What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Adequate Funding for Homeland Security : HR 4775. Fiscal 2002 Supplemental Appropriations/Vote to Require Maximum Funding for Homeland Security and Military Action in Afghanistan. (2002 house Roll Call 224)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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HR 4775. Fiscal 2002 Supplemental Appropriations/Vote to Require Maximum Funding for Homeland Security and Military Action in Afghanistan.
house Roll Call 224     Jun 12, 2002
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With more spending needed to pay for the war in Afghanistan and for added homeland security, the House and Senate both passed appropriations bills to supplement the original appropriations passed the previous year. Their versions differed: House Republicans favored $1.8 billion more for the military, and Senate Democrats $8.3 billion more for homeland defense. David Obey (D-WI) suggested that the final bill should use the higher of the House and Senate figures for any money related to defense or homeland security, and should not include any money unrelated to those two efforts. Obey proposed that the House instruct its representatives at the House-Senate negotiations to demand these spending restrictions. Progressives supported this idea, because they felt the president's spending restrictions were too draconian and threatened homeland security. Republicans balked, and the motion to issue these instructions went down to defeat, 181-235.

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