes for companies employing foreign workers) Motion to begin debating a bill that would reduce for two years the share of Social Security payroll taxes companies must pay if they hire new U.S.-based workers to replace those previously working overseas/On the motion Sep 28, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 240. S 3628. (Campaign finance disclosure rules) Motion to begin debate on a bill that would require chief executives whose companies fund campaign advertisements to appear during those advertisements, as well as preventing certain companies from contributing to election campaigns/On the motion Sep 23, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 239. S J Res 30. (Change union election rules) Motion to begin debating a bill that would cancel a recent change making it easier to organize union elections in the airline and railroad industries/On the motion Sep 23, 2010. N W
Roll Call 208. HR 4173. (Overhaul of financial regulations) On passing a bill that would overhaul regulation of the financial services industry/On passing the bill Jul 15, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 207. HR 4173. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to preserve a bill that would overhaul regulation of the financial services industry/On the motion Jul 15, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 206. HR 4173. (Overhaul of financial regulations) On bringing debate to a close on a bill that would overhaul federal regulation of the financial services industry/On the cloture motion Jul 15, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 193. HR 4213. (Extending expiring programs) On preserving a Republican substitute for a bill that would extend unemployment insurance benefits, several expired tax provisions, and other items/On the motion Jun 17, 2010. N W
Roll Call 189. HR 4213. (Extending expiring programs) Franken of Minnesota amendment that would create a homeowners advocate office inside the Treasury Department to help consumers with housing problems/On agreeing to the amendment Jun 15, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 188. HR 4213. (Extending expiring programs) Vitter of Louisiana amendment that would prevent new revenues raised to help pay for oil spills from being diverted for other purposes/On agreeing to the amendment Jun 15, 2010. N W
Roll Call 173. HR 4899. (Supplemental spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans and natural disasters) Collins of Maine amendment that would prohibit the EPA from enforcing lead paint regulations on some building contractors/On agreeing to the amendment May 27, 2010. N L
Roll Call 163. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to endorse the idea that auto dealers should be exempt from being regulated by a new consumer financial protection entity/On the motion May 24, 2010. N L
Roll Call 162. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) On passing a bill that aims to strengthen consumer protections through overhauling the financial regulatory system/On final passage May 20, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 161. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to allow to go forward a measure that aims to strengthen consumer financial protections/On the motion May 20, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 160. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to bring debate to a close on a measure that would overhaul financial regulatory oversight/On the cloture motion May 20, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 159. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Whitehouse of Rhode Island amendment that would allow individual state laws capping fees and interest rates to apply to consumer credit/On agreeing to the amendment May 19, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 158. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to bring debate to a close on a bill that would overhaul financial regulatory oversight/On the cloture motion May 19, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 157. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Grassley of Iowa amendment that would prohibit the president from appointing inspectors general for the Federal Reserve, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, National Credit Union Association, Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation and Securities and Exchange Commission/On agreeing to the amendment May 18, 2010. N L
Roll Call 156. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to kill an amendment that would prohibit trading what are known as “naked” credit default swaps/On agreeing to the amendment May 18, 2010. N L
Roll Call 155. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Carper of Delaware amendment that would allow state attorneys general to enforce state banking laws, but only if there were no federal protections in place/On agreeing to the amendment May 18, 2010. N L
Roll Call 154. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Corker of Tennessee amendment that would prohibit state attorneys general from enforcing new and existing banking laws/On agreeing to the amendment May 18, 2010. N W
Roll Call 151. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to allow an amendment that would count the debt of government-backed mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of the federal budget/On the motion May 17, 2010. N W
Roll Call 149. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Durbin of Illinois amendment that would require the creation of new rules for debit card “swipe fees” that more directly relate to the actual cost of those transactions/On agreeing to the amendment May 13, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 148. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Sessions of Alabama amendment that would prohibit the Federal Reserve from using its emergency authority to fund insolvent entities, thereby forcing those firms to enter bankruptcy proceedings/On agreeing to the amendment May 13, 2010. N W
Roll Call 147. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) LeMieux of Florida amendment that would remove any mandates in current law that require financial investments to be issued a credit rating by a certified agency/On agreeing to the amendment May 13, 2010. N L
Roll Call 146. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Franken of Minnesota amendment that would require certain kinds of investment vehicles to have initial credit ratings assigned by a newly-created, independent board/On agreeing to the amendment May 13, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 144. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Chambliss of Georgia amendment that would create more regulation for certain types of financial transactions instead of disallowing them altogether/On agreeing to the amendment May 12, 2010. N W
Roll Call 142. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Corker of Tennessee amendment that would require federal banking regulators to create minimum standards for underwriting loans, including methods for determining someone’s financial ability to repay the loan/On agreeing to the amendment May 12, 2010. N W
Roll Call 141. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Merkley of Oregon amendment that would prohibit mortgage brokers and loan originators from receiving payments based on the terms of their loans, and would institute other lending prohibitions/On agreeing to the amendment May 12, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 140. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) McCain of Arizona amendment that would end the federal government’s direct control over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac within 30 days of the bill becoming law/On agreeing to the amendment May 11, 2010. N W
Roll Call 139. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Dodd of Connecticut amendment that would require a study on ending direct federal control over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac/On agreeing to the amendment May 11, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 138. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Vitter of Louisiana amendment that would allow the Government Accountability Office to more closely investigate the Federal Reserve/On agreeing to the amendment May 11, 2010. N W
Roll Call 136. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Brown of Ohio amendment that would cap bank liabilities and deposits/On agreeing to the amendment May 06, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 135. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Ensign of Nevada amendment that would restrict government-sponsored enterprises to the same size as those imposed on financial institutions/On agreeing to the amendment May 06, 2010. N W
Roll Call 133. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Shelby of Alabama amendment that would replace consumer protection language in a financial overhaul bill with a provision that would grant the FDIC authority over large mortgage originators other than banks/On agreeing to the amendment May 06, 2010. N W
Roll Call 127. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to begin debating a bill that seeks to close gaps and loopholes in financial regulations and strengthen oversight of consumer lending, among other items/On the third of three cloture motions Apr 28, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 126. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to begin debating a bill that seeks to close gaps and loopholes in financial regulations and strengthen oversight of consumer lending, among other items/On the second of three cloture motions Apr 27, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 125. Procedural motion to require senators’ attendance on the Senate floor to compel Republican cooperation on a financial reform bill/On the motion Apr 26, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 124. S 3217. (Overhaul of financial regulations) Motion to begin debating a bill that seeks to close gaps and loopholes in financial regulations and strengthen oversight of consumer lending, among other items/On the first of three cloture motions Apr 26, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 93. (H.R. 4872) On a motion allowing a vote on passage of an amendment that would have prohibited lawsuits against doctors if those lawsuits concern medical services provided for free, by waiving the Senate’s budget rules. Mar 25, 2010. N W
Roll Call 76. (H.R. 4872) On a motion to table (kill) an amendment requiring the Secretary of Education to certify that no state would experience a net job loss as a result of students receiving loans directly from the federal government Mar 24, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 75. (H.R. 4872) On a motion to table (kill) an amendment to eliminate a provision in health care legislation imposing a fine on businesses with 50 or more employees that do not provide their workers with health insurance Mar 24, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 67. HR 4872. (Health care reconciliation) Motion to kill an attempt to remove from the health care overhaul law any mandates that employers must provide health insurance to employees/On the motion Mar 24, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 52. (Reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration) Motion to preserve an amendment that would make it easier to apply for funding under the Coastal Impact Assistance Program/On the motion Mar 16, 2010. N W
Roll Call 27. HR 1299. (Travel promotion) Motion to waive a Senate rule and allow an amendment to be offered that would seek to prohibit 10 million acres of Western land from being designated as a national monument /On the motion Feb 25, 2010. N W
Roll Call 22. Motion to bring debate to a close on the nomination of Craig Becker to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board/On the motion Feb 09, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 18. On confirming Patricia Smith to be solicitor (top lawyer) of the Labor Department/On the nomination Feb 04, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 17. On bringing debate to a close on the confirmation of Patricia Smith to be solicitor (top lawyer) of the Labor Department/On the motion Feb 01, 2010. Y W
2010 House of Representatives
Roll Call 655. (H.R. 5510) Final passage of legislation that would have allowed the Treasury Department to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations that offer legal assistance to homeowners who were facing foreclosure Dec 17, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 616. (H.R. 6495) Final passage of mine safety legislation that would have required additional inspections of mines, given federal regulators the authority to seek court orders to close mines deemed to be dangerous, and offered legal protection to mine employees who expose unsafe working conditions Dec 08, 2010. Y L
Roll Call 530. (H.R. 4785) Final passage of legislation authorizing the Agriculture Department to provide loans to public or cooperative electric utilities, and requiring those utilities (which were recipients of government loans) to make low-interest loans to customers for energy-efficient installations Sep 16, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 527. (H.R. 4785) Legislation authorizing the Agriculture Department to provide loans to public or cooperative electric utilities, and requiring those utilities (which were recipients of government loans) to make low-interest loans to customers for energy-efficient installations – On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Sep 16, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 526. (H.R. 4785) Legislation authorizing the Agriculture Department to provide loans to public or cooperative electric utilities, and requiring those utilities ( which were recipients of government loans) to make low-interest loans to customers for energy-efficient installations – On bringing to a final vote the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Sep 16, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 513. (H.R.3534) Final passage of legislation imposing new safety regulations on companies engaging in oil drilling, repealing the $75 million cap on oil companies’ liabilities relating to oil spills, and requiring oil companies to pay royalties on oil that was discharged from a well (including spilled oil) Jul 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 512. (H.R. 3534) On a motion to recommit (which is the minority's opportunity to torpedo or significantly change a bill before a final up-or-down vote on the measure) that would have ended a moratorium on offshore oil drilling in the Gulf Coast area of the United States Jul 30, 2010. N W
Roll Call 511. (H.R. 3534) On an amendment (to legislation which imposed new safety regulations on companies engaging in offshore oil drilling) that removed a moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf Coast region of the United States for companies that meet safety standards issued by the Secretary of the Interior Jul 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 510. (H.R. 3534) On an amendment (to legislation which imposed new safety regulations on companies engaging in offshore oil drilling) allowing the Natural Resources Damages Fund (a fund established to protect and restore natural resources on federal land) to be used for acquiring additional natural resources (meaning new federal land) as a remedy for environmental destruction in cases where the damaged resource is unlikely to be restored Jul 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 507. (H.R.3534) On an amendment (to legislation which imposed new safety regulations on companies engaging in offshore oil drilling) requiring oil companies to pay royalties on oil that was discharged from a well (including spilled oil), and requiring a study of the effects of oil and gas drilling on marine mammals Jul 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 506. (H.R. 5851) Final passage of legislation prohibiting employers involved in offshore oil drilling from discriminating against who report suspected safety violations to federal or state officials Jul 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 505. (H.R. 5851) On a motion to recommit (which is the minority's opportunity to torpedo or significantly change a bill before a final up-or-down vote on the measure) that would have eliminated new protocols requiring the Labor Department to investigate all complaints by oil company employees who claim they have been discriminated against for reporting safety concerns. Jul 30, 2010. N W
Roll Call 500. (H.R. 3534, H.R. 5851) Legislation imposing new safety regulations on companies engaging in oil drilling and repealing the $75 million cap on oil companies’ liabilities relating to oil spills, as well as separate legislation prohibiting employers involved in offshore oil drilling from discriminating against who report suspected safety violations to federal or state officials.– On the resolution setting a time limit for debate and determining which amendments could be offered to both bills Jul 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 413. (H.R. 4173) Passage of major financial regulatory reform legislation intended to prevent the kind of economic crisis that occurred in September 2008 Jun 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 412. (H.R.4173):On a motion that would have amended financial regulatory reform legislation to require a sweeping audit of the Federal Reserve Jun 30, 2010. N W
Roll Call 410. (H.R. 4173) On a resolution setting a time limit for debate and prohibiting amendments to financial regulatory reform legislation Jun 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 407. (H.R. 4173) On a resolution allowing the House of Represenatatives to bring up financial regulatory reform legislation as well as separate legislation extending unemployment insurance for laid-off workers Jun 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 406. (H.R. 4173) On bringing to a final vote a resolution allowing the House of Representatives to bring up financial regulatory reform legislation as well as separate legislation extending unemployment insurance for laid-off workers Jun 30, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 391. (H.R. 5175) Passage of legislation requiring organizations to report all campaign donations over $600 to the Federal Election Commission and prohibiting organizations with a federal government contract worth more than $10 million from working actively for a political candidate or party Jun 24, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 386. (H.R. 5175) Legislation requiring organizations to report all campaign donations over $600 to the Federal Election Commission and prohibiting organizations with a federal government contract worth more than $10 million from working actively for a political candidate or party – On a resolution setting a time limit for floor debate and determining which amendments could be offered to the bill Jun 24, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 349. (H.R. 5072) On an amendment to housing legislation that would have capped the number of new mortgage loans provided to borrowers under the federal government’s mortgage insurance program at 10 percent of the total number of private-market home loans given each year. Jun 10, 2010. N W
Roll Call 343. (H.R. 4173) On a motion instructing a conference committee (which resolves differences between House and Senate versions of bills after they have passed both chambers) resolving differences between a House and Senate version of financial regulatory reform legislation to prohibit the federal government from stabilizing troubled financial institutions under any circumstancesDescription:This was a vote on a Republican motion instructing a conference committee resolving differences between a House and Senate version of financial regulatory reform legislation to prohibit the federal government from stabilizing troubled financial institutions under any circumstances. (When the House and Senate pass two different versions of the same bill, they generally hold a conference to resolve the discrepancies between the two. Each body appoints a representative number of its members to participate in the conference.) This procedure, known as a “motion to instruct conferees,” directs the conferees on a bill take a specific action with regard to the legislation that is the object of the conference. Jun 09, 2010. N W
Roll Call 288. (H. Res. 1363) On a resolution granting the Education and Labor Committee the authority to take depositions relating to its investigation of a mine explosion on April 5, 2010 in West Virginia – On bringing the resolution to a final vote May 20, 2010. Y W
Roll Call 63. (H.R. 4626) Legislation to repeal the health insurance industry's exemption from antitrust regulations -- On a motion to recommit with instructions Feb 24, 2010. N W
Roll Call 60. (H.R. 4626) Legislation to repeal the health insurance industry's exemption from antitrust regulations -- On the resolution outlining the terms for debate on the bill Feb 24, 2010. Y W
2009 Senate
Roll Call 370. HR 3590. (Health care overhaul) Motion to give all enrollees in Medicare Advantage, an HMO-style plan, extra benefits in the health care overhaul bill given to certain enrollees/On the motion Dec 08, 2009. N W
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 365. HR 3590. (Health care overhaul) Lincoln of Arkansas amendment that would limit annual tax deductions health insurance companies can take for executive salaries to $400,000/On agreeing to the amendment Dec 06, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 362. HR 3590. (Health care overhaul) Motion to rewrite a heath care overhaul bill to ensure that payments are not cut to HMO-style Medicare Advantage plans/On the motion Dec 04, 2009. N W
Roll Call 356. HR 3590. (Health care overhaul) Murkowski of Alaska amendment that would require insurers to consult with professional organizations when deciding when to cover preventative screening for women/On agreeing to the amendment Dec 03, 2009. N W
Roll Call 355. HR 3590. (Health care overhaul) Mikulski of Maryland amendment that would require health insurance providers to cover preventative care and screening for women/On agreeing to the amendment Dec 03, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 353. HR 3590. (Health care overhaul) Motion to begin debate on a bill that would overhaul the health care system/On the motion Nov 21, 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 292. HR 2996. (Fiscal 2010 environment spending) Motion to defeat an attempt to prevent the US Fish and Wildlife Service from implementing a policy that protects certain fish and wildlife in California/On the motion Sep 22, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 244. HR 3183. (Fiscal 2010 energy and water spending) Motion to preserve an amendment that would prohibit any further stimulus funds from going to automobile manufacturers and that would issue common stock in automobile manufacturers to taxpayers/On the motion Jul 29, 2009. N W
Roll Call 206. HR 1256. (Tobacco regulation) on passage Jun 10, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 205. HR 1256. (Tobacco regulation) Burr amendment that would allow a new agency under the Department of Health and Human Services to regulate tobacco products/On agreeing to the amendment Jun 09, 2009. N W
Roll Call 204. HR 1256. (Tobacco regulation) Motion to bring debate to a close on a measure that would allow the Food and Drug Administration to exercise control over tobacco manufacturing, sale and promotion/On the motion Jun 08, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 191. HR 627. (Credit card regulations) Motion to preserve an amendment that would limit the annual percentage rate applicable to credit cards to 15 percent/On the motion May 13, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 189. On confirming David J. Hayes to be deputy secretary of the Interior Department/On the nomination May 13, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 181. S 896. (Housing loans modification) DeMint of South Carolina amendment that would prohibit the Treasury Department from using housing bailout funds to acquire common stock in financial institutions receiving assistance/On agreeing to the amendment May 05, 2009. N W
Roll Call 176. S 896. (Housing loans modification) Vitter of Louisiana amendment that would allow funds to be recovered as part of the housing loan program, once the recipient meets certain requirements/On agreeing to the amendment May 04, 2009. N W
Roll Call 174. S 896. (Housing loans modification) Durbin of Illinois amendment that would allow bankruptcy judges to reduce principal and interest rates on certain mortgages/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 30, 2009. Y L
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 151. S Con Res 13. (Fiscal 2010 budget resolution) DeMint of South Carolina amendment that would allow for future legislation to reduce the impact of consumer product safety laws on businesses/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 02, 2009. N W
Roll Call 140. S Con Res 13. (Fiscal 2010 budget resolution) Sanders of Vermont amendment that would allow for future legislation to establish a national usury law/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 02, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 135. S Con Res 13. (Fiscal 2010 budget resolution) Graham of South Carolina amendment that would create a new Senate rule barring any legislation that includes an energy tax increase for taxpayers earning $200,000 or less/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 02, 2009. N L
Roll Call 134. S Con Res 13. (Fiscal 2010 budget resolution) Vitter of Louisiana amendment that would provide for the remaining mortgage buyout money be recovered, except for $100 billion/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 02, 2009. N W
Roll Call 133. S Con Res 13. (Fiscal 2010 budget resolution) Reed of Rhode Island amendment that would allow for legislation stipulating that the remaining money set aside by the stimulus law for mortgage relief would be used to help save homes and small businesses/On agreeing to the amendment Apr 02, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 92. HR 1105. (Fiscal 2009 spending) Thune of South Dakota amendment that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reinstating the "Fairness Doctrine," requiring broadcasters to portray contrasting sides of a public or political issue/On agreeing to the amendment Mar 10, 2009. N W
Roll Call 72. S 160. (District of Columbia voting rights) Ensign of Nevada amendment that would prohibit the local government of Washington, D.C., from restricting firearms ownership/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 26, 2009. N L
Roll Call 70. S 160. (District of Columbia voting rights) Durbin amendment that would encourage diversity in media ownership and ensure broadcast licenses are used in the public interest/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 26, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 31. HR 2. (Children’s health insurance) On passing a bill that would reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and expand it significantly/On passing the bill Jan 29, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 24. HR 2. (Children’s health insurance) Coburn of Oklahoma amendment that would require states to pay subsidies to private health insurers if they want to expand State Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage above certain income levels/On agreeing to the amendment Jan 29, 2009. N 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 11. (S.181) On the motion to table (kill) the DeMint of South Carolina Amendment offered to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. This amendment would have made it illegal for a business to hire only union labor or to require non-union employees to pay union dues. 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 968. (H.R. 4173) On passage of legislation designed to prevent the kind of major financial crisis that had recently occurred, and to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression Dec 11, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 967. (H.R. 4173) Legislation designed to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression - - on a motion to remove all the regulatory reform provisions and substitute language terminating the program that provided “bail out” funds to major financial institutions and companies Dec 11, 2009. N W
Roll Call 966. (H.R. 4173) On the Bachus of Alabama amendment, which was put forward as a Republican substitute for the bill designed to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression Dec 11, 2009. N W
Roll Call 964. (H.R. 4173) On the Schakowsky of Illinois amendment that required additional regulatory review of “reverse mortgage” lenders to protect senior citizens from abusive lending practices Dec 11, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 963. (H.R. 4173) On the of Marshall of Georgia amendment that would have allowed bankruptcy courts to modify home mortgages to prevent foreclosures Dec 11, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 962. (H.R. 4173) On the of Peters of Michigan amendment that permitted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to charge assessments to large financial institutions to help pay for any shortfall in the “TARP” funding that was used to bail out troubled banks Dec 11, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 961. (H.R. 4173) On the McCarthy of California amendment that would have removed language intended to enhance the protection of investors by strengthening the liability standards for national credit rating agencies such as Standard & Poors and Moody’s Dec 11, 2009. N W
Roll Call 960. (H.R. 4173) On the Kanjorski of Pennsylvania amendment that would have maintained federal audit requirements designed to protect investors for all public companies, regardless of whether they are large or small Dec 11, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 959. (H.R. 4173) On the Stupak of Michigan amendment that would have given additional authority to federal regulators to prohibit certain transactions the regulators believed posed a risk to the financial market place Dec 10, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 958. (H.R. 4173) On the Stupak of Michigan amendment that would have required all financial transactions known as “swaps” to be executed on an exchange registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission Dec 10, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 957. (H.R. 4173) On the Frank of Massachusetts amendment that would have permitted federal regulators to set the requirements for the amount investors would have to deposit as collateral to cover their credit risk on certain financial instruments Dec 10, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 956. (H.R. 4173) On the Murphy of New York amendment that would substitute a new definition for the term “major swap participant”, which would place many additional financial companies under more intense regulation Dec 10, 2009. N L
Roll Call 955. (H.R. 4173) On the Lynch of Massachusetts amendment designed to prevent a few major financial institutions from controlling the sale and transfer of certain sensitive and risky financial instruments ; 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. Y W
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 953. (H.R. 4173) On the Frank of Massachusetts amendment that provided several billion dollars to stem the ongoing wave of mortgage foreclosures, gave consumers the same access to their credit scores as lenders, and made other changes designed to curtail abuses in the financial system Dec 10, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 952. (H.Res. 964) Legislation designed to prevent major financial crises and to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the legislation Dec 10, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 951. (H.Res. 962) Legislation designed to prevent major financial crises and to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression - - on a motion to waive a procedural rule in order for the House to be able to consider the legislation Dec 10, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 945. (H.Res. 956) Legislation designed to implement the most significant regulatory reform of the financial industry since the Great Depression - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the legislation Dec 09, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 937. (H.Res. 915) On passage of a resolution encouraging Hungary to respect the rule of law, treat foreign investors fairly, and promote a free and independent press Dec 08, 2009. N L
Roll Call 919. (H. R. 515) Legislation prohibiting the importation of low-level radioactive waste unless it is being sent to a federal government or military facility - - on a motion to suspend the House rules and pass the bill Dec 02, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 887. On passage of 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 Nov 07, 2009. Y 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 885. (H.R.3962): On the Boehner of Ohio amendment, which included the Republican alternative to the major health care legislation supported by the Democratic majority. Nov 07, 2009. N W
Roll Call 882. (H.Res. 903): 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 resolution setting the terms for debating the legislation Nov 07, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 881. (H.Res. 903): 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 bring the resolution setting the terms for debating the legislation to an immediate vote Nov 07, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 875. (H.R. 2868) On passage of legislation designed to extend and enhance the authority of the Department of Homeland Security to protect against acts of terrorism aimed at chemical facilities Nov 06, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 872. On the Dent of Pennsylvania amendment that would have eliminated the requirement that designs and techniques that constitute “inherently safer technology” be required in all U.S. chemical facilities. Nov 06, 2009. N W
Roll Call 871. On the Dent of Pennsylvania amendment that would have maintained the existing Department of Homeland Security federal chemical facility security regulations, rather than imposing new ones Nov 06, 2009. N W
Roll Call 870. On the Barton of Texas amendment that would have allowed new federal chemical facility regulations to supersede stricter state and local laws and rules Nov 06, 2009. N W
Roll Call 869. On the Thompson of Mississippi amendment clarifying the kind of information about chemical facility security that the Department of Homeland is obligated to disclose Nov 06, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 857. (H.Res. 885) Legislation to extend and enhance the authority of the Department of Homeland Security to protect against acts of terrorism aimed at chemical facilities - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the legislation Nov 05, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 856. (H.Res. 885) Legislation to extend and enhance the authority of the Department of Homeland Security to protect against acts of terrorism aimed at chemical facilities - - on a motion to move to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debating the legislation Nov 05, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 851. (H.R. 3639): On passage of a bill to move up the effective date for certain new consumer protections for credit card holders Nov 04, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 850. (H.R. 3639): A bill to move up the effective date for certain new consumer protections for credit card holders - - on the motion to add language that would have required that the new protections be effective on February 22, 2010 unless the Federal Reserve System certified that credit card companies could implement them by December 1, 2009, the effective date of the bill Nov 04, 2009. N W
Roll Call 849. (H.R. 3639): On the Sutton of Ohio amendment to impose a nine month moratorium on increases in annual percentage rates, fees and finance charges on credit cards, and on changes in the terms of balance repayments Nov 04, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 847. (H.R. 3639): On the Maffei of New York amendment to make certain new legislatively-mandated consumer protections for credit card holders effective immediately upon enactment, instead of waiting until later in the year Nov 04, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 842. (H.Res. 884): A bill to move forward the effective dates for certain new consumer protections for credit card holders - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill Nov 04, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 841. (H.Res. 884): A bill to move up the effective date for certain new consumer protections for credit card holders - - on a motion to move to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill Nov 04, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 816. (H.R. 2996): Legislation providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Department of the Interior and for environmental agencies - - on instructing House Members developing the final version of the bill to insist on a prohibition against funding a regulation monitoring certain greenhouse gas emissions Oct 27, 2009. N L
Roll Call 789. (H.R. 2442) On final passage of legislation to expand the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Oct 15, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 788. (H.R. 2442) Legislation to expand the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program - - on whether to table (kill) the appeal of a ruling that prevented consideration of a motion to send the legislation back to committee and add language that would have resulted in the resumption of the previous water flow to the San Joaquin Valley of California Oct 15, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 787. (H.R. 2442) Legislation to expand the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill Oct 15, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 786. (H.R. 2442) Legislation to expand the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program - - on a motion to move to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill Oct 15, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 719. (H.R.3221) On final passage of legislation providing that all new federal student loans be originated directly by the federal government rather than by private lenders issuing federally-guaranteed loans; the bill also authorized a new multi-billion-dollar federal construction program for K-12 schools, and for community colleges, and expanded federal student assistance grants and aid to historically black colleges. Sep 17, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 717. (H.R. 3221) On the Guthrie of Kentucky amendment that would have extended an existing government-guaranteed student loan program operated by financial institutions, rather than changing to one in which the government directly issues student loans; the amendment would also have removed a number of new educational spending programs from the bill, including one that greatly expanded federal funding for community colleges Sep 17, 2009. N W
Roll Call 709. (H.R. 3221) On passage of the bill providing funding for the development of more energy efficient and environmentally cleaner technologies for vehicles manufactured in the U.S. Sep 16, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 708. (H.R. 3221) Legislation providing funding for the development of more energy efficient and environmentally cleaner technologies for vehicles manufactured in the U.S. - - on the motion to insert language preventing the spending of any additional funding authorized by the legislation until all other federal funds for that had previously been authorized for the development of similar vehicle energy technologies had been spent. Sep 16, 2009. N W
Roll Call 705. (H. R. 3246) On to the Hall of Texas amendment that would have frozen, at the fiscal year 2010 level through fiscal year 2013, a funding program for the development of more energy efficient and environmentally cleaner technologies for vehicles manufactured in the U.S. The amendment would also have eliminated that funding in fiscal year 2014. Sep 16, 2009. N W
Roll Call 703. (H. Res. 746) Legislation ending government-guaranteed education loans by third parties, and increasing the level of direct government education lending to students - - on agreeing to the resolution setting the terms for considering the bill Sep 16, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 689. (H.R.3123) On passage of a measure that would have directed the Bureau of Reclamation in the Interior Department to remedy public health and environmental problems that had been caused by a collapse in the Leadville, Colorado Mine Drainage Tunnel Sep 08, 2009. N W
Roll Call 686. (H.R. 3269) On passage of a bill that gave federal regulatory agencies authority over the level of executive pay and bonuses, and also increased the level of shareholder input on the way the pay and bonuses are determined Jul 31, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 685. (H.R. 3269) Legislation that gave federal banking regulatory agencies authority over the level of executive pay and bonuses, and increased shareholder input into the way in which executive pay and bonuses were determined - - on a motion to send the bill back to committee and have language added requiring the disclosure of information about any persons or organizations spending funds to influence the outcome of a shareholder vote on the level of executive pay and bonuses Jul 31, 2009. N W
Roll Call 684. (H.R. 3269) On the Garrett of New Jersey amendment, which would have modified or removed many provisions of pending legislation that imposed new restrictions on the manner in which the amount of pay and bonuses paid to executives was determined Jul 31, 2009. N W
Roll Call 683. (H.R. 3269) On the Frank of Massachusetts amendment permitting the government to require executives at banks that had received federal “bail outs” in order to remain in business to give back a portion of their annual bonuses Jul 31, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 674. (H.R. 3326) Legislation providing fiscal year 2010 funding bill for the Departments of Defense - - on a motion to send the bill back to committee and add money for the procurement for 12 additional F-22 fighter planes. Jul 30, 2009. N W
Roll Call 661. (H.R. 3326) On the Murtha of Pennsylvania amendment, which redirected some of the funds originally designated to purchase additional F-22 fighter planes to the acquisition of spare parts and engines for existing F-22s Jul 30, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 616. Legislation designed to overcome a court decision that reduced the flow of water in the California Central Valley - - on a motion to table (kill) an appeal of a ruling of the chair that a move to bring the legislation to a vote was not in order Jul 23, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 508. (H. R. 2997) On the Kingston of Georgia Amendment, which would have prohibited any money in the bill providing fiscal year 2010 funding for the Department of Agriculture and rural programs from being used for rural broadband loan and loan guarantee programs before September 15, 2010. Jul 09, 2009. N W
Roll Call 501. (H. R. 2997) On the Broun of Georgia Amendment that would have reduced fiscal year 2010 funding for the Food and Drug Administration by $373 million Jul 09, 2009. N W
Roll Call 477. (H.R. 2454) On passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, which contained the new cap and trade program; that program mandated significantly reduced emission levels, and permitted higher emitting companies to purchase pollution credits from lower emitters. Jun 26, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 476. (H.R. 2454) On the Forbes of Virginia amendment to the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009; the amendment called for a public-private commission to develop a national energy plan and set seven energy independence goals. Jun 26, 2009. N W
Roll Call 466. (H. Res. 587) A major energy bill containing the “cap-and-trade” plan, which permits ccompanies emitting higher pollution levels than the law would ordinarily allow to continue those emissions by purchasing pollution “credits” from entities emitting lower levels - -on the resolution setting the terms for debate of the bill Jun 26, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 465. (H. Res. 587) A major energy bill containing the “cap-and-trade” plan, which permits ccompanies emitting higher pollution levels than the law would ordinarily allow to continue those emissions by purchasing pollution “credits” from entities emitting lower levels - -on whether the House should move to an immediate vote on the resolution setting the terms for debate of the bill Jun 26, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 366. (H.R.2847) On the Nunes of California amendment which would have prevented the Marine Fisheries Service from implementing those elements of its plan for the California Central Valley and associated water projects that reduced water flow to farms in the valley Jun 18, 2009. N W
Roll Call 335. (H.R.1256) On passage of legislation that, for the first time, put tobacco products under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Jun 12, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 273. (H, Res. 456) Legislation designed to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of consumer credit - - on agreeing to the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill May 20, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 242. (H.R. 1729) On passage of legislation was designed to help ensure that lenders only make loans that borrowers will be able to repay May 07, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 241. On the McHenry of North Carolina amendment to exempt “high-cost mortgage loans” from the coverage of the bill designed to help ensure that lenders only make loans that borrowers will be able to repay May 07, 2009. N W
Roll Call 240. (H.R. 1728) On the Price of Georgia amendment that would have required the Federal Reserve Board to certify that legislation, designed to help ensure that lenders only make loans borrowers will be able to repay, will not reduce the availability or increase the price of credit for qualified mortgages. May 07, 2009. N W
Roll Call 239. (H.R. 1728)On the Hensarling of Texas amendment that would have deleted the provisions in the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act that make those who either purchase mortgages after they are originated, or package them into securities, liable for deceptive practices engaged in during the original marketing of the mortgage loan May 07, 2009. N W
Roll Call 237. (H.Res. 406) A bill to help ensure that lenders only make loans that borrowers will be able to repay - - on a resolution setting the terms for continued consideration of the bill May 07, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 227. (H.R. 627) A bill to give credit card holders additional rights and to limit the conditions under which credit card issuers could raise interest rates - - on a motion to send the bill back to committee and add language requiring the Federal Reserve Board to study whether the legislation would have an adverse impact on small business Apr 30, 2009. N W
Roll Call 226. H.R. 627, On the Maloney of New York amendment, which required credit cardholders to agree explicitly before they receive over-the-limit protection and be charged a fee for that protection. Apr 30, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 225. (H.R. 627), On the Slaughter of New York amendment, which limited the amount of credit that card issuers could extend to college students. Apr 30, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 224. (H.R. 627) Legislation giving credit card holders additional rights and protections, and limiting the conditions under which credit card issuers could raise interest rates - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating a bill Apr 30, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 187. (H.R. 1256) On passage of legislation, which authorized the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the marketing and production of cigarettes and other tobacco products Apr 02, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 186. (H.R.1256) Legislation which authorized the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products - - on the motion to send the bill back to committee Apr 02, 2009. N W
Roll Call 185. (H.R.1256) On the Buyer of Indiana amendment, which would have required the FDA to consider the cost or feasibility of imposing restrictions or prohibitions on tobacco use, and would also have permitted the marketing of “lower-risk” tobacco products Apr 02, 2009. N W
Roll Call 184. (H.Con. Res.316) The budget for fiscal year 2010 - - on agreeing to the resolution setting the terms for debate Apr 02, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 182. (H.R.1664) On passage of the Pay for Performance Act that limited the types executive compensation that could be paid by companies that received federal government financial assistance. Apr 01, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 181. (H.R.1664) On the Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania amendment expanding the types of executive compensation that were prohibited from being paid by companies receiving federal government financial assistance Apr 01, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 180. (H.R.1664) On the Bean of Illinois amendment that would exempt certain companies that had accepted federal financial assistance from the restrictions that had been imposed on executive compensation paid by such companies Apr 01, 2009. N L
Roll Call 178. (H.R.1575) Legislation giving the Attorney General the authority to investigate and challenge certain bonuses paid to entities receiving federal “bail out” funds - - on suspending the usual House rules and passing the legislation Apr 01, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 177. (H. Res. 306) The bill prohibiting excessive compensation by financial institutions assisted by the federal government - - on the resolution providing the terms for debating that bill Apr 01, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 161. On the Goodlatte of Virginia amendment, which provided additional funding for fighting wildfires Mar 26, 2009. N W
Roll Call 156. (H.Res. 281) Legislation providing additional funding for fighting wild fires - - on the resolution setting the terms for debating the bill Mar 25, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 144. (H.Con.Res. 76) A sense of the Congress resolution that salaries of officials of companies receiving federal financial assistance should be limited, and that AIG or its officials should repay the bonuses received by those officials; AIG had recently received federal “bail out” assistance. Mar 19, 2009. Y L
Roll Call 143. (H.R 1586) On suspending the usual House rules and passing a bill imposing a 90% tax on bonuses given to executives of AIG after the government had “bailed out” the company. Mar 19, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 142. (H.Res. 168) Legislation imposing a 90% tax on bonuses given to executives of AIG, which had recently received federal “bail out” assistance - - on a motion to have an immediate vote on the legislation Mar 19, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 104. (H.R.1106) On passage of a bill designed to prevent mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit. Mar 05, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 103. (H.R. 1106) On a motion to send back to committee a bill designed to prevent mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit. Mar 05, 2009. N W
Roll Call 101. (H.R. 1106) On the Price of Georgia amendment, which would have allowed lenders on mortgages that were reduced in a bankruptcy to be repaid the reduced amount when the house was sold. Mar 05, 2009. N W
Roll Call 100. (H.R. 1106) On the Lofgren of California amendment to expand the ability of bankruptcy judges to adjust home mortgages, which was offered to a bill designed to prevent mortgage foreclosures and increase the availability of mortgage credit. Mar 05, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 52. The Digital Television Delay Act (S.352)/On Passage. Feb 04, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 51. The Digital Television Delay Act (S.352)/Motion to recommit with instructions to retain the effective date for conversion to all-digital television for the portion of the broadcasting spectrum in or near that to be used by first responders. Feb 04, 2009. N W
Roll Call 26. HR 384. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) On passing a bill to set certain conditions on the use of $350 billion allocated to buy certain mortgage assets/On passing the bill Jan 21, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 21. HR 384. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) Bachmann of Minnesota amendment that would eliminate proposed changes to and additional funding for a homeowners program/On agreeing to the amendment Jan 15, 2009. N W
Roll Call 20. HR 384. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) Hensarling of Texas amendment that would remove the authority for the Treasury Department to attend meetings of the board of directors of institutions receiving bailout money /On agreeing to the amendment Jan 15, 2009. N W
Roll Call 19. HR 384. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) Frank of Massachusetts amendment that would require some bailout money to be committed for foreclosure mitigation/On agreeing to the amendment Jan 15, 2009. Y W
Roll Call 17. H Res 53. (Mortgage-backed securities buyout conditions) Providing for consideration of a bill that would set new conditions on the use of money to purchase mortgage assets (HR 384)/On passing the bill Jan 14, 2009. Y W
2008 Senate
Roll Call 72. S Con Res 70. (Fiscal 2009 budget resolution) Motion to preserve an amendment that would create a new budgetary rule against legislation that increases gasoline prices/On the motion Mar 13, 2008. N W
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
Roll Call 37. S 2663. (Consumer Product Safety Commission overhaul) Motion to kill an amendment that would overhaul the Consumer Product Safety Commission/On the motion Mar 04, 2008. Y W
Roll Call 17. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Specter of Pennsylvania amendment that would make the federal government the defendant in suits brought against telecom companies for their participation in the administration's warrantless wiretapping program/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 12, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 15. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Dodd of Connecticut amendment that would remove a provision providing legal immunity to telecommunications companies that shared customer records/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 12, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 4. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Motion to bring debate to a close on an amendment that would temporarily extend foreign intelligence surveillance law/On the cloture motion Jan 28, 2008. Y L
Roll Call 3. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Motion to bring debate to a close on a measure that would authorize warrantless surveillance of certain intelligence targets and grant immunity from prosecution for some telecommunications companies/On the cloture motion Jan 28, 2008. N W
Roll Call 2. S 2248. (Revisions to foreign intelligence surveillance law) Motion to kill an amendment that would erase language granting telecommunications companies that shared private consumer records immunity from prosecution/On the motion Jan 24, 2008. N L
2007 Senate
Roll Call 353. HR 976. (State children’s health insurance reauthorization) Motion to clear a bill for President Bush’s signature that would reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program/On the motion Sep 27, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 352. HR 976. (State children’s health insurance reauthorization) Motion to bring debate to a close on a bill that would reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program/On the motion Sep 27, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 332. HR 3074. (Fiscal 2008 Transportation and Housing Appropriations) Cornyn of Texas amendment that would require Mexican trucks that operate more than 25 miles inside the U.S. to be inspected every three months/On agreeing to the amendment Sep 11, 2007. N W
Roll Call 306. HR 976. (Small business tax breaks and children's health insurance), motion to preserve increased funding for children's health insurance programs/On the motion Aug 02, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 305. HR 976. SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) - DeMint of South Carolina amendment that would allow people to buy health insurance from insurers licensed in another state/On agreeing to the amendment Aug 02, 2007. N W
Roll Call 296. HR 976. (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) Motion to preserve an amendment that would place an end date on the bill’s tobacco tax increase/On the motion Aug 02, 2007. N W
Roll Call 289. HR 976. (State Children’s Health Insurance Program reauthorization) Dole of North Carolina amendment that would create a new Senate rule against legislation that increases federal excises taxes that “disproportionately affect” poorer taxpayers/On agreeing to the amendment Aug 01, 2007. N W
Roll Call 286. HR 976. (State children’s health insurance program reauthorization) Allard of Colorado amendment that would require states to use a family’s gross income to determine eligibility for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 31, 2007. N W
Roll Call 280. HR 2638. (Fiscal 2008 Homeland Security appropriations) Sanders of Vermont amendment that would bar regulations related to H-2B visas for temporary non-agricultural workers/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 26, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 273. S 1642. (Higher education reauthorization) Amendment by Brown of Ohio that would require the Secretary of Education to create a supplemental higher education loan program/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 23, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 266. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Procedural question on whether to increase the cap on certain visas, particularly for immigrants with graduate degrees/On the motion Jul 19, 2007. N W
Roll Call 258. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Procedural question on whether to prevent reinstatement of a rule requiring opposing views on controversial issues to receive equal air time/On the motion Jul 19, 2007. N W
Roll Call 256. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Amendment by Nelson of Nebraska that would reduce the bill's proposed subsidy cuts to for-profit lenders/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 19, 2007. N W
Roll Call 255. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Amendment by Kennedy of Massachusetts that would increase funding for the new Promise grant program for the poorest college students/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 19, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 253. HR 2669. (Student loans reconciliation) Motion to begin debating a bill to redirect subsidies given to student loan lenders into financial aid for students/On the motion Jul 18, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 226. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6)/On passage Jun 21, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 225. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6)/Motion to invoke cloture (limiting debate and bringing to a vote) Jun 21, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 224. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)/Motion to invoke cloture (limiting debate and bringing to a vote) Jun 21, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 223. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), Sen. Max Baucus (D-N.M.) amendment to add tax incentives to promote the development of renewable energy and require utility companies to generate more power from cleaner fuels/Motion to invoke cloture Jun 21, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 222. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) amendment to require that the bill's tax increases not take effect unless the Energy Department certifies that they would not result in increased reliance on foreign oil or in higher gas prices/Motion to waive the Budget Act Jun 21, 2007. N W
Roll Call 217. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) amendment to mandate that any future legislation that would result in the increase in the national average price of fuel receive 60 votes as a requirement of passage/Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the point of order Jun 20, 2007. N W
Roll Call 216. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) amendment to give states a greater say as to whether a liquefied natural gas terminal would be located in their boundaries/On adoption of the amendment Jun 19, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 213. Title: CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) amendment to require that 6 billion gallons of "clean" coal-derived fuels be produced by 2022/On adoption of the amendment Jun 19, 2007. N W
Roll Call 212. Title: CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) amendment to allow Virigina to petition for the authority to drill for natural gas in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the state's coast/On adoption of the amendment Jun 14, 2007. N W
Roll Call 211. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) second-degree amendment to Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) amendment to require electric utilities to produce 15 percent of their power from sources such as solar and wind by 2020; Domenici's amendment would have upped the requirement to 20 percent but allowed nuclear and "clean" coal to fulfill the mandate/Motion to table (kill) the Domenici amendment Jun 14, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 210. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) amendment to expedite the permitting process for the expansion of refinery facility and authorize federal funding for the development of coal-to-liquid and cellulosic biomass fuels/On adoption of the amendment Jun 13, 2007. N W
Roll Call 209. CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6), Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) amendment to reduce American oil usage by 2.5 million barrels-per-day by 2016, a 7 million barrels-per-day by 2026 and 10 million barrels-per-day by 2031/On adoption of the amendment Jun 12, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 201. S 1348. (Immigration overhaul) Dorgan of North Dakota amendment that would put an end date on a new temporary worker visa program/On agreeing to the amendment Jun 06, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 174. S 1348. (Immigration overhaul) Amendment by Dorgan of North Dakota that would delete a temporary worker visa program/On agreeing to the amendment May 22, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 156. S 1082 (Food and Drug Administration overhaul) Amendment by Durbin of Illinois on limiting the number of conflict of interest waivers the FDA can issue/On agreeing to the amendment May 09, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 155. S 1082 (Food and Drug Administration overhaul) Amendment by Grassley of Iowa on increasing fines for drug makers that violate FDA regulations/On agreeing to the amendment May 09, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 154. S 1082 (Food and Drug Administration overhaul) Amendment by Grassley of Iowa on strengthening the authority of scientists at the Food and Drug Administration/On agreeing to the amendment May 09, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 151. S 1082. (Food and Drug Administration Overhaul) Amendment by Cochran of Mississippi that would require prescription drugs be certified as safe before they can be imported from other countries/On agreeing to the amendment May 07, 2007. N L
Roll Call 150. S 1082 (Food and Drug Administration overhaul) Motion to end debate on an amendment by Dorgan of North Dakota allowing prescription drugs to be imported from overseas/On the cloture motion May 03, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 148. S 1082. (Food and Drug Administration overhaul) Allard of Colorado amendment on exclusive drug patent agreements for pharmaceutical companies/On agreeing to the amendment May 02, 2007. N W
Roll Call 139. S 761. (Science and education competitiveness) Motion to defeat an amendment exempting smaller companies from certain financial auditing requirements by DeMint of South Carolina/On the motion to table Apr 24, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 105. S Con Res 21. (Fiscal 2008 budget resolution), Smith of Oregon amendment on reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program/On agreeing to the amendment Mar 23, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 103. S Con Res 21. (Fiscal 2008 budget resolution), Hatch of Utah amendment on ensuring Medicare Advantage benefits are not reduced/On agreeing to the amendment Mar 23, 2007. N W
Roll Call 72. S. 4 Legislation to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission; Biden amendment to require the secretary of Homeland Security to develop regulations regarding the transportation of hazardous materials/Motion to table Mar 13, 2007. N L
Roll Call 56. Amendment to S. 4 (enacting recommendations of the 9/11 Commission) to strengthen the security of cargo containers/Motion to table Mar 01, 2007. N L
Roll Call 38. A motion to waive the budget act for an amendment to H.R. 2 (minimum wage increase) by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that would extend certain tax breaks for small business investments for nine months/On passage of the motion Jan 31, 2007. N W
Roll Call 37. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) amendment to extend through 2012 certain tax breaks for investments made by small businesses/Motion to table Jan 31, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 32. An amendment to H.R. 2 (minimum wage increase) by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that would extend by 9 months certain tax breaks for investments made by small businesses/Motion to table Jan 25, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 17. S. 1. (Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007), Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) amendment to strike a provision that would require "grassroots" lobbying organizations to disclose fundraising information/On approval of the amendment Jan 18, 2007. N L
Roll Call 14. S. 1. (Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007), Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) amendment to permit "grassroots" lobbying organizations to pay for lawmakers' travel expenses/On approval of the amendment Jan 17, 2007. N L
2007 House of Representatives
Roll Call 675. HR 3043. (Fiscal 2008 Labor-Health-Education spending) Camp of Michigan amendment that would prohibit Medicare and Medicaid from barring enrollment in the Medicare Advantage program/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 19, 2007. N W
Roll Call 642. HR 3043. (Fiscal 2008 labor, health, education spending) Kline of Minnesota amendment that would increase employment standards funding/On agreeing to the amendment Jul 17, 2007. N W
Roll Call 521. HR 2641 (Fiscal 2008 Energy and Water appropriations), Bishop of New York amendment to block the establishment of a floating liquid natural gas facility in Long Island Sound/On agreeing to the amendment Jun 20, 2007. Y L
Roll Call 382. Federal housing finance overhaul (H.R. 1427)/Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) amendment to require that the amount allocated to the affordable housing fund not exceed the amount allocated in the preceding year if in that year the federal government had a budget deficit and borrowed against the Social Security trust fund May 17, 2007. N W
Roll Call 380. Federal housing finance overhaul (H.R. 1427)/ Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) amendment to require a study on the effects the contributions to the affordable housing fund would have on the cost of mortgages to homebuyers and suspend the program if the program served to increase the costs of mortgages May 17, 2007. N W
Roll Call 379. Federal housing finance overhaul (H.R. 1427)/ Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) amendment to suspend contributions to the affordable housing fund if the payments contribute to an increase in mortgage costs May 17, 2007. N W
Roll Call 312. Providing for the consideration (H. Res. 383) of legislation to increase opportunities for participation by small business in federal contracting (H.R. 1873)/On adoption of the rule May 09, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 262. Expanding the number of federal loan programs available to small businesses (H.R. 1332)/Motion to recommit with instructions make small businesses determined by the Small Business Administration to have been adversely affected by the minimum wage hike eligible for federal loans Apr 25, 2007. N W
Roll Call 256. Providing new grant programs for early-career scientists and engineers (H.R. 363)/Motion to recommit with instructions to add language giving priority to grants to expand domestic energy production and coal-to-liquid technology Apr 24, 2007. N L
Roll Call 244. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/On passage Apr 20, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 243. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Motion to recommit with instructions to clarify the nonbinding nature of the vote Apr 20, 2007. N W
Roll Call 242. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) amendment to require a study on whether the requirement would hinder a publicly traded company's ability to compete for executive candidates; if the study found that it did, the shareholder vote would not be required Apr 20, 2007. N W
Roll Call 241. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) amendment that would exempt companies that tie executive pay to performance Apr 20, 2007. N W
Roll Call 240. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) substitute that would replace the legislation with statement by the House that the SEC's rulemaking on executive pay was adequate Apr 20, 2007. N W
Roll Call 239. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) amendment to require pension plans to reveal to their beneficiaries how they voted Apr 20, 2007. N W
Roll Call 238. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) amendment to exempt companies whose directors are elected by a majority vote of the shareholders Apr 20, 2007. N W
Roll Call 237. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) amendment to require shareholder votes on executive compensation packages only when pay exceeds the industry average by 10 percent Apr 20, 2007. N W
Roll Call 236. Requiring publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H.R. 1257)/Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) amendment to prohibit shareholders' votes from being counted if they spent money trying to influence the votes of others without disclosure Apr 20, 2007. N W
Roll Call 220. Providing for the consideration of legislation to require publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H. Res. 301)/On adoption of the rules package Apr 18, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 219. Providing for the consideration of legislation to require publicly traded companies to allow shareholders to cast non-binding votes on compensation packages for top executives beginning in 2009 (H. Res. 301)/On ordering the previous question (ending debate and preventing amendment) Apr 18, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 199. H.R. 1401 (Rail and Public Transportation Security Act), Cohen of Tennessee amendment to establish a program to minimize rail transport of hazardous materials that are toxic when inhaled/Revote on agreeing to the amendment Mar 27, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 195. H.R. 1401(Rail and Public Transportation Security Act), Cohen of Tennessee amendment to establish a program to minimize rail transport of hazardous materials that are toxic when inhaled/On agreeing to the amendment Mar 27, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 118. H.R. 800 The Employee Free Choice Act/On passage Mar 01, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 117. H R 800 The Employee Free Choice Act/On motion to recommit with instructions Mar 01, 2007. N W
Roll Call 113. H. Res. 203 Providing for the consideration of H.R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act/On agreeing to the resolution Mar 01, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 112. H. Res. 203 Providing for the consideration of H.R. 800, the Employee Free Choice Act/On ordering the previous question Mar 01, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 108. H.R. 556 (National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act), McCaul of Texas amendment to require annual reporting on the number of jobs in the United States related to foreign investment/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 28, 2007. N W
Roll Call 107. H.R. 556 (National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act), McCaul of Texas amendment to require annual reporting on the amount of regulation in the United States compared to other countries/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 28, 2007. N W
Roll Call 106. H.R. 556 (National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act), McCaul of Texas amendment to require annual reporting on the effective rate of taxation on entrepreneurs and businesses compared to other countries/On agreeing to the amendment Feb 28, 2007. N W
Roll Call 40. Energy policy (H.R. 6)/On passage Jan 18, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 39. Energy policy (H.R. 6)/Appealing the ruling of the chair that the bill did not meet the criteria to require a three-fifths majority for passage Jan 18, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 38. Energy policy (H.R. 6)/Motion to recommit (send the bill to committees of jurisdiction) Jan 18, 2007. N W
Roll Call 37. Energy policy (H.R. 6)/Question of consideration Jan 18, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 36. Outlining the rules of debate for a bill to formulate energy policy (H. Res. 66)/On adoption of the rule Jan 18, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 35. Outlining the rules of debate for a bill to formulate energy policy (H. Res. 66)/Motion to order the previous question (end debate and prevent amendment) Jan 18, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 31. College Student Relief Act (H.R. 5)/Motion to recommit with instructions to apply the subsidized interest rate reductions only to graduates earning less than $65,000 annually and to active-duty military personnel Jan 17, 2007. N W
Roll Call 30. Outlining rules for debate (H. Res. 65) on the College Student Relief Act (H.R. 5)/On adoption of the resolution Jan 17, 2007. Y W
Roll Call 29. Outlining rules for debate (H. Res. 65) on the College Student Relief Act (H.R. 5)/Ordering the previous question (end debate and possibility of amendment) Jan 17, 2007. Y W
2005 Senate
Roll Call 60. S Con Res 18. Fiscal 2006 Budget Resolution/Vote to Allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to Negotiate Cheaper Drug Prices for America's Seniors. Mar 17, 2005. Y 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 39. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Limit Conflict-of-Interest Problems in Bankruptcy Restructuring in Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Laws 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 37. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Exclude from Key Provision of S. 256, a Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules, Income Earned by a Debtor Within the Six-Month Period Leading Up to the Filing for Bankruptcy If the Debtor Was Laid Off or Could No Longer Engage in That Activity Due to a Medical Disability. Mar 10, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 36. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Exempt from Means Test in Bankruptcy Bill Debtors Whose Financial Dilemmas were Caused by Failure to Receive Alimony, Child Support or Both. Mar 10, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 34. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Make Several Changes to Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules Designed to Ease the Burden of Bankruptcy Filings on Children and Families. Mar 09, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 33. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules to Require Bankruptcy Judges to Take Circumstances into Account When a Credit Card Company Has Issued Too Many Credit Cards to an Individual Who is Under 21 and Who is Employed Below the Poverty Level. Mar 09, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 32. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Strike from Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules a Time Limit for Workers Recovering Pay Owed from Corporations Declaring Bankruptcy. Mar 09, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 31. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Clarify "Means Test" for Persons Filing for Bankruptcy in Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules. Mar 09, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 30. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Remove Provisions Concerning Small Businesses from Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules. Mar 08, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 29. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Procedural Vote on Motion to Invoke Cloture on Republican-Sponsored Bill to Alter Federal Bankruptcy Rules. Mar 08, 2005. N L
Roll Call 28. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Abortion Rights/Vote on Amendment to Prohibit the Discharge in Bankruptcy of Debts Incurred as a Result of Violent Protests Mar 08, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 27. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Labor/Vote on Amendment to Raise Minimum Wage and Cut Business Taxes Mar 07, 2005. N W
Roll Call 26. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Labor/Vote on Amendment to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage Mar 07, 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 22. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Prohibit Predatory Lenders from Collecting from Persons Declaring Bankruptcy Mar 03, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 21. S. 256. Bankruptcy/ Vote on Amendment to Exempt from Means Test in Bankruptcy Bill Debtors Whose Financial Distress was Caused by Identity Theft. Mar 03, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 19. S.J.Res. 4. Mad-Cow Disease/Vote to Overturn U.S. Department of Agriculture's Designation of Canada as a Minimal-Risk Region for Mad-Cow Disease. Mar 03, 2005. Y W
Roll Call 18. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote Defeating Amendment to Exempt from Means Test in Bankruptcy Bill Debtors Whose Economic Distress was Caused by their Role as Caregivers to Ill or Disabled Family Members. Mar 02, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 17. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Protect the Homes of Persons Filing for Bankruptcy Due to High Medical Bills Mar 02, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 16. S. 256. Bankruptcy/ Vote on Amendment to Exempt from Means Test in Bankruptcy Bill Debtors Whose Financial Dilemmas were Caused by Serious Medical Conditions Mar 02, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 15. S. 256. Bankruptcy/Vote on Amendment to Require Greater Disclosure by Credit Card Companies to Consumers on the Consequences of Making Only Minimum Payments Mar 02, 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
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 232. H.R. 2744. Appropriations/Agriculture/Vote on Amendment to Prohibit Scientists with Conflicts of Interest from Serving on Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panels. Jun 08, 2005. Y W
Roll Call 231. H.R. 2744. Appropriations/Agriculture/Vote on Amendment Not to Delay Implementation of Rule Requiring that Meat Products Be Labeled with Their Country-of-Origin. Jun 08, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 210. H.R. 2419. Appropriations/Energy/Procedural Vote on Motion To Recommit (Amend or Kill) Bill to Make Appropriations (Fund) for Energy and Water Development. May 24, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 209. H.R. 2419. Appropriations/Energy/Vote on Amendment to Cease Delivering Oil to U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. May 24, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 207. H.R. 2419. Appropriations/Energy/Vote on Amendment to Transfer $15.5 Million in Spending from Nuclear Waste Disposal to Energy Efficiency. May 24, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 199. H.R. 2361. Appropriations/Environment/Vote on Passage of Bill Making Appropriations for (Funding) the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and Other Agencies for Fiscal Year 2006. May 19, 2005. N L
Roll Call 192. H.R. 2361. Appropriations/Environment/Vote on Amendment to Permit Drilling for Natural Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf. May 19, 2005. N W
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 129. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Remove from Energy Bill Provision Shielding Manufacturers of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MBTE) from Product Liability Lawsuits. Apr 21, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 128. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Strike Provision of Energy Bill Halting Collection of Royalty Fees from Oil and Gas Companies Operating in Deep Waters of Gulf of Mexico. Apr 21, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 126. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Energy Bill to Require a Study of Consolidation of Gasoline Retailers with Refiners, Producers, Importers and Wholesalers. Apr 21, 2005. Y W
Roll Call 125. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Permit Additional Types of Renewable Fuels to Be Eligible for a Particular Grant Program in Energy Bill. Apr 21, 2005. Y W
Roll Call 124. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Strike from Energy Bill Section Creating a Federally Funded Research and Development Program for Uranium Mining. Apr 21, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 123. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Replace Electricity Provisions in Energy Bill. Apr 20, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 122. H.R. 6. Energy/Environment/Vote on Amendment to Strike from Energy Bill Language That Would Permit Oil and Gas Exploration in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge. Apr 20, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 121. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Raise Average Fuel Economy Standards for Cars from 25 Miles Per Gallon to 33 Miles Per Gallon By 2015. Apr 20, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 120. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Require the Environmental Protection Agency to Update Its Procedures for Rating Car Fuel Economies Apr 20, 2005. N L
Roll Call 118. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Take a Number of Measures to Check the Rise in Gas Prices. Apr 20, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 117. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Reduce U.S. Demand for Oil by at Least One Million Barrels Per Day. Apr 20, 2005. Y L
Roll Call 116. H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Change "Strategic Petroleum Reserve" into "Strategic Fuels Reserve." Apr 20, 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 112. H. Res. 219. Energy/Procedural Vote on Question of Whether Energy Bill Violates Federal Law Because It Would Impose Costs on States without Paying Those Costs. Apr 20, 2005. N 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 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 64. H.R. 3. Surface Transportation/Vote on Motion to Recommit with Instructions Bill Reauthorizing the Nation's Surface Transportation Laws. Mar 10, 2005. Y 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 58. H.R. 3. Surface Transportation (Highways, etc.)/Vote on Amendment to Exempt Custom Harvesters in the State of Nebraska from Federal Restriction on Maximum Truck Length. Mar 09, 2005. N L
Roll Call 57. H.R. 3. Surface Transportation (Highways, etc.)/Vote on Amendment to Alter Safety Rule Governing How Much Down-Time Between Shifts is Required of Drivers of Agricultural Products During the Time of Harvest and Planting. Mar 09, 2005. N L
Roll Call 56. H.R. 3. Surface Transportation (Highways, etc.)/Vote on Amendment to Alter Safety Rule Governing How Much Down-Time Between Shifts is Required of Drivers Transporting Oil and Gas Equipment and Machinery. Mar 09, 2005. N W
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
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 120. On passage of a Democratic amendment to the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act (S. 2400) making it a crime for a company to illegally profit on contracts in connection with military or rebuilding activities in Iraq and Afghanistan -- punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison and $1 million in fines. Jun 16, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 107. A vote on passage of a Democratic amendment that would strike from the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act (S. 2400) a provision allowing the Energy Department to take high-level nuclear waste at a government site in South Carolina and reclassify it as less harmful waste that could be left where it is. Jun 03, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 101. A vote on passage of a Democratic amendment to S. 2400, the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act that would revise a 1977 law that prohibits U.S. firms from doing business with states that sponsor terrorism. The amendment blocks companies from maneuvering around the law by using foreign subsidiaries to conduct business with countries such as Iran. May 19, 2004. Y L
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 90. Vote on passage of a Democratic manufacturing tax deduction amendment to a corporate tax overhaul bill (the Jump-Start Our Business Strength Act, S.1637) striking $39 billion in tax breaks on overseas income from the bill, and providing for a nine percent tax deduction for domestic manufacturers May 11, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 82. A vote on passage of a Democratic amendment to S. 1637 (the JOBS Act) that would strike from the bill special tax deductions granted to U.S. corporations operating overseas, and allow a tax credit for manufacturing wages generated in the United States. May 05, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 81. A vote on passage of a Democratic amendment to S. 1637 (the JOBS Act) that would require companies to spend offshore profits on job creation, research and development, capital investment or funding pension plans in order to be eligible for a reduced tax rate. May 05, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 79. A vote on passage of a Democratic amendment to a corporate tax overhaul bill (S. 1637) that would prohibit the Labor Department from spending any money to implement a plan by the Bush White House that would take overtime rights away from workers. May 04, 2004. Y W
Roll Call 74. A procedural vote on a Republican motion to cut off Democratic debate on a Republican attempt to attach comprehensive energy policy legislation backed by the Bush White House to an un-related Internet taxation bill (S. 150). Apr 29, 2004. N W
Roll Call 72. This procedural vote by the Senate was on whether to table (kill) a proposed Republican amendment to S. 150 changing the tax treatment of certain Internet access services. Apr 27, 2004. N L
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 46. On passage of a Democratic amendment to the fiscal year 2005 budget resolution (S.Con.Res 95) creating a reserve fund that would allow up to $30.5 billon in additional spending in fiscal year 2005 through fiscal year 2009 for medical research and for health services, such as tobacco cessation programs, paid for by increasing the cigarette tax to $1 per pack. Mar 11, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 45. On passage of a Democratic amendment offered to the fiscal year 2005 budget resolution (S.Con.Res. 95), that would reinstate Superfund's "polluter pays" fees and reestablish a dedicated funding source for cleanups at more than 1,200 Superfund sites across the country. Mar 11, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 32. A vote on a Democratic amendment to Senate corporate tax reform legislation (S. 1637), that would prohibit a federal government contract, including state contracts with any federal funding, from being performed outside the United States. Mar 04, 2004. Y 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 3. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote on Final Passage of Omnibus Spending Legislation to Fund the Operation of Government in 2004. Jan 22, 2004. N L
Roll Call 2. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote to End Debate and Allow a Final Vote on Omnibus Spending Legislation to Fund the Operation of Government in 2004. Jan 22, 2004. N L
Roll Call 1. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote to End Debate and Allow a Final Vote on Omnibus Spending Legislation to Fund the Operation of Government in 2004. Jan 20, 2004. N W
2004 House of Representatives
Roll Call 165. A vote on a Democratic motion to send back to committee for redrafting medical malpractice legislation (HR 4280) to ensure that any monetary savings afforded to insurers from the bill's goal of reining in medical lawsuits would be passed onto health insurance policyholders May 12, 2004. Y 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 117. A vote on final passage of a pension reform conference report -- the culmination of House and Senate negotiations to reconcile their differing bills - which would allow the bill to pass the House and travel to President Bush's desk for his signature. Apr 02, 2004. N L
Roll Call 116. A vote on a Democratic motion offered in protest over their inability to shape a Republican-drafted pension bill (HR 3108) and to send the measure back to its committee of origin for reconsideration. Apr 02, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 67. H.R. 1375. Financial Services Regulation/Vote on a Non-Binding Resolution Which Would Express the Sense of the Congress that Bank Merger Applications Should Assess the Impact of the Merger on the Communities Involved. Mar 18, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 66. H.R. 1375. Financial Services Regulation/Vote to Prevent Commercial Banks From Charging Their Customers for Depositing Bad Checks Even if the Customer Did Not Know that the Check Would Bounce. Mar 18, 2004. Y 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 11. S. 1920. Bankruptcy Extension and Overhaul/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Restore Conflict-of-Interest Provisions Which Would Prohibit Cozy Relationships Between Investment Banks and their Bankrupt Clients. Jan 28, 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
Roll Call 9. S. 1920. Bankruptcy Extension and Overhaul/Vote to Recommit to Committee Bankruptcy Reform Legislation with Instructions to Strengthen Bankruptcy Protections for Active and Former U.S. Military Personnel and Their Families. Jan 28, 2004. Y L
Roll Call 8. S. 1920. Bankruptcy Extension and Overhaul/Vote to Make Permanent Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Protections for the Nation's Family Farmers. Jan 28, 2004. Y L
2003 Senate
Roll Call 313. S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Expand the Power of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Regulating Energy Markets. Jul 30, 2003. N L
Roll Call 311. S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Revoke the Ability of Companies Found Guilty of Manipulating Energy Markets From Selling Power. Jul 30, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 305. H.R. 2555. Fiscal 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations/Vote to Prevent Unethical Lobbying Practices By Former Employees of the Department of Homeland Security. Jul 24, 2003. Y 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 222. S. 824. Fiscal 2004 FAA Reauthorization/Vote to Ban Private Companies, Which May Jeopardize Public Safety By Cutting Costs, From Performing Air-Traffic Control Duties. Jun 12, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 221. S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Protect Environment By Striking From Bill a Study of Potential Off-Shore Drilling Sites. Jun 12, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 219. S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Designed to Safeguard Indian Tribes From Environmentally- Damaging Fallout From Energy Projects Undertaken on Indian Lands. Jun 11, 2003. N L
Roll Call 218. S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Designed to Prevent Corporate Manipulation of the Energy Market. Jun 11, 2003. N L
Roll Call 209. S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Provide Federal Subsidy to Ethanol Manufacturers. Jun 05, 2003. N L
Roll Call 208. S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Hold Ethanol-Producers Liable for Any Negative Environmental Consequences Borne From Ethanol Use. Jun 05, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 204. S. 14. Energy Policy/ Vote to Allow Governors to Exempt Their States From the Mandated Use of Environmentally- Neutral Ethanol As a Gasoline Additive. Jun 03, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 203. S. 14. Energy Policy/Vote to Allow the EPA to Exempt States With Stringent Air Quality Standards From the Mandated Use of Environmentally-Neutral Ethanol As a Gasoline Additive. Jun 03, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 176. S. 1054. Tax Reductions/Vote to Prevent Private Companies From Collecting Taxes. May 15, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 175. S. 1054. Tax Reductions/Procedural Vote Against an Amendment Designed to Prevent Companies From Collecting Life Insurance Policies When Their Employees Die. May 15, 2003. Y L
2003 House of Representatives
Roll Call 677. H. Res. 474. Disapproval of Conduct. Dec 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 676. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote on Final Passage of an Omnibus Spending Bill to Fund the Operation of Government in 2004. Dec 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 675. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote on the Rules of Debate Governing Consideration of the 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Dec 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 674. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Motion to Proceed to a Vote on the Rules of Debate Governing Consideration of the 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Dec 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 673. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote on a Resolution Which Would Waive the Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Enacting the Rules of Debate Governing Consideration of the 2004 Omnibus Spending Bill on the Same Day that the Rules Were Reported From the House Rules Committee. Dec 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 672. H.R. 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Motion to Proceed to a Vote on a Resolution Which Would Waive the Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Enacting the Rules of Debate Governing Consideration of the 2004 Omnibus Spending Bill on the Same Day that the Rules Were Reported From the House Rules Committee. Dec 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 668. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Conference Report on Prescription Drug Legislation With Instructions that the Measure Be Amended to Allow the Importation of Prescription Drugs from Canada. Nov 22, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 667. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Prevent Credit Card Companies from Raising Interest Rates on Cardholders Who Pay Their Bills on Time. Nov 21, 2003. N L
Roll Call 656. H R 1904. Forest Thinning/Vote on Final Passage of a Conference Report Which Would Expedite Forest Thinning Projects on Twenty Million Acres of Federal Forestland. Nov 21, 2003. N L
Roll Call 650. H R 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Sixth and Final Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the Conference Report Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 20, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 637. H R 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Fifth of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the Conference Report Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 19, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 630. H.R. 6. Energy Policy/Vote on Final Passage of an Energy Conference Report to Overhaul the Nation's Energy Policies. Nov 18, 2003. N L
Roll Call 629. H.R. 6. Energy Policy/Vote on the Rules of Debate Governing House Consideration of the Energy Conference Report. Nov 18, 2003. N L
Roll Call 628. H.R. 6. Energy Policy/Vote to Allow the Consideration of the Rules of Debate on the Energy Conference Report. Nov 18, 2003. N L
Roll Call 624. H R 2673. Fiscal 2004 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Include Provisions in the Omnibus Conference Report Which Would Allow the Importation of Less-Expensive Canadian Prescription Drugs Into the United States. Nov 18, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 619. H R 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Fourth of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the Conference Report Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 07, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 618. HR 6. Energy Policy/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Any Provisions in the Energy Conference Report Which Would Weaken Clean Water Standards. Nov 07, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 615. H.R.1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Third of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the House Bill Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Nov 06, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 599. H.R.1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Second of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the House Bill Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Oct 30, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 598. H.R 6. Energy Policy/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Any Provisions in the Energy Conference Report Which Would Weaken Clean Air Standards. Oct 30, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 595. H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote on Final Passage of a Conference Report to Provide Funding for the Interior Department and Related Agencies. Oct 30, 2003. N L
Roll Call 594. H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Conference Report to Fund the Interior Department and Related Agencies. Oct 30, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 575. H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote on Rules of Debate for a Conference Report Which Would Set Spending Priorities for the Department of the Interior and Related Programs. Oct 29, 2003. N L
Roll Call 573. H.R.1. Prescription Drug Benefit/First of Six Votes to Instruct House Conferees to Drop Provisions in the House Bill Which Would Allow Private Health Plans to Compete Directly With Medicare by 2010. Oct 28, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 557. H.R. 3289. Fiscal 2004 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan/Vote to Require Competitive Bidding on Oil Contracts in Iraq. Oct 17, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 551. H.R. 3289. Fiscal 2004 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan/Vote to Prevent the Importation of Oil into Iraq. Oct 16, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 548. H.R. 3289. Fiscal 2004 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan/Vote to Reduce Money Available to Halliburton for Oil Purchases In Response to Alleged Price-Gouging by the Oil Company. Oct 16, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 540. H.R. 6. Energy Policy/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Include a Moratorium on Offshore Oil Drilling Operations in the Conference Committee Version of the Legislation. Oct 15, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 531. H.R. 2660. Fiscal 2004 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Strike Administration-Drafted Rules Which Would Deny Overtime Pay to Certain Classes of Workers. Oct 02, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 527. H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Fully Compensate the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management for Costs Associated With Fire Suppression Activities Incurred During 2002. Oct 01, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 498. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Preempt State Laws Governing Consumer Access to Credit Reports. Sep 10, 2003. N L
Roll Call 497. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Expand Consumer Access to Free Credit Reports. Sep 10, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 496. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Include Sunset Language in the Underlying Bill. Sep 10, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 495. H.R. 2622. Credit Reporting/Vote to Prevent Credit Card Companies from Raising Interest Rates on Cardholders Who Pay Their Bills on Time. Sep 10, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 485. H.R. 2989. Fiscal 2004 Transportation-Treasury Appropriations/Vote to Prevent the Treasury Department from Finalizing Rules Which Would Encourage Companies to Transition from Defined-Benefit to Cash Balance Pension Plans. Sep 09, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 476. H R 6. Energy Plan/Motion to Instruct House Conferees to Expand Regulatory Powers of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Sep 05, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 445. H.R. 2427. Importation of Prescription Drugs/Vote to Allow the Importation of Less-Expensive Prescription Drugs. Jul 24, 2003. Y W
Roll Call 407. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Insure a Diversity of Viewpoints in the Media by Preventing the Concentration of Media Ownership. Jul 22, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 404. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Grant the Minority Party More Leeway in Offering Amendments and Debating Provisions in the Bill. Jul 22, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 403. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Grant the Minority Party More Leeway in Offering Amendments and Debating Provisions in the Bill. Jul 22, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 402. H.R. 2799. Fiscal 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations/Vote to Grant the Minority Party More Leeway in Offering Amendments and Debating Provisions in the Bill. Jul 22, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 389. H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote on Final Passage of an Interior Department Spending Bill Which Allowed Commercial Interests Such as Logging and Mining Greater Access to Federal Lands. Jul 17, 2003. N L
Roll Call 388. H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote to Restrict the Federal Government's Ability to Regulate the Access of Private and Commercial Interests, Such as Logging and Mining Operations, to Public Lands. Jul 17, 2003. N L
Roll Call 386. H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote to Prevent Road Building, Logging, and Mining Operations in Alaska's Chugach and Tongass National Forests. Jul 17, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 384. H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote to Retain Regulations Which Require the Forest Service to Seek Public Input and Conduct Environmental and Scientific Reviews When Drafting Forest Management Plans. Jul 17, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 380. H.R. 2691. Fiscal 2004 Interior Appropriations/Vote to Protect Fish and Wildlife in the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges. Jul 17, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 359. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Instruct House Conferees to Adopt Senate Language Which Insures Drug Coverage For All Seniors During Conference Committee Negotiations. Jul 14, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 353. H.R. 2660. Fiscal 2004 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill Which Fails to Fully-Fund Public Education and Weakens Labor Protections. Jul 10, 2003. N L
Roll Call 349. H.R. 2660. Fiscal 2004 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations/Vote to Protect the Health of Miners By Eliminating a Provision in Bill Which Would Allow Greater Concentrations of Cancerous Coal Dust in Mine Shafts. Jul 10, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 332. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill to Provide Seniors With Drug Coverage Through the Private Sector Rather Than Through the Medicare Program. Jun 26, 2003. N L
Roll Call 331. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Provide Seniors With Drug Coverage Through the Private Sector Rather Than Through the Medicare Program. Jun 26, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 330. H.R. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote on Democratic Substitute Bill Which Would Provide Prescription Drug Coverage Though the Medicare Program (Rather Than the Private Sector) and Would Not Contain Any Gaps In Drug Coverage. Jun 26, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 328. H.R. 2596. Medical Savings Accounts/Vote to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable By Creating Tax Incentives to Encourage Individuals to Save in Anticipation of Future Health Care Needs. Jun 26, 2003. N L
Roll Call 322. H.R. 1, H.R. 2596. Prescription Drug Benefit and Medical Savings Accounts/Vote on Rules of Debate on Two Bills: One Would Create a Voluntary, Privately-Run Prescription Drug Benefit for Medicare Beneficiaries and the Other Would Create Medical Savings Accounts. Jun 26, 2003. N L
Roll Call 321. H.R. 1, H.R. 2596. Prescription Drug Benefit and Medical Savings Accounts/Vote to Allow Consideration of Two Bills: One Would Create a Voluntary, Privately-Run Prescription Drug Benefit for Medicare Beneficiaries and the Other Would Create Medical Savings Accounts. Jun 26, 2003. N L
Roll Call 296. H.R. 660. Health Plans for Small Businesses/Passage of a Bill Which Would Exempt Small Businesses from State Laws Regulating the Quality of Employee Health Plans. Jun 19, 2003. N L
Roll Call 295. H.R. 660. Health Plans for Small Businesses/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill Which Would Exempt Small Businesses from State Laws Regulating the Quality of Employee Health Plans. Jun 19, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 294. H.R. 660. Health Plans for Small Businesses/Vote on Democratic Substitute Bill Which Would Provide Employees of Small Businesses with Similar Health Protections as Those Offered in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan, a Comprehensive Health Plan for Federal Workers. Jun 19, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 293. H.R. 1528. Tax Filing Changes/Vote on Final Passage of a Bill to Streamline Tax Collection Which Would Weaken Health Protections for Unemployed Workers. Jun 19, 2003. N L
Roll Call 292. H.R. 1528. Tax Filing Changes/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Streamline Tax Collection Which Would Weaken Health Protections for Unemployed Workers. Jun 19, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 291. H.R. 1528. Tax Filing Changes/Vote on Democratic Substitute Bill to Streamline Tax Collection Which Would Maintain Health Protections for the Unemployed, Expand the Child Tax Credit to Low-Income Families, and Revoke Tax Breaks to U.S. Firms That Relocate Overseas. Jun 19, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 290. H.R. 660. Health Plans for Small Businesses/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill Which Would Exempt Small Businesses from State Laws Regulating the Quality of Employee Health Plans. Jun 19, 2003. N L
Roll Call 289. H.R. 660. Health Plans for Small Businesses/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Which Would Exempt Small Businesses from State Laws Regulating the Quality of Employee Health Plans. Jun 19, 2003. N 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 257. H.R. 2115. FAA Reauthorization/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Reauthorize Federal Spending for the Federal Aviation Administration and Privatize Air-Traffic Control Functions. Jun 11, 2003. N L
Roll Call 255. H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Passage of a Bill Intended to Regulate the Internet Gambling Industry Which Contained Loopholes to Prevent Enforcement. Jun 10, 2003. N L
Roll Call 254. H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Vote to Close a Loophole Contained in Bill Which Would Prevent Enforcement of Regulations on Internet Gambling. Jun 10, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 253. H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill Intended to Regulate the Internet Gambling Industry Which Contained Loopholes to Prevent Enforcement. Jun 10, 2003. N L
Roll Call 252. H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Intended to Regulate the Internet Gambling Industry Which Contained Loopholes to Prevent Enforcement. Jun 10, 2003. N L
Roll Call 200. H.R. 1904. Forest Thinning/Passage of a Bill to Provide Timber Companies With Increased Access to Federal Forestland. May 20, 2003. N L
Roll Call 199. H.R. 1904. Forest Thinning/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Provide Timber Companies With Increased Access to Federal Forestland. May 20, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 198. H.R. 1904. Forest Thinning/Vote on Democratic Substitute Measure Which Would Restrict the Total Acreage Available to Timber Companies for Logging Activities. May 20, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 195. H.R. 1904. Forest Thinning/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Provide Timber Companies With Increased Access to Federal Forestland. May 20, 2003. N L
Roll Call 189. H.R. 1000. Employee Pensions/Passage of a Bill Intending to Safeguard Employee Pension Accounts Which Failed to Extend Those Rules to Corporate Executive Pension Plans. May 14, 2003. N L
Roll Call 188. H.R. 1000. Employee Pensions/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill Intending to Safeguard Employee Pension Accounts Which Failed to Extend Those Rules to Corporate Executive Pension Plans. May 14, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 187. H.R. 1000. Employee Pensions/Vote on Democratic Substitute Measure to Safeguard Employee Pension Accounts and Restrict Overly-Generous Corporate Executive Pension Plans. May 14, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 186. H.R. 1000. Employee Pensions/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill Intending to Safeguard Employee Pension Accounts Which Failed to Extend Those Rules to Corporate Executive Pension Plans. May 14, 2003. N L
Roll Call 145. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Passage of a Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Energy Companies and Allow Oil Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Apr 11, 2003. N L
Roll Call 144. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Energy Companies and Allow Oil Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Apr 11, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 143. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Prevent Coal Producers From Seizing Unlimited Amounts of Federal Land. Apr 11, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 142. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Eliminate a Provision in Bill Providing a Federal Subsidy for Oil-Drilling on Public Lands. Apr 11, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 138. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Eliminate Funding for Environmentally-Damaging Methods of Uranium Extraction. Apr 10, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 137. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Create a Reserve Program to Minimize Fluctuations in Gasoline Prices. Apr 10, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 135. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Prevent Oil-Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Apr 10, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 134. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Allow, But Limit, Oil-Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Apr 10, 2003. N L
Roll Call 133. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Expand the Authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to Combat Corporate Fraud and Market Manipulation By Energy Producers. Apr 10, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 132. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Spur the Development of More Fuel Efficient Automobiles. Apr 10, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 131. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Energy Companies and Allow Oil Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Apr 10, 2003. N L
Roll Call 130. H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Energy Companies and Allow Oil Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Apr 10, 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
Roll Call 74. HR 975. Bankruptcy Reform/Passage of a Bill to Change Bankruptcy Laws to Reduce Protections for Individual in Debt. Mar 19, 2003. N L
Roll Call 73. HR 975. Bankruptcy Reform/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Change Bankruptcy Laws to Reduce Protections for Individual in Debt. Mar 19, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 72. HR 975. Bankruptcy Reform/Vote on a Democratic Substitute Measure Which Would Maintain Bankruptcy Protections for Individuals in Debt. Mar 19, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 71. HR 975. Bankruptcy Reform/Vote to Require Bankrupt Corporations to File for Bankruptcy Protection in the District Court with Jurisdiction Over the Corporation's Principle Place of Business. Mar 19, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 64. HR 5. Caps on Malpractice Awards/Passage of a Bill to Restrict Patients' Rights By Limiting Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits. Mar 13, 2003. N L
Roll Call 63. HR 5. Caps on Malpractice Awards/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Restrict Patients' Rights By Limiting Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits. Mar 13, 2003. Y L
Roll Call 62. HR 5. Caps on Malpractice Awards/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Restrict Patients' Rights By Limiting Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits. Mar 13, 2003. N L
Roll Call 61. HR 5. Caps on Malpractice Awards/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Restrict Patients' Rights By Limiting Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits. Mar 13, 2003. N L
Roll Call 10. H J Res 1, H J Res 2. Continuing Resolutions/Vote Table (Kill) an Effort to Recommit to Committee Two Continuing Resolutions to Extend Government Funding at Previous Year's Level with Committee Instructions to Add Funding for Homeland Security Protections and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Jan 08, 2003. N L
Roll Call 4. H Res 5. House Rules/Vote to Adopt New House Rules Designed to Empower Republican Leaders and Committee Chairmen in the Policy Process. Jan 07, 2003. N L
2002 Senate
Roll Call 199. S 812. Prescription Drugs/Vote to Provide Poor Senior Citizens with a Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit. Jul 31, 2002. Y L
Roll Call 197. S 812. Prescription Drugs/Vote to Restrict Patients' Abilities to Bring Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Against Negligent Doctors. Jul 30, 2002. Y W
Roll Call 189. S 812. Prescription Drugs/Vote on GOP Version of Prescription Drug Bill Which Would Provide Seniors a Drug Discount Card In Lieu of a Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit. Jul 24, 2002. N W
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