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2007 All Foreign Affairs Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Sept. 27, 2007 MA Koutoujian Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestment to Any State with a History of Genocide Amendment Rejected - House (53 - 101)
Sept. 27, 2007 MA Jones Amendment Expanding Pension Fund Divestments to Any State Sponsor of Terrorism Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 124)
Sept. 27, 2007 MA S 2255 State Pension Fund Divestment from Sudan Bill Passed - House (154 - 2)
Sept. 26, 2007 National S Amdt 2997 Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq Amendment Adopted - Senate (75 - 23)
Sept. 25, 2007 National HR 1400 Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 Bill Passed - House (397 - 16)
Aug. 30, 2007 CA SB 924 Iraq Withdrawal Ballot Question Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Aug. 27, 2007 CA SB 924 Iraq Withdrawal Ballot Question Bill Passed - House (43 - 32)
June 28, 2007 CA AB 1738 California Gaming Code Additions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
May 4, 2007 TX CSHB 10 Tribal Casino Gaming Bill Failed - House (66 - 66)
May 3, 2007 MI Sub HB 4047 Landfill Moratorium Bill Passed - House (85 - 24)
April 18, 2007 IA SF 430 Recognition of Tribal Court Decisions Bill Passed - House (63 - 34)
March 28, 2007 IA SF 430 Recognition of Tribal Court Decisions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 20)
March 28, 2007 NH HR 10 Resolution Against the Iraq War Resolution Passed - House (214 - 151)
March 20, 2007 OR HJM 9 Iraq Troop Withdrawal Joint Resolution Passed - House (33 - 25)
Feb. 24, 2007 MT HB 712 Authority of the United Nations Bill Passed - House (50 - 49)

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