By the numbers: House government funding resolution debate

Saturday, February 19, 2011; 8:31 PM

A closer examinationof the House resolution

A House spending measure passed early Saturday on a vote of 235 to 189. Here's a look at the spending debate by the numbers:


The number of amendments proposed by House members to the government funding measure.


The number of amendments that were considered on the House floor. (That's not including seven amendments that were withdrawn by their sponsors.)


The number of amendments adopted by the House. Fifty-four of those were offered by Republicans, 13 by Democrats. Not all of the amendments would cut funding; some would shift funds from one program to another.


The number of amendments rejected by the House (through either a vote or a procedural move made by another lawmaker).


The number of hours lawmakers had debated the government funding measure as of early Saturday, according to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).


The number of hours lawmakers debated Thursday night on an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

3 p.m. Thursday

The originally scheduled time for a final vote on the spending bill.

4:35 a.m. Saturday

The time of the final roll call vote.

- Felicia Sonmez

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