On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2488 to H.R. 4650 (Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1995)

Number:
Senate Vote #268 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Aug 10, 1994 (103rd Congress)
Result:
Motion to Table Agreed to

This was a procedural vote.

Related Bill:
H.R. 4650 (103rd): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1995
Introduced by Rep. John Murtha [D-PA12, 1973-2010] on June 27, 1994
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 54
 
 
54%
54 0
  Nay 46
 
 
46%
0 46
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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