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S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011

Aug 2, 2011 at 12:16 p.m. ET. On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 365) in the Senate.

This was a vote to pass S. 365 (112th) in the Senate.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute enacted by the 112th United States Congress and signed into law by US President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the 2011 US debt-ceiling crisis.

The law involves the introduction of several complex mechanisms, such as creation of the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (sometimes called the "super committee"), options for a balanced budget amendment, and automatic budget sequestration.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia


All Votes D R I
Yea 74%
Nay 26%

Motion Agreed to. 3/5 Required. Source:

The Yea votes represented 76% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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