H.R. 2410 Foreign Relations Authorization Act Passes House


H.R. 2410: Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
“To authorize appropriations for the Department of State and the Peace Corps for fiscal years 2010 and 2011, to modernize the Foreign Service, and for other purposes” passed last night in House Vote #328 in 2009 [see govtrack page here or primary source].

Vote summary: Aye:235 (54%); No:187(43%); Not Voting:11(3%). A simple majority of 422 votes (=212 votes) was required.

Check out the Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for
H.R. 2410 – Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 here.

Read more on H.R. 2410 page in Govtrack.

See H.R. 2410 page in Thomas.

The text of the bill is here and the CRS summary can be accessed here.

Since the bill has passed the House, it now goes on to be voted on in the Senate. Sounds like this is on a fast track, we’ll see what happens next.

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