What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Insuring Government Has Adequate Financing to Function : H.J. Res. 51. Debt Limit Increase/Vote to Protect Social Security Funds From Use To Pay Down the National Debt. (2003 senate Roll Call 201)
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H.J. Res. 51. Debt Limit Increase/Vote to Protect Social Security Funds From Use To Pay Down the National Debt.
senate Roll Call 201     May 23, 2003
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss

In a move to protect the solvency of the Social Security program, Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC) proposed an amendment to the debt limit bill that would have prevented spending cuts in the Social Security program for purposes of paying off the federal debt. Progressives voted in favor of the Hollings amendment as a way to protect Social Security benefits for future recipients. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) motioned to table (or strike down) the Hollings proposal and the tabling motion passed on a 52-46 vote.

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