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house Bill H.R. 719

A Clean Bill to Keep the Government Open Through December 2015

Argument in favor

Congress needs more time to reach a longer term agreement. No one wants a government shutdown, and this stopgap is the best option lawmakers have.

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09/29/2015
“Republicans are once again taking us to the edge of a government shutdown, demanding we take away health care from the American people. Defunding Planned Parenthood would deny hundreds of thousands of Americans access to services such as birth control, cancer screenings, and STI tests." [sanders.senate.gov]
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09/29/2015
"No compromise on this. No backing up on this." [huffingtonpost.com]
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BananaNeil's Opinion
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04/01/2015
This bill was co-opted, my original opinion is no longer applicable. Lame.
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Argument opposed

Congress has known the budget deadline for a long time coming — there are no excuses for not having a plan to fund the government past December.

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09/29/2015
"If the Republicans stuck together you could have done it with Obamacare also, but the Republicans decided not to stick together and they left a few people out there like Ted Cruz. If they had stuck together they wold have won that battle. I think you have to in this case [on Planned Parenthood] also, yes.” [politico.com]
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Forest 's Opinion
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02/14/2015
Again who is the over-site agency making sure one does what he or she is suppose to do. We have too much bureaucracy and not enough accountability.
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09/29/2015
There is never a convenient time for doing what is right. Planned parenthood has been caught red handed breaking several serious laws about infant organ trafficking and promoting abortion for profit. We need to press this issue now while it is still in the front of our public conscience. If the government shuts down congress can pass piecemeal sections of the budget until all is funded except planned parenthood. If supporters of planned parenthood are sure the organization did no wrong they can propose a full investigation be launched immediately to ascertain any wrongdoing and they can link planned parent hoods future funding to a full vindication by such panel. That will never happen however because supporters of planned parenthood know they carried on a culture of severe lawbreaking. Support for them is based on political loyalty rather than fidelity to rule of law, which can never stand in America.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedSeptember 30th, 2015
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 30th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 78 Yea / 20 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed September 30th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 277 Yea / 151 Nay
      house Committees
      Transportation and Maritime Security
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedFebruary 4th, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
  • action
    Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 719.
  • action
    At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 0 (Roll no. 69).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    Received in the Senate.
  • referral
    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
  • calendar
    Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
  • reported
    Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-111.
  • calendar
    Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 191.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • action
    The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
  • vote
    Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • vote
    House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment pursuant to H. Res. 434.
  • action
    Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • action
    Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment (SA 2689) made in Senate.
  • action
    Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on Appropriations the House message on H.R. 719 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 2691) made in Senate.
  • action
    Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719 with amendment SA 2689 presented in Senate.
  • action
    Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
  • action
    Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719 with amendment SA 2689 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 77 - 19. Record Vote Number: 271.
  • action
    Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on Appropriations the House message on H.R. 719 with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 2691) fell when cloture was invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719 with amendment SA 2689 in Senate.
  • action
    Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
  • action
    Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
  • vote
    Senate concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 719) with an amendment (SA 2689) Yea-Nay Vote. 78 - 20. Record Vote Number: 272.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 448 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 79 and H.R. 719. Rule provides for 20 minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 79. Section 2 provides for one hour of debate on a motion for the House to agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719.
  • action
    Rule H. Res. 448 passed House.
  • action
    ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Rogers (KY) asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to concur pursuant to H. Res. 448 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 rule XX. Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    Mr. Rogers (KY) moved that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment.
  • action
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 448, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Rogers (KY) motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • action
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rogers (KY) motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers (KY) demanded the yeas and nays which were ordered and pursuant to a previous order of the House, further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion were postponed until a time to be announced.
  • vote
    On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 277 - 151 (Roll no. 528).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 114-53.

bill Progress


  • EnactedSeptember 30th, 2015
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 30th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 78 Yea / 20 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed September 30th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 277 Yea / 151 Nay
      house Committees
      Transportation and Maritime Security
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedFebruary 4th, 2015

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    “Republicans are once again taking us to the edge of a government shutdown, demanding we take away health care from the American people. Defunding Planned Parenthood would deny hundreds of thousands of Americans access to services such as birth control, cancer screenings, and STI tests." [sanders.senate.gov]
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    "If the Republicans stuck together you could have done it with Obamacare also, but the Republicans decided not to stick together and they left a few people out there like Ted Cruz. If they had stuck together they wold have won that battle. I think you have to in this case [on Planned Parenthood] also, yes.” [politico.com]
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    "No compromise on this. No backing up on this." [huffingtonpost.com]
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    This bill was co-opted, my original opinion is no longer applicable. Lame.
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    No shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood. However ....... Both parties are fully aware of the time restraints placed on bringing forth and PASSING a budget. Only with the elimination of gerrymandering, establishing common sense election finance reform and starting with a new house and senate will the people have a voting voice that matters.
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    Again who is the over-site agency making sure one does what he or she is suppose to do. We have too much bureaucracy and not enough accountability.
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    "Shutting down the government over defunding Planned Parenthood is not how democracy works." Read more at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/27/jeb-bush-gop-presidential-candidate-government-shu/
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    There is never a convenient time for doing what is right. Planned parenthood has been caught red handed breaking several serious laws about infant organ trafficking and promoting abortion for profit. We need to press this issue now while it is still in the front of our public conscience. If the government shuts down congress can pass piecemeal sections of the budget until all is funded except planned parenthood. If supporters of planned parenthood are sure the organization did no wrong they can propose a full investigation be launched immediately to ascertain any wrongdoing and they can link planned parent hoods future funding to a full vindication by such panel. That will never happen however because supporters of planned parenthood know they carried on a culture of severe lawbreaking. Support for them is based on political loyalty rather than fidelity to rule of law, which can never stand in America.
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    Planned Parenthood must be defunded even if the government has to be permanently shut down. This is a non-negotiable "red line".
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    As a federal employee, I just want to be employed fully. As a citizen, I'm disgusted it got to this point.
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    There is but one rule. Hunt, or be hunted.
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    its not right to kill babies.
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    Shutting the Government down will mostly hurt the middle class, not the wealthy.
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    Planned Parenthood is too important to be defunded.
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    Stop funding for planed parenthood. The selling of baby parts is illegal and shameful. Let Obama shut down the government if he wants to
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    Enough is enough. Congress has to get the house in order and stop holding its constituents hostage.
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    Shut it down.
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    If they are not doing their work, they shouldn't be retained.
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    We have not seen any evifence that TSA has ever improved public safety.
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    The Congress should use the power of the purse to stand up & not fund Planned Parenthood, even if it means a government shutdown.
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