Key Votes

1995 National Government Budget and Spending Key Votes

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12/22 NA HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47) 12/21 NA HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Conference Report Adopted - House (245 - 178) 12/14 NA HR 2099 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY '96 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 44) 12/14 NA HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate (58 - 40) 12/14 NA HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations Bill Passed - Senate (82 - 16) 12/13 NA HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (244 - 181) 12/07 NA HR 2076 Appropriations bill FY96, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - Senate (50 - 48) 12/07 NA HR 2099 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY '96 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House (227 - 190) 12/06 NA HR 2076 Appropriations bill FY96, Commerce, Justice, State Conference Report Adopted - House (256 - 166) 11/16 NA H J Res 122 Continuing Appropriation Bill Bill Passed - House (277 - 151) 11/16 NA H J Res 122 Continuing Appropriation Bill Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 37) 11/15 NA HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - Senate (63 - 35) 11/15 NA HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - House (374 - 52) 11/02 NA HR 2546 Appropriations Bill FY 96, District of Columbia Bill Passed - House (224 - 191) 11/01 NA HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (90 - 6) 10/31 NA HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations Conference Report Adopted - House (351 - 71) 10/31 NA HR 2492 Appropriations Bill FY96, Legislative Branch Bill Passed - House (315 - 106) 10/28 NA HR 2491 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47) 10/26 NA HR 2491 Budget Reconciliation Bill Bill Passed - House (227 - 203) 10/12 NA HR 1976 Appropriations bill FY96, Agriculture Conference Report Adopted - House (288 - 132) 10/12 NA HR 2405 Omnibus Civilian Science Authorization Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House (248 - 161) 9/20 NA H Amdt 814 Drinking and Driving Amendment Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 203) 9/19 NA HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - Senate (87 - 12) 8/04 NA HR 2127 Appropriations bill FY96, Labor, HHS, Education Bill Passed - House (219 - 208) 8/03 NA H Amdt 725 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Amendment Amendment Rejected - House (136 - 286) 7/31 NA HR 2099 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY '96 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (228 - 193) 7/26 NA HR 2076 Appropriations bill FY96, Commerce, Justice, State Bill Passed - House (272 - 151) 7/21 NA HR 1944 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Bill Passed - Senate (90 - 7) 7/19 NA HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Bill Passed - House (216 - 211) 7/18 NA HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House (244 - 181) 7/11 NA HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations Bill Passed - House (333 - 89) 6/29 NA H Con Res 67 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House (239 - 194) 6/29 NA H Con Res 67 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution Conference Report Adopted - Senate (54 - 46) 6/29 NA HR 1944 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Bill Passed - House (276 - 151) 6/21 NA S Amdt 1446 Drinking and Driving Minors Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate (64 - 36) 6/08 NA HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations Bill Passed - House (222 - 192) 5/25 NA HR 1158 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Conference Report Adopted - Senate (61 - 38) 5/25 NA H Con Res 67 Fiscal 1996 Budget Resolution - Adoption Resolution Passed - Senate (57 - 42) 5/18 NA HR 1158 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Conference Report Adopted - House (235 - 189) 5/18 NA H Con Res 67 Budget FY1996 Appropriations Resolution Resolution Passed - House (238 - 193) 5/16 NA HR 961 Comprehensive Wetlands Conservation and Management Act Bill Passed - House (240 - 185) 3/24 NA HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Bill Passed - House (234 - 199) 3/23 NA S Amdt 350 Pay-As-You-Go Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate (49 - 48) 3/16 NA HR 1158 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Bill Passed - House (227 - 200) 3/02 NA H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (65 - 35) 2/14 NA HR 728 Anti-Crime bill Bill Passed - House (238 - 192) 1/26 NA H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House (300 - 132)

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  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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