On the Motion (Gregg Motion to Instruct Conferees (Discretionary Spending) re: S. Con. Res. 70)

Date:

May 15, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #135
110th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a resolution introduced by Sen. Kent Conrad [D-ND, 1992-2012] on March 7, 2008, S.Con.Res. 70 (110th): Budget resolution FY2009.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 47
 
 
 
47%
4 43 0
  Nay 48
 
 
 
48%
44 2 2
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
5%
2 3 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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