Issue Category

22 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/05/98 HR 4655 Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998
Bill Passed - House (360 - 38)
Did Not Vote
9/28/98 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (369 - 43)
Did Not Vote
9/24/98 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (373 - 50)
Did Not Vote
9/17/98 H Amdt 907 US Army School of the Americas Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 212)
Did Not Vote
9/17/98 HR 4569 Appropriations Bill FY99, Foreign Operations
Bill Passed - House (255 - 161)
Did Not Vote
6/24/98 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (358 - 61)
Did Not Vote
6/22/98 HR 4059 Military Construction FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (396 - 10)
Did Not Vote
5/21/98 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (357 - 60)
Did Not Vote
4/30/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (242 - 163)
Did Not Vote
3/31/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (212 - 208)
Did Not Vote
3/18/98 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution
Resolution Failed - House (193 - 225)
Did Not Vote
2/05/98 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Veto Override Passed - House (347 - 69)
Did Not Vote
11/08/97 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Bill Passed - House (352 - 64)
Yea
10/28/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (286 - 123)
Did Not Vote
9/25/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (356 - 65)
Did Not Vote
9/04/97 H Amdt 314 Army School of the Americas amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 217)
Nay
7/29/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (322 - 105)
Did Not Vote
6/25/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (304 - 120)
Did Not Vote
6/24/97 H Amdt 203 Bosnia Deployment Termination Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (278 - 148)
Did Not Vote
6/24/97 H Amdt 204 Bosnia Deployment Extension Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 231)
Did Not Vote
6/23/97 H Amdt 198 B-2 Bomber Program Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (209 - 216)
Nay
8/01/96 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997
Conference Report Adopted - House (285 - 132)
Did Not Vote
6/13/96 H Amdt 1164 Department of Defense Appropriations Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 219)
Did Not Vote
6/13/96 H Amdt 1167 Spaced-based Weapons Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 208)
Nay
5/15/96 H Amdt 1057 Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 220)
Did Not Vote
5/15/96 H Amdt 1058 Former Soviet Union Defense Conversion Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (249 - 171)
Did Not Vote
5/15/96 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997
Bill Passed - House (272 - 153)
Did Not Vote
1/24/96 S 1124 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Conference Report Adopted - House (287 - 129)
Did Not Vote
1/03/96 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Veto Override Passed - House (240 - 156)
Yea
12/15/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Conference Report Adopted - House (267 - 149)
Did Not Vote
12/13/95 HR 2770 Troop Deployment in Bosnia Bill
Bill Failed - House (210 - 218)
Did Not Vote
11/17/95 HR 2606 U.S. Troops in Bosnia Funding Bill
Bill Passed - House (243 - 171)
Did Not Vote
11/16/95 HR 2126 Appropriations bill FY96, Defense
Conference Report Adopted - House (270 - 158)
Did Not Vote
10/30/95 H Res 247 Bosnia Troop Deployment Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (315 - 103)
Did Not Vote
9/20/95 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (326 - 98)
Did Not Vote
9/07/95 HR 2126 Appropriations bill FY96, Defense
Bill Passed - House (294 - 125)
Did Not Vote
6/21/95 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (319 - 105)
Did Not Vote
6/15/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Bill Passed - House (300 - 126)
Did Not Vote
2/16/95 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations
Bill Passed - House (241 - 181)
Yea
9/29/94 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (327 - 86)
Yea
8/17/94 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 137)
Nay
6/29/94 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (330 - 91)
Yea
6/09/94 H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226)
Yea
5/24/94 H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 236)
Nay
5/24/94 HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (380 - 42)
Yea
5/23/94 H Amdt 570 Ending Requirement for Selective Service Registration
Amendment Rejected - House (125 - 273)
Nay
9/30/93 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (325 - 102)
Yea
9/29/93 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (268 - 162)
Nay
9/09/93 H Amdt 291 Burden Sharing Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 216)
Nay
6/23/93 HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (347 - 67)
Yea

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