What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Adequate Funding for Homeland Security : H J Res 13. Continuing Resolution/Vote to Table (Kill) an Effort to Recommit to Committee a Continuing Resolution to Extend Government Funding at Previous Year's Level with Committee Instructions to Increase Funding for Homeland Security. (2003 house Roll Call 15)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H J Res 13. Continuing Resolution/Vote to Table (Kill) an Effort to Recommit to Committee a Continuing Resolution to Extend Government Funding at Previous Year's Level with Committee Instructions to Increase Funding for Homeland Security.
house Roll Call 15     Jan 28, 2003
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In the fall of 2002, Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a spending plan for 2003, so instead they passed a series of stopgap spending measures (continuing resolutions, or CRs) that kept the government operating at 2002 levels. Republicans moved forward aggressively with their spending plan after increasing their margin in the House and taking back the Senate in the 2002 elections. Nonetheless, they still needed to pass some CRs to keep the government running. Democrats sought to add money to these CRs, to ensure the government would have enough funds to cope with homeland security needs. On the CR at issue here, Obey (D-WI) moved to recommit (send back) the bill to the Appropriations Committee with instructions that extra money for emergency response efforts be added. The chair in charge of floor debate struck down the motion on the grounds that it violated House rules because it amounted to a new budget authority. Obey appealed the ruling, but Putnam (R-FL) moved to table (kill) this appeal. Progressives supported Obey's attempt to add funding for homeland security, so they opposed the ruling of the chair, supported Obey's attempt to appeal it, and opposed Putnam's motion to table. Despite their opposition and the opposition of all but one Democrat, the motion to table passed 222-196. Obey's appeal was killed and his motion to recommit for more spending was killed with it.

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