Debt Limit Increase/Spending Cuts. H.J.Res. 45 (Roll Call 8)
The Senate defeated
an amendment to the Debt Ceiling bill which would have cut federal spending by a total
of $120 billion. Amendment opponents insisted on dividing the amendment into three
separate votes. This vote was to eliminate $22 billion in excessive overhead and
duplicative programs. ACU supports this kind of fiscal restraint but it was defeated
January 26, 2010, by a vote of 33-61.