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Month July 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, July 31, 2007

H.R.3206, an extension to December 15, 2007 of SBA Authority (current authority expires today) S.J.Res.7, Regent Reappointment S.J.Res.8, Regent Reappointment S.Res.285, a resolution designating September 9, 2007 as “National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day” S.Res.286, a resolution recognizing the heroic efforts of Western firefighters S.Res.287, a resolution honoring the 133rd Infantry of the Iowa…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00286

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2536: Allard S.Amdt.2536; To standardize the determination of income for purposes of eligibility for SCHIP.Result: Rejected (37-59, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00286

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2536: Allard S.Amdt.2536; To standardize the determination of income for purposes of eligibility for SCHIP.Result: Rejected (37-59, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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President Bush Issues Misleading Statement of Administration Policy on Senate Children’s Health Insurance Bill

Today the Bush Administration underscored their veto threat in their Statement of Administration Policy on the bi-partisan Senate Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization. In their Statement, the administration makes several erroneous assumptions about the bill. Below are key administration assertions with the corresponding facts. The Administration Incorrectly Asserts the Senate Bill Would Provide Coverage for…

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S. 1893, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

Background and Summary The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was established in 1997 by a bi-partisan majority of Congress to provide health insurance coverage to children who would otherwise be uninsured.  CHIP is targeted to low-income families who do not qualify for Medicaid, but are unable to afford private insurance, and the program has made…

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Government Watchdog Groups Praise Democratic Ethics Reform Bill

Democrats are championing the most sweeping ethics and lobbying reforms in generations. This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Joe Lieberman announced final agreement with the House on the text of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (PDF file).  This bicameral agreement contains the most sweeping ethics and lobbying…

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Rhetoric vs. Reality: The Ethics and Lobbying Reform Bill

Some Republicans Senators such as Senators Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint are attempting to make a mountain out of a mole hill regarding differences between the landmark Democratic reform bill and the bill passed earlier by the Senate. The final bill– which could not go to conference due to objections by DeMint– accomplishes the same…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, July 31, 2007

H.R.976, Small Business Tax Relief bill (will be the legislative vehicle for text of S.1893, Children’s Health Insurance Program)

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, July 30, 2007

S.Res.284, Legal Counsel Representation H.Con.Res.175, a concurrent resolution relating to death gratuity S.Res.203, a resolution relating to Darfur

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00285

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.976; An act to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (80-0, 20 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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