What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : H.R. 1950. State Department Authorization/Vote on Rules of Debate Which Prevented House Consideration of Twenty Amendments Supported By Democrats. (2003 house Roll Call 360)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 1950. State Department Authorization/Vote on Rules of Debate Which Prevented House Consideration of Twenty Amendments Supported By Democrats.
house Roll Call 360     Jul 15, 2003
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Before legislation can be considered in the House, a rule drafted by the House Rules Committee-which is in essence an arm of the majority party leadership-must be adopted to set parameters on debate. The subject of this vote was a rule governing debate on a bill to authorize about $40 billion through 2008 for the State Department and foreign aid programs. Progressives voted against the rule because it disallowed debate and votes on twenty amendments which Progressives supported. If passed, those amendments would have increased foreign aid to Afghan women, required environmental impact assessments of U.S.-supported projects overseas, urged the Bush Administration to participate in negotiations on climate change to reduce greenhouse gases, and provided funding for the removal of land mines and agricultural redevelopment of former mine fields. Democrats voted unanimously against the rule but it was adopted on a party-line vote of 222-201.

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