TO APPROVE THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON H J RES 372 THAT TEMPORARILY RAISES THE LIMIT ON THE FEDERAL DEBT FROM $1.824 TRILLION TO $2.079 TRILLION AND ESTABLISHES A PLAN TO PAY THE DEBT BY 1991. THE REPORT STIPULATES LIMITS THAT THE DEBT MAY NOT EXCEED FOR EACH YEAR AND REQUIRES THE PRESIDENT TO REDUCE FUNDING OF CERTAIN PROGRAMS IF IT APPEARS THAT THE DEBT WOULD EXCEED THE LIMIT.

Congress
99th Congress
Date
Dec 11, 1985
Chamber
Senate
Number
#371
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     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 61
 
 
61%
39 22
  Nay 31
 
 
31%
9 22
Not Voting 8
 
 
8%
5 3
Required: unknown source: Professor Keith Poole
Seat position based on our ideology score.

Vote Details

Notes: Accuracy of Historical Records “Aye” or “Yea”?
Download as CSV | XML | JSON

Statistically Notable Votes

Statistically notable votes are the votes that are most surprising, or least predictable, given how other members of each voter’s party voted and other factors.

All Votes