Herbert 'Herb' H. Kohl's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Herbert 'Herb' H. Kohl
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 02/07/1935
Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI
Home City: Milwaukee, WI
Religion: Jewish
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
10/03/96 HR 3539 Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1996
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 2)
Yea
9/26/96 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban
Veto Override Failed - Senate (58 - 40)
Nay
9/17/96 HR 3816 Appropriations bill FY97, Energy and Water Development
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (92 - 8)
Yea
9/17/96 S Amdt 5353 Federal Land Grazing Fee Amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (50 - 50)
Nay
9/10/96 HR 3230 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (73 - 26)
Nay
9/10/96 HR 3396 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Bill Passed - Senate (85 - 14)
Yea
9/10/96 S 2056 Employment Nondiscrimination Act of 1996
Bill Failed - Senate (49 - 50)
Yea
8/02/96 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 0)
Yea
8/02/96 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (76 - 22)
Yea
8/02/96 S 1316 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (98 - 0)
Yea
8/01/96 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (78 - 21)
Yea
7/31/96 S 1936 Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1996
Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 37)
Yea
7/23/96 HR 3734 Welfare Reform Act of 1996
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
7/10/96 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995
Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
7/10/96 S Amdt 4438 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 38)
Nay
7/09/96 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 24)
Yea
7/09/96 S Amdt 4435 Minimum Wage Increase Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 52)
Yea
6/25/96 S 1219 Campaign Finance Reform bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
6/20/96 PN 951 Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (91 - 7)
Yea
6/20/96 PN 953 Alice M. Rivlin, Federal Reserve Vice-Chair
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (57 - 41)
Yea
6/19/96 S Amdt 4059 Overseas Abortion Amendment
Amendment Not Tabled - Senate (45 - 51)
Nay
6/13/96 H Con Res 178 Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
6/06/96 H J Res 1 Balanced Budget Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Joint Resolution Failed - Senate (64 - 35)
Yea
5/02/96 HR 2202 Immigration Reform bill
Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 3)
Yea
5/02/96 S Amdt 3840 Public Assistance to Legal Immigrants Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 60)
Yea
5/01/96 S Amdt 3752 Citizen Verification Pilot Program Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (54 - 46)
Yea
5/01/96 S Amdt 3780 Asylum Seeker Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (51 - 49)
Yea
4/30/96 S Amdt 3820 Legal Immigrants Assistance Eligibility Amendment
Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53)
Yea
4/25/96 HR 3019 Appropriations bill FY96, Omnibus
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (88 - 11)
Yea
4/25/96 S Amdt 3669 Foreign Student Public Education Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 46)
Nay
4/25/96 S Amdt 3670 Foreign Student Program Amendment
Amendment Tabled - Senate (53 - 47)
Nay
4/23/96 S J Res 21 Term Limits bill
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Yea
4/18/96 S Amdt 3677 Deletion of Medical Savings Accounts Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
4/17/96 S 735 Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 8)
Yea
3/28/96 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 44)
Nay
3/28/96 HR 2854 Agricultural Market Transition Act
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 26)
Nay
3/27/96 S 4 Line-Item Veto bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (69 - 31)
Yea
3/21/96 HR 956 Product Liability bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (59 - 40)
Yea
3/21/96 S 1459 Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996
Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 47)
Nay
3/19/96 HR 3019 Appropriations bill FY96, Omnibus
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 21)
Yea
3/19/96 S Amdt 3513 Medical Professionals Amendment
Amendment Adopted - Senate (63 - 37)
Nay
3/05/96 HR 927 Cuba Sanctions Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (74 - 22)
Yea
2/07/96 S 1541 Farm Bill
Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
Nay
2/01/96 S 652 Telecommunications Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (91 - 5)
Yea
1/26/96 S 1124 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (56 - 34)
Nay
1/26/96 Treaty Doc. 103-1 The START II Treaty
Treaty Ratification Passed - Senate (87 - 4)
Yea
12/22/95 HR 1058 Legal Reform bill
Veto Override Passed - Senate (68 - 30)
Yea
12/22/95 HR 4 Welfare Reform Bill
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (52 - 47)
Nay
12/19/95 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 43)
Nay
12/14/95 HR 1561 Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations
Bill Passed - Senate (82 - 16)
Yea

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