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H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 30, 2012 Message on Senate action sent to the House.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 28, 2012, with a roll call of 62 ayes, 32 nays, and 6 not voting.

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  • 24% of users support H.R.1

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is the House Republicans' bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. It would cut a total of $61 billion in discretionary spending below 2010 levels. It also includes dozens of controversial policy riders that would do things like block the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases and defund Planned Parenthood.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is the House Republicans' bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. It would cut a total of $61 billion in discretionary spending below 2010 levels. It also includes dozens of controversial policy riders that would do things like block the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases and defund Planned Parenthood.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 18, 2011, by prbroste - Enemies of net neutrality are enemies of free speech for all people. I have never seen a strong coherent argument against net neutrality because I suspect that the only coherent positions expose one as a corporatist stooge. An amendment to this bill seeks to tie the FCC's hands in supporting net neutrality. It is a shameful and underhanded political maneuver that directly attacks the freedom of the U.S. citizen.

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      As noted by prbroste, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 18, 2011, "Enemies of net neutrality are enemies of free speech for all people. I have never seen a strong coherent argument against net neutrality because I suspect that the only coherent positions expose one as a corporatist stooge. An amendment to this bill seeks to tie the FCC's hands in supporting net neutrality. It is a shameful and underhanded political maneuver that directly attacks the freedom of the U.S. citizen."
    • On February 28, 2011, by vcooks81 - Community Health Centers (46 percent of regular appropriation); Substance abuse treatment (more than $200 million cut); Community Services Block Grant (44 percent cut); Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) contingency fund (66 percent cut); FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program (50 percent cut); Title I (K-12 education for low-income students) ($693.5 million), IDEA (special education) grants to states: (nearly $560 million); Commodity Supplemental Food Program (11.4 percent cut); Community Development Fund ($2.95 billion, or 66.3 percent cut); Project-based rental assistance ($715.5 million, or 8.4 percent cut); Public Housing Capital Fund ($1.07 billion, or 42 percent cut); Housing for the Elderly ($551 million, or 67 percent cut); Housing for Persons with Disabilities ($210 million, or 70 percent cut).

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      As noted by vcooks81, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 28, 2011, "Community Health Centers (46 percent of regular appropriation); Substance abuse treatment (more than $200 million cut); Community Services Block Grant (44 percent cut); Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) contingency fund (66 percent cut); FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program (50 percent cut); Title I (K-12 education for low-income students) ($693.5 million), IDEA (special education) grants to states: (nearly $560 million); Commodity Supplemental Food Program (11.4 percent cut); Community Development Fund ($2.95 billion, or 66.3 percent cut); Project-based rental assistance ($715.5 million, or 8.4 percent cut); Public Housing Capital Fund ($1.07 billion, or 42 percent cut); Housing for the Elderly ($551 million, or 67 percent cut); Housing for Persons with Disabilities ($210 million, or 70 percent cut). "
    • On February 24, 2011, by fakk2 - @Aurelius, "Had federal and state regulators done their job and enforced existing rules and standards on underwriting and risk management, none of us would be living with the consequences of the mortgage mess now and for many years to come." That's not exactly true. A lot of the mortgage collapse was because Fannie & Freddie were buying too many bad loans. They bought the loans because it was legal to do so by the FDIC & treasury among the other overseers. The banks then created a secondary and tertiary market for those bonds. Banks had to give loans to those who wouldn't normally have had the ability to qualify because of anti-redlining laws, as well as mandates to increase credit through the early 2000's in order to expand. When you say, "We all deserve Democracy and we're going to get it, good and hard", I'm not sure what you mean by that, but I'd rather have a republic any day.

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      As noted by fakk2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 24, 2011, "@Aurelius, "Had federal and state regulators done their job and enforced existing rules and standards on underwriting and risk management, none of us would be living with the consequences of the mortgage mess now and for many years to come." That's not exactly true. A lot of the mortgage collapse was because Fannie & Freddie were buying too many bad loans. They bought the loans because it was legal to do so by the FDIC & treasury among the other overseers. The banks then created a secondary and tertiary market for those bonds. Banks had to give loans to those who wouldn't normally have had the ability to qualify because of anti-redlining laws, as well as mandates to increase credit through the early 2000's in order to expand. When you say, "We all deserve Democracy and we're going to get it, good and hard", I'm not sure what you mean by that, but I'd rather have a republic any day."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Zelenik: Black a Mudslinger | Tennessee Report - July 23, 2012 by TN Press Release Center - “Congresswoman Black has been misleading Republicans in agitated comments at campaign events about her record of voting to increasing the debt (S.365), funding Obamacare (HR 1, HJ Res. 48, HR 1473, S.365, HR 2608 ...

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      As noted by TN Press Release Center on July 23, 2012, "“Congresswoman Black has been misleading Republicans in agitated comments at campaign events about her record of voting to increasing the debt (S.365), funding Obamacare (HR 1, HJ Res. 48, HR 1473, S.365, HR 2608 ..." (/url?q=http://tnreport.com/blog/2012/07/23/zelenik-black-a-mudslinger/&sa=U&ei=Z4MOUOnqNOKC2wWUuYC4AQ&ved=0CFEQmAEwCw&usg=AFQjCNEA6Fzh5DqZrsjAS0quEBw21tf-zQ)
    • Zelenik: Black a Mudslinger | Tennessee Report - July 23, 2012 by TN Press Release Center - “Congresswoman Black has been misleading Republicans in agitated comments at campaign events about her record of voting to increasing the debt (S.365), funding Obamacare (HR 1, HJ Res. 48, HR 1473, S.365, HR 2608 ...

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      As noted by TN Press Release Center on July 23, 2012, "“Congresswoman Black has been misleading Republicans in agitated comments at campaign events about her record of voting to increasing the debt (S.365), funding Obamacare (HR 1, HJ Res. 48, HR 1473, S.365, HR 2608 ..." (/url?q=http://tnreport.com/blog/2012/07/23/zelenik-black-a-mudslinger/&sa=U&ei=mjAOUJqQHLO02AWrsYBw&ved=0CEwQmAEwCg&usg=AFQjCNHGmZuuTuKsV-s7qxkzaLDW0Uxfug)
    • Lou Ann Zelenik's Campaign Will Not Jump Into Diane Black's Mud ... - July 23, 2012 by billhobbs - “Congresswoman Black has been misleading Republicans in agitated comments at campaign events about her record of voting to increasing the debt (S.365), funding Obamacare (HR 1, HJ Res. 48, HR 1473, S.365, HR 2608 ...

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      As noted by billhobbs on July 23, 2012, "“Congresswoman Black has been misleading Republicans in agitated comments at campaign events about her record of voting to increasing the debt (S.365), funding Obamacare (HR 1, HJ Res. 48, HR 1473, S.365, HR 2608 ..." (/url?q=http://votelouann.com/2012/07/23/lou-ann-zeleniks-campaign-will-not-jump-into-diane-blacks-mud-puddle/&sa=U&ei=VdoNUJfaG-jq2AWrwIDICg&ved=0CD4QmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNGJKnMro3kISb6l_iyiSqba-tFVuQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Congress.org: How Hawaii's Elected Officials Voted - December 17, 2012 - December 17, 2012 by Hawaii Reporter - Editor's Note: MegaVote will be on hiatus until January 2, 2013. TAG Extension – Motion to Waive - Vote Rejected (50-42, 8 Not Voting) Last week the Senate began and stopped the process of considering legislation to extend the FDIC’s Transaction Accoun

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      As noted by Hawaii Reporter on December 17, 2012, "Editor's Note: MegaVote will be on hiatus until January 2, 2013. TAG Extension – Motion to Waive - Vote Rejected (50-42, 8 Not Voting) Last week the Senate began and stopped the process of considering legislation to extend the FDIC’s Transaction Accoun" (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/congress-org-how-hawaiis-elected-officials-voted-december-17-2012/123)
    • Bills of the 111th Congress Concerning Climate Change - October 19, 2012 by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions - The bills, resolutions, and amendments of the 112th Congress dealing with climate change are divided into the following categories: H.R.300: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Act This bill would reestablish the National Oceanic and Atmosphe

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      As noted by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on October 19, 2012, "The bills, resolutions, and amendments of the 112th Congress dealing with climate change are divided into the following categories: H.R.300: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Act This bill would reestablish the National Oceanic and Atmosphe" (http://www.c2es.org/federal/congress/111/climate-change-legislative-proposals)
    • Men shouldn't rule women's bodies - October 18, 2012 by Daily Illini - To a male-dominated room of Michigan legislators, Rep. Lisa Brown had only one sentence to conclude her criticism on a proposed anti-choice abortion legislation: “And finally Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but

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      As noted by Daily Illini on October 18, 2012, "To a male-dominated room of Michigan legislators, Rep. Lisa Brown had only one sentence to conclude her criticism on a proposed anti-choice abortion legislation: “And finally Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but " (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheDailyIlliniTopStories/~3/y3XK_sdbn10/men-shouldnt-rule-womens-bodies)
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