Key Votes

2007 National Military Personnel Key Votes

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10/18 NA HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Veto Override Failed - House (273 - 156) 3/27 NA S Amdt 643 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 50) 12/18 NA S Amdt 3875 Iraq Withdrawal Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate (24 - 71) 9/20 NA S Amdt 2947 Expressing Support for All Men and Women in the U.S. Armed Forces Amendment Rejected - Senate (50 - 47) 9/19 NA S Amdt 2909 Time Between Troop Deployments Amendment Rejected - Senate (56 - 44) 9/20 NA S Amdt 2934 Expressing Support for General Petraeus and All Members of the Armed Forces Amendment Adopted - Senate (72 - 25) 12/12 NA HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Conference Report Adopted - House (370 - 49) 9/27 NA HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (67 - 29) 9/25 NA HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Concurrence Vote Passed - House (265 - 159) 10/01 NA HR 1585 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3) 2/16 NA H Con Res 63 Iraq War Policy Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House (246 - 182) 8/04 NA HR 3221 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (241 - 172) 8/02 NA HR 3159 Mandatory Troop Rest Periods Between Deployments to Iraq Bill Passed - House (229 - 194) 10/02 NA HR 3087 Requiring Reports from the Defense Department to Congress Regarding Withdrawal from Iraq Bill Passed - House (377 - 46) 3/15 NA S J Res 9 United States Policy in Iraq Resolution of 2007 Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (48 - 50)

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