H.R. 4608 (103rd): Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1994

This was a vote to pass H.R. 4608 (103rd) in the House. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

Congress
103rd Congress
Date
Oct 3, 1994
Chamber
House
Number
#458
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and PASS, AS AMENDED in the House
Result:
Failed

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Aye 146
 
 
 
34%
89 56 1
  No 251
 
 
 
58%
139 112 0
Not Voting 37
 
 
 
9%
27 10 0
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov
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Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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