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Joe Biden, Jr.'s Voting Records on Issue:

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 26, 1996 S 1124 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(56 - 34)
Dec. 19, 1995 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(51 - 43)
Dec. 13, 1995 S J Res 44 Deployment of US Armed Forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(69 - 30)
Sept. 6, 1995 HR 1530 Authorization bill FY96, Defense Department Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 34)
Sept. 13, 1994 S 2182 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(80 - 18)
Aug. 11, 1994 HR 4650 Defense FY95 Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(86 - 14)
April 19, 1994 PN 1210 Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, Retiring Nomination Confirmed - Senate
(54 - 43)
Nov. 10, 1993 HR 3116 Defense Fiscal Year 1994 Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(88 - 9)
Oct. 21, 1993 S Amdt 1072 Restriction of Funding for Haiti Operations Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(19 - 81)
Oct. 15, 1993 S Amdt 1043 Ending Military Operations in Somalia Amendment Tabled - Senate
(61 - 38)
Sept. 9, 1993 S Amdt 783 Homosexuals in the Military Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(33 - 63)
Sept. 9, 1993 S Amdt 790 U.S. Policy Towards Somalia Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(90 - 7)
Feb. 4, 1993 S Amdt 19 Homosexual Discrimination in the Military Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(62 - 37)

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