TO PASS S. 5, PROVIDING THAT MEETINGS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Lawton Chiles [D-FL, 1971-1988] on January 15, 1975, S. 5 (94th): Government in the Sunshine Act.

Congress
94th Congress
Date
Nov 6, 1975
Chamber
Senate
Number
#472
Result:
unknown

From October 2014 through July 2015, we displayed incorrect vote totals for some historical votes. Although the total correctly reflected the announced positions of Members of Congress, the totals incorrectly included “paired” votes, which is when two Members of Congress, one planning to vote in favor and the other against, plan ahead of time to both abstain. The totals now omit paired votes and now more closely reflect the official totals.


Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Conservative
  Yea 94
 
 
 
 
94%
58 34 1 1
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
 
6%
3 3 0 0
Required: unknown source: Professor Keith Poole

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