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UNDECIDED on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion.

Adoption of the conference report on the 2000 Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill provided $12.7 billion for foreign aid programs in 2000.

Dexter says, "You can't buy friends. We have proven that. (Can you sp"

Status: Conf Rpt Agreed to Y)51; N)49

Reference: H.R. 2606 Conference Report; Bill H.R. 2606 ; vote number 1999-312 on Oct 6, 1999

Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions.

To kill a proposal limiting President Clinton's ability to impose economic sanctions on foreign nations.

Dexter says, "It is not for the Senate to shun its constitutional duties. This president is already suspect. Giving him any imperial powers over our lucrative foreign trade is foolhardy."

Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)53; N)46; NV)1

Reference: Motion to table the Lugar Amdt #3156.; Bill S. 2159 ; vote number 1998-201 on Jul 15, 1998

Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech.

This amendment would have limited NATO Expansion to only include Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Dexter says, "It is far too early to admit any of the former Warsaw countries into"

Status: Amdt Rejected Y)41; N)59

Reference: NATO Expansion limit-Warner Amdt. #2322; Bill NATO Expansion Treaty #105-36 ; vote number 1998-112 on Apr 30, 1998

Voted NO on $17.9 billion to IMF.

Would provide $17.9 billion for the International Monetary Fund.

Dexter says, "You can't buy friends. We h"

Status: Amdt Agreed to Y)84; N)16

Reference: McConnell Amdt #2100; Bill S. 1768 ; vote number 1998-44 on Mar 26, 1998

Voted NO on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba.

Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba.

Dexter says, "The Soviets looked at our embargo, saw how it well worked for Castro, and built the Wall! An island people, already insular in nature, are easily isolated"

Status: Conf Rpt Agreed to Y)74; N)22; NV)4

Reference: Conference Report on H.R. 927; Bill H.R. 927 ; vote number 1996-22 on Mar 5, 1996

Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo.

Ending U.S. trade embargos on the country of Vietnam.

Dexter says, "When will we learn that trade embargoes only punish our businesses, our workers, and the innocent in the embargoed country. Shunning China and Cuba, for example, was ludicrous. The leaders always manage to live well. Only the people suffer."

Status: Amdt Agreed to Y)62; N)38

Reference: For. Reltns. Auth. Act FY 94 & 95; Bill S. 1281 ; vote number 1994-5 on Jan 27, 1994

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