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Lincoln Chafee's Voting Records on Issue:

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 16, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(94 - 5)
March 8, 2005 S Amdt 47 Violent Protestor Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
April 22, 2004 S 2329 Victims' Rights Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 1)
March 25, 2004 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
June 11, 2002 S 625 Hate Crimes Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(54 - 43)
June 20, 2000 S Amdt 3473 Hate Crimes Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(57 - 42)
Feb. 2, 2000 S Amdt 2763 Violent Protesters Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(80 - 17)

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