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FY 2009 U.S. federal budget
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard description Adoption of the concurrent resolution to a Adoption of the concurrent resolution to allow discretionary spending of up to $1 trillion in fiscal 2009, plus $70 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and $5.8 billion for hurricane recovery, while assuming a budget surplus in fiscal 2012 and 2013. It would call on the Ways and Means Committee to report two bills: one to reduce fiscal 2009 revenue by $70 billion, allowing for an AMT patch, offset over five years; and the other to reduce mandatory spending by $750 million over six years. Adopted 212-207. March 13, 2008. A yes vote is a +. 12-207. March 13, 2008. A yes vote is a +. , Fiscal 2009 Budget Resolution -- Congressi Fiscal 2009 Budget Resolution -- Congressional Black Caucus Substitute: Kilpatrick (D-MI) substitute amendment that would achieve a budget surplus of $183 billion in fiscal 2012 by repealing the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for households with incomes over $200,000 and by repealing certain corporate tax breaks, while increasing funds for health care, education and job training programs, and veteran benefits and services. ograms, and veteran benefits and services.
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard description Adoption of the concurrent resolution sett Adoption of the concurrent resolution setting broad spending and revenue targets over the next five years (including provisions noted above). The resolution would allow up to $1 trillion in discretionary spending for 2009, including a $35 billion economic stimulus package, a one-year alternative minimum tax “patch,” and allow for the extension of certain 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, including the 10 percent tax bracket and the child tax credit. cent tax bracket and the child tax credit. , Specter (R-PA) amendment to adjust the bud Specter (R-PA) amendment to adjust the budget resolution to reduce the individual alternative minimum tax from its current, more progressive two-rate structure of 26 percent and 28 percent to the single 24 percent rate that was in effect prior to 1993. The revenue loss would not be offset. 993. The revenue loss would not be offset. , Alexander (R-TN) amendment that would shif Alexander (R-TN) amendment that would shift $670,000 from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to the Department of Education’s English Literacy-Civics Education State Grant program. (The amendment restricts the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from taking enforcement actions against English-only rules in the workplace where the employer’s policy has no business justification.) r’s policy has no business justification.) , Ensign (R-NV) amendment to increase Justice Department funding by $50 million for parental notification law enforcement, with assumed corresponding offsets. , Boxer (D-CA) amendment to permit legislation allowing pregnant women to be eligible for coverage under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). , Adoption of the conference report on the c Adoption of the conference report on the concurrent resolution to allow up to $1 trillion in discretionary spending for fiscal 2009, plus $70 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and $5.8 billion for hurricane recovery. It would assume $1.9 trillion in mandatory spending and increase of the statutory debt limit to $10.615 trillion. It would create a “trigger” mechanism that would reinforce pay-as-you-go rules in the House. The measure assumes a one-year alternative minimum tax “patch” that would be offset. It also would require 60 votes to increase the deficit by $10 billion in a year. ease the deficit by $10 billion in a year.
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote FY 2009 U.S. federal budget + , Budget resolution FY2009 +
Chamber 111th United States Congress + , U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard description Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) offered an ame Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) offered an amendment (No. 4223) to the Budget Resolution (S.Con.Res. 70) that would codify the “Unborn Child Rule” which allows states the option of providing health care insurance for unborn children under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). ildren’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=VR08I01 +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 House Scorecard description The Congressional budget process begins on The Congressional budget process begins once the President’s annual budget is submitted in February. At that time, Congress begins to develop its own budget plan that reflects its spending priorities. The federal budget resolution sets funding levels for the next fiscal year and sets forth budget totals for the next five years. Because the concurrent budget resolution determines the spending authority of House appropriation committees that then subdivide the amount among its subcommittees, the federal budget is a powerful tool for establishing national policy priorities. Programs that protect our air, water, climate, wildlife, parks, forest, refuges and other public lands fall under the Interior Environment Appropriation Committee. S. Con Res 70 marks the second year of reversing cuts to many important environmental and conservation programs that occurred for nearly a decade. The budget agreement provides $38.6 billion in FY 2009 discretionary spending for environment and natural resources programs. This funding level is $1.9 billion above the FY 2008 enacted level, and $3.9 billion over the President’s FY 2009 request. The resolution also provides $7.7 billion for energy programs in FY 2009, which is $2.8 billion above the President’s proposal. This is a major improvement over the years of declining funding for important public lands and natural resource management. lic lands and natural resource management.
League of Conservation Voters 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.lcv.org/2008-pdf.pdf +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard description In 1981, Congress acted to protect America In 1981, Congress acted to protect America’s shores, beaches, and marine ecosystems by adopting a moratorium on oil and gas development in coastal waters. Congress has continued this protection every year since then. During Senate consideration of the Fiscal 2009 budget resolution, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) offered a motion to instruct conferees to insist that conference report language be adjusted to allow governors, with the concurrence of their state legislatures, to petition for allowing increased drilling along their beaches and shorelines. The moratorium on offshore drilling was later allowed to expire in the continuing budget resolution. xpire in the continuing budget resolution. , The Congressional budget process begins on The Congressional budget process begins once the President’s annual budget is submitted in February. At that time, Congress begins to develop its own budget plan that reflects its spending priorities. The federal budget resolution sets funding levels for the next fiscal year and sets forth budget totals for the next five years. Because the concurrent budget resolution determines the spending authority of House appropriation committees that then subdivide the amount among its subcommittees, the federal budget is a powerful tool for establishing national policy priorities. Programs that protect our air, water, climate, wildlife, parks, forest, refuges, and other public lands fall under the Interior-Environment Appropriation Committee. S. Con Res 70 marks the second year of reversing cuts to many important environmental and conservation programs that occurred for nearly a decade. The budget agreement provides $38.6 billion in FY 2009 discretionary spending for environment and natural resources programs. This funding level is $1.9 billion above the FY 2008 enacted level, and $3.9 billion over the President’s FY 2009 request. The resolution also provides $7.7 billion for energy programs in FY 2009, which is $2.8 billion above the President’s proposal. This is a major improvement over the years of depleting funding for important public lands and natural resource management. lic lands and natural resource management.
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard position Nay + , Aye +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.lcv.org/2008-pdf.pdf +
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National Journal 2008 House Scorecard description Instruct conferees to assume $2 billion in additional revenues from oil development, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. May 14. (185-229)
National Journal 2008 House Scorecard position Nay +
National Journal 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs 20090228 4813.php +
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard description Adopt the Democrats' fiscal 2009 budget resolution , Extend some of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and limit the estate tax. , Create a mechanism to offset reductions in the alternative minimum tax with tax hikes or spending cuts , Reduce the alternative minimum tax without budgetary offsets. , Reduce the estate tax with budgetary offsets. , Allow for the repeal of a 1993 tax increase on Social Security benefits. , Increase Indian Health Service funding by $1 billion. , Create a mechanism to offset the cost of certain energy-efficiency and -production requirements. , Set aside funding for limited immigration enforcement and reform. , Set aside funding for tougher immigration enforcement , Require wealthy Medicare recipients to pay higher prescription drug premiums. , Increase income taxes for millionaires and use the extra money for special education, low-income energy assistance, Head Start, and other programs , Set up a prohibition on tapping into the Social Security trust fund. , Cut funding for programs rated ineffective by the Office of Management and Budget. , Create a federal agency closing commission modeled after the base closure commission , Kill an amendment that would restrict funding for local law enforcement agencies that don't help track down illegal immigrants. , Waive budget rules to establish an earmark moratorium for fiscal 2009. March 13. (29-71; 60 votes required to waive the Budget Act) , Extend the State Children's Health Insurance Program to cover pregnant women. , Change the definition of "child" under Social Security to cover fetuses. , Increase funding for foreign affairs programs. , Express the sense of the Senate that the legalization of prescription drug importation should be debated , Instruct conferees to deal with foreign imports before setting up greenhouse-gas emissions rules. , Instruct conferees to set aside funding for offshore drilling exploration , Instruct conferees to adhere to a $1 trillion cap on discretionary spending
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye + , Nay +
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs 20090228 4813.php +
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Scorecard vote Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2008 House Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard + , Family Research Council 2007-2008 Senate Scorecard + , League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard + , League of Conservation Voters 2008 House Scorecard +
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Categories Elections and Government Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  + , Congresspedia  + , U.S. federal budget  +
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