What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Adequate Government Funding for a Broad Range of Human Needs : H J Res 122. Continuing Appropriations for 2003/Final Passage of a Bill to Fund Government at Previous Year's Levels Rather than Find Compromise Solution on New Spending Priorities. (2002 house Roll Call 461)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H J Res 122. Continuing Appropriations for 2003/Final Passage of a Bill to Fund Government at Previous Year's Levels Rather than Find Compromise Solution on New Spending Priorities.
house Roll Call 461     Oct 10, 2002
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Throughout 2002, Congress was unable to pass spending bills for 2003 because the Republican House and the Democratic Senate could not agree on the amount that should be spent. House Republicans wanted strict controls on spending that had been advocated by the Bush administration. Progressives and Democrats in general felt these spending levels were unrealistically low and deprived the government of money for needed social programs and homeland security. To keep the government running without compromising on the larger issues, House Republicans proposed this resolution, which funded the government at fiscal 2002 levels for eight days. Republicans hoped to make it past the November elections without compromise, because if they took back the Senate in those elections they would be able to pass their spending plan with much less difficulty. Progressives opposed the resolution because they wanted Republicans to compromise on the spending issue and do so before the elections. They voted "no," but the measure passed, 272-144.

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