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Day October 5, 2005

Senate Roll Call Vote #00249

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1977: McCain S.Amdt.1977; Relating to persons under the detention, custody, or control of the United States Government.Result: Agreed to (90-9, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]


Senate Roll Call Vote #00248

On the Motion S.Amdt. 1933: Motion to Waive C.B.A. re: Bayh S.Amdt.1933; To increase by $360,800,000 amounts appropriated by title IX for Other Procurement, Army, for the procurement of armored Tactical Wheeled Vehicles for units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to increase by $5,000,000 amounts appropriated by title IX for Research, Development, Test and…


Senate Roll Call Vote #00247

Whether the Amendment is Germane S.Amdt. 1955: Is the S.Amdt.1955, as modified, germane to H.R.2863?; To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and…


Reid Slams Bush Administration and Senator Frist For Information Blackout

The Senate and the American People Deserve Better Washington, DC – Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement upon Senator Frist’s decision to cancel an intelligence briefing for interested Senators: “It is outrageous that Senator Frist has unilaterally determined that Senators do not need to receive important intelligence information at this critical time in…


Democrats Raise Key Questions For President Bush on Iraq

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Bush raising key questions on Iraq. The text of the letter is below: October 5, 2005 President George Bush The White House Washington, DC Dear Mr. President: Our troops are engaged in a struggle in Iraq that could shape the future not only of…


Democrats Work to Protect Americans From Avian Flu

America Can Do Better than No Action at All WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a leading group of Senate Democrats introduced legislation to help America prepare for and protect from a possible Avian flu pandemic. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid joined together with Senator Barack Obama, Senator Evan Bayh, Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator Tom Harkin, and…


Reid: Realistic Laws Make Good Immigration Laws

Washington, D.C.- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on a Republican proposal to charge local enforcement agencies with immigration duties: “I strongly support effective enforcement of our immigration laws. But I also believe we cannot get control of our borders until we reform our immigration laws to make them realistic and enforceable.”…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, October 05, 2005

H.R.2863, the Department of Defense Appropriations bill