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McClintock’s vote

By From page A5 | March 13, 2013

EDITOR:

According to Congress.org, Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Appropriations vote passed (267-151, 13 not voting).

With a March 27 deadline to avert government shutdown looming, the House moved last week to pass a bill making appropriation for the rest of the fiscal year. The package contained full appropriations bills for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, (though it did not increase their funding levels) and essentially continues Fiscal Year 2012 funding for all other accounts. The bill’s overall funding level is in line with the $1.043 trillion cap agreed to under the 2011 debt ceiling agreement, but because of the sequester, net new budget authority would instead reach $984 billion.

Rep. Tom McClintock voted “No.” With all the publicity telling us about the need to take care of our military people returning with PTSD, armless or legless, why would your congressperson vote against this bill?

BETSY KERR
Placerville

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