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Day June 16, 2005

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, June 16, 2005

S.Res.174, a resolution to recognize Burmese democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi S.Res.175, a resolution commending the University of Michigan softball team for winning the NCAA Division I Championship on June 8, 2005

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00141

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 791: Bingaman S.Amdt.791; To establish a renewable portfolio standard.Result: Agreed to (52-48, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00140

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 784: Cantwell S.Amdt.784 As Modified; To improve the energy security of the United States and reduce United States dependence on foreign oil imports by 40 percent by 2025.Result: Rejected (47-53, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00141

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 791: Bingaman S.Amdt.791; To establish a renewable portfolio standard.Result: Agreed to (52-48, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00140

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 784: Cantwell S.Amdt.784 As Modified; To improve the energy security of the United States and reduce United States dependence on foreign oil imports by 40 percent by 2025.Result: Rejected (47-53, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Democrats Unveil Principles for Pension Reform

Democratic Senators say American workers deserve secure pensions and real retirement security Washington, DC. Today, Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Max Baucus convened a forum to discuss the need for pension reform and strengthening the retirement security for all Americans. Business leaders from leading corporations, labor union from various sectors, retirees, and experts rolled up…

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Reid Floor Statement on Bolton Nomination

Remarks as prepared: Yesterday morning I came to the floor to provide an update on the status of the Bolton nomination. As I said then and I repeat now, Senate Democrats have had a clear and consistent position on this matter: If the Administration works in good faith to give the Senate the information it…

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Big Tobacco’s Investment in Republicans Pays Off

Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the actions of Senior Justice Department officials in the federal tobacco racketeering trial: Washington, DC – “Donating to George Bush might be the best investment tobacco companies made last year. We learned today that Senior Justice Department officials, appointed by George Bush, overrode the objections of…

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Senate Democratic Leader Reid Praises Senate on Passage of Bingaman Amendment

Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the passage of the Bingaman amendment to the Energy Bill: Washington, DC – “I am pleased that the Senate has passed Senator Bingaman’s amendment to the Energy Bill with bipartisan support. This initiative will harness American ingenuity to provide cleaner communities, a healthier environment, and greater…

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Reid’s Leadership Delivers Additional Millions for Nevada

As Democratic Leader, Reid secures record funding in Appropriations bill Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Harry Reid included more than $300 million for Nevada projects in his Energy and Water Appropriations bill. Reid is seven months into his new position as the Senate’s Democratic Leader, a powerful position that gives him added clout to deliver…

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