Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carol Wells; 5 Children
Birth Date: 08/20/1935
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Lake Jackson, TX
Religion: Protestant
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
11/06/97 HR 2846 National Student Testing bill
None - House
Co-sponsor
11/05/97 HR 2358 China Political Freedom bill
Bill Passed - House (416 - 5)
Nay
11/04/97 HR 2644 United States-Caribbean Trade Partnership Act
Bill Failed - House (182 - 234)
Nay
11/04/97 HR 2746 HELP Scholarships bill
Bill Failed - House (191 - 228)
Yea
10/30/97 HR 1270 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill
Bill Passed - House (307 - 120)
Nay
10/28/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (286 - 123)
Nay
10/24/97 HR 2107 Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (233 - 171)
Nay
10/23/97 HR 2646 Education Savings Accounts bill
Bill Passed - House (230 - 198)
Nay
10/22/97 HR 1534 Private Property Rights bill
Bill Passed - House (248 - 178)
Yea
10/09/97 HR 2607 District of Columbia FY98 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (203 - 202)
Did Not Vote
10/08/97 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (296 - 132)
Yea
10/06/97 HR 2160 Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (399 - 18)
Nay
9/30/97 HR 2378 Appropriations bill FY98, Treasury, Postal Service
Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 207)
Nay
9/29/97 H J Res 94 Continuing Appropriations
Joint Resolution Passed - House (355 - 57)
Nay
9/25/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (356 - 65)
Nay
9/24/97 HR 2209 FY 1998 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (309 - 106)
Nay
9/18/97 H Res 168 House Ethics Reform Task Force
Resolution Passed - House (258 - 154)
Yea
9/17/97 HR 2378 Appropriations bill FY98, Treasury, Postal Service
Bill Passed - House (231 - 192)
Nay
9/11/97 H Amdt 347 Needle Exchange Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (266 - 158)
Yea
9/09/97 H Amdt 335 Family Planning Parental Notification Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (220 - 201)
Nay
9/04/97 H Amdt 314 Army School of the Americas amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (210 - 217)
Yea
9/04/97 H Amdt 318 International Family Planning amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (234 - 191)
Yea
9/04/97 HR 2159 Foreign Operations FY98 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (375 - 49)
Nay
7/31/97 HR 2014 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (389 - 43)
Yea
7/30/97 HR 2015 Budget Reconciliation bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (346 - 85)
Nay
7/29/97 HR 2266 Defense Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (322 - 105)
Nay
7/28/97 HR 2209 FY 1998 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (214 - 203)
Nay
7/24/97 H Amdt 271 Tobacco Crops Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (209 - 216)
Yea
7/24/97 HR 2160 Agriculture FY98 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (392 - 32)
Nay
7/22/97 H Res 175 Republic of Congo Elections
Resolution Failed - House (279 - 147)
Nay
7/15/97 HR 2107 Interior Department FY98 Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (238 - 192)
Nay
6/26/97 HR 2014 Budget Reconciliation Bill
Bill Passed - House (253 - 179)
Yea
6/25/97 HR 1119 Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill
Bill Passed - House (304 - 120)
Nay
6/25/97 HR 2015 Budget Reconciliation bill
Bill Passed - House (270 - 162)
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
6/24/97 H J Res 79 China Most-Favored-Nation Resolution
Joint Resolution Failed - House (173 - 259)
Nay
6/23/97 H Amdt 192 Border Defense Personnel Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (269 - 119)
Nay
6/23/97 H Amdt 198 B-2 Bomber Program Termination Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (209 - 216)
Yea
6/19/97 H Amdt 187 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 224)
Nay
6/12/97 H J Res 54 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment
Joint Resolution Passed - House (310 - 114)
Nay
6/12/97 HR 1871 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (348 - 74)
Nay
6/05/97 H Con Res 84 Budget Resolution FY1999-2000
Conference Report Adopted - House (327 - 97)
Nay
6/05/97 HR 1469 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (220 - 201)
Nay
6/04/97 H Amdt 138 U.S. Withdrawal from the U.N. Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (54 - 369)
Yea
6/03/97 H Amdt 138 U.S. Withdrawal from the U.N. Amendment
None - House
Sponsor
5/21/97 H Con Res 84 Budget Resolution FY1999-2000
Resolution Passed - House (333 - 99)
Nay
5/16/97 HR 1385 Training Programs bill
Bill Passed - House (343 - 60)
Nay
5/15/97 HR 1469 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill
Bill Passed - House (244 - 178)
Nay
5/14/97 HR 2 Public Housing bill
Bill Passed - House (293 - 132)
Nay

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