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 Complete Its Work on Funding the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure. (2002 house Roll Call 441)
 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 Complete Its Work on Funding the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.
house Roll Call 441     Oct 03, 2002
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Progressive Position
Progressive Result
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Several House-passed bills were not considered by the Senate in 2002. In an effort to chastise the Senate for its inaction on those matters, House GOP leaders drafted several "sense of the House" resolutions which stated that Congress (i.e. the Senate) should adopt those House-passed bills and 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 "blamegame" legislative strategy, House Democrats proposed several resolutions of their own to admonish the House for its inaction on Senate-passed legislation. One such resolution offered by Congressman Carson (D-IN) would have expressed the sense of the House that Congress should complete its work on the 2003 Transportation Department spending bill and include at least $1.2 billion for Amtrak. Progressives supported the Carson measure as a way to insure that funding for the nation's transportation infrastructure is not compromised by end-of-session delays in passing the spending bill. The subject of this vote was a motion by Congressman Rogers (R-MI) to table (or strike down) the Carson resolution. Progressives voted against the tabling motion but the Carson measure was struck down on a straight party-line vote of 203- 192.

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