S.Amdt. 3832 by Sen. Sessions [R-AL]: To provide an orderly and transparent bankruptcy process for non-bank financial institutions and prohibit ...

On the Amendment in the Senate

Date:

May 13, 2010

Number:

Senate Vote #148
111th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 3217 (111th), S.Amdt. 3832 by Sen. Sessions [R-AL]: To provide an orderly and transparent bankruptcy process for non-bank financial institutions and prohibit bailout authority..

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 42
 
 
 
42%
1 41 0
  Nay 58
 
 
 
58%
56 0 2
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

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