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Day January 11, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, January 11, 2007

S.Res.25, a resolution congratulating the University of Florida Men’s Football Team for winning the 2006 NCAA Division I Football Championship S.Res.26, a resolution commending Appalachian State University Football Team for winning the 2006 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00007

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct Sgt. at Arms; A bill to provide greater transparency in the legislative process.Result: Agreed to (90-6, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00007

On the Motion: Motion to Instruct Sgt. at Arms; A bill to provide greater transparency in the legislative process.Result: Agreed to (90-6, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00006

On the Motion S.Amdt. 13: Motion to Waive CBA DeMint S.Amdt.13; To prevent government shutdowns.Result: Rejected (25-72, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00005

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 11: Motion to Table DeMint S.Amdt.11; To strengthen earmark reform.Result: Rejected (46-51, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00006

On the Motion S.Amdt. 13: Motion to Waive CBA DeMint S.Amdt.13; To prevent government shutdowns.Result: Rejected (25-72, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00005

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 11: Motion to Table DeMint S.Amdt.11; To strengthen earmark reform.Result: Rejected (46-51, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: The President’s Iraq Plan Is A Serious Mistake

Washington, DC — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today delivered the following speech on the Floor of the United States Senate, expressing his concern about President Bush’s plan to escalate the crisis in Iraq by sending tens of thousands more American men and women into the middle of a civil war. The text of Senator…

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S. 1, the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007

Summary and Background On January 4, 2007, Senator Reid introduced S.1, the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007.  This ethics reform legislation would stiffen rules that govern the interaction of Senate Members and staff with lobbyists and lobbying firms.  The bill would prohibit gifts and travel paid for by lobbyists, extend lobbying bans for…

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Democratic Leadership Announces Reinstatement Of Joint Veterans Committee Legislative Hearings

Washington, D.C. – Today, congressional leadership from both the House of Representatives and Senate made good on their commitment to America’s veterans. In a joint statement issued today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner, and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel Akaka announced the reinstatement…

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