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TO PASS H.R. 4242, THE TAX INCENTIVE ACT OF 1981. (MOTION PASSED).

Aug 4, 1981 .

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Daniel Rostenkowski [D-IL5, 1993-1994] on July 23, 1981, H.R. 4242 (97th): Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.

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All Votes D R I
Yea 75%
 
 
 
282
113
 
169
 
0
 
Nay 25%
 
 
 
95
93
 
1
 
1
 
Not Voting
 
 
 
57
35
 
22
 
0
 

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