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H.R.2693 Budget Control Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Aug 01, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 30, 2011, with a roll call of 173 ayes, 246 nays, and 13 not voting.

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's debt ceiling bill, introduced in the House by Rep. Dreier for procedural purposes. It would allow the debt ceiling to be raised by $2.7 trillion in exchange for deficit reduction of $2.2 trillion over 10 years. The savings would be achieved through $751 in unspecified spending cuts, eliminating funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, reducing Agricultural subsidies, auctioning off spectrum, and more. It would also create a special congressional committee to propose additional deficit savings and require the committee's proposal to get a filibuster-proof, amendment-less vote.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's debt ceiling bill, introduced in the House by Rep. Dreier for procedural purposes. It would allow the debt ceiling to be raised by $2.7 trillion in exchange for deficit reduction of $2.2 trillion over 10 years. The savings would be achieved through $751 in unspecified spending cuts, eliminating funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, reducing Agricultural subsidies, auctioning off spectrum, and more. It would also create a special congressional committee to propose additional deficit savings and require the committee's proposal to get a filibuster-proof, amendment-less vote.

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    • Bills blocked by Republicans. A short List: I - after the bridge - January 20, 2012 by Sherry - H.R. 2693 – Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act H.R. 2749 -- Food Safety Enhancement Act This must be how they created jobs and stimulated the economy while not serving the people of ...

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      As noted by Sherry on January 20, 2012, "H.R. 2693 – Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act H.R. 2749 -- Food Safety Enhancement Act This must be how they created jobs and stimulated the economy while not serving the people of ..." (/url?q=http://afterthebridge.blogspot.com/2012/01/bills-blocked-by-republicans.html&sa=U&ei=Q3IhT8DHH8eqsAKRvJS5CQ&ved=0CBwQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNFQBdvYl2ixTxt_kkbsgndyZlvkGw)
    • Bills blocked by Republicans. A short List: I - after the bridge - January 19, 2012 by Sherry - H.R. 2693 – Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act H.R. 2749 -- Food Safety Enhancement Act This must be how they created jobs and stimulated the economy while not serving the people of ...

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      As noted by Sherry on January 19, 2012, "H.R. 2693 – Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act H.R. 2749 -- Food Safety Enhancement Act This must be how they created jobs and stimulated the economy while not serving the people of ..." (/url?q=http://afterthebridge.blogspot.com/2012/01/bills-blocked-by-republicans.html&sa=U&ei=uZsyT8neB4Ow2QXei4nDBw&ved=0CEMQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNEROKk8foSo5TVkdh3-I4EAvfeygg)
    • Bills blocked by Republicans. A short List: I - after the bridge - January 19, 2012 by Sherry - H.R. 2693 – Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act H.R. 2749 -- Food Safety Enhancement Act This must be how they created jobs and stimulated the economy while not serving the people of ...

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      As noted by Sherry on January 19, 2012, "H.R. 2693 – Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act H.R. 2749 -- Food Safety Enhancement Act This must be how they created jobs and stimulated the economy while not serving the people of ..." (/url?q=http://afterthebridge.blogspot.com/2012/01/bills-blocked-by-republicans.html&sa=U&ei=H-kvT7rjC6Oc2AWX6tTpDg&ved=0CDcQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNF5tWtQrpeMb3OFP5-C_V-jH_VGrQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Doctors fear medical malpractice claims, eye new legal protections - August 30, 2011 by IFAwebnews.com - The bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011 (HR 2693), which included MPL reform, failed to pass the House of Representatives in a 246-173 vote July 30. Another bill (HR 5), the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act, ...

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      As noted by IFAwebnews.com on August 30, 2011, " The bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011 (HR 2693), which included MPL reform, failed to pass the House of Representatives in a 246-173 vote July 30. Another bill (HR 5), the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act, ... " (http://ifawebnews.com/2011/08/30/doctors-fear-medical-malpractice-claims-eye-new-legal-protections/)
    • How they voted - August 06, 2011 by Post-Tribune - BUDGET CONTROL ACT: The House rejected the Budget Control Act (HR 2693), sponsored by Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif. The bill would have raised the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion and outlined $2.4 trillion of spending cuts over the next 10 years. ...

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      As noted by Post-Tribune on August 06, 2011, " BUDGET CONTROL ACT: The House rejected the Budget Control Act (HR 2693), sponsored by Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif. The bill would have raised the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion and outlined $2.4 trillion of spending cuts over the next 10 years. ... " (http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/6919122-418/how-they-voted.html)
    • POMPEO: Time's Waning: The Senate Must Act - August 01, 2011 by KWCH - WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives voted 246-173 in a bipartisan effort to defeat the so-called “Reid Plan”, HR 2693. Congressman Mike Pompeo (KS-04) issued the following statement at conclusion of the weekend vote: “House Republ

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      As noted by KWCH on August 01, 2011, " WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives voted 246-173 in a bipartisan effort to defeat the so-called “Reid Plan”, HR 2693. Congressman Mike Pompeo (KS-04) issued the following statement at conclusion of the weekend vote: “House Republ" (http://www.kwch.com/lifestyle/politicians-in-their-own-words/kwch-rzw-pompeo-times-waning-the-senate-must-act-20110801,0,5564128.story)
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