What: All Issues : Health Care : H.R. 2658. Fiscal 2004 Defense Appropriations/Procedural Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Redirect $1.1 Billion to Help Fight AIDS Pandemic. (2003 senate Roll Call 288)
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H.R. 2658. Fiscal 2004 Defense Appropriations/Procedural Vote to Defeat an Amendment to Redirect $1.1 Billion to Help Fight AIDS Pandemic.
senate Roll Call 288     Jul 17, 2003
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss
Qualifies as polarizing?
Yes
Is this vote crucial?
No

During debate on the 2004 defense appropriations bill, Senator Byrd (D-WV) offered an amendment which would have redirected $1.1 billion from the defense spending bill to programs designed to halt the international spread of AIDS. Progressives supported Byrd's proposal because, in their view, the U.S. should be taking a more active role in fighting the AIDS pandemic. Senator Steven's (R-AK) motioned to table (kill) Byrd's amendment and the motion passed 71-24 thereby defeating Byrd's measure

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