John Linder's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: John Linder
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lynne; 2 Children
Birth Date: 09/09/1942
Birth Place: Deer River, MN
Home City: Duluth, GA
Religion: Presbyterian
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/17/98 H Amdt 688 Campaign Finance Reform Commission Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (156 - 201)
Nay
6/17/98 HR 3097 Tax Code Termination bill
Bill Passed - House (219 - 209)
Yea
6/05/98 H Con Res 284 Budget Resolution FY98
Resolution Passed - House (216 - 204)
Yea
6/04/98 H Con Res 285 Tiananmen Square Resolution
Resolution Passed - House (305 - 116)
Yea
6/04/98 H J Res 78 Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment
Joint Resolution Failed - House (224 - 203)
Yea
6/04/98 S 1150 Agricultural Research bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (364 - 50)
Yea
5/22/98 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (297 - 86)
Yea
5/21/98 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (357 - 60)
Yea
5/20/98 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 232)
Nay
5/14/98 HR 2431 Religious Freedom
Bill Passed - House (375 - 41)
Yea
5/13/98 H Amdt 621 Enhance Banking Flexibility Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (140 - 281)
Yea
5/13/98 HR 10 Financial Services Act of 1998
Bill Passed - House (214 - 213)
Yea
5/06/98 HR 6 Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill
Bill Passed - House (414 - 4)
Yea
4/30/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (242 - 163)
Yea
4/30/98 S 1502 Washington, D.C. School Vouchers bill
Bill Passed - House (214 - 206)
Yea
4/29/98 HR 3717 Needle Exchange Funding Ban
Bill Passed - House (287 - 140)
Yea
4/22/98 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment
Joint Resolution Failed - House (238 - 186)
Yea
4/01/98 H Amdt 548 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 225)
Yea
4/01/98 HR 2400 Transportation Reauthorization bill
Bill Passed - House (337 - 80)
Yea
4/01/98 HR 3682 Child Custody Protection Act
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/31/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (212 - 208)
Yea
3/30/98 HR 3581 Campaign Finance Reform bill
Bill Failed - House (74 - 337)
Nay
3/30/98 HR 3582 Campaign Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1998
Bill Passed - House (405 - 6)
Yea
3/27/98 H Amdt 542 Road Construction Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (200 - 187)
Nay
3/27/98 HR 2515 Forest Recovery and Protection bill
Bill Failed - House (181 - 201)
Yea
3/26/98 HR 3246 Small Business and Employee Fairness bill
Bill Passed - House (202 - 200)
Yea
3/18/98 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution
Resolution Failed - House (193 - 225)
Yea
3/17/98 H Res 364 Human Rights in China
Resolution Passed - House (397 - 0)
Yea
3/11/98 HR 1432 African Growth bill
Bill Passed - House (233 - 186)
Yea
3/04/98 HR 856 Puerto Rico Political Status bill
Bill Passed - House (209 - 208)
Nay
2/26/98 H J Res 111 Tax Limitation Amendment
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/25/98 H Amdt 497 Death Sentence Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (113 - 300)
Nay
2/24/98 HR 424 Minimum Sentences for Gun Crimes
Bill Passed - House (350 - 59)
Yea
2/05/98 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Veto Override Passed - House (347 - 69)
Yea
2/05/98 HR 2846 National Student Testing bill
Bill Passed - House (242 - 174)
Yea
1/27/98 HR 3097 Tax Code Termination bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
11/13/97 H Con Res 137 Iraq War Crimes Tribunal
Resolution Passed - House (396 - 2)
Yea
11/13/97 HR 2159 Foreign Operations FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (333 - 76)
Yea
11/13/97 HR 2267 Appropriations bill FY98, Commerce, Justice, and State
Conference Report Adopted - House (282 - 110)
Yea
11/13/97 H Res 301 Broadcast of Committee Witness bill
Resolution Passed - House (241 - 165)
Yea
11/08/97 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Bill Passed - House (352 - 64)
Yea
11/07/97 HR 2264 Appropriations bill FY98, Labor, HHS, Education
Conference Report Adopted - House (352 - 65)
Yea
11/07/97 HR 2616 Charter School Expansion Act of 1998
Bill Passed - House (367 - 57)
Yea
11/07/97 HR 2647 PLA Monitoring bill
Bill Passed - House (408 - 10)
Yea
11/07/97 S 858 Intelligence FY98 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (385 - 36)
Yea
11/06/97 HR 2386 U.S.-Taiwan Missile Defense Cooperation bill
Bill Passed - House (301 - 116)
Did Not Vote
11/06/97 HR 2846 National Student Testing bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
11/05/97 HR 2358 China Political Freedom bill
Bill Passed - House (416 - 5)
Yea
11/04/97 HR 2644 United States-Caribbean Trade Partnership Act
Bill Failed - House (182 - 234)
Yea
11/04/97 HR 2746 HELP Scholarships bill
Bill Failed - House (191 - 228)
Yea

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