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Butch Otter's Voting Records on Issue: Higher Education

Office: Governor (ID), Republican

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 30, 2006 H Amdt 772 Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(200 - 220)
Nay
March 30, 2006 HR 609 College Access and Opportunity Act of 2005 Bill Passed - House
(221 - 199)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(215 - 213)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Rejected - House
(209 - 224)
Nay
July 22, 2005 H Amdt 511 Advanced Research Opportunities Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(192 - 206)
Nay
June 23, 2005 H Amdt 343 Restoring Funds for Public Broadcasting Amendment Adopted - House
(284 - 140)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 12, 2014 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Signed - Executive
Sign
April 3, 2012 H 426 Establishes a Program for High School Students to Obtain an Associate's Degree Signed - Executive
Sign
April 6, 2011 S 1181 Post-Secondary Education Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign

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