Issue Category

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
11/06/00 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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10/30/00 HR 1654 NASA Authorization bill Signed - Executive
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10/17/00 S 2045 American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act, 2000 Signed - Executive
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10/10/00 HR 4444 U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 Signed - Executive
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7/01/00 HR 4762 '527' Political Groups Signed - Executive
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5/18/00 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill Signed - Executive
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4/05/00 HR 1000 FAA Reauthorization bill Signed - Executive
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11/30/99 HR 2116 Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act Signed - Executive
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11/29/99 HR 3194 District of Columbia FY2000 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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10/25/99 HR 2561 Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000 Signed - Executive
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10/22/99 HR 1906 FY 2000 Agriculture Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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10/20/99 HR 2684 Veterans Affairs and HUD Appropriations bill, FY 2000 Signed - Executive
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10/09/99 HR 2084 Transportation Department FY2000 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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9/29/99 HR 2605 Energy FY2000 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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9/29/99 HR 2490 Appropriations bill FY2000, Treasury, Postal Service Signed - Executive
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9/29/99 HR 1905 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000 Signed - Executive
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8/17/99 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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8/17/99 HR 1664 Kosovo Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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7/22/99 HR 4 National Missile Defense bill Signed - Executive
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5/21/99 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report Signed - Executive
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5/21/99 HR 669 Peace Corps Authorization Bill Signed - Executive
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4/29/99 HR 800 Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Signed - Executive
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11/03/98 S 1260 Securities Litigation Signed - Executive
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10/31/98 HR 4655 Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998 Signed - Executive
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10/27/98 HR 2431 Religious Freedom Signed - Executive
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10/22/98 HR 2616 Charter School Expansion Act of 1998 Signed - Executive
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10/21/98 HR 4328 Appropriations bill FY99, Omnibus Signed - Executive
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10/21/98 HR 4194 FY 1999 VA-HUD Appropriations Signed - Executive
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10/21/98 HR 4112 Legislative Branch FY99 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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10/20/98 HR 3694 Intelligence FY99 Authorization bill Signed - Executive
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10/07/98 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill Signed - Executive
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10/07/98 HR 4060 Energy FY99 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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9/20/98 HR 4059 Military Construction FY99 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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8/07/98 HR 1385 Training Programs bill Signed - Executive
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6/23/98 S 1150 Agricultural Research bill Signed - Executive
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6/09/98 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill Signed - Executive
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5/01/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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11/21/97 S 830 Prescription Drug bill Signed - Executive
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11/20/97 S 858 Intelligence FY98 Authorization bill Signed - Executive
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11/19/97 HR 2607 District of Columbia FY98 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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11/18/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill Signed - Executive
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11/18/97 HR 2160 Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill None - Executive
Line Item Veto
11/14/97 HR 2107 Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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11/13/97 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education Signed - Executive
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10/16/97 HR 2378 Appropriations bill FY98, Treasury, Postal Service Signed - Executive
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10/07/97 HR 2209 FY 1998 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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9/30/97 H J Res 94 Continuing Appropriations Signed - Executive
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9/03/97 HR 2014 Budget Reconciliation Bill Signed - Executive
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9/03/97 HR 2015 Budget Reconciliation bill Signed - Executive
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6/12/97 HR 1871 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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4/30/97 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill Signed - Executive
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10/09/96 HR 3539 Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1996 Signed - Executive
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9/30/96 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development Signed - Executive
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9/30/96 HR 3610 Omnibus FY97 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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9/26/96 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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9/23/96 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Signed - Executive
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9/21/96 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Signed - Executive
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8/22/96 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Signed - Executive
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8/21/96 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill Signed - Executive
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8/20/96 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Signed - Executive
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8/06/96 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Signed - Executive
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7/30/96 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 Vetoed - Executive
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5/20/96 S 641 Ryan White CARE reauthorization Act of 1995 Signed - Executive
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5/17/96 HR 2137 Megan's Law Signed - Executive
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5/02/96 HR 956 Product Liability bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/26/96 HR 3019 Appropriations bill FY96, Omnibus Signed - Executive
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4/24/96 S 735 Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act Signed - Executive
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4/12/96 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations Vetoed - Executive
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4/09/96 S 4 Line-Item Veto bill Signed - Executive
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4/04/96 HR 2854 Agricultural Market Transition Act Signed - Executive
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3/12/96 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill Signed - Executive
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2/12/96 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations Signed - Executive
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2/10/96 S 1124 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Signed - Executive
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2/08/96 S 652 Telecommunications Bill Signed - Executive
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1/09/96 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill Vetoed - Executive
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12/28/95 HR 660 Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 Signed - Executive
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12/18/95 HR 1977 Interior Department FY96 Appropriations bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
12/06/95 HR 2491 Budget Reconciliation Bill Vetoed - Executive
Veto
12/01/95 HR 2126 Appropriations bill FY96, Defense Signed - Executive
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11/28/95 S 440 National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 Signed - Executive
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11/19/95 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Signed - Executive
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11/19/95 HR 2492 Appropriations Bill FY96, Legislative Branch Signed - Executive
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10/21/95 HR 1976 Appropriations bill FY96, Agriculture Signed - Executive
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10/03/95 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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8/11/95 S 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of 1995 Vetoed - Executive
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7/27/95 HR 1944 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Signed - Executive
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12/08/94 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Signed - Executive
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10/31/94 S 21 California Desert Protection Act of 1994 Signed - Executive
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10/05/94 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Signed - Executive
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9/30/94 HR 4649 District of Columbia FY95 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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9/30/94 HR 4554 Agriculture FY95 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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9/30/94 HR 4606 Appropriations Bill FY95, Labor, HHS, Education Signed - Executive
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9/30/94 HR 4602 Interior Department FY95 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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9/30/94 HR 4556 Transportation FY95 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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9/30/94 HR 4539 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill FY95 Signed - Executive
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9/30/94 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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9/28/94 HR 4624 Fiscal Year 1995 Appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development Signed - Executive
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9/13/94 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Signed - Executive
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8/26/94 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Signed - Executive
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8/26/94 HR 4603 Appropriations Bill FY95, Commerce, Justice, State Signed - Executive
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8/23/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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8/23/94 HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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7/22/94 HR 4454 Legislative Branch FY95 Appropriations bill Signed - Executive
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5/26/94 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Signed - Executive
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4/30/94 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Signed - Executive
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3/31/94 HR 1804 Goals 2000: Educate America Act Signed - Executive
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2/12/94 HR 3759 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994 Signed - Executive
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12/17/93 S 714 Resolution Trust Corporation Completion Act Signed - Executive
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12/08/93 HR 3450 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act Signed - Executive
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11/30/93 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill Signed - Executive
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11/30/93 HR 2401 Defense FY94 Authorization Bill Signed - Executive
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11/11/93 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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10/29/93 HR 2492 District of Columbia Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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10/28/93 HR 2445 Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994, Energy and Water Development Signed - Executive
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10/28/93 HR 2403 Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Signed - Executive
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10/28/93 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Signed - Executive
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10/27/93 HR 2750 Transportation Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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10/27/93 HR 2519 Commerce, Justice and State Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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10/21/93 HR 2493 Agriculture Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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10/21/93 HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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10/21/93 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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10/06/93 HR 20 Hatch Act Reform Bill Signed - Executive
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9/30/93 HR 2295 Foreign Operations FY94 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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9/21/93 HR 2010 National Service Bill Signed - Executive
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8/12/93 HR 2667 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, 1993 Signed - Executive
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8/11/93 HR 2348 Legislative Branch FY94 Appropriations Bill Signed - Executive
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8/10/93 HR 2264 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Signed - Executive
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7/02/93 HR 1876 GATT Uruguay Round Bill Signed - Executive
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7/02/93 HR 2118 Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1993 Signed - Executive
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5/20/93 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Signed - Executive
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4/23/93 HR 1335 Economic Stimulus Package Signed - Executive
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2/05/93 HR 1 Family & Medical Leave Bill Signed - Executive
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