Key House votes / Session 1
December 16, 2005
This bill would clamp down on illegal immigration and toughen border security. It does not include any new avenue for current illegal immigrants to gain legal status.
December 14, 2005
Supported a ban on cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees held by U.S. forces and to requires the military to follow the Army field manual for interrogations.
September 29, 2005
Would have forced the government to compensate property owners if development plans were stymied by attempts to protect endangered species and would have given political appointees more power to make decisions about which species and areas would be subject to government intervention aimed at protecting plant and wildlife.
July 28, 2005
Offered tax breaks and incentives in what supporters said was an effort to spur oil and gas companies to provide innovative wasy to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil, conserve resources and reduce pollution.
July 28, 2005
Established a free trade zone between the United States, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gautemala, Honduras and Nicaragua; a separate agreement with the Dominican Republican was also included in the measure.
June 22, 2005
This vote approved the proposal of a Constitutional amendment to ban the desecration of the American flag. The same bill was later defeated in the Senate.
June 15, 2005
Temporarily stopped federal law enforcement officials from being able to easily seize library and bookstore records.
May 24, 2005
Would have repealed restrictions on federal spending on embryonic stem cell research.
March 21, 2005
Gave federal courts jurisdiction in the Terri Schiavo dispute.
January 4, 2005
Instituted a number of changes in the ethics rules that govern the conduct of individual members of Congress.