On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2723 to H.R. 1868 (Middle East Peace Facilitation Act of 1995)

Number:
Senate Vote #453 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Sep 20, 1995 (104th Congress)
Result:
Amendment Rejected

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment.

Bill:
H.R. 1868 (104th): Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1996
Introduced by Rep. L. Callahan [R-AL1, 1985-2002] on June 15, 1995
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 39
 
 
39%
33 6
  Nay 58
 
 
58%
20 38
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
1 2
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

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