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April 13, 2011

House Concurs on Senate Amendment to Continuing Appropriations For Defense Dept.

Saturday April 9th, 2011, the House voted to concur with the Senate amendments to H.R. 1363 which added $14.8 billion for the Departments of Transportation and HUD to the original bill. The purpose of the original bill was to fully fund the Defense Department for the remainder of the fiscal year to September 30th, 2011 so as to remove military pay as a political football for the remaining continuing appropriations negotiations of this fiscal year.

The concurrence was passed by a vote of 348-70, with 28 Republicans joining 42 Democrats in opposition to its passage. The President signed the bill into law the same day.

April 13, 2011

Senate Ratifies HR 1363 Continuing Appropriations

On Friday April 8th, 2011, the Senate ratified H.R. 1363, with an amendment that increased the amount of appropriations by $14.8 billion in the Departments of Transportation and HUD until April 15th, 2011. The measure was not formally voted on, but passed by unanimous consent. Sen. Rand Paul (KY) rose to object, but the presiding officer ordered the ratification as passed by unanimous consent without a rollcall.

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