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house Bill H.R. 3219

$788 Billion “Minibus”: FY2018 Funding for Defense, Veterans, Energy & Water, and Congress

Argument in favor

This spending package provides the resources needed to ensure military readiness, care for veterans, continue critical energy & water programs, and operate the legislative branch.

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07/27/2017
I support the minibus legislation. It supports the Military with funds to upgrade military hardware and troops plus Veterans. More energy for business and water management. What's not to like? But let's be cognizant of our National Debt.
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John's Opinion
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07/22/2017
Without a strong defense you don't have to worry about anything else except learning a new language. Some people just don't get it. This world and this country has been as stable over the past 60 years because of the strength shown by this country's military. Has we remained in a Monroe Doctrine posture it would likely be very different today.
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07/22/2017
Our nation's military has been put on the back burner for the past eight years, making us very weak and vulnerable. It's high time we put some much needed funding into it and make us a formidable force once again. As for those who are crying about the amount being spent on defense, try living in a country without this type of defense budget. See how well you like it there. This is America, and if we want to remain independent and strong, a large budget for our defense is necessary.
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Argument opposed

This spending package provides too much defense funding and shortchanges too many critical areas, like renewable energy research. Plus these bills should be considered individually.

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07/22/2017
Too many things in one bill. Separate them and decrease the insane amount of money budgeted towards defense.
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JustinM.D.Nelson's Opinion
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07/22/2017
Too much money for the military, not nearly enough for veterans or renewable energy initiatives. A budget this big needs to be debated and discussed further.
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07/22/2017
Why are all of these lumped together? Also defense spending is too high and other areas are left short
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed July 27th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 235 Yea / 192 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJuly 13th, 2017

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    Introduced in House
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    The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 115-219, by Ms. Granger.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 154.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 473 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3219 with 2 hours of general debate. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-30 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
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    Rule H. Res. 473 passed House.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 473.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3219 with 2 hours of general debate. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-30 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 473 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Mike Bost to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate on H.R. 3219.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 1.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Love amendment No. 2.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 3.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment No. 4.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ryan(OH) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Griffith amendment No. 5.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Griffith amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Griffith demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cicilline amendment No. 6.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takano amendment No. 7.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Takano amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Takano demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shea-Porter amendment No. 8.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Russell amendment No. 9.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bergman amendment No. 11.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Dent en bloc amendment No. 1.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Al Green amendment No. 13.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ratcliffe amendment No. 20.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brat amendment No. 21.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 23.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wasserman Schultz demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bergman amendment No. 27.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Simpson en bloc amendment No. 2.
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    Mr. Simpson 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. 3219 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. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mitchell amendment No. 36.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mast amendment No. 32.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order of the House, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck amendment No. 35.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kaptur amendment No. 37.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castor (FL) amendment No. 38.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castor(FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Castor(FL) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Norcross amendment No. 39.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Norcross amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Norcross demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quigley amendment No. 40.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 41.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 42.
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    Mr. Simpson 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. 3219 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. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment No. 43.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment No. 44.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Esty(CT) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty(CT) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 49.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment No. 50.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster amendment No. 51.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment No. 52.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rosen amendment No. 53.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pingree amendment No. 54.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pingree amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Pingree demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kihuen amendment No. 55.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 56.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 57.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 58.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment No. 59.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene amendment No. 60.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Burgess amendment No. 61.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 62.
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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. Mrs. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment No. 63.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Kaptur demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Budd amendment No. 64.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 473, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mitchell amendment No. 70.
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    Mr. Simpson moved that the Committee now rise.
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    On motion that the Committee now 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. 3219 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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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3219 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 478, the House proceeded with further consideration of H.R. 3219.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 478 and Rule XVIII.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Granger en bloc amendment No. 1.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment No. 8.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Suozzi amendment No. 10.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Suozzi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Suozzi demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brendan F. Boyle amendment No. 12.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brendan F. Boyle amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Brendan F. Boyle demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman amendment No. 13.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dunn amendment No. 31.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment No. 35.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 38.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster amendment No. 42.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cartwright amendment No. 43.
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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 later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson amendment No. 45.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 478, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSantis amendment No. 47.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeSantis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeSantis demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    VACATED PROCEEDINGS - Mr. Visclosky asked unanmious consent to vacate the proceedings for a recorded vote on the DeSantis amendment No. 47, to the end that the Chair put the question on the amendment de novo. Agreed to without objection.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3219.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
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    Ms. Roybal-Allard moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roybal-Allard 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 strike the division of the underlying bill that appropriates $1.6 billion in funds to begin construction of border wall along the U.S. Mexico border.
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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: 193 - 234 (Roll no. 434).
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    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 - 192 (Roll no. 435).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
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    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed July 27th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 235 Yea / 192 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJuly 13th, 2017

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    I support the minibus legislation. It supports the Military with funds to upgrade military hardware and troops plus Veterans. More energy for business and water management. What's not to like? But let's be cognizant of our National Debt.
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    Too many things in one bill. Separate them and decrease the insane amount of money budgeted towards defense.
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    Too much money for the military, not nearly enough for veterans or renewable energy initiatives. A budget this big needs to be debated and discussed further.
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    Why are all of these lumped together? Also defense spending is too high and other areas are left short
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    You know what will make America better? It isn't strengthening the already best military force in the world. It isn't increasing the pockets of politicians. It's funding PUBLIC education, funding higher education for all, funding scientific advancement, funding technological research, funding health, and funding environmental protection. Oh wait, all those receive less, LESS, than a total of 20% of our Gross taxes paid annually. If anything, we should be allowed to choose where our taxes get allocated, and that further pushes transparency and solidifies need. It will also keep politicians honest because guess what, the people would hold the future of payments, not some undisclosed bank that no one knows who is really running (albeit the heads of all major banking institutions).
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    These should be considered separately and not lumped together. I understand the importance of funding the Dept. of Defense (DOD), military & veterans. I just don't agree with wrapping in funding for energy & water development and the legislative branch into this bill. It seems like you're just trying to get the funding knowing the optics of voting against the military.
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    As a veteran, it's deplorable that my care should be attached to a budget that profits the one percent and will only harm more service members. I'm not a pacifist, but this legislation only encourages reckless wars.
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    There is too much defense spending here. I believe the pay raise should be funded, but we spend more on defense than the next top ten countries combined. We need to lower defense spending.
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    Defense spending should be cut drastically and the items in this bill should be voted on separately.
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    These items need to be considered separately. I support increased funding for veterans services but do not support any increase in defense funding that will unnecessarily funnel money to defense contractors. I support funding for improving water quality and renewable energy but do not support funding for fossil fuel energy. Stop trying to pass funding for things that do not benefit the greater population by lumping it with items that we do support.
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    We spend more money on our military than the next 9 countries COMBINED - and most of them are our allies. Military aircraft are sent, new and unused, to a boneyard, because we simply aren't going to use them - it's
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    When can we, the citizens, rely upon Congress to openly debate and compromise on the complex issues facing our country? So-called omnibus and minibus appropriation measures detract from judging a single issue (or related cluster of issues) on their merit alone. As such, pieces of legislation that run counter to the opinions and best interests of the American people can be snuck into legislation, and passed without the debate or scrutiny they deserve. One topic - one measure - one vote. It is not complicated. For example, within the fine print of this bill is decreased investment for renewable energy cultivation, potentially dangerous amendments to the Clean Water Act, and an exorbitant amount allocated toward military spending.
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    Less on defense, more for renewables! Vote no!
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    Glad my rep voted nay. All Republicans know is spend spend spend! And again they are spending middle class hard earned money on war profiteers. There is no reason all these things should be lumped together and we all know why. Can't wait till they all can be voted out and bring some sanity back to the budget.
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    Too many different things in one bill. Separate them.
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    A proud supporter of military funding and veteran affairs, but the fine print in this bill and seemingly unrelated issues that are ..well... as it appears trying to be snuck in a package, bad bill. These need to be separate. They aren't for a reason I'm sure...
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    Money for the rich at the expense of our vets and environment I don't think so
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    They should be separated. To much lumped together and percentages for each item need to be debated.
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    Without a strong defense you don't have to worry about anything else except learning a new language. Some people just don't get it. This world and this country has been as stable over the past 60 years because of the strength shown by this country's military. Has we remained in a Monroe Doctrine posture it would likely be very different today.
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    Don't spend my tax dollars on a wall. The DoD is getting too much money in this package. (Separated bills would be better. And we need more details).
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