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Day July 18, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, July 18, 2007

S.Res.274, Legal Counsel Representation S.Res.275, Minority Committee Appointments House Message on S.966, Passport Backlog Reduction (concur in House amendment)

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00253

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to H.R.2669; A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008.Result: Agreed to (49-48, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00252

On the Motion S.Amdt. 2087: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Levin S.Amdt.2087; To provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq.Result: Rejected (52-47, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00253

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to H.R.2669; A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008.Result: Agreed to (49-48, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00252

On the Motion S.Amdt. 2087: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Levin S.Amdt.2087; To provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq.Result: Rejected (52-47, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Republicanos continúan bloqueando esfuerzos de demócratas para cambiar de rumbo en Irak, hacer a los Estados Unidos más seguros

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid habló en el pleno del Senado de E.U. luego de que los republicanos bloquearan una votación de mayoría simple sobre la enmienda Levin-Reed al proyecto de ley de Autorización de defensa, que habría reducido la presencia militar de E.U. en Irak alejando la misión de…

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Reid: Republicans Continue To Block Democrats’ Efforts To Change Course In Iraq, Make America More Secure

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate today after Republicans refused to allow an up-or-down vote on the Levin-Reed amendment to the Defense Authorization bill, which would have reduced U.S. combat forces in Iraq by transitioning the mission away from policing an Iraq civil war to limited counter-terror, training…

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24 Hours of Debate On Iraq: By The Numbers

In the 24 hours that the Senate debated the Levin-Reed Amendment, thousands of Americans across the country made their voices heard in support of a new direction in Iraq. In that time, millions of dollars more were spent, and even more lives were lost in Iraq. In the Senate, as Democrats pushed for a new…

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Senate Republicans Mislead On Pay Raise For Our Troops

Senate Republicans cried crocodile tears over the delay of the Defense Authorization bill, criticizing Democrats for denying a pay raise for our troops. But they said nothing about the fact that it was Democrats who initially proposed the 3.5% pay raise and that the White House has  gone on record opposing it, claiming it would…

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Reid: Democrats Will Continue Fighting To Make America More Secure Despite Republican Obstructionist Tactics

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to vote on both the Levin-Reed amendment to the Defense Authorization bill, as well as efforts to debate the Homeland Security Appropriations bill:  “Over the past 10 days, the American people saw stark differences between Senate Democrats and…

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