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Day October 1, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, October 01, 2007

S.Res.338, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Passport Month S.Res.339, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the situation in Burma S.Res.340, a resolution recognizing the efforts and contributions of Hispanic scientists

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00359

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1585 as Amended; To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (92-3, 5 members not voting, 1/2…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00358

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3058: Kennedy S.Amdt.3058; To provide for certain public-private competition requirements.Result: Agreed to (51-44, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00359

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1585 as Amended; To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (92-3, 5 members not voting, 1/2…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00358

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3058: Kennedy S.Amdt.3058; To provide for certain public-private competition requirements.Result: Agreed to (51-44, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, October 01, 2007

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

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H.R. 3222, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2008

Summary H.R.3222, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2008, would provide $459.3 billion in new discretionary funding for the Department of Defense (DoD), which is $3.5 billion below the President’s budget request, equal to the House, and $43.2 billion above the Fiscal Year 2007 enacted level.  The bill also includes $263 million in mandatory spending.…

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National Energy Index

In recent days, attention has again focused on rising energy costs, including record breaking crude oil prices that have risen above $80 dollars a barrel.  The increase in energy prices has refocused attention once again on the vital need to lower energy costs, cut oil consumption, and begin moving our country towards energy independence.  Senate…

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Reid: Defense Authorization Bill Gives Troops Tools They Need To Do Their Jobs

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate passed the Department of Defense Authorization bill: “The Defense Authorization bill we passed today makes critical investments to responsibly repair the Armed Forces where our Commander-in-Chief has so badly mismanaged them.  As President Bush’s flawed Iraq strategy stretches our military to…

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Reid Calls On Senators To Join In Condemning Limbaugh’s Attack On Our Troops

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, urging Senators to sign a letter that calls on Mark P. Mays, CEO of Clear Channel Communications, to publicly repudiate Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of troops who speak out against the Iraq war as “phony soldiers.”  Below are…

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