On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2072 to S. 566 (National Affordable Housing Act HOME Corporation Act)

Date:

Jun 27, 1990

Number:

Senate Vote #129
101st Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Alan Cranston [D-CA, 1969-1992] on March 15, 1989, S. 566 (101st): Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 63
 
 
63%
42 21
  Nay 35
 
 
35%
12 23
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

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