TO AMEND H.R. 13467 BY DELETING THE FUNDING FOR THE U.S. METRIC BOARD.

Date:

Jul 20, 1978

Number:

House Vote #1210
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Mahon [D-TX19, 1961-1978] on July 13, 1978, H.R. 13467 (95th): Second Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 75
 
 
17%
29 46
  Nay 302
 
 
70%
217 85
Not Voting 55
 
 
13%
40 15
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: The Speaker’s Vote?
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“Aye” or “Yea”?

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