Melvin 'Mel' Luther Watt's Voting Records

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Biographical

Full Name: Melvin 'Mel' Luther Watt
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Eulada; 2 Children: Brian, Jason
Birth Date: 08/26/1945
Birth Place: Charlotte, North Carolina
Home City: Charlotte, NC
Religion: Presbyterian - Christian
Issue Category

68 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/14/13 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case
Bill Passed - House (315 - 108)
Nay
2/28/13 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act
Amendment Rejected - House (166 - 257)
Nay
2/28/13 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Bill Passed - House (286 - 138)
Yea
5/16/12 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
Bill Passed - House (222 - 205)
Nay
2/18/11 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 185)
Nay
1/27/09 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
Bill Passed - House (250 - 177)
Yea
1/14/09 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion
Bill Passed - House (289 - 139)
Yea
1/09/09 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (247 - 171)
Yea
1/09/09 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (256 - 163)
Yea
7/31/08 HR 1338 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments
Bill Passed - House (247 - 178)
Yea
1/23/08 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Veto Override Failed - House (260 - 152)
Yea
12/17/07 HR 2764 Inclusion of Consolidated Appropriations
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (206 - 201)
Yea
10/25/07 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP)
Bill Passed - House (265 - 142)
Yea
10/18/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Veto Override Failed - House (273 - 156)
Yea
9/25/07 HR 976 State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (265 - 159)
Yea
8/01/07 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization
Bill Passed - House (225 - 204)
Yea
7/31/07 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill
Bill Passed - House (225 - 199)
Yea
5/25/05 HR 1815 Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill
Bill Passed - House (390 - 39)
Nay
7/11/96 H Amdt 1265 School Improvement Programs Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (294 - 129)
Yea

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