What: All Issues : Education, Humanities, & the Arts : General Education Funding : Sense of the House Resolution/Vote to Table (Kill) a Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Complete Its Work on the 2003 Labor, Health, and Human Services (Labor/HHS) Spending Bill. (2002 house Roll Call 436)
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Sense of the House Resolution/Vote to Table (Kill) a Measure Expressing the Sense of the House that Congress Should Complete Its Work on the 2003 Labor, Health, and Human Services (Labor/HHS) Spending Bill.
house Roll Call 436     Oct 02, 2002
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

In an effort to castigate the Senate for failing to act on several House-passed bills, House GOP leaders drafted several "sense of the House" resolutions which stated that Congress (i.e. the Senate) should adopt those House-passed bills and thereby allow the measures to be signed into law by President Bush (in contrast to other legislation, sense of the House resolutions are non-binding and lack the force of law). To counter the GOP's "blame-game" legislative strategy, House Democrats proposed several resolutions of their own to chastise the House for inaction on Senate-passed legislation. On this vote, Congressman LaHood (R-IL) motioned to table (or strike down) a sense of the House resolution drafted by Congressman Obey (D-WI). The Obey resolution would have expressed the sense of the House that Congress should complete its work on the 2003 Labor, Health, and Human Services (Labor/HHS) spending bill. Progressives supported the Obey resolution because, in their view, adopting the Labor/HHS spending bill was of vital importance for insuring adequate government funding for a broad range of human needs. LaHood's motion to strike down the Obey resolution passed on a straight party line vote of 212-202.

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