On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1349 to S. 652 (Telecommunications Act of 1996)

Senate Vote #257 [primary source: senate.gov]
Jun 13, 1995 (104th Congress)
Amendment Agreed to

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment.

S. 652 (104th): Telecommunications Act of 1996
Introduced by Sen. Larry Pressler [R-SD, 1979-1996] on March 30, 1995
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 100
54 46
  Nay 0
0 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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