John Reid Edwards's Voting Records



Full Name: John Reid Edwards
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Elizabeth; 4 Children: Cate, Emma Claire, Jack, Wade (deceased)
Birth Date: 06/10/1953
Birth Place: Seneca, SC
Home City: Raleigh, NC
Religion: Methodist
Issue Category

10 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/11/03 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 50)
3/26/03 S Con Res 23 Budget Resolution FY2004
Resolution Passed - Senate (56 - 44)
3/19/03 S Amdt 272 ANWR Oil Drilling Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 48)
2/13/03 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (76 - 20)
12/07/01 HR 2944 District of Columbia FY2002 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (79 - 20)
12/04/01 HR 2299 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (97 - 2)
11/15/01 HR 2330 Agriculture FY2002 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 7)
11/08/01 HR 2620 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (87 - 7)
5/10/01 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 47)
11/19/99 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 24)
9/16/99 HR 2587 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 39)
8/05/99 HR 2488 Financial Freedom Act of 1999
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (50 - 49)
6/30/99 S 1234 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
6/16/99 S 1205 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
5/06/99 S 900 Financial Services Modernization Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44)

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