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Month October 2007

Senate Roll Call Vote #00399

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3467: DeMint Amdt. No.3467; To require Amtrak to disclose the Federal subsidy of every ticket sold for transportation on Amtrak.Result: Rejected (27-65, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00400

On Passage of the Bill: S.294 as Amended; A bill to reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (70-22, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00399

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3467: DeMint Amdt. No.3467; To require Amtrak to disclose the Federal subsidy of every ticket sold for transportation on Amtrak.Result: Rejected (27-65, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00398

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.294; A bill to reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-13, 8 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00397

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3474: Coburn Amdt. No.3474; To require Amtrak to regularly report to Congress on the profits or losses relating to the provision of food and beverage service and to limit such service on Amtrak rail lines that incur losses.Result: Rejected (24-67, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00398

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.294; A bill to reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (79-13, 8 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00397

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3474: Coburn Amdt. No.3474; To require Amtrak to regularly report to Congress on the profits or losses relating to the provision of food and beverage service and to limit such service on Amtrak rail lines that incur losses.Result: Rejected (24-67, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Congress Will Not Pay For President’s Failed War Strategy At Expense Of Priorities At Home

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the President’s remarks this morning:  “Contrary to the President’s remarks, fighting for America’s real priorities is not wasting time.  That President Bush thinks differently demonstrates just how out of touch he is with reality. “The President complains that Congress is spending…

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Senate Democrats Invest in Passenger Rail Service: American Travelers, Taxpayers, and our Environment Benefit

Senate Democrats have taken strong action to give travelers and commuters more options, relieve crowding on highways and in airports, and reduce oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by passing a six-year, $11.6 billion bill to reauthorize and strengthen Amtrak.  The bipartisan bill, S.294, the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007, also includes…

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The Bush Record on Fiscal Responsibility and Misplaced Priorities

After turning record surpluses into record deficits and increasing spending 50 percent, President Bush has no credibility on the issue of fiscal responsibility. Yet his speech today perfectly illustrates how his priorities compare to Democrats’ priorities and the priorities of our hard-working middle-class families. President Bush is willing to spend endlessly for the war in…

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