Louis Wein on Government Reform

Voted YES 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].

Wein says, "Reduce or eliminate Federal income taxes and let the private sector fund art."

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).

Wein says, "It's a farce. Allow citizens their constitutional right to"

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.

Wein says, "I do not see where the line-item veto runs afoul of the public trust. If"

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

UNDECIDED on banning more types of Congressional gifts.

To exclude certain items from the Congressional Gift Ban.

Wein says, "Maybe what we need to do is end Retirement Benefits for all Congressman and shorten the non-constitutionally intended"

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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