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Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard description The House defeated an amendment to the State Department Appropriations Bill strengthening the “Mexico City” policy, which prohibits U.S. aid to international family planning organizations that perform or promote abortions. ACU supported this amendment. , The House passed a year-end appropriations The House passed a year-end appropriations bill, known as the “Omnibus Appropriations Bill,” incorporating appropriations for 18 separate federal departments in a $474 billion package. The measure included major spending increases over and above increases requested by the Bush Administration. ACU opposes this kind of last-minute government spending. s kind of last-minute government spending.
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard description The Senate killed an amendment designed to stop an increase in the U.S. share of United Nations peacekeeping costs, which is now 25 percent. ACU opposes increased assistance to the U.N. , The Senate adopted an amendment that would bar the use of taxpayer money for any organization or program that supports or manages a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization. ACU favors such a limitation. , The Senate adopted an amendment repealing the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits the use of taxpayer funds by organizations that promote or perform abortions. ACU supports this limitation and opposed the amendment. , The Senate killed a one-year extension of The Senate killed a one-year extension of a provision keeping 21 million middle-income taxpayers from being hit with the Alternative Minimum Tax designed to apply to millionaires. ACU favors complete repeal of the AMT, and so opposed this stop-gap measure. The extension was defeated December 18, 2007 by a vote of 48-46. Although the measure did get a majority of the votes cast, under a unanimous consent agreement, 60 votes were required to pass this bill. 60 votes were required to pass this bill.
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
Bill of vote Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 +
Billnumber H2764 +
Chamber 111th United States Congress + , U.S. Senate +
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard description Vote on Jordan amendment that would reduce Vote on Jordan amendment that would reduce funding for the State-Foreign Ops appropriations bill by $3 billion. The pro-growth vote was "yea" because a reduction in discretionary spending is badly needed after years of unprecedented growth. Failed 129-301. Failed 152-268. ed growth. Failed 129-301. Failed 152-268. , Vote on the proposal that would providing Vote on the proposal that would providing funding for most parts of the discretionary federal budget. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because the bill was stuffed with pork, was over the President's spending limit, and because it used accounting gimmicks to artificially reduce the bill's cost. Passed 253-154. ly reduce the bill's cost. Passed 253-154.
Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard source http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the_2007_congressional_scoreca.php  +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard description Offered by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), this ame Offered by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), this amendment (H.AMDT. 364) to the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (H.R. 2764) would have restored a carefully negotiated prevention policy which requires a third of HIV/AIDs prevention funding to be spent for “abstinence-until-marriage” and “be-faithful” programs as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). , Offered by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), this am Offered by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), this amendment (H.AMDT. 367) to the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (H.R. 2764) would have gutted the Mexico City Policy, thus allowing taxpayer funded contraceptives to be given to international organizations that perform and promote abortions as a method of family planning. abortions as a method of family planning. , Sponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Sponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Bart Stupak (D-MI), this amendment (H.AMDT. 368) to the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (H.R. 2764) would have removed language that undermines the Mexico City Policy, and instead, would have upheld the prohibition against federal funding of international organizations that perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning te abortion as a method of family planning , Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), the S Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (H.R. 2764) undermines two important policies: first, the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits federal funding for international organizations that perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning; and second, the appropriation of funds for “abstinence-until-marriage” and “be-faithful” programs as part of HIV/AIDs prevention programs in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=VR08I01 +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard description Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) offered an am Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) offered an amendment (No. 2707) to the Senate State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (H.R. 2764) to strike language in the bill that would have undermined the Kemp-Kasten provision, which since 1985 has prevented funding international groups that support or participate in coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization programs, as determined by the President. programs, as determined by the President. , Offered by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), t Offered by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), this amendment (No. 2719) to the Senate State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (H.R. 2764) would have gutted the Mexico City Policy by funding international organizations that perform and promote abortions as a method of family planning. abortions as a method of family planning.
Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=VR08I01 +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard description This bill contains more than 8,000 earmark This bill contains more than 8,000 earmarks for special-interest projects. In addition to the large amount of earmarks, the bill also contains several budget gimmicks designed to hide the addition $14 billion in unnecessary Congressional spending. “Nay” votes scored. ngressional spending. “Nay” votes scored.
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/2007 senate.php +
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National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description Approve the fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package, which mostly complied with President Bush's overall spending ceiling. December 17. (253-154) , Approve the fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package, with $31 billion for military operations in Afghanistan only and funds to buy protective equipment for troops serving overseas. December 17. (206-201) , Approve the fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package, including $70 billion to pay for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars through the spring of 2008. December 19. (272-142)
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard description Restrict the U.S. share of the cost of United Nations peacekeeping operations. September 6. (30-63) , Block funding for international groups engaged in coercive abortions, as designated by the U.S. government. September 6. (48-45) , Permit funding for international organizations that perform abortions. September 6. (53-41) , Block funding for World Bank malaria control and prevention programs. September 6. (33-60) , Require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. December 18. (24-71; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement) , Express the sense of Congress that by the Express the sense of Congress that by the end of 2008, the mission of U.S. troops in Iraq should be limited to counter-terrorism, training Iraqi security forces, and force protection. December 18. (50-45; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement) because of a unanimous consent agreement) , Add $70 billion to a fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package to pay for the Iraq war through the spring of 2008. December 18. (70-25; 60 votes required because of a unanimous consent agreement)
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay + , Aye +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/senate votes.htm +
Roll call number 532 + , 533 + , 534 + , 537 + , 542 + , 317 + , 318 + , 319 + , 324 + , 440 + , 441 + , 437 + , 438 + , 439 + , 1171 + , 1172 + , 1186 +
Scorecard vote Family Research Council 2007-2008 House Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard + , Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard + , FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 House Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
Categories National Security and Foreign Policy (U.S.)  + , Tagged legislation  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  + , Congresspedia  +
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