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Vote number 1998-460 more immigrant visas for skilled workers
on Sep 24, 1998 regarding bill HR 3736 Bill introduced by Smith, R-TX.
Results: Bill passed: FOR: 288; AGAINST: 133

Vote to pass a bill to increase the number of temporary visas granted to highly skilled workers from 65,000 to 115,000 by the year 2000.

Categorized under Immigration

Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 12: Immigration helps our economy-encourage it.



Democrats voting on 1998-460

Neil Abercrombie NOHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman YESNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Tom Allen YESMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Rob Andrews NONew Jersey Democrat
Scotty Baesler NOKentucky Democrat
John Baldacci YESMaine Democrat
James Barcia NOMichigan Democrat
Tom Barrett NOWisconsin Democrat
Xavier Becerra YESCalifornia Democrat
Ken Bentsen YESTexas Democrat
Howard Berman YESCalifornia Democrat
Rod Blagojevich NOIllinois Democrat
Earl Blumenauer YESOregon Democrat
David Bonior NOMichigan Democrat
Robert Borski NOPennsylvania Democrat
Leonard Boswell YESIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher NOVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Robert Brady NOPennsylvania Democrat
Corrine Brown NOFlorida Democrat
George Brown NOCalifornia Democrat
Sherrod Brown NOOhio Democrat
Lois Capps YESCalifornia Democrat
Benjamin Cardin YESMaryland Democrat
Julia Carson NOIndiana Democrat (Deceased 2008)
Eva Clayton YESNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004)
Bob Clement YESTennessee Democrat
James Clyburn NOSouth Carolina Democrat
Gary Condit NOCalifornia Democrat
John Conyers NOMichigan Democrat
Jerry Costello NOIllinois Democrat
William Coyne NOPennsylvania Democrat
Bud Cramer YESAlabama Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Elijah Cummings NOMaryland Democrat
Pat Danner NOMissouri Democrat
Danny Davis NOIllinois Democrat
Jim Davis YESFlorida Democrat
Peter Defazio NOOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette NOColorado Democrat
Bill Delahunt YESMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
Rosa DeLauro NOConnecticut Democrat
Peter Deutsch NOFlorida Democrat (Until 2004)
Norm Dicks YESWashington Democrat
John Dingell NOMichigan Democrat
Julian Dixon YESCalifornia Democrat
Lloyd Doggett YESTexas Democrat
Cal Dooley YESCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004)
Mike Doyle NOPennsylvania Democrat
Chet Edwards YESTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Eliot Engel NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo YESCalifornia Democrat
Bob Etheridge YESNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Lane Evans NOIllinois Democrat
Sam Farr YESCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah NOPennsylvania Democrat
Vic Fazio YESCalifornia Democrat
Bob Filner NOCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Harold Ford YESTennessee Democrat
Barney Frank YESMassachusetts Democrat
Martin Frost YESTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Elizabeth Furse YESOregon Democrat
Sam Gejdenson NOConnecticut Democrat
Dick Gephardt YESMissouri Democrat (Until 2004)
Bart Gordon YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Green NOTexas Democrat
Luis Gutierrez YESIllinois Democrat
Ralph Moody Hall YESTexas Democrat
Tony Hall YESOhio Democrat (until 2002)
Lee Hamilton YESIndiana Democrat (Until 2004)
Alcee Hastings YESFlorida Democrat
Bill Hefner YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Earl Hilliard NOAlabama Democrat
Maurice Hinchey NONew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Ruben Hinojosa YESTexas Democrat
Tim Holden NOPennsylvania Democrat
Darlene Hooley YESOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Steny Hoyer YESMaryland Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson NOIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee YESTexas Democrat
William Jefferson NOLouisiana Democrat
Chris John YESLouisiana Democrat (Until 2004)
Eddie Bernice Johnson YESTexas Democrat
Paul Kanjorski NOPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Marcy Kaptur NOOhio Democrat
Joe Kennedy YESMassachusetts Democrat
Patrick Kennedy YESRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Dale Kildee NOMichigan Democrat
Carolyn Kilpatrick NOMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind YESWisconsin Democrat
Jerry Kleczka NOWisconsin Democrat (Until 2004)
Ron Klink NOPennsylvania Democrat
Dennis Kucinich NOOhio Democrat
John LaFalce YESNew York Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004
Nicholas Lampson NOTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008)
Barbara Lee NOCalifornia Democrat
Sander Levin YESMichigan Democrat
John Lewis NOGeorgia Democrat
William Lipinski NOIllinois Democrat (Until 2004)
Zoe Lofgren YESCalifornia Democrat
Nita Lowey YESNew York Democrat
Bill Luther YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Carolyn Maloney YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
Jim Maloney YESConnecticut Democrat (retired)
Ed Markey YESMassachusetts Democrat
Frank Mascara NOPennsylvania Democrat
Robert Matsui YESCalifornia Democrat (deceased)
Carolyn McCarthy YESNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Karen McCarthy YESMissouri Democrat (Until 2004)
Jim McDermott YESWashington Democrat
Jim McGovern YESMassachusetts Democrat
Paul McHale YESPennsylvania Democrat (retired 1998
Mike McIntyre YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Cynthia McKinney NOGeorgia Democrat
Michael McNulty NONew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008)
Marty Meehan YESMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007)
Carrie Meek NOFlorida Democrat (retired 2002)
Gregory Meeks NONew York Dem./Working-Families
Robert Menendez YESNew Jersey Democrat
Juanita Millender-McDonald NOCalifornia Democrat
George Miller YESCalifornia Democrat
David Minge YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Patsy Mink NOHawaii Democrat
Joe Moakley NOMassachusetts Democrat
Alan Mollohan NOWest Virginia Democrat
James Moran YESVirginia Democrat
Jerrold Nadler YESNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Richard Neal YESMassachusetts Democrat
James Oberstar NOMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
David Obey NOWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
John Olver NOMassachusetts Democrat
Solomon Ortiz YESTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Major Owens NONew York Democrat (until 2007)
Frank Pallone NONew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell NONew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor YESArizona Democrat
Donald Payne NONew Jersey Democrat
Nancy Pelosi YESCalifornia Democrat
Collin Peterson NOMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Owen Pickett YESVirginia Democrat
Earl Pomeroy YESNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
David Eugene Price YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Nick Rahall NOWest Virginia Democrat
Silvestre Reyes YESTexas Democrat
Lynn Nancy Rivers NOMichigan Democrat
Ciro Rodriguez NOTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Roemer YESIndiana Democrat
Steven Rothman NONew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard NOCalifornia Democrat
Bobby Rush NOIllinois Democrat
Martin Sabo YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Loretta Sanchez YESCalifornia Democrat
Max Sandlin NOTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Tom Sawyer YESOhio Democrat
Bobby Scott YESVirginia Democrat
Jose Serrano NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Brad Sherman NOCalifornia Democrat
Norman Sisisky YESVirginia Democrat
David Skaggs YESColorado Democrat
Louise Slaughter YESNew York Democrat
David Adam Smith YESWashington Democrat
John Spratt YESSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Debbie Stabenow YESMichigan Democrat
Pete Stark NOCalifornia Democrat
Charles Stenholm YESTexas Democrat
Louis Stokes NOOhio Democrat (retired 1998)
Ted Strickland NOOhio Democrat
Bart Stupak NOMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
John Tanner YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Taylor NOMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Bennie Thompson NOMississippi Democrat
John Tierney YESMassachusetts Democrat
Ed Towns NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Jim Traficant NOOhio Democrat
Jim Turner NOTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Nydia Velazquez NONew York Democrat/Working-Families
Bruce Vento YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Peter Visclosky NOIndiana Democrat
Mel Watt YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Henry Waxman YESCalifornia Democrat
Robert Wexler NOFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Robert Weygand YESRhode Island Democrat
Bob Wise NOWest Virginia Democrat
Lynn Woolsey YESCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Albert Wynn NOMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008)



Republicans voting on 1998-460

Robert Aderholt YESAlabama Republican
Bill Archer YESTexas Republican
Dick Armey YESTexas Republican
Spencer Bachus NOAlabama Republican
Richard Hugh Baker YESLouisiana Republican (Resigned 2008)
Cass Ballenger YESNorth Carolina Republican
Bob Barr NOGeorgia Republican
Bill Barrett YESNebraska Republican
Roscoe Bartlett YESMaryland Republican
Joe Linus Barton YESTexas Republican
Charlie Bass YESNew Hampshire Republican
Herb Bateman YESVirginia Republican
Doug Bereuter YESNebraska Republican (Until 2004)
Brian Bilbray YESCalifornia Republican
Michael Bilirakis YESFlorida Republican
Tom Bliley YESVirginia Republican
Roy Blunt NOMissouri Republican (until 2010)
Sherry Boehlert YESNew York Republican/Independence
John Boehner YESOhio Republican
Henry Bonilla YESTexas Republican
Mary Bono YESCalifornia Republican
Kevin Brady YESTexas Republican
Ed Bryant YESTennessee Republican
Richard Burr YESNorth Carolina Republican (Until 2004)
Dan Burton YESIndiana Republican
Steve Buyer YESIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Sonny Callahan YESAlabama Republican
Ken Calvert YESCalifornia Republican
Dave Camp YESMichigan Republican
Tom Campbell YESCalifornia Republican (Retired)
Chris Cannon YESUtah Republican
Steve Chabot YESOhio Republican
Saxby Chambliss YESGeorgia Republican (Until 2004)
Helen Chenoweth NOIdaho Republican
Jon Christensen YESNebraska Republican Former (1994-)
John Howard Coble YESNorth Carolina Republican
Tom Coburn YESOklahoma Republican (Until 2004)
Mac Collins NOGeorgia Republican
Larry Combest NOTexas Republican
Merrill Cook YESUtah Republican
John Cooksey YESLouisiana Republican
Christopher Cox YESCalifornia Republican
Philip Crane YESIllinois Republican (Until 2004)
Barbara Cubin YESWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008)
Duke Cunningham YESCalifornia Republican
Tom Davis YESVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Nathan Deal NOGeorgia Republican (Resigned 2010)
Tom DeLay YESTexas Republican
Jay Dickey YESArkansas Republican
John Doolittle YESCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
David Dreier YESCalifornia Republican
Jimmy Duncan NOTennessee Republican
Jennifer Dunn YESWashington Republican (Until 2004)
Vernon Ehlers YESMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Robert Ehrlich YESMaryland Republican
Jo Ann Emerson NOMissouri Republican
Phil English YESPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008)
Terry Everett YESAlabama Republican (Retiring 2008)
Thomas Ewing YESIllinois Republican
Harris Fawell YESIllinois Republican Former (1994-)
Mark Foley YESFlorida Republican
Michael Forbes YESNew York Republican (retired)
Vito Fossella YESNew York Rep./Cons. (Unseated 2008)
Jon Fox YESPennsylvania Republican Former (1994-)
Robert Franks NONew Jersey Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen YESNew Jersey Republican
Elton Gallegly NOCalifornia Republican
Greg Ganske YESIowa Republican
George Gekas YESPennsylvania Republican
Jim Gibbons YESNevada Republican
Wayne Gilchrest YESMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008)
Paul Gillmor YESOhio Republican (Deceased 2007)
Benjamin Gilman YESNew York Republican
Virgil Goode NOVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008)
Bob Goodlatte YESVirginia Republican
Bill Goodling YESPennsylvania Republican
Lindsey Graham YESSouth Carolina Republican
Kay Granger YESTexas Republican
Jim Greenwood YESPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004)
Gil Gutknecht YESMinnesota Republican
James Hansen YESUtah Republican
Denny Hastert YESIllinois Republican (Retired 2007)
Doc Hastings YESWashington Republican
J.D. Hayworth YESArizona Republican (until 2007)
Joel Hefley NOColorado Republican
Wally Herger YESCalifornia Republican
Rick Hill YESMontana Republican
Van Hilleary NOTennessee Republican
Dave Hobson YESOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Peter Hoekstra YESMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Steve Horn NOCalifornia Republican
John Hostettler NOIndiana Republican
Amo Houghton YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Kenny Hulshof YESMissouri Republican (Governor 2008)
Duncan Hunter NOCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Asa Hutchinson NOArkansas Republican
Henry Hyde YESIllinois Republican
Bob Inglis YESSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Ernest Istook YESOklahoma Republican
Bill Jenkins YESTennessee Republican (Retired 2006)
Nancy Lee Johnson YESConnecticut Republican
Sam Johnson YESTexas Republican
Walter Beaman Jones YESNorth Carolina Republican
John Kasich YESOhio Republican
Sue Kelly YESNew York Republican (until 2007)
Peter King YESNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
Jack Kingston NOGeorgia Republican
Scott Klug YESWisconsin Republican Former (1994-)
Joe Knollenberg YESMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008)
Jim Kolbe YESArizona Republican
Ray LaHood YESIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Steve Largent YESOklahoma Republican
Tom Latham YESIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette YESOhio Republican
Rick Lazio YESNew York Republican/Cons.
Jim Leach YESIowa Republican
Jerry Lewis YESCalifornia Republican
Ron Lewis YESKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008)
Bob Livingston YESLouisiana Republican Former (1994-)
Frank LoBiondo NONew Jersey Republican
Frank Dean Lucas YESOklahoma Republican
Donald Manzullo YESIllinois Republican
Marty Martinez NOCalifornia Republican
Bill McCollum YESFlorida Republican (Until 2001)
Jim McCrery YESLouisiana Republican (Retiring 2008)
Joe McDade YESPennsylvania Republican Former (1994-)
John McHugh YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Scott McInnis YESColorado Republican (Until 2004)
David McIntosh YESIndiana Republican
Buck McKeon YESCalifornia Republican
Jack Metcalf NOWashington Republican
John Mica YESFlorida Republican
Dan Miller YESFlorida Republican (retired)
Jerry Moran YESKansas Republican (until 2010)
Connie Morella YESMaryland Republican
Sue Myrick YESNorth Carolina Republican
George Nethercutt YESWashington Republican (Until 2004)
Mark Neumann YESWisconsin Republican Former (1994-)
Bob Ney NOOhio Republican
Anne Meagher Northup YESKentucky Republican
Charlie Norwood NOGeorgia Republican
Jim Nussle YESIowa Republican
Michael Oxley YESOhio Republican
Ron Packard YESCalifornia Republican
Ron Paul YESTexas Republican
Bill Paxon YESNew York Republican Former (1994-)
Ed Pease YESIndiana Republican
John Peterson YESPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008)
Tom Petri YESWisconsin Republican
Joseph Pitts YESPennsylvania Republican
Richard Pombo YESCalifornia Republican
John Porter YESIllinois Republican (retired)
Rob Portman YESOhio Republican
Deborah Pryce YESOhio Republican
Jack Quinn YESNew York Republican/Ind./Cons.
Jim Ramstad YESMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008)
Ralph Regula YESOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Frank Riggs NOCalifornia Republican Former (1994-)
Bob Riley YESAlabama Republican
James Rogan YESCalifornia Republican
Hal Rogers YESKentucky Republican
Dana Rohrabacher NOCalifornia Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen YESFlorida Republican
Marge Roukema YESNew Jersey Republican
Ed Royce NOCalifornia Republican
Jim Ryun YESKansas Republican
Matt Salmon YESArizona Republican
Mark Sanford YESSouth Carolina Republican Former (-2000)
Jim Saxton YESNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
Joe Scarborough YESFlorida Republican
Bob Schaffer YESColorado Republican
James Sensenbrenner YESWisconsin Republican
Pete Sessions YESTexas Republican
John Shadegg YESArizona Republican
Clay Shaw YESFlorida Republican
Christopher Shays YESConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008)
John Shimkus YESIllinois Republican
Bud Shuster YESPennsylvania Rep. (resigned 3/3/2001)
Christopher Smith NONew Jersey Republican
Lamar Smith YESTexas Republican
Linda Smith YESWashington Republican Former (1994-)
Nick Smith NOMichigan Republican (Until 2004)
Gerald Solomon NONew York Republican Former (1994-)
Mark Souder YESIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Floyd Spence NOSouth Carolina Republican
Cliff Stearns YESFlorida Republican
John Sununu YESNew Hampshire Republican
Jim Talent YESMissouri Republican
Billy Tauzin YESLouisiana Republican (Until 2004)
Charles Taylor YESNorth Carolina Republican
Bill Thomas YESCalifornia Republican
Mac Thornberry YESTexas Republican
John Thune YESSouth Dakota Republican
Todd Tiahrt YESKansas Republican (until 2010)
Fred Upton YESMichigan Republican
Jim Walsh YESNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008)
Zach Wamp NOTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Wes Watkins YESOklahoma Republican
J.C. Watts NOOklahoma Republican
Curt Weldon YESPennsylvania Republican
Dave Weldon YESFlorida Republican (Retiring 2008)
Jerry Weller YESIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Rick White YESWashington Republican Former (1994-)
Ed Whitfield NOKentucky Republican
Roger Wicker YESMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)
Heather Wilson YESNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008)
Frank Wolf YESVirginia Republican
Bill Young YESFlorida Republican
Don Young NOAlaska Republican



Independents voting on 1998-460

Marion Berry NOArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Sanford Bishop YESGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Allen Boyd YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Charles Canady YESFlorida Former GOP
Michael Castle YESDelaware Former GOP (until 2010)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart YESFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Tillie Fowler YESFlorida Former GOP
Tom Lantos YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008)
John Linder YESGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
George Radanovich YESCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010)
Bernie Sanders NOVermont Independent
Joe Skeen YESNew Mexico Former Republican
Vic Snyder YESArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Bob Stump NOArizona Former GOP (until 2010)
Ellen Tauscher YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Karen Thurman NOFlorida Former Democrat