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  • Latest Action: Aug 01, 2011 Considered by Senate.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Government Operations - Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 31, 2011, with a roll call of 50 ayes, 49 nays, and 1 not voting.

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  • 86% of users oppose S.627

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • As amended by the House on 7/29, this bill would give the President new authority to raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion without approval from Congress in exchange for $756 billion in unspecified spending cuts over 10 years and the creation of a special congressional committee to propose more deficit-cutting proposals in the future. That $900 billion increase is designed to last through the end of 2011. To raise the debt ceiling again next year, the President would have to get new approval from Congress unless the special committee results in passage of at least $1.6 trillion more in deficit savings, and Congress has approved a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. If neither of those conditions are met, Congress would have to pass another debt increase in order to avoid default next year.

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    • The Only Thing Bipartisan About S.627 Was Opposition | The Gavel - July 25, 2012 by Karina - This afternoon, the House wasted valuable time on the latest version of S.627, the Republican Default Act, which was revised again this afternoon after it failed to garner enough support yesterday. Four days before we default, instead of ...

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