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Issue:  H.J. Res. 117 Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2013, and for other purposes.

Result: Passed 62 to 30, 8 not voting.   Became Public Law 112-175 (signed by the President 9-28-12).  GOP and Democrats scored.

Bill Summary:  A deal reached by Obama, Reid, and Boehner to extend current spending levels for six months, with a 0.6 percent increase over the fiscal year just ending.

Analysis:  This deal throws out the window all the work of the appropriations committees to trim agency-by-agency spending. It also throws in the towel over any further floor opportunities to curtail unconstitutional spending in appropriation bills until after a new administration takes office the following year.

We have assigned (good vote) to the Nays and (bad vote) to the Yeas. (P = voted present; ? = not voting; blank = not listed on roll call.)

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