TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 5461, DESIGNATING THE BIRTHDAY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. A LEGAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY. (MOTION PASSED:2/3 REQUIRED).

Congress
96th Congress
Date
Nov 13, 1979
Chamber
House
Number
#578
Result:
unknown

From October 2014 through July 2015, we displayed incorrect vote totals for some historical votes. Although the total correctly reflected the announced positions of Members of Congress, the totals incorrectly included “paired” votes, which is when two Members of Congress, one planning to vote in favor and the other against, plan ahead of time to both abstain. The totals now omit paired votes and now more closely reflect the official totals.


Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 252
 
 
58%
213 39
  Nay 133
 
 
31%
32 101
Not Voting 48
 
 
11%
29 19
Required: unknown source: Professor Keith Poole
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