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H.R. 6460 (110th): Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008

This was a vote to pass H.R. 6460 (110th) in the House. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring 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.

It was not the final House vote on the bill. See the history of H.R. 6460 (110th) for further details.

110th Congress
Sep 18, 2008
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

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Key: D Aye R Aye R No
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Aye 371
220 151
  No 20
0 20
Not Voting 42
14 28
Required: 2/3 source:

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