Issue: H.R. 2608, Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Different bill “Small Business…” used to pass this CR) Question: On Concurring in Senate Amdt to House Amdt to Senate Amdt.
Result: Passed in House 352 to 66, 15 not voting. Became Public Law No: 112-36 (signed by the President 10-5-11).
Bill Summary: A stopgap 45 day extension of all appropriations with a 1.5 percent haircut to non-defense spending.
Analysis: Representatives need to play hardball in their own House 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.)