skip to main contentskip to popular page linksskip to main navigation links
photo of Mike Capuano Michael E. Capuano representing the 7th district of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives Go to the House of Representatives homepage
Like Mike on Facebook Visit Mike's video channel on YouTube Like Mike on Facebook

 

 My Schedule My Voting Record District Maps Register To Vote FAQ Site Map e-Updates


12,360 subscribers
H.R. 2608: the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012

RECENT VOTES

Program Funding

On Tuesday the House passed a Motion to Concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2608: the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012. This measure funds the government for FY 2012 through November 18th while a longer term bill is debated. I voted against this Continuing Resolution (CR) because I see it as another step on the road to chipping away at the society America has built over the last 75 years, since the New Deal — a basic commitment to a safety net for the most vulnerable and opportunity for all. The 1.5% across-the-board cut included in this legislation is part of the Republicans’ long term approach towards slashing many of the government programs that I support, such as fuel assistance for needy families, senior housing and education.

I fully realize and accept that an important component of any serious plan to get our economy back on track must be implementing spending cuts. I have repeatedly stated that I will consider cuts in programs that I care about as long as those programs are not singled out and as long as the deficit reduction considers both sides of the ledger: spending and revenues. The path forced on us considers only one side of the ledger. It completely ignores the revenue side of the equation and does so without setting any priorities for America.

I voted NO because I simply cannot support such a blind march toward the systematic weakening of so many essential programs. I voted NO because this isn’t the final step we will take on this road — more cuts are coming. Soon we will face another $1.5 trillion in cuts. If compromise is not reached, Congress will be forced to accept 10% across-the-board cuts. I am prepared and willing to make tough decisions — my long record in public life is proof of that. But I will do it only if everything is on the table and Congress adopts a plan that relies on more that just gutting every program that is actually making a difference in people’s lives. The entire vote is recorded below:

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
REPUBLICAN

182

53

0

6

DEMOCRAT

170

13

0

9

TOTAL

352

66

0

15

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

9

1

0

0



12,360 subscribers

 

 

 

NEWS & MULTIMEDIA

 

Bill Search

Search Congress.gov for legislative information.

Tip: enter bill numbers without spaces, i.e. "h.res.26" or "hres26"

 

Helpful Links

 

Home | About | Biography | Contact | Issues | Links | News | Schedules | Services

E-Updates | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Accessibility

110 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
P: (617) 621-6208
F: (617) 621-8628
Hours

Roxbury Community College
Building 2
Room 315
Boston
Hours

Stetson Hall
Room 124
6 South Main Street
Randolph
Hours

  Constituent Services Click to close menu
  Casework and Assistance
  Citizenship/Naturalization
  Immigration Casework
  Grants and Federal Domestic Assistance
  Presidential Greetings
  Flags
  Tours
  Washington, D.C. Attractions
  U.S. Service Academy Nominations
  Internships
  FAQs
  Media Center Click to close menu
  e-Updates
  Press Items
  Recent Votes
  Video and Audio
  Photos
  Legislative Work Click to close menu
  Issues
  Recent Votes
  Voting Record
  Sponsored Legislation
  Earmark Requests
  Committees and Caucuses
  Ethics Task Force
  Schedules Click to close menu
  My Schedule
  House Floor Summary
  Weekly House Schedule
  Annual House Calendar
  Weekly Senate Schedule
  Our District Click to close menu
  Maps
  Cities
  Demographics
  The 7th District Over the Years
  Nobel Prize Winners
  Interesting facts about Massachusetts
  Massachusetts Links
  Links Click to close menu
  Massachusetts Links
    State Government
    About the 7th District
    Arts, Culture and Attractions
    Chambers of Commerce
    Colleges and Universities
    Exploring Massachusetts
    Hospitals and Health Organizations
    Newspapers
    Sports

  Federal Government Links
    USA.gov - Official Government Portal
    Legislative Branch
    Executive Branch
    Judicial Branch
    Federal Agencies
    Kids' Pages
    Register to Vote
    Washington, D.C. Attractions
    Business Opportunities with the Government
  Contact Click to close menu
  District Office
  Washington, D.C. Office
  Office Hours Program
  Community Meetings
  E-mail Me