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house Bill H.R. 2577

$81.6 Billion in Funding for the VA, Military Construction, and Zika in FY2017

Argument in favor

Congress has a responsibility to fulfill its obligations to veterans, members of the military and their families. This bill allows for over $81 billion to be spent on those goals, ~$2 billion more than last year. Additionally, the bill provides long-overdue funding to fight the Zika virus.

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06/05/2015
This is the best we can do under the current fiscal climate. I support this bill.
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ptcdcs's Opinion
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04/30/2016
Our national debt has grown to a tremendous level, and we must do something to combat it.
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Stephone's Opinion
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09/05/2016
Our veterans do not receive nearly enough compensation for one of the bravest and most courageous acts a person could ever commit; laying down there lives to protect our values. Additional funding to mental health and the issue of homeless veterans are long overdue. I agree that the level of where our infrastructure stands is beyond laughable, however our people should always come first and we needed this yesterday.
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Argument opposed

There’s a lot to like about this bill, but denying bonuses to all managers at the VA is a petty provision that needs to be removed. Additionally, the provision that provides funding for fighting Zika unnecessarily excludes Planned Parenthood from receiving funding.

JMandel's Opinion
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06/04/2015
It's time for America to invest more - not less - in its public infrastructure.
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ThomasParker's Opinion
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06/04/2015
Yet again government spending increases in a time when we need to be reducing it. Simply slowing the growth rate of spending is not enough to fight the dangerous growth of federal control.
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Michelle's Opinion
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06/03/2015
We need our infrastructure updated. Everything is falling apart because it's old.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate Passed May 19th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 89 Yea / 8 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
  • The house Passed June 23rd, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 239 Yea / 171 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedMay 27th, 2015

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate Passed May 19th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 89 Yea / 8 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
  • The house Passed June 23rd, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 239 Yea / 171 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedMay 27th, 2015

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Bill Activity

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    Introduced in House
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    The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 114-129, by Mr. Diaz-Balart.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 92.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 287 Reported to House. Resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 2577 and H.R. 2578 under modified open rules.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 287.
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    Resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 2577 and H.R. 2578 under modified open rules.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 287 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Bishop to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2577.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dent amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bustos amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meehan amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Burgess amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters (CA) amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters (CA) amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dold amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walberg amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LoBiondo amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Esty amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dold amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dold amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bridenstine amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cartwright amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cartwright demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garrett amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garrett amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garrett demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Titus amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Brooks amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the First Brooks amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Brooks demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (FL) amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Brooks amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Brooks amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price(NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica amendment No. 5.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Capps demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green (TX) amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norton amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green (TX) amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stivers amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stivers amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stivers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price(NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fitzpatrick amendment.
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    Mr. Diaz-Balart moved that the committee rise.
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    On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2577 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norton amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Gosar amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norton amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Gosar amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Diaz-Balart demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Posey amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the First Posey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Posey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sessions amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters, Maxine (CA) amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sessions amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price (NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schiff amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schiff demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Posey amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Posey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Diaz- Balart demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Third Posey amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Third Posey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Posey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
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    Subsequently, the Committee resumed it's sitting.
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    VACATING PROCEEDINGS ON ROLL CALL 300 - Mr. Diaz-Balart asked unanimous consent that the proceedings on roll call 300 be vacated to the end that the Chair resume postponed proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from Connecticut, Ms. Esty, at the end of the current series of postponed proceedings. Agreed to without objection.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement from earlier in the day, the Chair announced that the unfinished business was the request for a recorded vote on the amendment offered by Rep. Esty of Connecticut.
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    Mr. Diaz-Balart moved that the committee rise.
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    On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2577 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    Mr. Diaz-Balart moved that the committee rise.
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    On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2577 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Yoho amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Yoho amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price(NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 16.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brooks (AL) amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brooks(AL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price(NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment No. 4.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hultgren amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hultgren amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hultgren demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meehan amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Meehan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price(NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garrett amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garrett amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garrett demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Emmer amendment No. 28.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Emmer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price(NC) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bass amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Zeldin amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lewis amendment, pending a reservation of a point or order.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Denham amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peters amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Mullin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mullin amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Issa amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Issa amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Issa demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    Mr. Diaz-Balart moved that the committee rise.
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    On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2577.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    Mr. Delaney moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
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    Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delaney motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase the Capital and Debt Service Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation account by a total of $6 million and decrease the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Information Technology Fund account by a similar amount.
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    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 244 (Roll no. 328).
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    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 210 (Roll no. 329).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2577.
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    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
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    Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Senator Collins with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-75.
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    Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 138.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
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    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
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    The committee substitute withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
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    Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
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    Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 - 8. Record Vote Number: 82.
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    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 751, the Chair announced that the House concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2577 with an amendment.
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    House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment pursuant to H.Res. 751
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    Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and request a conference.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to go to conference on H.R. 2577.
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    The previous question was ordered without objection.
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    On motion that the House insist upon its amendment to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
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    The Speaker appointed conferees: Rogers of Kentucky, Granger, Cole, Dent, Fortenberry, Rooney of Florida, Valadao, Roby, Lowey, DeLauro, Serrano, Bishop of Georgia, and Wasserman Schultz.
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment and House requests a conference.
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    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
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    Motion to disagree to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the House bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees made in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the motion to disagree to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the House bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees presented in Senate.
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    Cloture on the motion to disagree to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the House bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 2. Record Vote Number: 92.
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    Motion to disagree to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the House bill, agree to the request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees agreed to by Voice Vote.
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    Senate disagrees to the House amendment to the Senate amendment, agrees to the request for conference, and authorizes the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees.
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    Motion by Senator Nelson to instruct Senate conferees (Ebola/Zika Funding), under the order of 6/8/16, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 49. Record Vote Number: 93.
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    Motion by Senator Sullivan to instruct Senate conferees (Bridges), under the order of 6/8/16, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 38. Record Vote Number: 94.
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    Senate appointed conferees. Collins; Kirk; McConnell; Murkowski; Hoeven; Boozman; Capito; Cochran; Blunt; Graham; Tester; Murray; Reed; Udall; Schatz; Baldwin; Murphy; Mikulski; Leahy.
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    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Conference held.
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    Conferees agreed to file conference report.
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    Conference report H. Rept. 114-640 filed.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 797 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 2577 with 1 hour of general debate.
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    Rule H. Res. 797 passed House.
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    Mr. Rogers (KY) brought up conference report H. Rept. 114-640 for consideration pursuant to H.Res. 797.
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    Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 797, the conference report is considered as read and the previous question is ordered.
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    On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 171 (Roll no. 342).
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    Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement and message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
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    Conference report considered in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the conference report presented in Senate.
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    Conference report considered in Senate.
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    Conference report considered in Senate.
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    Cloture on the conference report not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 48. Record Vote Number: 112.
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    Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the conference report was not invoked (Record Vote No. 112) entered in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the conference report was not invoked (Record Vote No. 112) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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    Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the conference report was not invoked (Record Vote No. 112) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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    Upon reconsideration, cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R. 2577 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 44. Record Vote Number: 134.
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    Conference report considered in Senate.
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    Second cloture motion on the conference report to accompany H.R. 2577 presented in Senate.
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    Conference report considered in Senate.
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    Second cloture on the conference report not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 46. Record Vote Number: 135.
    It's time for America to invest more - not less - in its public infrastructure.
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    Yet again government spending increases in a time when we need to be reducing it. Simply slowing the growth rate of spending is not enough to fight the dangerous growth of federal control.
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    We need our infrastructure updated. Everything is falling apart because it's old.
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    There's no way the government can't afford to invest more in our crumbling infrastructure. The government needs to get their priorities straight. Charge some of the mega corporations their fair share of taxes! Stop giving out massive tax breaks! Charge the wealthiest their fair share of taxes! There is money to pay for these this, and it's total B.S. to claim otherwise. It would take real political will.
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    I don't even have my mechanical engineering degree yet and our infrastructure is pathetic and in desperate need of an update. How about we quit funding abstinence education and start funding birth control (cuz we know they're still shagging behind our backs) so states can have money to fund updating our infrastructure.
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    No context as to what amount of funding and how much needs to be supported, but I suspect that if it has to do with our crumbling and neglected transportation infrastructure, we need strategic investments and sustained support to repair and improve.
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    Public transportation needs more funding, not less.
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    It's less funding that last year, and we're in a deficit. We can invest more money into this when we aren't in debt. Please bring a bill to cut military spending as well.
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    Not allocating funding to Planned Parenthood for the Zika virus makes it more likely for the disease to develop in poor areas among populations who are least likely to have access to healthcare. This can create pockets of disease in highly dense inner city areas putting all of us at risk.
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    Stop funding dying or dead infrastructure.
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    The government has no authority to fund these things and the money that goes into these areas warps them. Get the government funding out. Most of it ends up being corporate welfare.
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    Provisions regarding Guantanamo got to go. No place for this in funding bill. Planned Parenthood restrictions also petty politics
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    Private companies don't deserve federal money. If they can't make it on their own then they don't deserve to be in business.
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    This is the best we can do under the current fiscal climate. I support this bill.
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    Criminally low funding rates. Infrastructure investments have an ROI of 3 to 1 and constitute the undergirding of our physical economy.
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    I think this is a long over due vote
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    Our (failing) infrastructure needs to be funded & fixed f i r s t. According to government agencies, industry leaders & other experts, if we do not address (repair) our infrastructure in the next few years, it will start to detrimentally effect our economy & we will be unable to compete in the global marketplace. In addition, failing to fund infrastructure repairs (by itself) will pose a nightmarish national security risk.
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    I think we need to invest more in our transportation infrastructure. Cuts to TIGER Grants, lack of innovation, and a crumbling road system are an equation for disaster.
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    Our veterans do not receive nearly enough compensation for one of the bravest and most courageous acts a person could ever commit; laying down there lives to protect our values. Additional funding to mental health and the issue of homeless veterans are long overdue. I agree that the level of where our infrastructure stands is beyond laughable, however our people should always come first and we needed this yesterday.
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    Not enough, the country needs to be renovated and modernized not exposed to additional austerity measures...
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