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Alfonse D'Amato's Voting Records on Issue:

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 15, 1997 S 104 Nuclear Waste Disposal bill Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
April 15, 1997 S Amdt 31 Yucca Mountain Alternate Sites amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(59 - 39)
Sept. 17, 1996 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(92 - 8)
Aug. 2, 1996 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 0)
June 30, 1994 HR 4506 Appropriations Bill FY95, Energy and Water Development Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 8)
Nov. 9, 1993 HR 2520 Interior Department Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(91 - 9)
Sept. 22, 1993 HR 2491 Veterans Administration and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 1994 Bill Passed - Senate
(91 - 9)
Sept. 8, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(57 - 40)
Aug. 3, 1993 HR 2010 National Service Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(58 - 41)
May 4, 1993 S 171 Department of the Environment Act Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 15)

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