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
4/10/97 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill
Bill Passed - House (398 - 16)
Yea
4/10/97 HR 1270 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/20/97 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Bill Passed - House (295 - 136)
Yea
3/19/97 HR 1 Compensatory Time Bill
Bill Passed - House (222 - 210)
Yea
3/12/97 H Res 89 Balanced Budget Request resolution
Resolution Passed - House (231 - 197)
Yea
3/11/97 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/05/97 H Con Res 31 Display of the Ten Commandments
Resolution Passed - House (295 - 125)
Yea
2/13/97 H J Res 54 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment
None - House
Co-sponsor
2/13/97 HR 581 Population Planning Bill
Bill Passed - House (231 - 194)
Yea
2/12/97 H J Res 2 Term Limits Resolution
Joint Resolution Failed - House (217 - 211)
Yea
1/21/97 H Res 31 Ethics Report on Newt Gingrich
Resolution Passed - House (395 - 28)
Yea
1/07/97 H J Res 2 Term Limits Resolution
None - House
Co-sponsor
9/28/96 HR 3610 Omnibus FY97 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (370 - 37)
Yea
9/27/96 HR 3539 Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1996
Conference Report Adopted - House (218 - 198)
Yea
9/25/96 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (305 - 123)
Yea
9/24/96 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (388 - 25)
Yea
9/19/96 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban
Veto Override Passed - House (285 - 137)
Yea
9/12/96 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - House (383 - 29)
Yea
8/02/96 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (354 - 72)
Yea
8/02/96 HR 3953 Aviation Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1996
Bill Passed - House (389 - 22)
Yea
8/02/96 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995
Conference Report Adopted - House (392 - 30)
Yea
8/01/96 HR 123 English as the National Language
Bill Passed - House (259 - 169)
Yea
8/01/96 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (421 - 2)
Yea
8/01/96 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997
Conference Report Adopted - House (285 - 132)
Yea
7/31/96 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996
Conference Report Adopted - House (328 - 101)
Yea
7/30/96 HR 2391 Working Families Flexibility Act of 1996
Bill Passed - House (225 - 195)
Yea
7/25/96 H Amdt 1359 Energy Research Appropriation Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (198 - 211)
Nay
7/25/96 H Amdt 1360 Renewable Energy Research Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (279 - 135)
Yea
7/25/96 HR 3820 Campaign Finance Reform
Bill Failed - House (162 - 259)
Yea
7/24/96 H Amdt 1356 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (184 - 236)
Nay
7/22/96 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (176 - 223)
Nay
7/18/96 H Amdt 1307 Food Stamp Recipient Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (239 - 184)
Yea
7/18/96 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996
Bill Passed - House (256 - 170)
Yea
7/12/96 H Amdt 1280 Family Planning Services Clinics Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (232 - 193)
Nay
7/12/96 H Amdt 1286 Definition of Marriage Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (103 - 311)
Nay
7/12/96 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Bill Passed - House (342 - 67)
Yea
7/11/96 H Amdt 1264 Education and Training Programs Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (198 - 227)
Nay
7/11/96 H Amdt 1265 School Improvement Programs Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (294 - 129)
Nay
7/11/96 H Amdt 1273 Drug Price Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (180 - 242)
Nay
7/11/96 H Amdt 1276 Human Embryo Research Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (167 - 256)
Nay
7/11/96 H Amdt 1278 Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 220)
Nay
6/27/96 H Res 468 Investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich
Resolution Tabled - House (229 - 170)
Yea
6/26/96 HR 3666 Veterans Affairs, HUD FY97 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (269 - 147)
Yea
6/20/96 H Amdt 1183 Forest Service Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (211 - 211)
Nay
6/20/96 H Amdt 1190 Tribal Land Trust Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (212 - 206)
Nay
6/13/96 H Amdt 1164 Department of Defense Appropriations Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 219)
Nay
6/13/96 H Amdt 1167 Spaced-based Weapons Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 208)
Nay
6/13/96 HR 3610 Defense Department FY97 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (278 - 126)
Yea
6/12/96 H Amdt 1147 Animal Damage Control Program Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (139 - 279)
Nay
6/12/96 H Con Res 178 Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - House (216 - 211)
Yea

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