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Favorable or Unfavorable #283: Dante Fascell


Favorable or Unfavorable #283: Dante Fascell  

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Dante Fascell (FL-D) was a more moderate Southern Dem. His Civil Rights voting record is among the most unusual. He was clearly calculating in his voting. 

His actions:

Fascell, Dante 1956 Only US Rep from FL not to sign Southern Manifesto
Fascell, Dante 1957 Does not vote for Civil Rights Act of 1957
Fascell, Dante 1960 Votes for CR Act of 1960, despite having opposed the 1957 Act
Fascell, Dante 1964 Does not vote for the CR Act of 1964, despite having voted for the 1960 CR Act
Fascell, Dante 1965 Votes for the Voting Rights Act, despite having opposed the 1964 CR Act
Fascell, Dante 1973 Co-sponsors War Powers Resolution
Fascell, Dante 1983 Influential House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair. 10 years. End of Cold War
Fascell, Dante 1993 Was to be Clinton's Amb to Italy but declines the offer b/c of health
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