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Day October 2, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, October 02, 2007

S.Res.342, a resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month S.Res.343, a resolution designating October 19, 2007 as “National Mammography Day” S.Res.319, a resolution relating to the U.S. Transportation Command on its 20th Anniversary (with a Durbin technical amendment) S.J.Res.13, International Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding Agreement

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00360

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3126: Motion to Table Boxer S.Amdt.3126 as Modified; To prohibit waivers for enlistment in the Armed Forces of individuals with certain felony offenses.Result: Agreed to (53-41, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00360

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3126: Motion to Table Boxer S.Amdt.3126 as Modified; To prohibit waivers for enlistment in the Armed Forces of individuals with certain felony offenses.Result: Agreed to (53-41, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Democrats, Local Officials Discuss Importance of Funding Local Law Enforcement Programs As Crime Rates Rise

Washington, DC—Senate Democrats joined local officials at a press conference today to discuss the importance of funding local law enforcement and policing initiatives.  The Senate will begin debating the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill this week, and will seek to support important programs to fight crime in our schools and communities after years of cuts by the…

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Reid and Pelosi: Congress Sends President Bush Bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Bill

Washington, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement this afternoon upon sending President Bush the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) legislation:  “This afternoon, the Congress sent to President Bush a bipartisan bill to insure 10 million of our nation’s children.  It is our hope and the will of the…

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Senate Democrats Increase Funds for the Nation’s Law Enforcement Agencies

Senate Democrats joined local officials at a press conference today to discuss the importance of funding local law enforcement and policing initiatives.  The Senate will begin debating the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill this week, and will seek to support important programs to fight crime in our schools and communities after years of cuts by the Bush…

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Senate Democrats, Economist Discuss Societal Impact Of Bush’s Threatened Children’s Health Veto

Washington, DC— Democratic Senators Dick Durbin, Byron Dorgan and Bob Casey joined former National Economic Adviser Gene B. Sperling on a press conference call today to discuss the societal and economic impacts of vetoing the Children’s Health Insurance Program renewal, as President Bush has threatened to do. “A strong America begins at home – with…

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Limbaugh Selectively Edited His Own Broadcast to Spin His Way Out Of “Phony Soldiers” Controversy

On September 26, Rush Limbaugh impugned the patriotism of soldiers who have questioned the war in Iraq. The context of his comment about “phony soldiers” was a conversation about soldiers who oppose the war. Only a full two minutes later did Limbaugh refer to Jesse MacBeth. Yet on September 28th, Limbaugh played back an edited…

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Senate Democrats Condemn Limbaugh’s Attack On Our Troops

Washington, DC—Senate Democrats today sent the following letter to Mark P. Mays, CEO of Clear Channel Communications, calling on him to publicly repudiate Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of troops who speak out against the Iraq war as “phony soldiers.”  Despite recent Republican comments condemning verbal attacks on our troops, when given the opportunity to join us…

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Senate Democrats Strengthening America’s Armed Forces

Today, the Senate began debate on the Department of Defense Appropriations bill. The measure provides service members a pay raise, increases funding for military health care and provides needed equipment funds for the National Guard and Reserve Forces. In addition, the measure funds the recently passed Wounded Warriors bill Senate Democrats fought for to help…

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