TO AMEND H.R. 13635, THE BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR FISCAL YEAR 1979, BY PROVIDING FOR A 1% ACROSS-THE-BOARD REDUCTION IN ALL APPROPRIATIONS EMBODIED IN THE BILL.

Date:

Oct 5, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #1080
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 27, 1978, H.R. 13635 (95th): Department of Defense Appropriation Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 11
 
 
 
 
11%
9 2 0 0
  Nay 74
 
 
 
 
74%
42 30 1 1
Not Voting 15
 
 
 
 
15%
9 6 0 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.