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Day July 30, 2007

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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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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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, July 30, 2007

Motion to Proceed to 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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FACT CHECK – Secretary Leavitt and CHIP

Today on C-Span’s Morning Edition, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, provided misleading information about the bi-partisan Senate Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Bill. Below are his comments and the corresponding facts. LEAVITT FALSELY CLAIMS BI-PARTISAN BILL FAVORS PUBLIC OVER PRIVATE INSURANCE. LEAVITT: “This is not about going out and finding more children who…

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Reid, Feinstein, Lieberman Announce Most Sweeping Ethics, Lobbying Reform In Generations

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Joe Lieberman today announced final agreement with the House on the text of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act.  This bicameral agreement contains the most sweeping ethics and lobbying reforms in generations.  The House plans to take up the bill Tuesday,…

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Democrats Pass Landmark Legislation Making College More Affordable

Attachment:   The Higher Education Access Act of 2007:  New Grant Aid for Students Nationwide (pdf) Higher education is becoming more and more important to success in our economy, yet is becoming less and less affordable and accessible.  Democrats recognize that students and their families are struggling to cover the rising cost of college and…

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Reid: Democrats, Republicans Must Work Together To Modernize FISA, Make America Safer

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to the Administration’s call for Congress to modernize FISA: “Although it is unfortunate that the Bush Administration’s refusal to treat Congress as a partner on critical national security issues has led to the urgent situation we face today, I am committed to giving…

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Demanding Oversight Accountability: Senate Democrats Put Congress Back to Work Protecting the American People

Congress has a constitutional responsibility to perform oversight of the Executive Branch and matters of significant public interest.  At no time is the duty to conduct oversight more important than when American men and women are sent to war.  Congressional Republicans did a great disservice to the American people when they decided to forego any…

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The Bush Administration Has Not Made America More Secure From Terrorism

On July 17, the nation’S.16 intelligence agencies issued a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) assessing The Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland.  According to the declassified summary of its key judgments, the greatest homeland security threat we face today comes from al Qaeda and its affiliated terrorist networks.  The estimate reports that al Qaeda has rebuilt…

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