S.Amdt. 713 (Leahy) to S. 649: To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.

On the Amendment in the Senate

Date:

Apr 17, 2013

Number:

Senate Vote #99
113th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 649 (113th), S.Amdt. 713 (Leahy) to S. 649: To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking..

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 58
 
 
 
58%
53 3 2
  Nay 42
 
 
 
42%
0 42 0
Required: 3/5

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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