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H.R.408 Spending Reduction Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 23, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises.

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  • 44% of users oppose H.R.408

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 30, 2011, by oakgall - This bill is a sham. It actually BLOCKS spending cuts to the most wasteful, unaudited portion of the U.S. government - the Pentagon. Until the Republicans take on the glut of unnecessary military programs, their "spending cuts" programs can't be taken seriously.

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Government Policy: The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent ... - July 25, 2012 by Alerts - (See also H.R. 408; H.R. 2434; and S. 194.). In the Senate, an amendment (containing text from S. 3257; see also S. 3312 and H.R. 5912) to the 2012 Senate-passed farm bill, S. 3240, would eliminate the convention funding ...

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      As noted by Alerts on July 25, 2012, "(See also H.R. 408; H.R. 2434; and S. 194.). In the Senate, an amendment (containing text from S. 3257; see also S. 3312 and H.R. 5912) to the 2012 Senate-passed farm bill, S. 3240, would eliminate the convention funding ..." (/url?q=http://government-policy.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-state-of-campaign-finance-policy.html&sa=U&ei=R0oTUNCbJYPq0gGzgYHwCA&ved=0CCUQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNHNmF1SpAh2U0vACB74-H1RarBiIA)
    • Government Policy: The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent ... - July 25, 2012 by Alerts - (See also H.R. 408; H.R. 2434; and S. 194.). In the Senate, an amendment (containing text from S. 3257; see also S. 3312 and H.R. 5912) to the 2012 Senate-passed farm bill, S. 3240, would eliminate the convention funding ...

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      As noted by Alerts on July 25, 2012, "(See also H.R. 408; H.R. 2434; and S. 194.). In the Senate, an amendment (containing text from S. 3257; see also S. 3312 and H.R. 5912) to the 2012 Senate-passed farm bill, S. 3240, would eliminate the convention funding ..." (/url?q=http://government-policy.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-state-of-campaign-finance-policy.html&sa=U&ei=Td8RULLGEcLG6wHc7IGoDA&ved=0CCYQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNE1UPz1r5O2w3IFBbYtLXYKgIhSEQ)
    • Agricultural Legislation: Sugar Program Proposals for the 2012 Farm ... - July 03, 2012 by Alerts - Other pending bills, S. 685/H.R. 1739; Title I, Subtitle C, of identical bills S. 1658/H.R. 3111; H.R. 1385; and Section 521(a) of identical bills H.R. 408/S. 178, would repeal all sugar price support provisions immediately or ...

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      As noted by Alerts on July 03, 2012, "Other pending bills, S. 685/H.R. 1739; Title I, Subtitle C, of identical bills S. 1658/H.R. 3111; H.R. 1385; and Section 521(a) of identical bills H.R. 408/S. 178, would repeal all sugar price support provisions immediately or ..." (/url?q=http://agriculture-legislation.blogspot.com/2012/07/sugar-program-proposals-for-2012-farm.html&sa=U&ei=vN30T-HMEaOC2AXWuYHdBg&ved=0CCIQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNE_hamosYQ9hkCPybAc1SpgwYbn2g)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Pending Legislative Proposals Targeting Pay and Benefits - February 29, 2012 by FedSmith.com - S. 1476 would extend the freeze through 2014. It has been referred to a Senate committee. S. 178 and H.R. 408 would extend the freeze through 2015. The Senate bill is under consideration by a committee; the House bill is in the hands of a subcommittee.

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      As noted by FedSmith.com on February 29, 2012, "S. 1476 would extend the freeze through 2014. It has been referred to a Senate committee. S. 178 and H.R. 408 would extend the freeze through 2015. The Senate bill is under consideration by a committee; the House bill is in the hands of a subcommittee." (http://www.fedsmith.com/headline/related/7937/)
    • Pending Legislative Proposals Targeting Pay and Benefits - February 29, 2012 by FedSmith.com - S. 1476 would extend the freeze through 2014. It has been referred to a Senate committee. S. 178 and H.R. 408 would extend the freeze through 2015. The Senate bill is under consideration by a committee; the House bill is in the hands of a subcommittee.

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      As noted by FedSmith.com on February 29, 2012, "S. 1476 would extend the freeze through 2014. It has been referred to a Senate committee. S. 178 and H.R. 408 would extend the freeze through 2015. The Senate bill is under consideration by a committee; the House bill is in the hands of a subcommittee." (http://www.fedsmith.com/article/3326/pending-legislative-proposals-targeting-pay-benefits.html)
    • NTEU Keeping Count of 'Harmful' Legislation - February 29, 2012 by FedSmith.com - S. 1476 would extend the freeze through 2014. It has been referred to a Senate committee. S. 178 and H.R. 408 would extend the freeze through 2015. The Senate bill is under consideration by a committee; the House bill is in the hands of a subcommittee.

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      As noted by FedSmith.com on February 29, 2012, "S. 1476 would extend the freeze through 2014. It has been referred to a Senate committee. S. 178 and H.R. 408 would extend the freeze through 2015. The Senate bill is under consideration by a committee; the House bill is in the hands of a subcommittee." (http://www.fedsmith.com/article/3326/nteu-keeping-count-harmful-legislation.html)
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