What: All Issues : Fair Taxation : HR 4775. 2002 Supplemental Appropriations/Procedural Vote to Remove Debt Limit Increase from Bill to Force Republican Leaders to Consider Politically-Unpopular Measure Separately. (2002 house Roll Call 198)
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HR 4775. 2002 Supplemental Appropriations/Procedural Vote to Remove Debt Limit Increase from Bill to Force Republican Leaders to Consider Politically-Unpopular Measure Separately.
house Roll Call 198     May 23, 2002
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

Gephardt (D-MO) had attempted to remove this debt ceiling language from the bill through an amendment that struck the language from the bill. Progressives favored this amendment because they wanted a chance to confront Republicans about the costs of their tax cuts. In a countermove, Young (R-FL) made a point of order against Gephardt's amendment, claiming that Gephardt would be striking a previously adopted amendment, which is forbidden by House rules. The chair ruled in Young's favor, but Gephardt appealed the ruling. This vote was on the question of whether the chair's ruling would be sustained. Progressives voted "no" because they favored Gephardt's amendment and opposed Young's point of order against it, so they also disagreed with the ruling of the chair and did not want it sustained. Still, they were in the minority: the ruling was upheld 215-203, and Gephardt's amendment was rejected.

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