Issue: Amdt. No. 665, H.R, 2608 An Act making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes. Question: Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. with an Amdt. No. 665 (3/5 required).
Result: Passed 79 to 12, 9 not voting. Became Public Law 112-36 (signed by the President 10-5-11). GOP and Democrats scored.
Bill Summary: A stopgap 45 day extension of all appropriations with a 1.5 percent haircut to non-defense spending.
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.)