Aug 24 2011
H.Amdt. 318: An amendment numbered 38 printed in House… to H.R. 1540: National Defense Authorization Act… (Vote On Amendment)
Amendment requires that the rules of engagement [ROE] allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protect their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions.
The results? (tallied here):
143 out of 185 Democrats present — 77% — voted against this amendment; 217 out of 235 Republicans present — 92% — voted for it. As for the two Republicans in Congress running who are Presidential candidates, Michele Bachmann voted for the amendment; Ron Paul against it. How did your representative vote?
Needed To Win
|Required:||Simple Majority of 420 votes (=211 votes)
(Vacancies in Congress will affect vote totals.)
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