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Month November 2005

Reid Statement on the Reauthorization of the Patriot Act

Washington, DC – Today, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the Reauthorization of the Patriot Act: “I’m pleased that Senate negotiators stood up to the Bush Administration by refusing to sign a flawed conference report to reauthorize the PATRIOT Act. The final law must move closer to the bipartisan, compromise bill…

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Reid: Republican Senate Must Get It’s Priorities Straight

Washington, DC – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid gave the following statement on the floor of the United States Senate: Remarks as prepared: “As elected representatives of the American people, we have a responsibility to work with each other and focus on their needs. “This is an obligation Democratic Senators have not taken lightly. We…

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Heliport Bill Nears Final Passage

Measure Passes House/Senate Conference Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign to provide long-term viability for helicopter tour operators, reduce noise for home owners, and safeguard one of Nevada’s richest petroglyph sites is now one step closer to becoming law. The measure has passed a joint House/Senate Conference…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, November 18, 2005

H.J.Res.72, the Continuing Resolution

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00347

On Passage of the Bill: S.2020, As Amended; An original bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202(b) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.Result: Passed (64-33, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00346

On the Motion S.Amdt. 2665: Motion to Waive CBA Harkin S.Amdt.2665; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the phaseout of personal exemptions and the overall limitation on itemized deductions and to modify the income threshold used to calculate the refundable portion of the child tax credit.Result: Rejected (42-56, 2 members not…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00345

On the Motion S.Amdt. 2629: Motion to Waive CBA Dayton S.Amdt.2629; To allow a refundable tax credit for the energy costs of farmers and ranchers, and to modify the foreign tax credit rules applicable to dual capacity taxpayers.Result: Rejected (47-51, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00347

On Passage of the Bill: S.2020, As Amended; An original bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202(b) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.Result: Passed (64-33, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00344

On the Motion S.Amdt. 2616: Motion to Waive CBA Kerry S.Amdt.2616; To accelerate marriage penalty relief for the earned income tax credit, to extend the election to include combat pay in earned income, and to make modifications of effective dates of leasing provisions of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004.Result: Rejected (55-43, 2 members…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00343

On the Motion S.Amdt. 2634: Motion to Waive CBA Boxer S.Amdt.2634; To provide an additional $500,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2010, to be used for readjustment counseling, related mental health services, and treatment and rehabilitative services for veterans with mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, or substance use disorder.Result: Rejected (43-55, 2 members…

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