TO PASS H.R. 12933, THE BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 1979.

Date:

Jun 23, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #808
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 55
 
 
 
 
55%
37 18 0 0
  Nay 15
 
 
 
 
15%
4 10 1 0
Not Voting 30
 
 
 
 
30%
19 10 0 1
Required: unknown

Vote Details

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