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Key Votes

Tom Barrett's Voting Records on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' M. Barrett
Office: Mayor (Milwaukee, WI) - At-Large, Democratic
Last Elected: 2000
Next Election: 2002
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kristine; 4 Children
Birth Date: 12/08/1953
Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI
Home City: Milwaukee, WI
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 26, 2001 HR 1954 Iran and Libya Sanctions Bill Passed - House
(409 - 6)
Yea
July 25, 2001 H Amdt 241 Substitute Amendment to Treasury Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2002 Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 186)
Yea
July 19, 2001 H J Res 50 China Trade Relations bill Joint Resolution Failed - House
(169 - 259)
Nay
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1023 Cuban Economic Embargo Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 241)
Yea
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1029 Cuban Travel Embargo Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(232 - 186)
Yea
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 723 School of the Americas Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(204 - 214)
Yea
Oct. 5, 1999 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(214 - 211)
Nay
Aug. 3, 1999 HR 2606 Foreign Operations FY2000 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(385 - 35)
Yea
April 28, 1999 HR 1569 Military Operations in Yugoslavia Limitation Act Bill Passed - House
(249 - 180)
Yea
April 28, 1999 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(213 - 213)
Yea
March 11, 1999 H Con Res 42 Kosovo Peacekeeping Operations Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(219 - 191)
Yea
Sept. 17, 1998 H Amdt 907 US Army School of the Americas Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(201 - 212)
Yea
Sept. 17, 1998 HR 4569 Appropriations Bill FY99, Foreign Operations Bill Passed - House
(255 - 161)
Nay
June 22, 1998 HR 4059 Military Construction FY99 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(396 - 10)
Yea
June 4, 1998 H Con Res 285 Tiananmen Square Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(305 - 116)
Nay
May 14, 1998 HR 2431 Religious Freedom Bill Passed - House
(375 - 41)
Yea
March 18, 1998 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution Resolution Failed - House
(193 - 225)
Nay
March 17, 1998 H Res 364 Human Rights in China Resolution Passed - House
(397 - 0)
Yea
Nov. 13, 1997 H Con Res 137 Iraq War Crimes Tribunal Resolution Passed - House
(396 - 2)
Yea
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2647 PLA Monitoring bill Bill Passed - House
(408 - 10)
Yea
Nov. 5, 1997 HR 2358 China Political Freedom bill Bill Passed - House
(416 - 5)
Yea
Sept. 4, 1997 H Amdt 314 Army School of the Americas amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 217)
Yea
July 22, 1997 H Res 175 Republic of Congo Elections Resolution Failed - House
(279 - 147)
Yea
June 4, 1997 H Amdt 138 U.S. Withdrawal from the U.N. Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(54 - 369)
Nay
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)
Nay
April 30, 1996 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations Veto Override Failed - House
(234 - 188)
Nay
March 12, 1996 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations Conference Report Adopted - House
(226 - 172)
Nay
March 6, 1996 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(336 - 86)
Nay
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
Oct. 31, 1995 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations Conference Report Adopted - House
(351 - 71)
Yea
Oct. 30, 1995 H Res 247 Bosnia Troop Deployment Resolution Resolution Passed - House
(315 - 103)
Yea
July 11, 1995 HR 1868 Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations Bill Passed - House
(333 - 89)
Yea
June 28, 1995 H Amdt 477 Abortion Funding Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(243 - 187)
Nay
June 8, 1995 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations Bill Passed - House
(222 - 192)
Nay
Feb. 16, 1995 HR 7 Limiting U.S. Monetary and Troop Assistance to the United Nations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 181)
Nay
Nov. 29, 1994 HR 5110 Uruguay Round Agreements Act Bill Passed - House
(288 - 146)
Yea
Aug. 4, 1994 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(341 - 85)
Yea
June 9, 1994 H Amdt 574 U.S. Policy on Haiti Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 226)
Nay
May 25, 1994 HR 4426 Foreign Operations FY95 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(337 - 87)
Yea
May 24, 1994 H Amdt 575 U.S. Policy on Haiti Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 236)
Did Not Vote
June 22, 1993 HR 2333 State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(273 - 144)
Yea
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