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Day September 18, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, September 18, 2007

S.558, Mental Health Parity (with Domenici-Kennedy substitute amendment)

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00339

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1257; A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives.Result: Rejected (57-42, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00339

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.1257; A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives.Result: Rejected (57-42, 1 member not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00338

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1124 as Amended; A bill to extend the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999.Result: Passed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00337

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2888: Coburn S.Amdt.2888; To prohibit the Federal Government from favoring public colleges and universities over private colleges and universities under the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999.Result: Rejected (38-59, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00338

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1124 as Amended; A bill to extend the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999.Result: Passed (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00337

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2888: Coburn S.Amdt.2888; To prohibit the Federal Government from favoring public colleges and universities over private colleges and universities under the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999.Result: Rejected (38-59, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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FACT CHECK: The Bush-Republican Record on Spending

WHITE HOUSE FICTION: White House Press Secretary Dana Perino: “…The President, even in a Republican Congress, would issue veto threats on legislation. He did not veto a bill in the first six years of his presidency. Part of that was because we were able to help try to hold down the line on spending.” [White…

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S. 1257, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007

Summary On May 1, 2007, Senator Lieberman, with Senators Bennett and Hatch as original co-sponsors, introduced S.1257, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007.  The bill, as amended, was favorably reported out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 13 on a 9-1 vote.  The legislation was then…

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Reid: D.C. Citizens Deserve Basic Civil Right Of Voting Representation

WASHINGTON, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate: “Yesterday we celebrated the 220th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.  In the Constitution’s preamble, our founders lay out the values to which our nation has aspired:  Justice.  Domestic tranquility.  Common defense.  The general welfare.…

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