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Voted NO on continuing funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

This table motion would end debate on an amendment aimed at funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. Support for the motion to table is a vote for NEA funding. [YES to table means supporting the NEA; NO means defunding the NEA].

Dexter says, "Art subsidies/artist welfare is not a proper role of the federal gov't. Further, the NEA has on several occasions proved itself completely insensitive to the American people's beliefs and therefore cannot be trusted with our tax money."

Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)80; N)16; NV)4

Reference: Motion to table Smith Amdt #1569; Bill H.R. 2466 ; vote number 1999-260 on Aug 5, 1999

Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance.

Support of the campaign finance bill proposed by Senators McCain (R-AZ) and Feingold (D-WI).

Dexter says, "Any campaign finance reform measure must be a constitutional amendment to be effective."

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)53; N)47

Reference: Campaign Finance Reform Bill; Bill S. 25 ; vote number 1997-267 on Oct 7, 1997

Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto.

Approval of the presidential line-item veto authority.

Dexter says, "Yes, but it will have to be a constitutional amendment to be effective."

Status: Conf Rpt Agreed to Y)69; N)31

Reference: Conference Report on S. 4; Bill S. 4 ; vote number 1996-56 on Mar 27, 1996

Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts.

To exclude certain items from the Congressional Gift Ban.

Dexter says, "Sen. Hatch has been in office almost since leaving college and now he's a millionaire. The Senate doesn't pay that well. Where did his wealth come from."

Status: Amdt Failed Y)39; N)60; NV)1

Reference: Murkowski Amdt to S. 1061; Bill S. 1061 ; vote number 1995-339 on Jul 28, 1995

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