Doesn’t this beat all. A poison pill indeed. Individual Vote tally at end of post
The bill includes extra funds to fix flooded roads in Colorado, a $3 million appropriation for a civil liberties oversight board and a one-time payment to the widow of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died over the summer.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board would get $3.1 million under the bill.
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(We are just finding out what is in the bill since we have to pass it first)
Senate Debt Deal Weakens Congress on Debt Ceiling
Capitol Hill talk regarding the Senate deal apparently includes a provision that would take away the Congress’ power to increase the debt ceiling. According to Politico, it looks like the buzz appears to be true.:
The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt ceiling would be raised. More at Breitbart
The vote, 81-19, approved an agreement negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It ends a political standoff that shut down federal programs for 16 days and led to the furlough of hundreds of thousands of federal workers.
Click on Bill number: H.R. 2775: No Subsidies Without Verification Act (Scroll down at link)
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 1st Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Vote Summary Click on bottom line for individual votes below
|Question: On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 2775 As Amended )|
|Vote Number:||219||Vote Date:||October 16, 2013, 07:56 PM|
|Required For Majority:||1/2||Vote Result:||Bill Passed|
|Measure Number:||H.R. 2775 (No Subsidies Without Verification Act )|
|Measure Title:||An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.|
|Vote Summary||By Senator Name||By Vote Position||By Home State|