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S AMDT 2650 - Pay As You Go Amendment - Key Vote

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Legislation - Motion Rejected (Senate) (50-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Pay As You Go Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to waive the Budget Act in order to adopt an amendment that requires pay-as-you-go for any legislation that increases or reduces the on-budget total.

Highlights:

-Requires that any legislation that creates an increase or decrease in the on-budget total must first waive or suspend the provisions of this amendment by a three-fifths vote of the Senate.

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

  • Russell D. 'Russ' Feingold (WI - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Lincoln D. 'Linc' Chafee (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kent Conrad (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barack Hussein Obama II (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken Salazar (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
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