Vote Tally Count: Cut, Cap, and Balance Act H.R. 2560


The Senate voted 51-46 to indefinitely table the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” legislation. The House of Representatives passed the bill , but President Obama pledged to veto it.
 U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress – 1stSession

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate  Click on BLUE below for individual vote breakdown.

Vote Summary

Question: On the Motion to Table (Motion to Table the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 2560 )
Vote Number: 116 Vote Date: July 22, 2011, 10:05 AM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Motion to Table Agreed to
Measure Number: H.R. 2560 (Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011 )
Measure Title: A bill to cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget.
Vote Counts: YEAs 51
  NAYs 46
  Not Voting 3
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State


 Below is the earlier House Vote

From Gov Track: Go to “Blue Sort” below post for individual votes. 

Number: House Vote #606 in 2011 [primary source:]
Date: Jul 19, 2011 8:23PM
Result: Passed
Bill: H.R. 2560: Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011
  Totals Democrats Republicans Independents All Votes
Needed To Win
Aye: 234 (54%)
5 229 0
No: 190 (44%)   180 9 0
Present: 0 (0%)   0 0 0
Not Voting: 8 (2%)   7 1 0
Required: Simple Majority of 424 votes (=213 votes)

(Vacancies in Congress will affect vote totals.)






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Please note that there is a slight glitch in this voting record. GovTrack could not identify all of the voters from the original source data. Some voters are listed as ‘Unknown Person’, and the Party Breakdown table may be inaccurate.

From News Max: Here are the Republicans and Democrats whose votes stood out.

Democrat Yeas:

Dan Boren (OK-2)
Jim Cooper (D – TN).
Jim Matheson (D-Utah)
Mike McIntyre (D – NC)
Heath Shuler (D – NC|)

Republican Noes:

Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Paul Broun (R-GA)
Francisco Canseco (R-TX)
Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)
Parker Griffith (R-Ala.)
Walter B. Jones (R-NC)
Connie Mack (R-Fla)
Ron Paul (R-TX)
Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.)

Read more on 5 Democrats Backed ‘Cut, Cap’; 9 Republicans Opposed

Obama hires a security risk for sensitive post

So who is minding the store? Anyone wonder why Laura was chosen? Anyone care? If she can get hired, anyone can apparently.

The administration in May quietly hired Laura Callahan for a sensitive post at the U.S. Cyber Command, a newly created agency set up to harden military networks as part of an effort to prevent a “cyberspace version of Pearl Harbor.” Matrix in our Comment section asks “how many more can we sustain”  I ask why do we need a new one. has her infamous background that reads like a B movie.

Ex-Clinton staffer ‘lost’ thousands of White House e-mails, booted by DHS for faking credentials

Former co-workers say they’re shocked that Callahan passed a security background check and landed another sensitive post inside the federal government.

“She’s a security risk,” said a government computer specialist. “I don’t know how she got clearance.”

“We’re fuming about it,” said another federal employee. “Knowing her, I don’t see how she could ever be 100-percent honest.”

An elite team of computer technicians assembled by the Obama administration to protect Pentagon networks from cyberattack shockingly includes a former Clinton official who “lost” thousands of archived emails under subpoena and who more recently left the Department of Homeland Security under an ethical cloud related to her qualifications, WND has learned.

Investigators found that Callahan paid a diploma mill thousands of dollars for her bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in computer science. She back-dated the degrees, all obtained between 2000 and 2001, to appear as if she earned them in 1993, 1995 and 2000, respectively. She landed the job of deputy DHS chief information officer in 2003.

The Defense Department last week revealed it recently suffered a massive cyberattack, even as it announced a new strategy to actively combat online threats to national security.

Laura Crabtree Callahan testifying before the House Government Reform Committee in the Project X White House e-mail scandal investigation.

In March, hackers working for a foreign government broke into a Pentagon contractor’s computer system and stole 24,000 files. Previous cyberattacks have been blamed on China or Russia.

Read more: Look who Obama’s hired for cybersecurity team World Net Daily

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