Issue Category

32 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title 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
6/22/98 HR 4059 Military Construction FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (396 - 10)
Did Not Vote
6/04/98 H Con Res 285 Tiananmen Square Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (305 - 116)
Yea
5/14/98 HR 2431 Religious Freedom
Bill Passed - House (375 - 41)
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
3/17/98 H Res 364 Human Rights in China
Resolution Passed - House (397 - 0)
Did Not Vote
11/13/97 H Con Res 137 Iraq War Crimes Tribunal
Resolution Passed - House (396 - 2)
Did Not Vote
11/07/97 HR 2647 PLA Monitoring bill
Bill Passed - House (408 - 10)
Did Not Vote
11/05/97 HR 2358 China Political Freedom bill
Bill Passed - House (416 - 5)
Did Not Vote
9/04/97 H Amdt 314 Army School of the Americas amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 217)
Nay
7/22/97 H Res 175 Republic of Congo Elections
Resolution Failed - House (279 - 147)
Did Not Vote
6/04/97 H Amdt 138 U.S. Withdrawal from the U.N. Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (54 - 369)
Did Not Vote
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
4/30/96 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Veto Override Failed - House (234 - 188)
Did Not Vote
3/12/96 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Conference Report Adopted - House (226 - 172)
Did Not Vote
3/06/96 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (336 - 86)
Yea
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
10/31/95 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations
Conference Report Adopted - House (351 - 71)
Did Not Vote
10/30/95 H Res 247 Bosnia Troop Deployment Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (315 - 103)
Did Not Vote
7/11/95 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations
Bill Passed - House (333 - 89)
Did Not Vote
6/28/95 H Amdt 477 Abortion Funding Ban Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (243 - 187)
Did Not Vote
6/08/95 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Bill Passed - House (222 - 192)
Yea
2/16/95 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations
Bill Passed - House (241 - 181)
Yea
11/29/94 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act
Bill Passed - House (288 - 146)
Yea
8/04/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (341 - 85)
Yea
6/09/94 H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 226)
Yea
5/25/94 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (337 - 87)
Yea
5/24/94 H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (191 - 236)
Nay
6/22/93 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (273 - 144)
Yea
9/30/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Veto Override Passed - House (345 - 74)
Yea
7/21/92 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China
Bill Passed - House (339 - 62)
Did Not Vote

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