http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/r ... vote=00005
samhill wrote:The first article I read stated that Gregg was one of the ones that voted no & that the other five mentioned had all signed on as co-sponsers only to vote no. If there was some last minute thing they didn`t like couldn`t they have simply amended their own bill?
Here's the official roll call and the results of the vote. Clearly, Gregg voted yes on this amendment as did 23 other Republicans. I think 23 Democrats voted against it.
You keep confusing an amendment with a Bill. I haven't heard what Bill this amendment was attached to but my guess would be that Bill had nothing to do with reducing the deficit. Both the House and the Senate attach amendments of no relationship to a Bill's original intent all the time. Most of the amendments would do no harm but some like this one could change things and not for the better, in my opinion. I’m not sure of the Procedural Rules which would apply in order to amend an amendment submitted for a vote. The report in “The Hill Newspaper” seemed to indicate they were voting under special rules already. Lisa