FIRST VOTE ON SPENDING CUTS

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By: AJ

Bill: Reducing the amount authorized for salaries and expenses of Member, committee, and leadership offices in 2011 and 2012

A vote on H Res 22 occurred today. This resolution cuts the government operating budget by 5% ($35 million) from their initial $700 million budget.

Reducing this budget to $665 million for the year provides an average of $1.53 million for each member of Congress.

That’s an average of $4,188.32 spent every single day, including holidays and recesses, for each member.

H Res 22 passed with a vote of 410 Yea’s to 13 Nea’s; 11 members did not vote.

The 13 members of Congress who voted against the 5% spending cut are all Democrats and 11 of them are members of the radical Congressional Progressive Caucus as follows:

Gary Ackerman (D)
Yvette Clarke (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
John Conyers (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Keith Ellison (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair
Bob Filner (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Michael Honda (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Jesse Jackson Jr. (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Barbara Lee (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Jim Moran (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Donald Payne (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Jan Schakowsky (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Edolphus Towns (D)
Lynn Woolsey (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member

Those who did not vote were 3 Democrats (2 of whom are members of the radical Congressional Progressive Caucus) and 8 Republicans as follows:

Bilirakis (R)
Gerlach (R)
Stephen Lynch (D)
Paul (R)
Pence (R)
Rivera (R)
Runyan (R)
Smith (R)
Pete Stark (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Henry Waxman (D) – Congressional Progressive Caucus member
Young (R)

2 thoughts on “FIRST VOTE ON SPENDING CUTS

  1. But was it an ACTUAL cut in SPENDING or just a
    fake cut of 5% in a budget increase of 10% so
    spending ACTUALLY went up 5% and this is just
    pap for us idiots to consume?

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