S.Amdt. 948 (Roberts) to S. 954: To improve and extend certain nutrition programs.

On the Amendment in the Senate

Date:

May 21, 2013

Number:

Senate Vote #130
113th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject amendment S.Amdt. 948 (113th) to S. 954 (113th). The title of the amendment is S.Amdt. 948 (Roberts) to S. 954: To improve and extend certain nutrition programs..

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 40
 
 
 
40%
0 40 0
  Nay 58
 
 
 
58%
53 3 2
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
0 2 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

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