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Key Votes

Bill Richardson's Voting Records on Issue: Executive Branch

Full Name: Bill Richardson
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Barbara
Birth Date: 11/15/1947
Birth Place: Pasedena, CA
Home City: Santa Fe, NM
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 22, 1996 H Amdt 1075 Disclosure of Intelligence Spending Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 248)
Yea
May 9, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Veto Override Failed - House
(258 - 163)
Nay
March 29, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(259 - 158)
Nay
Nov. 15, 1995 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Conference Report Adopted - House
(374 - 52)
Yea
July 19, 1995 HR 2020 Appropriations bill FY96, Treasury, Postal Service Bill Passed - House
(216 - 211)
Nay
Feb. 6, 1995 HR 2 Line Item Veto Act Bill Passed - House
(294 - 134)
Yea
June 9, 1994 H Amdt 611 Lifting Arms Embargo on Bosnia Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(244 - 178)
Nay
Feb. 10, 1994 H Amdt 436 Bryant Amendment to Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1993 Amendment Adopted - House
(230 - 188)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1992 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China Veto Override Passed - House
(345 - 74)
Yea
July 21, 1992 HR 5318 Conditional Extension of Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status to China Bill Passed - House
(339 - 62)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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