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Mel Watt's Voting Records on Issue: Military Personnel

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Conference Report Adopted - House
(409 - 14)
Nay
June 27, 2002 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(413 - 18)
Yea
June 27, 2002 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003 Bill Passed - House
(426 - 1)
Yea
May 10, 2002 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 Bill Passed - House
(359 - 58)
Nay
Dec. 13, 2001 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(382 - 40)
Yea
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 722 Oversea Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 221)
Yea
April 28, 1999 H Con Res 82 Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from the Balkans resolution Resolution Failed - House
(139 - 290)
Nay
Sept. 28, 1998 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(369 - 43)
Yea
Sept. 24, 1998 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(373 - 50)
Yea
June 24, 1998 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(358 - 61)
Nay
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
May 20, 1998 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 232)
Yea
Oct. 28, 1997 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(286 - 123)
Nay
Sept. 25, 1997 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(356 - 65)
Nay
July 29, 1997 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(322 - 105)
Nay
June 25, 1997 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(304 - 120)
Nay
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 192 Border Defense Personnel Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(269 - 119)
Nay
June 19, 1997 H Amdt 187 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 224)
Yea
Aug. 1, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Conference Report Adopted - House
(285 - 132)
Nay
May 15, 1996 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 Bill Passed - House
(272 - 153)
Nay
Jan. 24, 1996 S 1124 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Conference Report Adopted - House
(287 - 129)
Nay
Jan. 3, 1996 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Veto Override Passed - House
(240 - 156)
Nay
Dec. 15, 1995 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Conference Report Adopted - House
(267 - 149)
Nay
Sept. 7, 1995 H Amdt 752 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment Adopted - House
(226 - 191)
Nay
June 15, 1995 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Bill Passed - House
(300 - 126)
Nay
May 24, 1995 H Amdt 403 Foreign Abortion Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 181)
Nay
Sept. 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(327 - 86)
Nay
Aug. 17, 1994 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 137)
Yea
June 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(330 - 91)
Yea
May 23, 1994 H Amdt 570 Ending Requirement for Selective Service Registration Amendment Rejected - House
(125 - 273)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1993 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(325 - 102)
Nay
Sept. 29, 1993 H Amdt 318 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(295 - 133)
Nay
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 162)
Yea
June 28, 1993 H Amdt 151 Selective Service Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 207)
Nay
Feb. 4, 1993 H Res 71 Agreeing to Family and Medical Leave Bill Resolution Passed - House
(247 - 152)
Yea

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