Whether the Amendment is Germane S.Amdt. 756 to H.R. 2667 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Relief From the Major, Widespread Flooding in the Midwest Act of 1993)

Date:

Aug 4, 1993

Number:

Senate Vote #238
103rd Congress

Result:

Amendment Not Germane

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 46
 
 
46%
24 22
  Nay 54
 
 
54%
30 24
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

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