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Month September 2005

Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, September 26, 2005

Nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States

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Reid: We Must Act to Make America Energy Independent

Washington, DC – Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today as the nation dealt with rising energy prices due to Hurricane Rita: “The Bush Administration’s response to America’s energy supply problems leaves our future in the hands of the oil companies. “Senate Democrats have offered a better plan to reduce our dependence on…

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Democratic Leader Reid and Senator Clinton Continue Their Call For Katrina Commission

MAJORITY LEADER FRIST’S DECISION TO ABANDON PARTISAN PLAN FOR SPECIAL INQUIRY UNDERSCORES NEED FOR INDEPENDENT KATRINA COMMISSION Washington, DC – In the wake of Senator Frist’s decision to abandon his partisan plan for a special Congressional panel to investigate the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)…

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Reid Addresses Economic Forum on Post-Katrina Challenges

“With Katrina behind us and Rita ahead, one thing is clear: we can no longer afford business as usual in Washington. Our country’s needs have changed, and our priorities in Washington must change with them.” Washington, DC – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) delivered opening remarks today at the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and…

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As Rita Approaches Democrats Call Again on Administration to Issue Assurances for Immigrants

WASHINGTON, DC – In the aftermath of Katrina, immigrant communities in the Gulf Coast remain afraid to seek much needed emergency relief, and news reports have indicated that immigrants are being placed in deportation proceedings after seeking assistance. As a second hurricane approaches the area, Senate Democrats are sending a letter to Secretary Michael Chertoff…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, September 22, 2005

S.1758, a bill to provide for the sale and assignment of loans and other security under the Indian Financing Act S.Res.247, a resolution to commend the Library of Congress’ advisory board, the James Madison Council S.Res.239, a resolution relating to Infant Mortality Awareness Month S.Res.248, a resolution to commemorate the West Oahu Little League Team…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00243

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2528, As Amended; An Act making appropriations for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (98-0, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00242

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1852: Akaka S.Amdt.1852; To provide an additional $10,000,000 for the Readjustment Counseling Service, with a corresponding offset from the HealtheVet account.Result: Rejected (48-50, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00243

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.2528, As Amended; An Act making appropriations for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (98-0, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00242

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1852: Akaka S.Amdt.1852; To provide an additional $10,000,000 for the Readjustment Counseling Service, with a corresponding offset from the HealtheVet account.Result: Rejected (48-50, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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