You are writing regarding

S.365 Budget Control Act of 2011, 112th Congress

Contact Congress

1. Choose Your Position
2. Write Your Letter
3. Share Your Communication

OpenCongress Message Builder

OpenCongress Message Builder

Use the tools in this column to help craft your letter. Anytime your mouse highlights a section, click on it to add prepared text. You can edit any part of the message at left, and if you like, add your own stories and text to personalize your letter.

Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Aug 02, 2011 Became Public Law No: 112-25.

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    I know the most recent action for this bill is as follows: "Became Public Law No: 112-25." on Aug 02, 2011
  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee.
  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce committee.
  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on August 02, 2011, with a roll call of 74 ayes, 26 nays, and 0 not voting.

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill's most-recent vote occurred on August 02, 2011, with a roll call of 74 ayes, 26 nays, and 0 not voting.

Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 83% of users oppose S.365

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    83% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose S.365.
  • S.365 has been viewed 39,952 times

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    S.365 has been viewed 39,952 times on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource.
  • Contribution Data

    Enter your street address above, and relevant campaign contribution data for your elected officials will appear here in seconds for you to use in your letter.

    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is the legislative vehicle for the debt ceiling bill negotiated between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. It would increase the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion in exchange for $900 billion in spending cuts and the creation of a special committee to propose another $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions. If the special committee's proposal does not pass Congress, $1.5 trillion in spending cuts would automatically take effect, including cuts to Medicare and the military. A vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment would be required, but the debt ceiling will be increased whether or not it is approved.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is the legislative vehicle for the debt ceiling bill negotiated between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. It would increase the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion in exchange for $900 billion in spending cuts and the creation of a special committee to propose another $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions. If the special committee's proposal does not pass Congress, $1.5 trillion in spending cuts would automatically take effect, including cuts to Medicare and the military. A vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment would be required, but the debt ceiling will be increased whether or not it is approved.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Aluminum Association of America

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Aluminum Association of America supports S.365
    • American Coatings Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Coatings Association supports S.365
    • American Council of Engineering Companies

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Council of Engineering Companies supports S.365
    • American Insurance Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Insurance Association supports S.365
    • American Iron and Steel Institute

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Iron and Steel Institute supports S.365
    • American Lighting Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Lighting Association supports S.365
    • American Meat Institute

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Meat Institute supports S.365
    • American Rental Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Rental Association supports S.365
    • American Supply Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization American Supply Association supports S.365
    • Americans for Tax Reform

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Americans for Tax Reform supports S.365
    • Associated Equipment Distributors

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Associated Equipment Distributors supports S.365
    • Associated General Contractors of America

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Associated General Contractors of America supports S.365
    • Association of Equipment Manufacturers

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Association of Equipment Manufacturers supports S.365
    • Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry supports S.365
    • Brick Industry Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Brick Industry Association supports S.365
    • Business Roundtable

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Business Roundtable supports S.365
    • International Franchise Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization International Franchise Association supports S.365
    • Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association supports S.365
    • National Association of Home Builders

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Association of Home Builders supports S.365
    • National Association of Wholesaler Distributors

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Association of Wholesaler Distributors supports S.365
    • National Beer Wholesalers Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Beer Wholesalers Association supports S.365
    • National Council of Chain Restaurants

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Council of Chain Restaurants supports S.365
    • National Electrical Manufacturers Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Electrical Manufacturers Association supports S.365
    • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Ready Mixed Concrete Association supports S.365
    • National Restaurant Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Restaurant Association supports S.365
    • National Retail Federation

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Retail Federation supports S.365
    • National Roofing Contractors Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Roofing Contractors Association supports S.365
    • National Wood Flooring Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization National Wood Flooring Association supports S.365
    • Nuclear Energy Institute

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Nuclear Energy Institute supports S.365
    • Outdoor Amusement Business Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Outdoor Amusement Business Association supports S.365
    • Real Estate Roundtable

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Real Estate Roundtable supports S.365
    • Retail Industry Leaders Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Retail Industry Leaders Association supports S.365
    • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council supports S.365
    • U. S. Chamber of Commerce

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization U. S. Chamber of Commerce supports S.365
    • Wisconsin Grocers Association

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Wisconsin Grocers Association supports S.365

    Opposing Organizations

    • Americans For Prosperity

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Americans For Prosperity opposes S.365
    • Citizens United

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Citizens United opposes S.365
    • Club for Growth

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Club for Growth opposes S.365
    • Friends of the Earth

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Friends of the Earth opposes S.365
    • Heritage Action for America

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Heritage Action for America opposes S.365
    • The Wilderness Society

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization The Wilderness Society opposes S.365
    • Freedomworks

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization Freedomworks opposes S.365
    • MoveOn.org

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      I know that the organization MoveOn.org opposes S.365

    Most-commented sections of the bill text

    • (1 comments, Link )

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      specifically, this section of the legislation: "",
    • (1 comments, Link )

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      specifically, this section of the legislation: "",

    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On August 02, 2011, by galaxchemist - This is Idiotic! The bill only guarantees at least two increases in the debt ceiling, a reduction of only $3 billion in next year's project budget growth and a promise of a vote on the balanced budget amendment. Everything else is "pie int the sky". On top of that, we are faced wit another instance of having to approve a bill in order to see what's truly in the bill.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by galaxchemist, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 02, 2011, "This is Idiotic! The bill only guarantees at least two increases in the debt ceiling, a reduction of only $3 billion in next year's project budget growth and a promise of a vote on the balanced budget amendment. Everything else is "pie int the sky". On top of that, we are faced wit another instance of having to approve a bill in order to see what's truly in the bill."
    • On August 01, 2011, by Pashta - This is no compromise. It doesn't address the real issue here, too much spending! This is just a drop in the bucket, not real cuts!!

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Pashta, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 01, 2011, "This is no compromise. It doesn't address the real issue here, too much spending! This is just a drop in the bucket, not real cuts!!"
    • On August 04, 2011, by jschleappi - what is the name of the committee this bill creates? Will we be able to track that with the OC committee tool?

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by jschleappi, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 04, 2011, "what is the name of the committee this bill creates? Will we be able to track that with the OC committee tool?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • The Great Bamboozle: Plutocracy or Democracy? | Desert Beacon - May 12, 2012 by desertbeacon - (PDF) S. 365 passed the House of Representatives on a 269-161 vote, August 1, 2011, [roll call 690] with Nevada Representatives Heck and Berkley both voting in the affirmative. The “promise” at the time was that Democrats ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by desertbeacon on May 12, 2012, "(PDF) S. 365 passed the House of Representatives on a 269-161 vote, August 1, 2011, [roll call 690] with Nevada Representatives Heck and Berkley both voting in the affirmative. The “promise” at the time was that Democrats ..." (/url?q=http://desertbeacon.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/the-great-bamboozle-plutocracy-or-democracy/&sa=U&ei=XdquT5nLOOfe2AXaiKnpCA&ved=0CD0QmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNFMHycU-Gr9Pvnrf9mV7Fh167ulgA)
    • Journal de la Reyna: Republicans Pitch Novice Senator As Potential ... - May 07, 2012 by LILVOKA | The Blue Light Buzz - S. 365: Budget Control Act of 2011 (On Passage of the Bill) - Ney After a bitter debate over the raising of the debt ceiling the Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly voted for the bill's passage. President Barack Obama ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by LILVOKA | The Blue Light Buzz on May 07, 2012, "S. 365: Budget Control Act of 2011 (On Passage of the Bill) - Ney After a bitter debate over the raising of the debt ceiling the Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly voted for the bill's passage. President Barack Obama ..." (/url?q=http://httpjournalsaolcomjenjer6steph.blogspot.com/2012/05/republicans-pitch-novice-senator-as.html&sa=U&ei=LySoT5XoCYLs2gWYqNWmAg&ved=0CFIQmAEwCg&usg=AFQjCNFN9NaTiLHNu0aFa0DzbE6O1wPPdg)
    • Tim's Simply Awful Voting History « Tim Murphy Must Go - March 14, 2012 by timm1776 - Roll Call Vote 690: S. 365 – Voted for the Budget Control Act to raise the debt ceiling over 16 trillion and to establish the failed Super Committee. Roll Call Vote 677: S.627 – Voted for Boehner's weak debt ceiling compromise.

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by timm1776 on March 14, 2012, "Roll Call Vote 690: S. 365 – Voted for the Budget Control Act to raise the debt ceiling over 16 trillion and to establish the failed Super Committee. Roll Call Vote 677: S.627 – Voted for Boehner's weak debt ceiling compromise." (/url?q=http://timmurphymustgo.com/tims-simply-awful-voting-history/&sa=U&ei=p8NkT5yHMoKasgKv-O22Dw&ved=0CFwQmAEwDA&usg=AFQjCNEdzCajZyrsRBvCXVq-s35g4neLxA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Letters: black vote, Lakeside shooting, junk drinks and more - September 28, 2012 by San Diego Union-Tribune - ...concern is such, then the voters should take this issue up with their [congressional representatives] who cast votes on bill S.365 in August 2011: “Aye”: Susan Davis, Brian Bilbray and Darrell Issa; “no”: Duncan Hunter and Bob Filner. In mid-Jun

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by San Diego Union-Tribune on September 28, 2012, "...concern is such, then the voters should take this issue up with their [congressional representatives] who cast votes on bill S.365 in August 2011: “Aye”: Susan Davis, Brian Bilbray and Darrell Issa; “no”: Duncan Hunter and Bob Filner. In mid-Jun" (http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/sep/28/letters-black-vote-lakeside-shooting-junk-drinks-a/)
    • Trespass America fest delivers plenty of Punch for the buck - July 31, 2012 by Examiner - So I'm going to dedicate this song to all the guys for putting up with their B.S. 365 days a year." Five Finger Death Punch may have left out the title track to first album The Way of the Fist, thus not enabling guitarist Zoltan Bathory to "open the sky ..

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by Examiner on July 31, 2012, "So I'm going to dedicate this song to all the guys for putting up with their B.S. 365 days a year." Five Finger Death Punch may have left out the title track to first album The Way of the Fist, thus not enabling guitarist Zoltan Bathory to "open the sky .." (http://www.examiner.com/review/trespass-america-fest-delivers-plenty-of-punch-for-the-buck)
    • Rapinoe the Key to U.S. Comeback - July 25, 2012 by soccer365.com - Abby Wamback, Alex Morgan with a brace, and Carli Lloyd each scored in the U.S. women’s national team 4-2 win over France but Megan Rapinoe was the key to the nervy but dominant win in the team’s Olympic opener. The midfielder got in on the action on 3

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by soccer365.com on July 25, 2012, "Abby Wamback, Alex Morgan with a brace, and Carli Lloyd each scored in the U.S. women’s national team 4-2 win over France but Megan Rapinoe was the key to the nervy but dominant win in the team’s Olympic opener. The midfielder got in on the action on 3" (http://www.soccer365.com/news/features/s365_features/20845/rapinoe_the_key_to_u_s__comeback)
    Enter your street address at right to find your members of Congress. You must have JavaScript enabled.
    A Letter to Congress from a constituent via OpenCongress.org

    After sending, this letter will be viewable to:

    Characters Remaining:  
    • Click "Send Message" above to complete delivery of this email. (If you don't already have a free "My OpenCongress" account, we'll make one for you now.)
    • Congressional offices require all address information in the form above be completed in order to deliver your email.
    • OpenCongress does not share your address information with any outside parties for any reason.

    OpenCongress is the only not-for-profit website that enables you to write all three of your members of Congress at once.

    OpenCongress is the only website that gives this information back to the public commons, enabling you to find other constituents near you who are tracking the same bills and issues.