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Day October 24, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, October 24, 2007

H.R.995, Disabled Veterans Memorial Act Authorization Extension

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00394

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2205; A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (52-44, 4 members not…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00393

On the Nomination: Confirmation Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (59-38, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00394

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2205; A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (52-44, 4 members not…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00392

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Agreed to (62-35, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00393

On the Nomination: Confirmation Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Confirmed (59-38, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00392

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be U.S. Circuit JudgeResult: Agreed to (62-35, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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S. 294, the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007

Summary and Background Congress created the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, also known as Amtrak, in 1970 in order to help spur the use and development of passenger rail.  Today, Amtrak serves nearly 26 million riders annually at more than 500 stations in 46 States on approximately 22,000 route miles.  The number of riders in Fiscal…

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Senate Democrats Discuss Impact Of Bush’s Threatened Appropriations Vetoes On Everyday Americans

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Charles Schumer held a press conference today to discuss the impact that President Bush’s irresponsible threats to veto appropriations bills addressing critical priorities will have on everyday Americans, including our law enforcement, educators and health care providers. Joining the Senators were Chief J. Tom Manger, Chief of…

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Reid: Dream Act Will Give Young Americans Opportunity To Pursue Education, Chance To Succeed

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate to express his strong support for the DREAM Act.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Earlier this year, we had the chance to enact comprehensive immigration reform.  That effort brought people together – from both…

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