Steny's Legislative Information

Who keeps track of votes?

The Clerk of the House of Representatives maintains a list of votes for each motion and legislation that is voted on by the full House. These are called "roll call votes."

How can I look up a vote cast by Congressman Hoyer?

Simply follow the easy steps listed below to look up a vote cast by Congressman Hoyer or any other member. Note: You may want to read all of the steps before clicking on the appropriate links.

Visit the Clerk's Roll Call Vote webpage. On the right there are links to view roll call votes. The far left column labed "Roll" will give you the number of the roll call vote. Moving to the column on the right, you see the date the vote was cast. The "Question" tells you if the vote was on final passage, on an amendment, or as otherwise noted. The "Result" is the outcome: P=passed, F=failed, and A=the amendment was agreed to. The column that is cut off from view on the right tells you the title/descritpion of the measure. All votes are posted in reverse chronological order (most recent at the top).

Click on the appropriate "Roll" number on the same row as the title/description that you are interested in. If it is an older vote that you are interested in (must be in the same year), move to the bottom of the screen and you will encounter a similar image as seen on the left. Simply click on a previous set of roll call votes.

After clicking on the appropriate roll, you will be taken to this page. Scoll down to see how Congressman Hoyer voted on this measure.

You can also view the most recent votes at Project Vote Smart or the Washington Post.

How can I look up votes from previous years?

Visit the Clerk's Legislative Activities webpage and select a different session of Congress in the drop down menu or click on the link entitled Roll Call Votes of Previous Congresses.

You can see legislation sponsored and co-sponsored by Congressman Hoyer and access the full text of these bills or resolutions. You can also check their current status and read summaries by the Congressional Research Service.

What bills has Congressman Hoyer sponsored?

You can find them all on here

What is currently on the House Floor?

Current House Proceedings Provided by the Clerk: You can see up to the minute text summaries of floor procedures when the House of Representatives is in session. If you are watching House floor proceedings live on CSPAN, use your web browser's "refresh" function periodically. Updates will appear in reverse chronological order.

Live Video Footage Provided by C-SPAN: Watch actual House proceedings live on your home, office or classroom computer via C-SPAN's website.

How can I look up current legislative schedules?

Congressman Hoyer publishes the House schedule in his role as House Democratic Whip, where you can find daily, weekly, and annual schedules for the House of Representatives.  

Where can I find other Congressional schedules and information?

House Committee Schedules: Schedules for the 20 standing Committees, three Joint Committees, and two Select Committees.

Senate Legislative Calendar: The Senate homepage contains information on its current floor schedule. Additionally, in the Legislation and Records section, you can access information about recent senate legislative activity and votes.

What if I still can't find the information I need?

If you have trouble finding the information you need, please do not hesitate to contact our office.