S.Amdt. 730 (Harkin) to S. 649: To reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders.

On the Amendment in the Senate

Date:

Apr 18, 2013

Number:

Senate Vote #105
113th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 649 (113th), S.Amdt. 730 (Harkin) to S. 649: To reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders..

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 95
 
 
 
95%
50 43 2
  Nay 2
 
 
 
2%
0 2 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
3 0 0
Required: 3/5

Vote Details

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