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Key Votes

Pete King's Voting Records on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Peter 'Pete' T. King
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 2, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Conservative, Tax Revolt, Republican, Independence for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Rosemary; 2 Children: Sean, Erin
Birth Date: 04/05/1944
Birth Place: Manhattan, NY
Home City: Seaford, NY
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 17, 1998 HR 4569 Appropriations Bill FY99, Foreign Operations Bill Passed - House
(255 - 161)
Did Not Vote
June 24, 1998 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(358 - 61)
Yea
June 22, 1998 HR 4059 Military Construction FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(396 - 10)
Yea
May 21, 1998 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(357 - 60)
Yea
April 30, 1998 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(242 - 163)
Yea
March 31, 1998 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(212 - 208)
Yea
March 18, 1998 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(193 - 225)
Nay
Feb. 5, 1998 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Veto Override Passed - House
(347 - 69)
Yea
Nov. 8, 1997 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill Bill Passed - House
(352 - 64)
Yea
Oct. 28, 1997 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(286 - 123)
Yea
Sept. 25, 1997 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(356 - 65)
Yea
Sept. 4, 1997 H Amdt 314 Army School of the Americas amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 217)
Nay
July 29, 1997 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(322 - 105)
Yea
June 25, 1997 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(304 - 120)
Yea
June 24, 1997 H Amdt 203 Bosnia Deployment Termination Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(278 - 148)
Nay
June 24, 1997 H Amdt 204 Bosnia Deployment Extension Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 231)
Nay
June 23, 1997 H Amdt 198 B-2 Bomber Program Termination Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(209 - 216)
Nay
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Conference Report Adopted - House
(285 - 132)
Yea
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1164 Department of Defense Appropriations Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 219)
Did Not Vote
June 13, 1996 H Amdt 1167 Spaced-based Weapons Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 208)
Did Not Vote
May 15, 1996 H Amdt 1057 Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 220)
Nay
May 15, 1996 H Amdt 1058 Former Soviet Union Defense Conversion Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(249 - 171)
Yea
May 15, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Bill Passed - House
(272 - 153)
Yea
Jan. 24, 1996 S 1124 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Conference Report Adopted - House
(287 - 129)
Yea
Jan. 3, 1996 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Veto Override Passed - House
(240 - 156)
Yea
Dec. 15, 1995 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Conference Report Adopted - House
(267 - 149)
Yea
Dec. 13, 1995 HR 2770 Troop Deployment in Bosnia Bill Bill Failed - House
(210 - 218)
Nay
Nov. 17, 1995 HR 2606 U.S. Troops in Bosnia Funding Bill Bill Passed - House
(243 - 171)
Nay
Nov. 16, 1995 HR 2126 Appropriations bill FY96, Defense Conference Report Adopted - House
(270 - 158)
Yea
Oct. 30, 1995 H Res 247 Bosnia Troop Deployment Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(315 - 103)
Nay
Sept. 20, 1995 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(326 - 98)
Yea
Sept. 7, 1995 HR 2126 Appropriations bill FY96, Defense Bill Passed - House
(294 - 125)
Yea
June 21, 1995 HR 1817 Military Construction FY96 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(319 - 105)
Yea
June 15, 1995 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Bill Passed - House
(300 - 126)
Yea
Feb. 16, 1995 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 181)
Yea
Sept. 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(327 - 86)
Yea
Aug. 17, 1994 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 137)
Nay
June 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(330 - 91)
Yea
June 9, 1994 H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 226)
Yea
May 24, 1994 H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 236)
Nay
May 24, 1994 HR 4453 Military Construction FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(380 - 42)
Yea
May 23, 1994 H Amdt 570 Ending Requirement for Selective Service Registration Amendment Rejected - House
(125 - 273)
Nay
Sept. 30, 1993 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(325 - 102)
Nay
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 162)
Nay
Sept. 9, 1993 H Amdt 291 Burden Sharing Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 216)
Nay
June 23, 1993 HR 2446 Military Construction Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(347 - 67)
Yea
May 25, 1993 S J Res 45 Authorization for Use of U.S. Armed Forces in Somalia Bill Passed - House
(243 - 179)
Nay
Feb. 4, 1993 H Res 71 Agreeing to Family and Medical Leave Bill Resolution Passed - House
(247 - 152)
Nay

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