What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Adequate Funding for Homeland Security : H.R. 1559. Fiscal 2003 War Supplemental/Procedural Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Increase Funding for Homeland Security Purposes. (2003 house Roll Call 104)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 1559. Fiscal 2003 War Supplemental/Procedural Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Increase Funding for Homeland Security Purposes.
house Roll Call 104     Apr 03, 2003
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Democrats in both chambers of Congress proposed amendments to the war supplemental spending bill to increase the level of funding for domestic security. The bulk of the money would have been directed to the Department of Homeland Security; the Department of Justice and the FBI would have also received additional revenue. During House consideration, Congressman Obey (D-WI) offered an amendment that would have added $2.5 billion for homeland security purposes. A point of order was raised against the Obey amendment by Congressman Young (R-FL) that the measure was not "germane", or relevant, to the pending legislation (unlike the Senate, the House requires that amendments to legislation are relevant to the issue being debated). Progressives opposed the point of order because Obey's amendment would direct much-needed funding to the federal agencies responsible for protecting American citizens against terrorist attacks. On a party-line vote of 217-195, the point of order was sustained and the Obey amendment was defeated.

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