What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : H.R. 2419. Appropriations/Energy/Procedural Vote on Motion To Recommit (Amend or Kill) Bill to Make Appropriations (Fund) for Energy and Water Development. (2005 house Roll Call 210)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 2419. Appropriations/Energy/Procedural Vote on Motion To Recommit (Amend or Kill) Bill to Make Appropriations (Fund) for Energy and Water Development.
house Roll Call 210     May 24, 2005
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Progressive Result
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H.R. 2419 was a bill to make appropriations (fund) for energy and water development for fiscal year 2006 (FY06). In this vote, the House defeated a procedural motion to recommit with instructions H.R. 2419. (A motion to recommit with instructions means to send the bill back to committee with instructions to take a specific action. This is often a last attempt by the opponents of a bill to kill or amend substantively the pending legislation.) The motion to recommit was offered by Bob Etheridge (D-NC), and would have provided funds to analyze "imported crude oil and its impact on petroleum sales" and "for the Secretary of Energy to conduct a conference with foreign oil producers of foreign oil-producing nations." (Etheridge.) Making the Progressive argument, Etheridge argued that Americans across the country were suffering from recent rises in the price of gasoline, and that these measures would "offer a proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy Information Administration to move and take action and take action quickly." Republicans offered no argument on the House floor to support their opposition to the motion. The motion and the Progressive position were defeated by a vote of 167 to 261, with 35 Democrats crossing party lines to vote "no.". Thus, these funds were not allocated for both the analysis of and a conference focusing on the cost of petroleum imports, and the House went on to pass the FY06 Appropriations bill for energy and water development.

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