On the Motion (Motion To Waive Budget Act - Re:Ford Modification -Title III)

Date:

Oct 18, 1990

Number:

Senate Vote #290
101st Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. James Sasser [D-TN, 1977-1994] on October 16, 1990, S. 3209 (101st): Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 69
 
 
69%
39 30
  Nay 31
 
 
31%
16 15
Required: 3/5

Vote Details

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