On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1200 to S.Amdt. 1199 to S. 735 (Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996)

Date:

May 26, 1995

Number:

Senate Vote #233
104th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Robert Dole [R-KS, 1969-1996] on April 27, 1995, S. 735 (104th): Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 52
 
 
52%
45 7
  Nay 28
 
 
28%
0 28
Not Voting 20
 
 
20%
9 11
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

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