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S Amdt 2351 - Pay As You Go Amendment - Key Vote

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Legislation - Motion Rejected (Senate) (50-49) - (Key vote)

Title: Pay As You Go Amendment

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to waive the Budget Act in order to adopt an amendment that prohibits the Senate from considering any direct spending or revenue legislation that increases the on-budget deficit in any bills during specified time periods.

Highlights:
  • Permits the rule to be waived by an aftermath vote of three-fifths of the Senate.
  • Expires in 2010.
Note:

NOTE: A MOTION TO WAIVE THE BUDGET ACT, IF ADOPTED, TEMPORARILY SETS ASIDE A SPECIFIC PROVISION OF THE BUDGET ACT OF 1974 SO THAT AN AMENDMENT THAT VIOLATES THE ACT MAY BE CONSIDERED. A 3/5 MAJORITY IS REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Pay As You Go Amendment

Sponsors

  • Kent Conrad (ND - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Joseph Robinette 'Joe' Biden Jr. (DE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Russell D. 'Russ' Feingold (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas 'Tom' Harkin (IA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara A. Mikulski (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barack Hussein Obama II (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken Salazar (CO - D) (Out Of Office)

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