Key Votes

HR 2492 - Appropriations Bill FY96, Legislative Branch - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Mel Watt voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 104-53 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (315-106) - (Key vote)

Title: Appropriations Bill FY96, Legislative Branch

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $2.17 billion to the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 1996.

  • Terminates the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) and directs the Architect of the Capitol to submit a proposal on how to transfer the OTA's functions to agencies of the legislative branch.
  • $671.06 million to the House of Representatives, including $360.5 million for members' representational allowances.
  • $426.92 million to the Senate, including $69.73 million for compensation of officers and employees.
  • $374.41 million to the General Accounting Office (GAO) for salaries and expenses.
  • $352.4 million to the Library of Congress for salaries and expenses, furnishings, and the Congressional Research Service.
  • $155.4 million to the office of the Architect of the Capitol for salaries and expenses, and general upkeep of the Congressional buildings.
  • $114.08 million to the Government Printing Office (GPO) for salaries and expenses of the office of the Superintendent of Documents.
  • $72.69 million for Capitol Police salaries and expenses.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Appropriations Bill FY96, Legislative Branch


  • Ronald C. 'Ron' Packard (CA - R) (Out Of Office)

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