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Lincoln Chafee's Voting Records on Issue:

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 18, 2005 S Amdt 2062 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(92 - 6)
Sept. 15, 2005 S Amdt 1678 Hurricane Katrina Relief Amendment Motion Rejected - Senate
(43 - 52)
Sept. 14, 2005 S Amdt 1670 Special Committee on Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Motion Rejected - Senate
(44 - 53)
July 29, 2005 HR 2985 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(96 - 4)
Sept. 21, 2004 HR 4755 Legislative Branch FY2005 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(94 - 2)
Oct. 23, 2003 S Amdt 1904 Congressional Pay Raise Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(60 - 34)
July 11, 2003 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 7)
July 25, 2002 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003 Bill Passed - Senate
(85 - 14)

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