Wednesday, April 13

Well, she tried...

Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced an amendment in the Senate that would provide $2 billion for vets coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. The "Murray Amendment" (tacked on to the $80 billion war supplemental) was defeated earlier today. All but one Republican (Arlen Specter) voted against the troops. Question: On the Motion (Motion to Waive Sec. 402, S. Con. Res. 95 (108th) "Emergency designation" Re: Murray Amdt. No. 344, As Modified ) Vote Number: 89 Vote Date: April 12, 2005, 03:26 PM Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Motion Rejected Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 344 to to H.R. 1268 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 ) Statement of Purpose: To provide $1,975,183,000 for medical care for veterans. Vote Counts: YEAs 46 NAYs 54

1 comment:

Brian said...

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