Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead

By
Friday, July 23, 2010 at 10:00 am

Last night, the U.S. Senate attempted to move on the House’s version of a war-funding bill, providing much-needed funds to the Pentagon for Afghanistan and Iraq as well as billions of dollars for domestic programs. But the bill failed to get cloture, 46-51, with 10 members of the Democratic caucus in opposition. The Senate then held a voice vote on its own bill — including the military funding, stripping out the domestic spending and including disaster relief and aid for Haiti.

The House version of the bill included $10 billion in “edujobs” funding — money for local governments to keep as many as 200,000 teachers working as the states face yawning budget gaps in the coming year. (The White House threatened to veto the bill if it included the funding, because it paid for it in part by taking money from Race to the Top, the Education Department’s signature effort to improve schools.) It also included billions for summer jobs programs, Pell Grants and other measures. Those have now officially failed.

The House now needs to take up the whittled-down Senate version. The House bill included $80 billion in total spending, and $37 billion in war funding. The Senate version includes $33 billion for the Department of Defense and about $4 billion for the State Department’s “civilian surge.” The House has one more week before August recess. The Senate has two.

Shortly after the vote, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the majority leader, applauded the funding for the Pentagon, but criticized Republicans for blocking the social spending. “A similar bill in the House included measures to spur economic growth, including funding to support summer jobs, assistance to save 140,000 education jobs and provisions to make college more affordable, resources for border security, and funding to rectify decades-old injustices suffered by black farmers across the country and Native American trust account holders,” he said. “Unfortunately, Republicans blocked those measures as they continue to push their job-killing agenda and harm our economic recovery.”

He said the Senate would seek other ways to pass the domestic funding.

Follow Annie Lowrey on Twitter


Comments

68 Comments

Senate sends war-funding package back to House
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:08 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


House Approves Jobless Benefits Extension | SenatorWatch.info
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:09 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Paycheck fairness: A moral obligation to America’s workforce (Rep. Rosa DeLauro)
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:20 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Alexander to Oppose Kagan
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:20 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Haggle Your Way To A Cheap Property | Poker Agent Information
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:34 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Tweets that mention Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Independent -- Topsy.com
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:43 am

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Samuel Rubenfeld, Chattertrap. Chattertrap said: Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead http://chtr.it/PZqpGJ #economy [...]


One More Book Offers Memories of the Gipper
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:44 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Climate bill dead … is coal to blame?
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Feinberg to pull back curtain on banker pay
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Pres. Obama Statement on the Economy
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


What Texas Mortgage Co. do I have the best shot of getting Approved with 2 years after bankruptcy/foreclosure? | Moving Texas Realty
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Obama fears Drudge, Fox News, Breitbart
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


White House Report Criticizes … | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Rangel Says He Won’t Quit the House
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Congressman: Stop horsing around with sports votes
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Beat the Road Tax Blues With Cheaper Car Insurance | Car Insurance Online | Auto Insurance Quotes
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Obama Urges Senate Action on Small-Business Jobs Bill
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Sotomayor Supporter Alexander to Vote ‘No’ on Kagan
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Embattled Small Business Bill Inches Forward
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Morning Maddow: July 23
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


House pressured to pass stripped-down war measure - The Associated Press | IraqiGovernment.net
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

[...] programsLos Angeles TimesSenate Sends War Funding Bill Back To House Without Add-OnsRTT NewsThe Washington Independent -AFP -Charlotte Observerall 321 news articles » Share and [...]


Sotomayor Supporter Alexander to Vote ‘No’ on Kagan; Collins a ‘Yes’
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Belize officials say Greene yacht damaged reef
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


A flood of complaints about Cleveland’s water department: Money Matters
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Fla. Senate candidate Greene discloses assets
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


7/22/10: White House Press Briefing
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Sen. Harry Reid: Paving the Way to Our Clean Energy Future
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Rep. Howard L. Berman: Why We Should Care About the Congo
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) Press Conference on Ethics Violations
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


House-Senate dispute threatens war funding - Los Angeles Times | IraqiGovernment.net
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

[...] Senate sends Afghan war funds bill back to HouseDaily TimesCQPolitics.com -RTT News -The Washington Independentall 338 news articles » Share and [...]


Antun Lewis death penalty trial in fatal East 87th Street fire pushed back until September
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Civilian DoD employees face potential furloughs
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Top National Republican Calls Sharron Angle’s Campaign ‘A Work In Progress’
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


For all those who support Obama's health care bill what do you think about these exerts from the bill?
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

[...] Senate Fails t&#959 Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes It&#1109 Ow&#1495 … [...]


Rangel Pressed to Settle
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Kerik mysteriously tweets from prison that he opposes Ground Zero mosque
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Extent of wealth emerging
Pingback posted July 23, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


No decision on possible two el… | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 12:18 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


House-Senate dispute delays war funding - Los Angeles Times | IraqiGovernment.net
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 3:37 am

[...] Senate sends Afghan war funds bill back to HouseDaily TimesCQPolitics.com -RTT News -The Washington Independentall 351 news articles » Share and [...]


UK official to skip US Senate … | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 5:04 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


How do you get a career in the House of Representatives and the Senate? | Uncategorized | Information about Careers
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 7:55 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Indepe… [...]


Living the History Lessons
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 7:56 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


US Senate panel OKs $10M for M… | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 8:11 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Rep. Kirkpatrick condemns Sena… | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 8:39 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Cancer in Australia | Uncategorized | Informative Articles about Cancer!
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 8:43 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Indepe… [...]


Fredreka Schouten, USA Today, Reporter North Capitol Street
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Rubio accuses Crist of using gulf spill as photo-op North Capitol Street
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Should anti-socialists reject all government services? | Personal services
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Indepe… [...]


Ill. Senate candidate’s honest… | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


TruckeeParent
Comment posted July 24, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

Too bad….too bad! Disappoints me that we will fund war, banks, wall street, and the auto industry but not education for ALL our children.


GOP’s Kirk on defensive after latest discrepancy North Capitol Street
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 4:07 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


What does child services check when inspecting you house to see if its suitable for a child? | Personal services
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Indepe… [...]


Swartz: In Martin County, ‘pass’ means fail | Personal services
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Indepe… [...]


15 candidates file for US Sena… | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Reid vows changes to filibuster rules North Capitol Street
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Reid says renewable electricity mandate lacks 60 votes North Capitol Street
Pingback posted July 24, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


AUSSIES: Are you happy with your shiny new government? | Women New Balance
Pingback posted July 25, 2010 @ 12:41 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Indepe… [...]


Senate race should focus on re… | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 25, 2010 @ 7:11 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


U.S. Senate candidates make ca… | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 25, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Senate Democrats forced to acc… | america1first.com
Pingback posted July 25, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


I am sorry…but what part of the “REE Market” catagory does this statement fall into? | Personal services
Pingback posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Indepe… [...]


The Moral Liberal
Trackback posted July 26, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

Senate Scheduled to Vote on Free Speech Stranglehold Bill…

The Moral Liberal Lookin’ at ya….


GOP Backs War Bill; Obey to Vote ‘No’ North Capitol Street
Pingback posted July 27, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


What movie is this? I believe it is from the 70’s or 60’s? | business suit
Pingback posted August 21, 2010 @ 12:11 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Indepe… [...]


What movie is this? I believe it is from the 70’s or 60’s? | business suit
Pingback posted August 21, 2010 @ 12:11 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own Instead « The Washington Indepe… [...]


discount Louis vuitton
Comment posted September 3, 2010 @ 9:26 am

Too bad….too bad! Disappoints me that we will fund war, banks, wall street, and the auto industry but not education for ALL our children.


Bad Credit Student Loans for Those With High Earning Potential | fast loans blog
Pingback posted September 3, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


Fast Loan Online: Fastest Way to Solve Financial Hurdles | fast loans blog
Pingback posted September 14, 2010 @ 11:46 am

[...] Senate Fails to Pass House Appropriations Bill, Passes Its Own … [...]


RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.