TO AMEND H.R. 1 BY AUTHORIZING ONLY THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS TO REVIEW THE FINANCIAL REPORTS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. THE MAZZOLI AMENDMENT ALSO ALLOWS MEMBERS OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, FOR SECURITY REASONS, TO FALSIFY ONLY THE INFORMATION ON THEIR OSTENSIBLE EMPLOYERS AND ON THEIR SALARIES.

Date:

Sep 27, 1978

Number:

House Vote #1448
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Robert Kastenmeier [D-WI2, 1961-1990] on January 4, 1977, H.R. 1 (95th): Financial Disclosure Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 53
 
 
12%
52 1
  Nay 347
 
 
80%
214 133
Not Voting 32
 
 
7%
20 12
Required: unknown

Vote Details

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