What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : America's Poor : Sense of the House Resolution /Vote to Table (Kill) a Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Repeal Funding Cuts to Hospitals that Serve Low-Income Patients. (2002 house Roll Call 440)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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Sense of the House Resolution /Vote to Table (Kill) a Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Repeal Funding Cuts to Hospitals that Serve Low-Income Patients.
house Roll Call 440     Oct 03, 2002
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In 2002, the Senate failed to act on several House-passed bills. In an effort to castigate the Senate for its inaction, House GOP leaders drafted several "sense of the House" resolutions which stated that Congress (i.e. the Senate) should adopt those House-passed bills to allow President Bush to sign those measures into law (in contrast to other legislation, sense of the House resolutions are non-binding and lack the force of law). To counter the GOP's "blame-game" legislative strategy, House Democrats proposed several resolutions of their own to admonish the House for its inaction on Senatepassed legislation. On this vote, Congressman Hulshof (R-MO) made a motion to table (or strike down) a sense of the House resolution proposed by Congressman Farr (D-CA). The Farr resolution would have urged Congress to repeal spending cuts for hospitals that serve low-income patients. In the view of Progressives, federal funding for hospitals should not be conditional on patient incomes. Hospitals in low income areas, Progressives argued, should receive comparable funding to hospitals that serve wealthy individuals. In other words, proper medical care should be available to all citizens regardless of their income. The motion to strike down the Farr resolution was adopted on a straight party-line vote of 206-192.

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