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Jim Cooper's Voting Records on Issue:

Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 5, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 24, 2003 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(407 - 15)
July 8, 2003 HR 2658 Terrorism Information Awareness bill Bill Passed - House
(399 - 19)
May 22, 2003 HR 1588 Defense Department FY2004 Authorization bill Bill Passed - House
(361 - 68)
Sept. 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(327 - 86)
Aug. 17, 1994 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - House
(280 - 137)
June 29, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(330 - 91)
May 23, 1994 H Amdt 570 Ending Requirement for Selective Service Registration Amendment Rejected - House
(125 - 273)
Sept. 30, 1993 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(325 - 102)
Sept. 29, 1993 H Amdt 318 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(295 - 133)
Sept. 29, 1993 HR 2401 Fiscal Year 1994 Defense Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(268 - 162)
June 28, 1993 H Amdt 151 Selective Service Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(202 - 207)
Feb. 4, 1993 H Res 71 Agreeing to Family and Medical Leave Bill Resolution Passed - House
(247 - 152)

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