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Day September 21, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, September 21, 2007

S.456, Gang Violence Abatement (with Feinstein technical amendment) S.Res.320, a resolution recognizing the achievements of the people of Ukraine in pursuit of freedom and democracy

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00346

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2898: Levin S.Amdt.2898; To provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq.Result: Rejected (47-47, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00346

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2898: Levin S.Amdt.2898; To provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq.Result: Rejected (47-47, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Supporting the Bipartisan Agreement to Improve the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan coalition of Senate and House leaders today announced a bicameral agreement to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for an additional five years.  CHIP provides health coverage to American children whose parents do not qualify for Medicaid, but can’t afford private insurance.  The $35 billion agreement struck by House…

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Conference Report to H.R. 1495, the Water Resources Development Act of 2007

Under Democratic-leadership, the 110th Congress is expected to pass the first authorization bill for our nation’s principal water infrastructure program, the Water Resources Development Act, in seven years.  The bipartisan-supported H.R.1495, the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (WRDA), will give the Army Corps of Engineers the tools it needs to invest in environmental restoration…

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Reid: If We Adopt Levin/Reed, Today Can Be First Day Of The End The War

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in favor of the Levin/Reed Amendment to the Defense Authorization Act.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “It is morning here in Washington, but dusk in Baghdad.  As we debate this war yet again here…

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Democrats Investigating Private Military Contracting in Iraq

Today the Democratic Policy Committee conducted a hearing investigating the use of private security contractors in Iraq, in light of the shooting incident in Baghdad involving Blackwater USA. The hearing also investigated waste, fraud and abuse in wartime contracting. In discussing Blackwater, Senator Dick Durbin said: “Blackwater has enjoyed a charmed existence with the Bush…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, September 21, 2007

H.R.1585, the Department of Defense Authorization bill

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