TO AMEND A MOTION TO RECOMMIT H.R. 8860. THE MOTION TO RECOMMIT STRIKES THE ESCALATOR CLAUSE FROM MOST SECTIONS OF THE BILL WHILE FORD'S AMENDMENT THERETO ADDS THE COTTON SECTION TO THOSE FROM WHICH THE CLAUSE IS DELETED.

Date:

Jul 19, 1973

Number:

House Vote #257
93rd Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. William Poage [D-TX11, 1961-1978] on June 20, 1973, H.R. 8860 (93rd): Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Ind. Democrat
  Yea 252
 
 
 
57%
84 167 1
  Nay 169
 
 
 
38%
148 21 0
Not Voting 18
 
 
 
4%
13 5 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

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