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HR 4899 - Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations - Key Vote

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Frank Lucas voted Nay (Concurrence Vote With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Frank Lucas made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 111-212 -

Title: Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (308-114) - (Key vote)

Title: Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that makes supplemental military appropriations for fiscal year 2009-2010, in addition to supplemental appropriations for other purposes.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $33.29 billion (including appropriation increases and rescissions) for the Department of Defense for military purposes, including, but not limited to, the following (Ch. 3):
    • $24.59 billion for operation and maintenance;
    • $4.95 billion for procurement; and
    • $1.79 billion for military personnel.
  • Appropriates $13.38 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs for compensation and pensions, and specifies that the funds may not be obligated or expended until the expiration of the period for Congressional disapproval of the regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a service connection between exposure of veterans to Agent Orange during service in the Republic of Vietnam during "the Vietnam era" and hairy cell leukemia, other chronic B cell leukemias, Parkinson's disease, and ischemic heart disease (Ch. 9, Sec. 902).
  • Appropriates $6.18 billion for the Department of State, including, but not limited to, the following (Ch. 10):
    • $3.17 billion for bilateral economic assistance;
    • $1.41 billion for administration of foreign affairs;
    • $1.13 billion for international security assistance; and
    • $96.5 million for international organizations.
  • Appropriates $5.1 billion for the Department of Homeland Security for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster relief (Ch. 6).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE TO RECEDE FROM AMENDMENTS PASSED IN THIS CHAMBER AND PASS THE VERSION OF THE BILL THAT WAS ADOPTED BY THE OPPOSING CHAMBER.

Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (162-260) - (Key vote)

Title: Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with the fifth portion of a divided question on a bill that requires the President, no later than April 4, 2010, to submit to Congress a plan for the "safe, orderly, and expeditious" redeployment of armed forces from Afghanistan, including military and security-related contractors, including a timetable for the completion of such redeployment.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Director of National Intelligence, not later than January 31, 2011, to submit to the President and Congress a new national intelligence estimate on security and stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including an assessment of the following (Sec. 309):
    • The ability, performance, intent, and commitment of the Governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan to work with the U.S. in implementing the strategy announced in December 2009;
    • The security forces of Afghanistan and Pakistan, including their ability to maintain security in areas where they are deployed, and the timing of full deployment as envisioned by the December 2009 strategy;
    • Whether continuing U.S. military presence in Afghanistan contributes to Afghan and Pakistani support for, or sympathy toward, the Taliban, al Qaeda, or other insurgents;
    • The effect of continuing U.S. military presence on the strength of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan and neighboring countries; and
    • The effect of the continuing U.S. military presence on the ability of al Qaeda and related terrorist organizations to obtain resources, recruit personnel, and continue operations targeted at the U.S. and its allies.
  • Requires the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, not later than 90 days after the date of enactment, to do all of the following (Sec. 309):
    • Issue recommendations on measures to increase oversight of contractors engage in activities related to Afghanistan that have a "record of engaging in waste, fraud, or abuse";
    • Report on the status of the Department of Defense, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of State to implement existing recommendations regarding oversight of such contractors; and
    • Report on the extent to which military and security contractors or subcontractors engaged in activities related to Afghanistan have been responsible for the deaths of Afghan civilians.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A VOTE TO CONCUR WITH THE ENTIRE BILL TEXT; THE QUESTION WAS DIVIDED INTO PORTIONS, EACH OF WHICH REQUIRES A SEPARATE VOTE. THE PORTION OF THE BILL TEXT THAT THIS CONCURRENCE VOTE APPLIES IS ENUMERATED IN THE SUMMARY.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (100-321) - (Key vote)

Title: Limiting Afghanistan Military Funding to Withdrawal and Other Specified Purposes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with the fourth portion of a divided question on a bill that limits funds appropriated in this Act for military operations in Afghanistan to the continued protection of members of the armed forces and civilian and contractor personnel, and for beginning the withdrawal of members of the armed forces and contractor personnel from Afghanistan.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that nothing in this portion prohibits or restricts use of funds by any department or agency of the U.S. to carry out diplomatic efforts or humanitarian activities in Afghanistan, including security related to such efforts and activities.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A VOTE TO CONCUR WITH THE ENTIRE BILL TEXT; THE QUESTION WAS DIVIDED INTO PORTIONS, EACH OF WHICH REQUIRES A SEPARATE VOTE. THE PORTION OF THE BILL TEXT THAT THIS CONCURRENCE VOTE APPLIES IS ENUMERATED IN THE SUMMARY.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (25-376) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A VOTE TO CONCUR WITH THE ENTIRE BILL TEXT; THE QUESTION WAS DIVIDED INTO PORTIONS, EACH OF WHICH REQUIRES A SEPARATE VOTE. THE PORTION OF THE BILL TEXT THAT THIS CONCURRENCE VOTE APPLIES IS ENUMERATED IN THE SUMMARY.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (239-182) - (Key vote)

Title: Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that makes supplemental military appropriations for fiscal year 2009-2010, in addition to supplemental appropriations for other purposes.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $10 billion for the Department of Education for an Education Jobs Fund, which shall award grants to local educational agencies to finance the retaining, rehiring, and hiring of elementary and secondary education employees (Title IV, Ch. 1).
  • Appropriates $4.95 billion for student financial assistance, including Federal Pell Grants (Title IV, Ch. 1).
  • Rescinds $500 million in appropriations for the Department of Education to be allocated for state education incentive grants, as provided for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("stimulus bill") (Sec. 4158).
  • Appropriates $500 million for the Department of Homeland Security for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Title IV, Ch. 1).
  • Appropriates $163 million for the Department of Defense for the construction, renovation, repair, or expansion of elementary and secondary public schools on military installations (Title IV, Ch. 1).
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Labor, upon being instructed to do so by the President, to provide oil spill unemployment assistance, in an amount deemed appropriate by the Secretary, to an individual whose unemployment is caused by an oil spill "of national significance," and specifies that such assistance shall not be extended beyond 26 weeks after the individual became unemployed (Sec. 4152).
  • Appropriates $50 million for the Department of Defense for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (Sec. 4101).
  • Appropriates $16.5 million for the Department of Defense for a "soldier readiness processing center" (Title IV, Ch. 1).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A VOTE TO CONCUR WITH THE ENTIRE BILL TEXT; THE QUESTION WAS DIVIDED INTO PORTIONS, EACH OF WHICH REQUIRES A SEPARATE VOTE. THE PORTION OF THE BILL TEXT THAT THIS CONCURRENCE VOTE APPLIES IS ENUMERATED IN THE SUMMARY.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (67-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes supplemental military appropriations for fiscal year 2009-2010, in addition to supplemental appropriations for other purposes.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $33.29 billion (including appropriation increases and rescissions) for the Department of Defense for military purposes, including, but not limited to, the following (Ch. 3):
    • $24.59 billion for operation and maintenance;
    • $4.95 billion for procurement; and
    • $1.79 billion for military personnel.
  • Appropriates $13.38 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs for compensation and pensions, and specifies that the funds may not be obligated or expended until the expiration of the period for Congressional disapproval of the regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a service connection between exposure of veterans to Agent Orange during service in the Republic of Vietnam during "the Vietnam era" and hairy cell leukemia, other chronic B cell leukemias, Parkinson's disease, and ischemic heart disease (Ch. 9, Sec. 902).
  • Appropriates $6.18 billion for the Department of State, including, but not limited to, the following (Ch. 10):
    • $3.17 billion for bilateral economic assistance;
    • $1.41 billion for administration of foreign affairs;
    • $1.13 billion for international security assistance; and
    • $96.5 million for international organizations.
  • Appropriates $5.1 billion for the Department of Homeland Security for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster relief (Ch. 6).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (239-175) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations

Sponsors

  • David Ross 'Dave' Obey (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
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