TO AMEND H.R. 3858 BY MAKING THE DEATH PENALTY DISCRETIONARY RATHER THAN MANDATORY IN CERTAIN CASES.

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Harley Staggers [D-WV2, 1961-1980] on February 6, 1973, H.R. 3858 (93rd): Anti-Hijacking Act.

Congress
93rd Congress
Date
Mar 13, 1974
Chamber
House
Number
#593
Result:
unknown

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Totals     Democrat     Republican     Ind. Democrat
  Yea 162
 
 
 
38%
117 44 1
  Nay 239
 
 
 
55%
107 132 0
Present 2
 
 
 
0%
1 1 0
Not Voting 29
 
 
 
7%
18 11 0
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