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AMT Relief Act of 2007 +Revise the alternative minimum tax to prevent coverage of additional taxpayers, offset by increasing taxes on offshore income. December 12. (226-193)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 +Prohibit rental-housing assistance to illegal immigrants. August 2. (212-216), Approve energy policy changes, including increased efficiency standards for appliances and buildings, and new incentives for alternative fuels. August 4. (241-172)

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CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 +Increase taxes on energy companies, with the funds used to promote alternative fuels and conservation. January 18. (264-163), Revise the energy bill to increase fuel-efficiency standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, shift energy-tax incentives, and require electric utilities to use renewable-energy sources for 15 percent of their electricity by 2020. December 6. (235-181)
Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 +Agree to the Senate alternative on legislation reauthorizing and expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program, with limited revisions. September 25. (265-159), Override President Bush's veto of legislation reauthorizing and expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program. October 18. (273-156; 286 votes required in this case to override the veto)
College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 +Increase financial aid for college students and reduce subsidies for student-loan lenders. July 11. (273-149), Instruct House conferees to accept a Senate provision stating that detainees at Guantanamo should not be transferred to the United States. September 4. (305-83)
College Student Relief Act of 2007 +Reduce by half the interest rates on subsidized student loans. January 17. (356-71)
Congressional actions on the federal budget/110th Congress +Bar funds for unmarried couples in the District of Columbia to receive health care benefits. June 28. (224-200), Bar funds for any needle-exchange program in the District of Columbia. June 28. (208-216)
Congressional actions regarding President Bush’s 2007 proposed troop “surge” in Iraq +Disapprove President Bush's "surge" deployment of additional U.S. troops in Iraq. February 16. (246-182)
Congressional actions to end the Iraq War in the 110th Congress +Require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq 180 days after enactment of this bill. May 10. (171-255)
Congressional efforts to implement recommendations of the 9/11 commission +Implement the 9/11 commission's homeland-security recommendations, including additional homeland-security grants plus restrictions on cargo from foreign ports. January 9. (299-128)
Continuing Appropriations resolution FY2007 +Approve the fiscal 2007 continuing resolution to fund the federal government. January 31. (286-140)

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Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008 +Bar funds to state or local governments that refuse to share information on immigrant status with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau. June 15. (234-189), Fund construction of fences along the U.S. border with Mexico. June 15. (200-217)
Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 +Approve the fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package, which mostly complied with President Bush's overall spending ceiling. December 17. (253-154), Approve the fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package, with $31 billion for military operations in Afghanistan only and funds to buy protective equipment for troops serving overseas. December 17. (206-201), Approve the fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package, including $70 billion to pay for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars through the spring of 2008. December 19. (272-142)
Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2008 +Cut $475 million in operating grants for Amtrak. July 24. (94-328), Bar funds to require public housing tenants to meet community-service requirements. July 24. (207-220)
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 +Strike a prohibition on oil and gas leases off U.S. coastal areas. June 26. (167-264), Strike a sense-of-Congress provision calling for a comprehensive national program to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. June 26. (153-274), Bar funds for a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule to reduce hazardous air-pollution emissions standards. June 26. (252-178), …
Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 +Bar funds to enforce campaign finance requirements on electioneering communications. July 26. (215-205)
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 +Strike a provision that would limit funding cuts to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program. July 18. (196-230), Bar funds for the Social Security Administration to administer benefit payments in any agreement with Mexico. July 19. (254-168), Bar the National Labor Relations Board from recognizing a union representative that has not been chosen in a secret-ballot election. July 19. (167-255), …

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Employee Free Choice Act +Require an employee to affirm citizenship requirements when participating in a labor union "card check." March 1. (202-225), Permit labor union organizers to bypass secret-ballot requirements if a majority of eligible workers sign a union card. March 1. (241-185)
Employment Non-Discrimination Act (U.S.) +Strike prohibition on employers who hire on the basis of a person's marital status. November 7. (325-101), Prohibit job discrimination on the basis of a person's sexual orientation. November 7. (235-184)
Employment discrimination legislation (U.S.) +Reverse a recent Supreme Court decision that limited employees' rights to sue for pay discrimination. July 31. (225-199)
Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 through 2012 +Approve the Congressional Black Caucus substitute to the fiscal 2008 budget resolution, including domestic spending increases and repeal of tax cuts for the wealthy. March 29. (115-312), Approve the Republican substitute to the fiscal 2008 budget resolution, including a domestic discretionary spending freeze, entitlement cuts, and tax-cuts extension. March 29. (160-268)
Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2008 +Bar funds for any needle-exchange program in the District of Columbia. June 28. (208-216), Bar funds for unmarried couples in the District of Columbia to receive health care benefits. June 28. (224-200)
Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007 +Require affordable-housing beneficiaries to show proof of legal residency. September 18. (209-216)

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FY 2008 Defense Department authorization +Increase missile defense funding by $764 million. May 17. (199-226)
FY 2008 U.S. federal budget +Approve the Congressional Black Caucus substitute to the fiscal 2008 budget resolution, including domestic spending increases and repeal of tax cuts for the wealthy. March 29. (115-312), Approve the Republican substitute to the fiscal 2008 budget resolution, including a domestic discretionary spending freeze, entitlement cuts, and tax-cuts extension. March 29. (160-268), Recognize the service of Gen. David Petraeus, U.S. commander in Iraq, and condemn the attack on him by MoveOn.org. September 26. (341-79)
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