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 2. Fiscal 2003 Appropriations/Final Passage of Government Spending Measure Which, With Few Exceptions, Contained Across-the-Board Funding Cuts in Domestic Programs. (2003 house Roll Call 32)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H J Res 2. Fiscal 2003 Appropriations/Final Passage of Government Spending Measure Which, With Few Exceptions, Contained Across-the-Board Funding Cuts in Domestic Programs.
house Roll Call 32     Feb 13, 2003
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Progressive Result
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In the fall of 2002, Congress had been unable to agree on a spending plan for 2003. Republicans sought to cut spending and Democrats to increase it. However, the 2002 elections expanded the Republican majority in the House and put the Senate back in Republican hands. As a result, Republicans moved quickly in 2003 to pass a spending plan. The plan they proposed cut 0.65 percent from all programs but a handful (mostly related to education) in the bill. It provided $10 billion for intelligence and military activities; it also increased drought relief by $3.1 billion, election reform by $1.5 billion, and Medicare payments to physicians by $54 billion. Progressives supported many of these measures, but disagreed fundamentally with the amounts and with how closely the bill hewed to the Bush administration's low spending request. Progressives voted "no," but it was a lonely stand: the bill passed 338-83.

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