H.R. 3666 (104th): Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3666 (104th) in the House. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

It was not the final House vote on the bill. See the history of H.R. 3666 (104th) for further details.

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104th Congress
Jun 26, 1996
On Passage of the Bill in the House

Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 269
220 49 0
  Nay 147
9 137 1
Not Voting 17
5 12 0
Required: Simple Majority source: house.gov

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Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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