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March 22, 2013

Congress: How they voted: GOP budget, Democratic budget, White House tours



The money was to be shifted from a National Park Service account for preserving cultural and historical sites. The amendment was offered to a bill (HR 933), later passed, that would fund government operations for the final six months of fiscal 2013.

Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said "the National Park Service does have something to do with the White House tours....It is not a Secret Service problem, it is a national park problem."

John Reed, D-R.I., said the amendment was misdirected because White House tours are funded by the Secret Service rather than the National Park Service.

A yes vote was to restore funding for White House tours.

Voting no: Al Franken, D, Amy Klobuchar, D



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