What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : Children : S. 342. Child Abuse Prevention and Adoption Program/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Republican-Drafted Bill to Prevent Child Abuse Which Was Intended to Deflect Criticism Away From Republican Stances on Childrens' Issues. (2003 house Roll Call 279)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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S. 342. Child Abuse Prevention and Adoption Program/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Republican-Drafted Bill to Prevent Child Abuse Which Was Intended to Deflect Criticism Away From Republican Stances on Childrens' Issues.
house Roll Call 279     Jun 17, 2003
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The subject of this vote was a motion to move the previous question-a procedural motion which, if successful, ends debate and the possibility of amendment-to provide for House consideration of a conference report which would reauthorize $200 million in grants for the 1996 Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (when the House and Senate pass legislation in different forms, a conference committee is convened to reconcile those differences; a conference report is the product of those negotiations). That 1996 Act provides financial assistance to community outreach programs for child abuse prevention activities. While Progressives supported the reauthorization of the 1996 law, they voted in opposition to the procedural motion to proceed as a way to protest the GOP's positions on child issues. During House debate on the motion to move the previous question, Progressives admonished the GOP for excluding low-income families from receiving the child tax credit increase that was included in the recently-adopted $550 billion tax cut measure. Progressives argued that GOP leaders scheduled a vote on the child abuse prevention bill not because they considered child abuse a pressing issue but rather to shift the public's focus away from the child tax credit controversy. On a straight party-line vote, the motion to move the previous question was adopted by a 226-200 vote margin.

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