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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WATCH: Rep. Grijalva Brings Progressive Back To Work Budget To House, Voted Down

(2nd UPDATE, 3:325PM: All 4 of Arizona's Republican Representatives voted for the more-conservative-than-Ryan Republican Study Conference budget/CR amendment.  It was defeated 104-132, with 171 Democrats voting "present".  Arizona's 5 Democratic Representatives split between "no" (Barber, Pastor, Sinema) and "present" (Grijalva, Kirkpatrick).  Please see the Politico link below for more information.)

(UPDATE, 2:30PM: The Grijalva Amendment was voted down, 84-327.  Grijalva and Ed Pastor (D-CD7) were the only Arizona Congressmembers to vote in favor.)

The U.S. House of Representatives is debating and voting on various budget and continuing resolution alternatives today.  Among them was the Progressive Caucus' "Back To Work Budget," which was managed on the Floor by Caucus co-chair Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-CD3).

It was voted down, along with the conservative RSC budget alternative (which sounds like an interessting story, as well) this afternoon.  Roll call votes are not yet available from the House.

Here are highlights of Grijalva managing the debate, as put together by the Congressman's office.




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