Melvin 'Mel' Luther Watt's Voting Records

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

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/10/03 HR 2660 Department of Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations
Bill Passed - House (215 - 208)
Nay
7/09/03 HR 2211 Ready to Teach Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (404 - 17)
Yea
7/09/03 HR 2657 Emergency Supplemental Appropriation, FY 2003 bill
Bill Passed - House (394 - 26)
Yea
7/09/03 HR 438 Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers
Bill Passed - House (417 - 7)
Yea
7/08/03 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill
Bill Passed - House (399 - 19)
Nay
6/27/03 HR 1 Medicare Prescription Drug bill
Bill Passed - House (216 - 215)
Nay
6/24/03 HR 2555 Homeland Security Appropriations, FY 2004 bill
Bill Passed - House (425 - 2)
Yea
6/19/03 HR 1528 Taxpayer Protection and IRS Accountability Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (252 - 170)
Nay
6/19/03 HR 660 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (262 - 162)
Nay
6/11/03 HR 2350 Welfare Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (406 - 6)
Yea
6/10/03 HR 2143 Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act
Bill Passed - House (319 - 104)
Nay
6/04/03 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill
Bill Passed - House (282 - 139)
Nay
6/03/03 H J Res 4 Flag Burning Resolution
Bill Passed - House (300 - 125)
Nay
5/23/03 HR 2 Jobs and Economic Growth bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (231 - 200)
Nay
5/22/03 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (361 - 68)
Nay
5/20/03 HR 1904 Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003
None - House (256 - 170)
Nay
5/01/03 HR 1298 AIDS Assistance bill
Bill Passed - House (375 - 41)
Yea
4/30/03 HR 1350 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act
Bill Passed - House (251 - 171)
Nay
4/12/03 HR 1829 Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003
None - House
Co-sponsor
4/11/03 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004
Conference Report Adopted - House (216 - 211)
Nay
4/11/03 HR 6 Energy Omnibus bill
Bill Passed - House (247 - 175)
Nay
4/10/03 S 151 Enhance AMBER Alert bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (400 - 25)
Nay
4/09/03 HR 1036 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Bill Passed - House (285 - 140)
Nay
4/03/03 HR 1559 Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003
Bill Passed - House (414 - 12)
Yea
4/02/03 HR 743 Social Security Protection Act of 2003
Bill Passed - House (396 - 28)
Yea
3/31/03 HR 1463 Vaccine Compensation bill
Bill Failed - House (184 - 206)
Nay
3/21/03 H Con Res 95 Congressional Budget for fiscal year 2004
Resolution Passed - House (215 - 212)
Nay
3/13/03 HR 5 Malpractice Liability bill
Bill Passed - House (229 - 196)
Nay
2/27/03 HR 534 Cloning of Humans bill
Bill Passed - House (241 - 155)
Nay
2/13/03 H J Res 2 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003
Conference Report Adopted - House (338 - 83)
Nay
2/13/03 HR 4 Welfare Reform bill
Bill Passed - House (230 - 192)
Nay
1/08/03 S 23 Unemployment Benefits bill
Bill Passed - House (416 - 4)
Yea
10/10/02 H J Res 114 Use of Military Force Against Iraq
Joint Resolution Passed - House (296 - 133)
Nay
10/10/02 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (357 - 48)
Nay
10/10/02 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003
Conference Report Adopted - House (409 - 14)
Nay
7/27/02 HR 3009 Andean Trade Preference Act Extension
Conference Report Adopted - House (215 - 212)
Nay
7/26/02 HR 5005 Establishing the Department of Homeland Security
Bill Passed - House (295 - 132)
Nay
7/24/02 HR 5120 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2002
Bill Passed - House (308 - 121)
Yea
7/24/02 H Res 495 Expulsion of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., D-Ohio
Resolution Passed - House (420 - 1)
Yea
7/23/02 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (397 - 32)
Yea
7/18/02 HR 5121 Legislative Branch Appropriation, FY2003
Bill Passed - House (365 - 49)
Yea
7/17/02 HR 5093 Department of the Interior Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - House (377 - 46)
Yea
7/10/02 HR 4635 Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act
Bill Passed - House (310 - 113)
Nay
6/28/02 HR 4954 Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act
Bill Passed - House (221 - 208)
Nay
6/27/02 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - House (413 - 18)
Yea
6/27/02 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - House (426 - 1)
Yea
5/24/02 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002
Bill Passed - House (280 - 138)
Nay
5/16/02 HR 4737 Temporary Aid to Needy Families
Bill Passed - House (229 - 197)
Nay
5/10/02 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003
Bill Passed - House (359 - 58)
Nay
5/02/02 HR 2646 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (280 - 141)
Yea

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