H.R. 6028 (110th): Merida Initiative to Combat Illicit Narcotics and Reduce Organized Crime Authorization Act of 2008

This was a vote to pass H.R. 6028 (110th) in the House. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

110th Congress
Jun 10, 2008
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

Key: D Yea R Yea D Nay R Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 311
203 108
  Nay 106
22 84
Not Voting 16
9 7
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov

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Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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