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April 16, 2011

House Votes - H.Con.Res. 34: Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

H.Res. 223: Providing for consideration of H.Con.Res. 34

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed by 55 votes: 238-183, 11 not voting

On Passage
Passed by 62 votes: 243-181, 8 not voting

On Motion to Adjourn
Failed by 402 votes: 11-412, 9 not voting
AyeMD-6Bartlett, Roscoe [R]
AyeMO-1Clay, William [D]
AyePA-12Critz, Mark [D]
AyeMN-5Ellison, Keith [D]
AyeCA-51Filner, Bob [D]
AyeCA-10Garamendi, John [D]
AyeAZ-7Grijalva, Raul [D]
AyeNM-1Heinrich, Martin [D]
AyeKS-1Huelskamp, Tim [R]
AyeOH-6Johnson, Bill [R]
AyeCA-12Speier, Jackie [D]

House votes against adjourning, takes up FY 2012 budget resolution

H.Con.Res. 34: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021.
Ryan takes shot against Obama in opening debate on FY 2012 budget

House finishes first stage of debate on FY 2012 budget bill

Amendments

H.Amdt. 256 by Rep. Cleaver [D-MO5]
A substitute amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 112-62 to make significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. Would also protect the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare. Would raise new revenue by making our tax system more fair. Would also close certain corporate tax loopholes and preferences, which will save trillions of dollars on the deficit over the next decade.
Failed by 201 votes: 103-303, 26 not voting
House rejects Black Caucus budget resolution for FY 2012
Every Republican voted against it, and even the Democrats were split on the CBC budget — 103 Dems supported it and 75 opposed it.

H.Amdt. 257 by Rep. Grijalva [D-AZ7]
An substitute amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 112-62 to eliminate the deficit by 2021, while putting America back to work, restoring America's economic competitiveness, implementing a fair tax system, keeping Americans healthy and bringing our troops back home.
Failed by 271 votes: 77-347, 8 not voting

Friday: House wrapping up debate, votes on FY 2012 budget
Garrett's amendment will be of particular interest, as it has the chance to draw support from several dozen Republicans who want to cut more than the mainstream GOP bill from Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). All of the other Democratic amendments anticipate several trillion dollars more in government outlays over the next decade.
H.Amdt. 258 by Rep. Garrett [R-NJ5]
An substitute amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 112-62 to establish a Fiscal Year 2012 budget and set the appropriate budgetary levels for Fiscal Year 2011 through 2021.
Failed by 18 votes: 119-136, 177 not voting
Chaos on House floor as Democrats try to unsettle GOP budget
Shouts on the floor of "close it down" as Democrats vote present to try to take down GOP budget.

In the House, Liberal and Conservative Budget Plans Come to the Floor
Once in a while, the most meaningless votes in Congress are the most interesting ones.

House Democrats, in an effort to force Republicans to come tantalizingly close to passing this far-reaching alternative to the Ryan plan, decided to simply vote “present,” forcing Republicans to choose between passing the plan or voting against it and running afoul of conservative groups, including Club for Growth.

H.Amdt. 259 by Rep. Van Hollen [D-MD8]
A substitute amendment numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 112-62 to reduce deficits gradually to avoid disrupting the recovery and reaches primary balance by 2018 while protecting guarantees to seniors and investments that are essential for the well-being of our citizens. Would also make strategic investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure, while restraining the growth in overall discretionary spending. Would extend middle-income tax relief and streamlines the tax code to remove special interest tax breaks that distort economic activity.
Failed by 94 votes: 166-259, 7 not voting


On Passage
Passed by 42 votes: 235-193, 4 not voting


Protesters interrupt House eight times in closing budget debate
The protesters targeted members of both parties, with 12 individuals arrested in demonstrations.

House passes Ryan's '12 budget; conservatives want more cuts
The vote came after a clear sign that at least half the Republican Caucus supports even tougher spending cuts.

Ryan budget plan passes House; only 4 GOP reps vote no
The House has passed a FY2012 budget plan that would cut trillions in spending over the next decade and fundamentally transform the current Medicare system.

House passes Ryan budget
Republicans embrace his ambitious fiscal plan.

House GOP passes controversial $3.5 trillion budget plan
Paul Ryan proposal would cut $6 trillion over ten years, includes changes to Medicare and Medicaid and tax cuts for wealthy

House Republicans turn from dissent to unity in budget votes
A day after 59 members broke with leadership on the 2011 spending bill, all but four backed the 2012 measure.

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