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Key Votes

HR 4 - Welfare Reform bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Shelley Berkley voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Shelley Berkley made in this general time period.

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (51-47) -
Note:

NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

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.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (230-192) - (Key vote)

Title: Welfare Reform bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would change how grants are awarded to States.

Highlights:
  • Grants will be awarded to help develop and implement programs to encourage healthy married two-parent families. This also increases the work requirements of families on welfare.
  • Improvements in child care and information dissemination will be included.
  • Child support and child welfare are also addressed, along with supplemental security income, abstinence education, and transitional medical assistance.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Welfare Reform bill

Sponsors

  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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