TO RECOMMIT THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 13511, THE REVENUE ACT OF 1978, TO THE COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SENATE CONFEREES THAT THEY INSIST ON THE NUNN-CHILES-BELLMON AMENDMENT THAT WOULD AUTHORIZE ACROSS-THE-BOARD TAX REDUCTIONS OF APPROXIMATELY 5% FOR FISCAL YEARS 1980 THROUGH 1983.

Date:

Oct 14, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #1153
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Albert Ullman [D-OR2, 1961-1980] on July 18, 1978, H.R. 13511 (95th): Revenue Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 29
 
 
 
29%
10 19 0
  Nay 46
 
 
 
46%
40 5 1
Not Voting 25
 
 
 
25%
11 14 0
Required: unknown

Vote Details

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