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On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 648: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019

Jan 23, 2019 at 3:44 p.m. ET.

This was an attempt by House Republicans to kill H.R. 648, House Democrats’ bill to reopen most of the federal government. This vote was to replace the text of the bill with new text to pay employees furloughed during the shutdown. (House Clerk, 3:08:25 P.M.) This would have replaced all the text from the House Democrats’ version of the bill.

An “aye” vote was a vote to replace the text of the bill to pay employees furloughed during the shutdown. A “no” vote was a vote to proceed to a vote on the original bill to reopen most of the federal government.

On December 22, 2018 the 115th Congress was unable to reach a deal to fund some federal agencies through fiscal year 2019 after President Trump demanded $5 billion in funding for a southern border wall. The Senate had unanimously passed a bill to fund the government through 2019, without the border wall, the then Republican-controlled House amended the bill adding $5 billion in funding for a southern border wall. The Senate neglected to vote on that bill leaving it to die in the previous Congress. When funding lapsed for the USDA, FDA, and Departments of Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, Environment, State, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, the partial government shutdown began. When the 116th Congress began in 2019, Democrats took control of the House. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made it clear that the House does not plan to approve funding for the border wall in any future appropriations bills. As of January 24, House Democrats have passed ten different bills that would completely or partially reopen the federal government. Only H.R. 268 has been considered by the Senate, where Republican and Democratic amendments to the bill both failed.

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17] on January 17, 2019, H.R. 648: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019.

Totals

All Votes D R
Yea 46%
 
 
200
10
 
190
 
Nay 50%
 
 
215
215
 
0
 
Not Voting 4%
 
 
17
9
 
8
 

Failed. Simple Majority Required. Source: house.gov.

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