Issue: H.R. 1473 Latest title: Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011. Question: On passage (3/5 required).
Result: Bill passed 81 to 19. Became Public Law 112-10 (signed by the President 4-15-11) GOP selected vote.
Bill Summary: This Boehner-Obama compromise continues appropriations through September 30, 2011 at almost the same level (a mere $38 billion cut) as fiscal year 2010.
Analysis: Senators need to play hardball in the Senate and with the other branches in curtailing massive unconstitutional spending. Extending the current spending level with only minor cuts is unsupportable, as there is no serious movement to curtail unconstitutional spending in the works.
We have assigned (good vote) to the Nays and (bad vote) to the Yeas. (P = voted present; ? = not voting; blank = not listed on roll call.)