What: All Issues : Education, Humanities, & the Arts : General Education Funding : HR 4775. Supplemental Appropriations/Vote to Provide Funding for Summer School Programs. (2002 senate Roll Call 132)
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HR 4775. Supplemental Appropriations/Vote to Provide Funding for Summer School Programs.
senate Roll Call 132     Jun 05, 2002
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, additional spending not anticipated in the original budget plan made its way through Congress. Though initiated for defense and homeland security, the supplemental appropriations bill also presented an opportunity to add funds to many other programs. Kennedy (D-MA) proposed adding $150 million for summer school programs to the roughly $30 billion spending bill. Progressives supported the extra money for summer school, but many lawmakers were determined to prevent spending unrelated to the war on terrorism. Byrd (D-WV) used a parliamentary maneuver to block Kennedy's amendment: he raised a point of order that the spending would affect the overall totals planned by Congress in its annual Budget Resolution. This vote was the motion to waive the point of order, which required 60 votes to pass. It received 38, versus 60 against, thus killing the amendment and so the funding for after school programs.

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