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Key Votes

H Con Res 180 - Puerto Rican Nationals resolution - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Bennie Thompson voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation-Resolution.

Read statements Bennie Thompson made in this general time period.

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Note

NOTE: THIS IS A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW.

Stage Details

Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (311-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Puerto Rican Nationals resolution

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a non-binding concurrent resolution that deplores President William J. Clinton's granting of clemency to members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN).

Highlights:
  • Disapproves of the President's decision to grant clemency to 16 imprisoned Puerto Rican nationals most of whom are members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), a Puerto Rican independent group accused of bombing 130 U.S. military and political targets between 1974 and 1983.

 

Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Puerto Rican Nationals resolution

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a non-binding concurrent resolution that deplores President William J. Clinton's granting of clemency to members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN).

Sponsors

  • Vito J. Fossella Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • William Reynolds 'Bill' Archer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Bliley Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Bonilla (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen E. 'Steve' Buyer (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clarence Saxby Chambliss (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Allen 'Tom' Coburn (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas W. Ewing (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert D. 'Bob' Franks (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nathan Hostettler (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue W. Kelly (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Largent (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald C. 'Ron' Packard (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. Reynolds (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James E. Rogan (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Shadegg (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sweeney (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Gerald Tancredo (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Traficant Jr. (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David B. Vitter (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Julius Caesar 'J.C.' Watts Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald C. 'Jerry' Weller (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
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