H.R. 1954 (112th): To implement the President’s request to increase the statutory limit on the public debt.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1954 (112th). It 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.

Congress
112th Congress
Date
May 31, 2011
Chamber
House
Number
#379
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House
Result:
Failed

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 97
 
 
23%
0 97
  Nay 318
 
 
74%
236 82
Present 7
 
 
2%
0 7
Not Voting 9
 
 
2%
3 6
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov
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