What: All Issues : Environment : Wildlife/Forest/Wilderness/Land Conservation : HR 5093. Interior Appropriations for 2003/Procedural Vote to Curtail a Stream of Republican Amendments Designed to Cut Funding for Programs Under the Purview of the Interior Appropriations Bill. (2002 house Roll Call 308)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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HR 5093. Interior Appropriations for 2003/Procedural Vote to Curtail a Stream of Republican Amendments Designed to Cut Funding for Programs Under the Purview of the Interior Appropriations Bill.
house Roll Call 308     Jul 16, 2002
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The Interior Department manages public lands and a wide range of other domestic programs. The bill to fund this department for 2003 received some initial opposition from Progressives for failing to spend enough, but the most serious early challenge came from fiscal conservatives, who felt it spent too much. They proposed a few highly unpopular measures to cut funding to the Bureau of Land Management; when one failed, they would propose the next, in the belief that they could wear down the opposition and slip one of their amendments through. After a few of these measures, Progressives and Democrats in general grew tired of the exercise. Dicks (D-WA) moved to rise to the Committee of the Whole-a procedural motion that would end the fiscal conservatives' amendments and close business for the day. Progressives voted "yes" on this motion because they wanted to move on with the debate. The motion came very close to passing-it was rejected by only one vote, 209-210- which was enough to convince the Republican leadership that the legislative day should be ended. A motion to adjourn was adopted by a voice (unrecorded) vote shortly after.

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