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S.1340 Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 11, 2011 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 97.

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    • On January 21, 2012, by bdubya - I agree, but it says "up to"... The bill needs to be modified like you say completely, because up to could be 5% or easily abused at the limit. A bill like this is necessary, but needs a lot more thought and modifications.

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    • McConnell Changes Course on Debt Ceiling – Will Back Cut, Cap and ... - August 15, 2011 by BriceJ - The Act, S. 1340, originally proposed by Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and McConnell's Kentucky colleague Sen. Rand Paul, is the only plan to yet be offered by either party that actually cuts the ...

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      As noted by BriceJ on August 15, 2011, "The Act, S. 1340, originally proposed by Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and McConnell&#39;s Kentucky colleague Sen. Rand Paul, is the only plan to yet be offered by either party that actually cuts the ..." (http://voiceofamerica.biz/mcconnell-changes-course-on-debt-ceiling-will-back-cut-cap-and-balance-5)
    • Americans Will No Longer be Spectators While Congress Makes ... - August 09, 2011 by www.briefingwire.com/ - They are going to learn about Senate bill S. 1340 and House bill H.R. 2560, and voice their opinion by writing their Congressman,” said Havard. VPnational was founded in 2011 to encourage all Americans to have an active ...

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      As noted by www.briefingwire.com/ on August 09, 2011, "They are going to learn about Senate bill S. 1340 and House bill H.R. 2560, and voice their opinion by writing their Congressman,” said Havard. VPnational was founded in 2011 to encourage all Americans to have an active ..." (http://www.briefingwire.com/pr/americans-will-no-longer-be-spectators-while-congress-makes-decisions-affecting-our-nation)
    • Letter From Kay Bailey Hutchenson – NAWBO Houston - August 08, 2011 by Webmaster - I am a cosponsor and strong supporter of both the Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and S. 1340, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011. The only permanent solution to our debt and deficit crisis is to ...

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      As noted by Webmaster on August 08, 2011, "I am a cosponsor and strong supporter of both the Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and S. 1340, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011. The only permanent solution to our debt and deficit crisis is to ..." (http://www.nawbohouston.org/2011/08/08/letter-from-kay-bailey-hutchenson/)

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    • Cooper-Stokes wins Jackson Ward 3 race - July 25, 2012 by Jackson Clarion-Ledger - Cooper-Stokes received 1,503 votes to Jackson’s 1,340, with a few dozen absentee ballots outstanding. The unofficial margin — 163 votes — was eerily close to that of the Feb. 28 runoff, in which Cooper-Stokes beat Jackson by 156 votes.

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      As noted by Jackson Clarion-Ledger on July 25, 2012, "Cooper-Stokes received 1,503 votes to Jackson’s 1,340, with a few dozen absentee ballots outstanding. The unofficial margin — 163 votes — was eerily close to that of the Feb. 28 runoff, in which Cooper-Stokes beat Jackson by 156 votes." (http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20120724/NEWS/120724038/Cooper-Stokes-wins-Jackson-Ward-3-race)
    • Cooper-Stokes wins Jackson Ward 3 race - July 24, 2012 by Jackson Clarion-Ledger - Cooper-Stokes received 1,503 votes to Jackson’s 1,340, with a few dozen absentee ballots outstanding. The unofficial margin — 163 votes — was eerily close to that of the Feb. 28 runoff, in which Cooper-Stokes beat Jackson by 156 votes.

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      As noted by Jackson Clarion-Ledger on July 24, 2012, "Cooper-Stokes received 1,503 votes to Jackson’s 1,340, with a few dozen absentee ballots outstanding. The unofficial margin — 163 votes — was eerily close to that of the Feb. 28 runoff, in which Cooper-Stokes beat Jackson by 156 votes." (http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20120724/NEWS/120724038/Ward-3-voters-choose-Cooper-Stokes-again?odyssey=mod_sectionstories)
    • Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA assists in cancer research - June 23, 2012 by NJ.com - The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 is being made possible in partnership with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on July 26 and July 27 at the Y’s 1340 Martine Ave. facility in Scotch Plains. If you are between ages 30-65 and ...

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      As noted by NJ.com on June 23, 2012, "The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 is being made possible in partnership with the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on July 26 and July 27 at the Y’s 1340 Martine Ave. facility in Scotch Plains. If you are between ages 30-65 and ..." (http://www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2012/06/fanwood-scotch_plains_ymca_ass.html)
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