Issue Category

47 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title 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
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
5/20/98 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 232)
Did Not Vote
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
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 192 Border Defense Personnel Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (269 - 119)
Did Not Vote
6/19/97 H Amdt 187 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 224)
Did Not Vote
8/01/96 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997
Conference Report Adopted - House (285 - 132)
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
9/07/95 H Amdt 752 Overseas Military Abortions
Amendment Adopted - House (226 - 191)
Did Not Vote
6/15/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Bill Passed - House (300 - 126)
Did Not Vote
5/24/95 H Amdt 403 Foreign Abortion Ban Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 181)
Did Not Vote
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
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 H Amdt 318 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (295 - 133)
Yea
9/29/93 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (268 - 162)
Nay
6/28/93 H Amdt 151 Selective Service Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (202 - 207)
Yea
2/04/93 H Res 71 Agreeing to Family and Medical Leave Bill
Resolution Passed - House (247 - 152)
Did Not Vote

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