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Day June 23, 2005

Senate Roll Call Vote #00153

On the Motion S.Amdt. 891: Motion to Waive CBA Re: Domenici S.Amdt.891; No Statement of Purpose on File.Result: Agreed to (69-26, 5 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00152

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R.6 as amended; A bill to ensure jobs for our future with secure, affordable, and reliable energy.Result: Agreed to (92-4, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00152

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on H.R.6 as amended; A bill to ensure jobs for our future with secure, affordable, and reliable energy.Result: Agreed to (92-4, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Democrats Raise the Stakes for Energy Independence

Washington, D.C. – As the Energy Bill nears completion, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin, Ranking Member Jeff Bingaman and Senator Maria Cantwell joined together today to tout Democratic achievements on energy independence and to show the American people that the Democrats are serious about taking real action. Democrats are proud…

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Reid Expresses Deep Concern Over VA Funding Crisis

Washington, D.C. – “I am greatly disturbed and concerned to learn that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is facing a funding crisis totaling at least $1 billion. The VA funding shortfall should have been accounted for and addressed by the Bush administration and not ignored until the crisis is upon us. For months now, Democrats…

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Reid Calls on Bush to Repudiate Rove’s Remarks

Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement: “I am deeply disturbed and disappointed that the Bush White House would continue to use the national tragedy of September 11th to try and divide the country. The lesson our country learned on that terrible morning is that we are strongest when we unite together, that America’s…

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Reid Calls on Republicans to Come Clean on Their New Privatization Scheme

The DeMint Bill is Privatization and Nothing More Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today released the following statement: “I am sorry to see that Republicans refuse to give up their ill-fated mission to privatize Social Security. Instead of joining us in a real bipartisan conversation to strengthen Social Security, the DeMint privatization scheme is frought…

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Here They Go Again – Rove Adds to the Republicans’ Over-the-Top, Partisan Rhetoric

Republicans are no strangers to hyperbolic language. This, after all, is the party whose Vice President told a Democratic Senator to: “Go F*** Yourself” on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Yet, while Karl Rove has been crassly exploiting 9/11 for years, his recent statement attacking the patriotism of Democrats marks a new low. It’s…

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Reid Urges Bush to Focus on “Advice”

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid delivered the following remarks today urging President Bush to consult before nominating the next Supreme Court Justice in case of vacancy. “The Constitution provides that the president “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint” judges and other officers of…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, June 23, 2005

H.R.6, the Energy bill

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