TO AGREE TO A COMMITTEE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 12935, THE BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL 1979 FOR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, BY PROVIDING FOR AN OVERALL 5% REDUCTION OF FUNDING IN THE BILL.

Date:

Aug 4, 1978

Number:

Senate Vote #923
95th Congress

Result:

unknown

Source:

Professor Keith Poole

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. George Shipley [D-IL22, 1973-1978] on June 1, 1978, H.R. 12935 (95th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent     Unknown
  Yea 72
 
 
 
 
72%
42 29 1 0
Not Voting 28
 
 
 
 
28%
18 9 0 1
Required: unknown

Vote Details

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