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To: ZGuy

Does anyone know what the vote was by numbers? This article doesn't squarely address that. How many Republicans and Democrats voted yes/no in each Chamber. The article mentions percentages of "yes" votes in the House and the total of "no" votes in the Senate (each by party), but doesn't say how many "yes" votes (again, by party) in the Senate and doesn't say how many republicans and democrats were in each chamber at the time.

Any ideas?

13 posted on 07/02/2004 2:05:52 PM PDT by Uncle Kermie (Long Live RWR)
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To: Uncle Kermie
The House of Representatives debated the bill for nine days and rejected nearly one hundred amendments designed to weaken the bill before passing H.R .7152 on February 10, 1964. Of the 420 members who voted, 290 supported the civil rights bill and 130 opposed it. Republicans favored the bill 138 to 34; Democrats supported it 152-96. It is interesting to note that Democrats from northern states voted overwhelmingly for the bill, 141 to 4, while Democrats from southern states voted overwhelmingly against the bill, 92 to 11.

On June 17, the Senate voted by a 76 to 18 margin to adopt the bipartisan substitute worked out by Dirksen in his office in May and to give the bill its third reading. Two days later, the Senate passed the bill by a 73 to 27 roll call vote. Six Republicans and 21 Democrats held firm and voted against passage.

From a quick search I did I found this at

14 posted on 07/02/2004 2:29:15 PM PDT by ZGuy
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To: Uncle Kermie

I realize this was an old post of yours but I happened to be doing some research on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and came upon the figures you sought. Since I couldn't find anywhere on the post where your question was answered, I thought I'd provide them.

Vote statistics
Vote totals:
· The Original House Version: 290-130
· The Senate Version: 73-27
· The Senate Version, as voted on by the House: 289-126
By Party: The Original House Version:
· Democratic Party: 153-96 (39% against)
· Republican Party: 138-34 (21% against)
The Senate Version:
· Democratic Party: 46-22 (32% against)
· Republican Party: 27-6 (18% against)

The Senate Version, voted on by the House:
· Democratic Party: 153-91 (37% against)
· Republican Party: 136-35 (20% against)
By Party and Region:
The Original House Version:
· Southern Democrats: 7-87
· Southern Republicans: 0-10
· Northern Democrats: 145-9
· Northern Republicans: 138-24
The Senate Version:
· Southern Democrats: 1-21
· Southern Republicans: 0-1
· Northern Democrats: 46-1
· Northern Republicans: 27-5

21 posted on 12/13/2005 9:16:12 AM PST by bcsco
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