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S Amdt 3379 - Federal Election Commission Term Length - Key Vote

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Joe Biden, Jr. voted Yea (Tabling Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) -
Amendment - Amendment Not Tabled (Senate) (45-54) - (Key vote)

Title: Federal Election Commission Term Length

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to table an amendment that would limit the terms of the staff director and general counsel to four years.

Highlights:
  • Sets a 4 year term limit for the staff director or general counsel of the Federal Election Commission beginning on January 1, 1999.
  • Allows the terms to be extended if agreed to by a majority of the Commission.
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NOTE: A SENATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Federal Election Commission Term Length

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