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Melvin 'Mel' Luther Watt's Voting Records

Issue Category

37 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/16/11 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms
Bill Passed - House (272 - 154)
Nay
7/28/10 HR 5827 Exempting Guns from an Estate for Bankruptcy Purposes
Bill Passed - House (307 - 113)
Nay
5/20/09 HR 627 Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (279 - 147)
Nay
9/17/08 HR 6842 Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban
Bill Passed - House (266 - 152)
Nay
9/26/06 HR 5092 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Bill Passed - House (277 - 131)
Yea
6/28/06 H Amdt 1156 Trigger Lock Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (230 - 191)
Nay
10/20/05 S 397 Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill
Bill Passed - House (283 - 144)
Nay
4/09/03 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Bill Passed - House (285 - 140)
Nay
7/10/02 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act
Bill Passed - House (310 - 113)
Nay
6/18/99 H Amdt 215 24 Hour Background Check Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (218 - 211)
Nay
6/18/99 H Amdt 216 72 Hour Background Check Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 235)
Yea
6/18/99 HR 2122 Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act
Bill Failed - House (147 - 280)
Nay
2/24/98 HR 424 Minimum Sentences for Gun Crimes
Bill Passed - House (350 - 59)
Nay
3/22/96 HR 125 Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995
Bill Passed - House (239 - 173)
Nay
5/05/94 HR 4296 Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons
Bill Passed - House (216 - 214)
Yea
11/23/93 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (238 - 187)
Yea
11/10/93 H Amdt 390 Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (238 - 192)
Nay
11/10/93 HR 1025 Brady Handgun Bill
Bill Passed - House (238 - 189)
Yea

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