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TO ADOPT THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.J. RES 372, RAISING THE STATUTORY LIMIT ON THE PUBLIC DEBT TO $2.079 TRILLION, AND REQUIRING AN ANNUAL DECLINE IN THE PUBLIC DEBT BEGINNING IN WHICH RESULTS IN A BALANCED BUDGET BY 1991.

Dec 11, 1985 .

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All Votes D R
Yea 64%
 
 
271
118
 
153
 
Nay 36%
 
 
154
130
 
24
 
Not Voting
 
 
9
4
 
5
 

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