What: All Issues : Education, Humanities, & the Arts : General Education Funding : H.J. Res 2. Fiscal 2003 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote to Restore Funding for Education, Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Domestic Programs That Had Been Cut in Republican-Drafted Bill. (2003 senate Roll Call 7)
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H.J. Res 2. Fiscal 2003 Omnibus Appropriations/Vote to Restore Funding for Education, Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Domestic Programs That Had Been Cut in Republican-Drafted Bill.
senate Roll Call 7     Jan 17, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

Shortly after the 2002 congressional elections the administration proposed spending cuts of 2.9 percent for all domestic programs and, in response to the President's request, congressional Republicans have added language to the fiscal 2003 budget measure to implement those cuts. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) offered this amendment to restore funding cuts for specific programs in the 2003 federal budget. Byrd's amendment would restore $1.5 billion for grants to fund election overhaul programs, $3.1 billion for drought assistance, $5 billion for education block grants to states, and $1.5 billion for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Progressives oppose the administration's spending cuts--many of which occur in critical areas such as education and healthcare--and therefore supported Byrd's amendment as a way to protect important domestic programs against financial starvation. All Republican Senators opposed Byrd's amendment, however, and the measure was defeated on a 46-52 vote.

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