What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Insuring Government Has Adequate Financing to Function : S 2578. Increasing the Debt Limit/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Increase the Debt Limit and Thereby Saddle Future Generations With Even Higher Debt Payments. (2002 house Roll Call 278)
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S 2578. Increasing the Debt Limit/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Increase the Debt Limit and Thereby Saddle Future Generations With Even Higher Debt Payments.
house Roll Call 278     Jun 27, 2002
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

President Bush's $1.35 trillion tax cut from 2003 was a major factor behind the growing federal deficits in 2002. The deficits had become large enough that the federal debt was pressing up against its established limit. Beyond that limit, the federal government would go into default. Republicans and Democrats both favored increasing the limit. They disagreed over whether the limit should be increased without any attempt to consider other options. Republicans had no intention of reconsidering the tax cut. They proposed a bill that would increase the debt limit by $450 billion-enough to keep the government from defaulting on its debt until well into 2003. Progressives and Democrats in general favored a smaller increase that would keep the government solvent while they examined the options in a bipartisan budget summit. They supported a Moore (D-KS) motion to recommit (send back) the bill to its committee with instructions that the debt limit increase be reduced to $150 billion. Progressives and all but three of their fellow Democrats voted for this motion, but it was rejected 207-222.

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