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Tom Barrett's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: Mayor (Milwaukee, WI) - At-Large

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Oct. 10, 2002 HR 3295 Help America Vote Act of 2002 Conference Report Adopted - House
(357 - 48)
Oct. 24, 2001 HR 3162 USA Patriot Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(357 - 66)
Oct. 12, 2001 HR 2975 Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(337 - 79)
July 17, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(298 - 125)
July 30, 1998 H Amdt 747 Voter Registration Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(165 - 260)
Feb. 8, 1995 HR 666 Admission of Evidence Seized Without a Warrant in Certain Conditions Bill Passed - House
(289 - 142)
May 5, 1994 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(241 - 174)
May 5, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Conference Report Adopted - House
(259 - 164)
Feb. 4, 1993 HR 2 Motor Voter Registration Bill Passed - House
(259 - 160)
More information may be found on Milwaukee's Web site.

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