Key Votes

HR 1469 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Mel Watt voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (220-201) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $9.7 billion for natural disaster recovery and preparation, overseas peacekeeping efforts and for other purposes

Highlights:
  • Establishes the National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education.
  • Prohibits use of statistical sampling for census purposes.
  • $6.5 billion for disaster recovery and preparation, including $3.3 billion for disaster relief, $668 million for Department of Transportation and $585 million for Department of Defense-Civil.
  • $1.9 billion for overseas peacekeeping efforts, including efforts in Bosnia.
  • $928 million for Veteran compensation and pension.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (67-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $9.7 billion for natural disaster recovery and preparation, overseas peacekeeping efforts and for other purposes

Highlights:
  • Establishes the National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education.
  • Prohibits use of statistical sampling for census purposes.
  • $6.5 billion for disaster recovery and preparation, including $3.3 billion for disaster relief, $668 million for Department of Transportation and $585 million for Department of Defense-Civil.
  • $1.9 billion for overseas peacekeeping efforts, including efforts in Bosnia.
  • $928 million for Veteran compensation and pension.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (244-178) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $9.32 billion for natural disaster relief and prevention, overseas peacekeeping missions and other provisions.

Highlights:
  • Creates a commission to study the cost of higher education and to propose a solution.
  • $7.1 billion for disaster relief and prevention, including $3.5 billion for disaster relief, $955 million for Department of Commerce, $660 million for Department of Transportation and $585 for Department of Defense-Civil.
  • $2 billion for peacekeeping missions.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill

Sponsors

  • Robert L. 'Bob' Livingston (LA - R) (Out Of Office)