The House accepted just one Democratic amendment, from Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), by voice vote. That amendment would require the CBO to analyze how the rising debt burden might affect interest rates.
But other amendments were either rejected or withdrawn. Amendments debated and decided today were from:
Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), to add language criticizing estimates that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts would raise federal revenues. Rejected 174-244.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), to require macroeconomic analysis of bills reported by the Appropriations Committees of the House and Senate. Rejected 177-237.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), to require analysis of income inequality. Rejected 171-243.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), to require analysis on how small business "HUB" zones. Rejected 173-243.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), to require CBO to also estimate how many jobs would be created. Rejected 174-245.
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), to create a CBO-sponsored website where taxpayers could learn how much their taxes would rise or fall from legislation being considered. Withdrawn.
Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), to lower the budgetary impact below with CBO would have to prepare macroeconomic assessments for legislation. Withdrawn.