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Leonard Boswell's Voting Records

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 15, 1997 HR 1469 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(244 - 178)
Nay
May 14, 1997 HR 2 Public Housing bill Bill Passed - House
(293 - 132)
Nay
May 8, 1997 HR 3 Juvenile Crime bill Bill Passed - House
(286 - 132)
Yea
May 7, 1997 H Amdt 71 Endangered Species Act Exemption Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 196)
Nay
April 10, 1997 HR 1003 Assisted Suicide Bill Bill Passed - House
(398 - 16)
Yea
March 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - House
(295 - 136)
Yea
March 19, 1997 HR 1 Compensatory Time Bill Bill Passed - House
(222 - 210)
Nay
March 12, 1997 H Res 89 Balanced Budget Request resolution Resolution Passed - House
(231 - 197)
Nay
March 5, 1997 H Con Res 31 Display of the Ten Commandments Resolution Passed - House
(295 - 125)
Nay
Feb. 13, 1997 H J Res 54 Flag Desecration Constitutional Amendment House Co-sponsor
Feb. 13, 1997 HR 581 Population Planning Bill Bill Passed - House
(231 - 194)
Nay
Feb. 12, 1997 H J Res 2 Term Limits Resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(217 - 211)
Yea
Jan. 21, 1997 H Res 31 Ethics Report on Newt Gingrich Resolution Passed - House
(395 - 28)
Yea

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