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house Bill H.R. 3

Rescinding Roughly $15 Billion in Unspent Budget Authority From Prior Fiscal Years

Argument in favor

Every now and then Congress needs to do some spring cleaning and clawback funding it had previously allocated that went unspent. Rescinding $15 billion in taxpayer dollars that were sitting idle helps put the government on a better fiscal footing.

Kathryn's Opinion
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06/07/2018
It would only take $20 billion to end homelessness in America and $30 billion to end world hunger - there’s two great uses for this money.
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Poli.Sci's Opinion
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06/07/2018
This is a no brainer. Take the money that is unused, properly adjust the department’s fiscal needs to accurately address the idle money, and use this for debt relief. Start paying this outrageous debt we have and win back our fiscal sovereignty.
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Susan 's Opinion
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06/07/2018
The VA Bill passed yesterday wasn’t funded. Sure could use some of this money
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Argument opposed

Rescinding $15 billion in budget authority that federal agencies aren’t currently using is unwise, as circumstances could change and then they'll have to go back to Congress asking for money to deal with the problem.

Dale's Opinion
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06/07/2018
If we're going to cut, cut military spending and aid to Israel
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Hiro9's Opinion
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06/07/2018
What a joke. The GOP stole $1.5T from you and me to give a $5T wet kiss to corporations and billionaires and now they are suddenly worried about fiscal responsibility? And it’s just purely a coincidence that most of the programs they want to purge are for lower and middle income people. It’s time for these corporate cronies to go. Remember in November.
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Greer's Opinion
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06/07/2018
I don’t trust this particular Congress to use money for the best. If you read the details part of this money is for the CHIPS program- healthcare for children. I’d feel better if the Congress would reinstate the funds to the States
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
      Committee on the Budget
  • The house Passed June 8th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 210 Yea / 206 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedMay 9th, 2018

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    It would only take $20 billion to end homelessness in America and $30 billion to end world hunger - there’s two great uses for this money.
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    If we're going to cut, cut military spending and aid to Israel
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    What a joke. The GOP stole $1.5T from you and me to give a $5T wet kiss to corporations and billionaires and now they are suddenly worried about fiscal responsibility? And it’s just purely a coincidence that most of the programs they want to purge are for lower and middle income people. It’s time for these corporate cronies to go. Remember in November.
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    I don’t trust this particular Congress to use money for the best. If you read the details part of this money is for the CHIPS program- healthcare for children. I’d feel better if the Congress would reinstate the funds to the States
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    This is a no brainer. Take the money that is unused, properly adjust the department’s fiscal needs to accurately address the idle money, and use this for debt relief. Start paying this outrageous debt we have and win back our fiscal sovereignty.
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    The VA Bill passed yesterday wasn’t funded. Sure could use some of this money
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    They should use it to help repay the money they STOLE from Social Security and the US Postal Service !
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    Mr McCarthy, FULLY FUND CHIP. Congress refuses to do Anything but be fearful of the Commander on Cheese and re-election in #Vote2018. Mitch McConnell won’t let allocation bills go to the floor! This impotent congressional body is a disgrace. Can anybody in DC tell the truth ... do they remember they work for US.
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    Tell congress to only use the money for the projects it was approved for
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    Makes sense. Oh wait, nobody in D.C. has any sense.
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    Put the money in Social Security, which the Government has been stealing from for decades. And close all useless, wasteful programs, whether the budget is being used or not, to pay back Social Security. Then maybe you could stop terrorizing seniors with your constant threats to decimate the program (like you’re already planning to do in FY19). If you think the tent cities are bad in California, wait to see what you are about to create!
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    Absolutely! Reallocate it to the border wall or use it to other places such as infrastructure projects etc...
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    Some of these budget “excess” only exists because they killed important components to undermine the program (CHIP) or because IQ45 hates poor people (Housing assistance), or some other “not-actually-real” reason. So no. To end this problem it would be better to let funds roll over to the next fiscal year. That way departments aren’t incentivize to spent money on bad programs because they fear budget cuts.
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    Use the money to overhaul Flint’s water system
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    It makes great sense to take funding programed for, but not used, and put into use in places where needed rather then squandered away just sitting unused.
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    i’m NOT happy you are cutting money from CHIP from children to give to corporations. that is appalling and criminal as far as i am concerned. at this point it is good you are retiring Poe. i lost all respect for you.
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    Now that's a good idea!
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    Well this is bs. You just don’t have that kind of money sitting there. Bet they took it from another program. Maybe healthcare. Who knows, their slimy republicans working for Koch’s, Mercer’s and Adelson. Our money going for the large tax cuts. Trumps buddy, Mercer owes 5 billion in taxes. Collect it (add on). It came from healthcare. i.e. US News
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    Because the reward for working under budget shouldn't be a smaller budget. That's how you get increasingly bloated departmental budgets. Reauthorize their spending.
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    Sorry 2018 Congress, but I don't trust you to put the money to good use. Let it stay where it is, so it can be used on what it was budgeted for.
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