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Month August 2007

The Forgotten War: The State of Afghanistan

Despite reassuring words from the White House, it is undeniable the President has dropped the ball on the real front in the war on terror – Afghanistan.  Osama bin Laden remains at large, attacks are on the rise, poppy crops, which are used to finance Taliban operations are at record levels, and Al-Qaeda is regrouping…

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Murray Calls Pentagon Loss Of 190,000 Weapons In Iraq Unacceptable

(SEATTLE, WA) — The release of a Government Accountability Office report showing that the Department of Defense cannot account for more than 190,000 AK-47 rifles and pistols given to the Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005 is another in a long list of signs pointing toward the need for accountability and a new direction…

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In Radio Address, Child-Care Provider Explains How Democrats Put Workigng Families Like Hers First

Washington, DC—Child-care provider Paula Hall of Spokane, Wash., delivers this week’s Democratic Radio Address. She explains how Democrats have helped her family by delivering on their promises to put working families first. Hall’s family is benefiting from Democrats’ successes in passing an energy bill that will lower gas prices, raising the minimum wage for the…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00310

On Passage of the Bill: S.2011; A bill entitled “The Protect America Act of 2007″.Result: Rejected (43-45, 12 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00309

On Passage of the Bill: S.1927 as Amended; A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to provide additional procedures for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence information and for other purposes.Result: Passed (60-28, 12 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00310

On Passage of the Bill: S.2011; A bill entitled “The Protect America Act of 2007″.Result: Rejected (43-45, 12 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00309

On Passage of the Bill: S.1927 as Amended; A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to provide additional procedures for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence information and for other purposes.Result: Passed (60-28, 12 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, August 03, 2007

H.R.3311, Minnesota Bridge (with Bond amendment) S.Con.Res.43, Adjournment Resolution S.Res.304, a resolution congratulating the 15th Poet Laureate S.849, FOIA (with Leahy-Kyl amendment) S.496, Applachian Regional Development S.163, Small Business Disaster Loan (with Kerry-Snowe substitute and Bond and Coburn amendments) H.R.2358, Native American $1 Coin Act (with Dodd substitute amendment) H.R.3006, Idaho Land Grant S.1772, S.1896,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00308

On the Nomination: Confirmation Timothy D. DeGiusti, of Oklahoma, to be US District JudgeResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00308

On the Nomination: Confirmation Timothy D. DeGiusti, of Oklahoma, to be US District JudgeResult: Confirmed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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