What: All Issues : Fair Taxation : H Con Res 353. 2003 Budget Resolution/Final Passage of a Budget Resolution Which Makes Permanent Pervious Year's Temporary Tax Cuts Which Disproportionately Benefit Wealthy Individuals. (2002 house Roll Call 79)
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H Con Res 353. 2003 Budget Resolution/Final Passage of a Budget Resolution Which Makes Permanent Pervious Year's Temporary Tax Cuts Which Disproportionately Benefit Wealthy Individuals.
house Roll Call 79     Mar 20, 2002
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

The budget process starts off with the budget resolution, a broad blueprint for the coming year's spending and taxation. Republicans proposed a budget resolution for 2003 that stayed close to spending limits set by the White House and made permanent $353 billion of the previous year's temporary tax cuts. Progressives opposed this budget resolution because they felt the tax cuts were slanted toward the rich and because they believed more spending was needed on matters such as homeland security and a prescription drug benefit. Even so, they did not have the votes to defeat it: it passed on a perfect party-line vote, 213-206.

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