Representative Eli Crane’s amendment on behalf of Andy Biggs to eliminate funding to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, salaries and expenses, failed on Thursday.
The vote was 78-353, with all 212 recorded Democrats opposing it, along with 141 Republicans. The entire Iowa delegation — Representatives Ashley Hinson, Randy Feenstra, Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Zach Nunn voted to continue funding the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Most of the House Conservatives voted in favor of eliminating that funding. The funds provided for the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe are $2.908 million, including not more than $6,000 for representation expenses.
Crane also had an amendment to reduce funding for USAID by 50 percent. That amendment failed 102-326 with all 212 recorded Democrats voting no. All four of Iowa’s representatives joined the Democrats in opposition.
Most of the House Conservatives voted in favor of cutting the funds by 50 percent. USAID receives billions of dollars through the bill.
There was also an amendment to eliminate funds appropriated to USAID to the President Capital Investment Fund, but that amendment lost 111-315 with the Iowa delegation voting against it. That appears to be $230,599,000.