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November 11, 2007

House Conference Report Votes - H.R. 3222: Defense Appropriations

H.Res. 806: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 3222

Will the House now consider the resolution
Passed 220-191

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed 217-196

On Agreeing to the Resolution
Passed 226-184


H.R. 3222: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2008
Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

Previous Conference Report Vote

On Agreeing to the Conference Report
Passed 400-15


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