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Issue: H.R. 6119, Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes. Question:  On passage (3/5 vote required).

Result: Passed, 69 to 28, 3 not voting.  Passed earlier by the House (Roll Call 399, 12-2-21).  Signed by the President, 12-3-21 (became Public Law 117-70). GOP and Democrats scored.

Freedom First Society:  Fiscal year 2021 ended on September 30th.  Fiscal year 2021 appropriations included massive unconstitutional programs and spending.  No representative, respecting his oath to obey the Constitution, should vote to extend such spending, unless a serious plan to begin rolling back such spending was imminent (which it was not). This is the second such transgression, extending FY 2021 level of spending until February 18, 2022 (the first extended spending until December 3, 2021).

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.)

Bill Summary Extends FY 2021 spending levels until February 18, 2022 unless updated sooner plus other matters.

Analysis:  We score the Senate GOP, but not the House GOP.  In the House, the GOP could virtually all comfortably vote Nay, posturing as fiscal conservatives, and the measure still pass (only 1 GOP representative voted yea).  Not so in Senate with a 3/5 majority  required on this vote. 18 GOP wolves in sheep’s clothing had to reveal their true selves.

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