What: All Issues : Fair Taxation : Corporate Tax Breaks, General : S Con Res 23. Fiscal 2004 Budget Resolution/Vote to Reduce the Amount of Tax Cuts Contained in the Bill In Order to Provide Seniors' With a Prescription Drug Benefit. (2003 senate Roll Call 63)
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S Con Res 23. Fiscal 2004 Budget Resolution/Vote to Reduce the Amount of Tax Cuts Contained in the Bill In Order to Provide Seniors' With a Prescription Drug Benefit.
senate Roll Call 63     Mar 20, 2003
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

The first step in the budget process every year is the budget resolution, which sets overall spending and revenue totals. Though fundamentally nonbinding, the resolution does provide some procedural advantages to staying within its dictates. The resolution Republicans proposed for 2004 included a large $726 billion tax cut that Progressives and Democrats in general found wasteful in the midst of a soft economy and a nation girding for war with Iraq. Graham (D-FL) proposed an amendment that shrank the size of the cut to pay for an increase in the amounts allotted to debt reduction and a Medicare prescription drug benefit. Progressives supported the amendment because they opposed the tax cut and supported the uses to which the amendment put the money. As a result, they also opposed a Grassley (R-IA) motion to table (kill) this amendment. However, their opposition was not enough, the motion to table passed 55-44, and Graham's amendment fell.

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