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H Con Res 178 - Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution - Key Vote

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Bob Menendez voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation-Resolution.

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NOTE: THIS IS A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT BUDGET RESOLUTION THAT SETS THE FUNDING LEVEL FOR DISCRETIONARY SPENDING. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW, BUT IS USED AS A GUIDE FOR CONGRESS AS IT PASSES THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION AND OTHER BILLS.

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Legislation-Resolution - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (53-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that calls for $1.31 trillion in new budget authority for fiscal year 1997.

Highlights:
  • Project the budget deficit at $147 billion for 1997.
  • Assumes a net tax cut of $122 billion from 1997-2002.
  • $265.58 billion for National Defense.
  • $192.84 billion for Medicare.
  • $133.23 billion for Health.
  • $48.98 billion for Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services.
  • $42.64 billion for Transportation.
  • $38.46 billion for Veterans Benefits and Services.
  • $20.92 billion for the Administration of Justice.
  • $20.88 billion for Natural Resources and Environment.
  • $16.79 billion for General Science, Space, and Technology.
  • $14.3 billion for International Affairs.
  • $12.81 billion for Agriculture.
  • $8.22 billion for Community and Regional Development.
  • $8.19 billion for Commerce and Housing Credit.
  • $7.81 billion for Social Security.
  • $3.73 billion for Energy.

 

Expresses the sense of Congress that:

  • Congress should be adopt any welfare reform provision before considering its affect on domestic violence.
  • All new welfare reform legislation enacted require that certain programs implemented by the States address the impact of domestic violence on welfare recipients.
  • No legislation be enacted which would increase the number of children who are hungry, homeless, poor, or medically uninsured.
  • Any legislation changing the Medicaid program pursuant to this resolution should guarantee coverage for low-income children, pregnant women, the elderly, and the disabled.
  • The President and Congress should continue to adhere to the commitment made on November 20, 1995 to enact legislation to achieve a balanced budget no later than FY2002.
Legislation-Resolution - Conference Report Adopted (House) (216-211) - (Key vote)

Title: Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that calls for $1.31 trillion in new budget authority for fiscal year 1997.

Highlights:
  • Project the budget deficit at $147 billion for 1997.
  • Assumes a net tax cut of $122 billion from 1997-2002.
  • $265.58 billion for National Defense.
  • $192.84 billion for Medicare.
  • $133.23 billion for Health.
  • $48.98 billion for Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services.
  • $42.64 billion for Transportation.
  • $38.46 billion for Veterans Benefits and Services.
  • $20.92 billion for the Administration of Justice.
  • $20.88 billion for Natural Resources and Environment.
  • $16.79 billion for General Science, Space, and Technology.
  • $14.3 billion for International Affairs.
  • $12.81 billion for Agriculture.
  • $8.22 billion for Community and Regional Development.
  • $8.19 billion for Commerce and Housing Credit.
  • $7.81 billion for Social Security.
  • $3.73 billion for Energy.

 

Expresses the sense of Congress that:

  • Congress should be adopt any welfare reform provision before considering its affect on domestic violence.
  • All new welfare reform legislation enacted require that certain programs implemented by the States address the impact of domestic violence on welfare recipients.
  • No legislation be enacted which would increase the number of children who are hungry, homeless, poor, or medically uninsured.
  • Any legislation changing the Medicaid program pursuant to this resolution should guarantee coverage for low-income children, pregnant women, the elderly, and the disabled.
  • The President and Congress should continue to adhere to the commitment made on November 20, 1995 to enact legislation to achieve a balanced budget no later than FY2002.
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed With Amendment (Senate) (53-46) -
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-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (226-195) - (Key vote)

Title: Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that calls for $1.31 trillion in new budget authority for fiscal year 1997.

Highlights:
  • Projects the budget deficit at $147 billion for 1997.
  • $267.18 billion for National Defense.
  • $193.17 billion for Medicare.
  • $129.92 billion for Health.
  • $46.97 billion for Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services.
  • $41.74 billion for Transportation.
  • $39.12 billion for Veterans Benefits and Services.
  • $22.13 billion for the Administration of Justice.
  • $20.53 billion for Natural Resources and Environment.
  • $16.54 billion for General Science, Space, and Technology.
  • $13.73 billion for International Affairs.
  • $11.84 billion for Agriculture.
  • $7.84 billion for Commerce and Housing Credit.
  • $7.81 billion for Social Security.
  • $6.67 billion for Community and Regional Development.
  • $2.38 billion for Energy.
Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Fiscal Year 1997 Budget Resolution

Sponsors

  • John Richard Kasich (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
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