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June 14, 2011

House Votes - H.R. 2055: Veterans Affairs Appropriations, FY 2012

H.Res. 288: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2055

On agreeing to the resolution
Agreed to by voice vote.
House approves VA, military construction rule by voice vote
By a voice vote, the House on Thursday approved the rule for H.R. 2055, the appropriations bill for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and related agencies. The bill would increase funding for VA by 5.8 percent above FY 2011 levels, and would increase overall funding for VA and related agencies by $3.3 billion compared to FY 2011.

H.R. 2055: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.

Amendments

H.Amdt. 411 by Rep. LaTourette [R-OH14]
An amendment printed in the Congressional Record to strike section 415 of the bill.
Agreed to by 1 votes: 204-203, 25 not voting

H.Amdt. 413 by Rep. Amash [R-MI3]
An amendment numbered 4 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to enforce the Davis-Bacon Act.
Failed by 55 votes: 178-232, 22 not voting

H.Amdt. 414 by Rep. Sherman [D-CA27]
An amendment numbered 6 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds in contravention of the War Powers Resolution.
Agreed to by 85 votes: 248-163, 21 not voting


On Retaining Title II (Department of Veterans Affairs)
Passed by 408 votes: 409-1, 22 not voting

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