Issue Category

22 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/10/02 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003
Conference Report Adopted - House (409 - 14)
Nay
7/23/02 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (397 - 32)
Nay
6/27/02 HR 5010 Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - House (413 - 18)
Nay
6/27/02 HR 5011 Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003
Bill Passed - House (426 - 1)
Nay
5/24/02 HR 4775 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002
Bill Passed - House (280 - 138)
Nay
5/10/02 HR 4546 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003
Bill Passed - House (359 - 58)
Nay
12/13/01 S 1438 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002
Conference Report Adopted - House (382 - 40)
Nay
9/14/01 H J Res 64 Authorization for Use of Military Force
Joint Resolution Passed - House (420 - 1)
Yea
5/18/00 H Amdt 723 School of the Americas Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (204 - 214)
Yea
5/17/00 H Amdt 714 Continued Deployment of Forces in Kosovo Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (264 - 153)
Yea
2/01/00 HR 1838 Taiwan Security Enhancement Act
Bill Passed - House (341 - 70)
Nay
7/29/99 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (412 - 8)
Nay
7/22/99 HR 2561 Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000
Bill Passed - House (379 - 45)
Nay
7/13/99 HR 2465 Military Construction FY2000 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (418 - 4)
Nay
6/10/99 HR 1401 FY2000-2001 Defense Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (365 - 58)
Nay
5/18/99 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report
Conference Report Adopted - House (269 - 158)
Nay
4/28/99 H Con Res 82 Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from the Balkans resolution
Resolution Failed - House (139 - 290)
Yea
4/28/99 S Con Res 21 Kosovo Resolution
Resolution Failed - House (213 - 213)
Nay
3/24/99 HR 1141 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report
Bill Passed - House (220 - 211)
Nay
3/18/99 HR 4 National Missile Defense bill
Bill Passed - House (317 - 105)
Yea
10/05/98 HR 4655 Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998
Bill Passed - House (360 - 38)
Nay
9/28/98 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (369 - 43)
Nay
9/24/98 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (373 - 50)
Nay
9/17/98 H Amdt 907 US Army School of the Americas Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (201 - 212)
Yea
9/17/98 HR 4569 Appropriations Bill FY99, Foreign Operations
Bill Passed - House (255 - 161)
Nay
6/24/98 HR 4103 Defense Department FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (358 - 61)
Nay
6/22/98 HR 4059 Military Construction FY99 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (396 - 10)
Nay
5/21/98 HR 3616 Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (357 - 60)
Nay
4/30/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (242 - 163)
Nay
3/31/98 HR 3579 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (212 - 208)
Nay
3/18/98 H Con Res 227 Bosnia and Herzegovina U.S. Troop Removal Resolution
Resolution Failed - House (193 - 225)
Yea
2/05/98 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Veto Override Passed - House (347 - 69)
Yea
11/08/97 HR 2631 Line Item Veto Cancellation bill
Bill Passed - House (352 - 64)
Yea
10/28/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (286 - 123)
Nay
9/25/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (356 - 65)
Nay
9/04/97 H Amdt 314 Army School of the Americas amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 217)
Yea
7/29/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (322 - 105)
Nay
6/25/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (304 - 120)
Nay
6/24/97 H Amdt 203 Bosnia Deployment Termination Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (278 - 148)
Yea
6/24/97 H Amdt 204 Bosnia Deployment Extension Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 231)
Yea
6/23/97 H Amdt 198 B-2 Bomber Program Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (209 - 216)
Yea
5/07/92 H Amdt 529 Elimination of Funds for Seawolf Submarines and Other Programs
Amendment Rejected - House (150 - 266)
NA

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