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Bill Richardson's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 7, 1996 HR 2137 Megan's Law Bill Passed - House
(418 - 0)
Yea
March 22, 1996 HR 125 Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(239 - 173)
Yea
Feb. 14, 1995 HR 728 Anti-Crime bill Bill Passed - House
(238 - 192)
Nay
Feb. 8, 1995 HR 666 Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions Bill Passed - House
(289 - 142)
Nay
Aug. 21, 1994 HR 3355 Omnibus Crime Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(235 - 195)
Yea
May 5, 1994 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(241 - 174)
Did Not Vote
April 21, 1994 HR 4092 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 141)
Yea
Nov. 19, 1993 HR 3351 Youth Offenders Alternative Punishment Bill Passed - House
(336 - 82)
Yea

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