TO AMEND S 2751, MONTANA NATURAL RESOURCES PROTECTION, TO EXPRESS THE SENSE OF THE SENATE THAT THE U.S. SHOULD CONSULT ITS ALLIES ON PROCEDURES TO END UNTIED, GENERAL PURPOSE LENDING TO THE SOVIET UNION AND ITS ALLIES.

Date:

Oct 18, 1988

Number:

Senate Vote #797
100th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 64
 
 
64%
37 27
  Nay 2
 
 
2%
2 0
Not Voting 34
 
 
34%
15 19
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: Accuracy of Historical Records

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“Aye” or “Yea”?

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