Key House votes / Session 1
March 1, 2011
A stopgap measure that would keep the federal government funded through March 18 and cut $4 billion in spending by targeting programs that President Obama has already marked for elimination.
February 17, 2011
Extends three provisions of the Patriot Act until May 27, 2011, a compromise reached by congressional leaders to give lawmakers more time to consider re-authorizing them for a longer period of time.
February 14, 2011
Extends three key provisions of the counterterrorism surveillance law until Dec. 8, 2011. One of the provisions authorizes the FBI to continue using roving wiretaps on surveillance targets; the second allows the government to access "any tangible items," such as library records, in the course of surveillance; and the third is a "lone wolf" provision that allows for the surveillance of targets who are not connected to an identified terrorist group.
February 8, 2011
Extend expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to business records, individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and roving wiretaps until Dec. 8, 2011.
January 19, 2011
A vote to repeal the health-care overhaul signed into law by President Obama.
January 6, 2011
The resolution will cut the budgets of House committee and the 435 legislative offices by five percent. The House Appropriations Committee will get a nine-percent cut, which was requested by Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.)