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Day November 7, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, November 07, 2007

H.R.2602, an Act to name the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical facility in Iron Mountain, Michigan as the “Oscar G. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility” S.680, Accountability in Government Contracting (with Lieberman-Collins substitute amendment)

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00405

On the Motion: Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (56-37, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00404

On the Motion: Motion to Waive Rule XXVIII, Paragraph 3, Re: H.R.3043 Conference Report; A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (47-46, 7 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00405

On the Motion: Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (56-37, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00404

On the Motion: Motion to Waive Rule XXVIII, Paragraph 3, Re: H.R.3043 Conference Report; A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (47-46, 7 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Representantes de industria de vivienda se unen a demócratas del Senado para atender la crisis de embargos de propiedad en los Estados Unidos

Washington, DC— En una conferencia de prensa hoy, los demócratas del Senado recibieron a representantes de las industrias hipotecaria y de vivienda y defensores del consumidor para discutir la crisis creciente de embargos de propiedad, o “foreclosures,” en inglés, en los Estados Unidos y los esfuerzos para ayudar a los propietarios de viviendas.   El…

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Reid: President, Senate Republicans Should Not Be Picking Political Fights At The Expense Of Our Veterans, Children, Working Families

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Today we continue debate on the Farm Bill.  I believe this debate is going well, and I am confident that the bipartisan cooperation that brought this bill to the…

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Senate Democrats, Nutrition Experts Discuss Farm Bill Programs To Keep Kids Healthy

Washington, DC—Senate Democrats and nutrition experts held a press conference today to discuss the important nutrition programs in the farm bill – the Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 – and the impact these investments will have on our children’s health.  The bill expands access to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to reach…

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Reid: President Bush, Senate Republicans Holding Veterans Funding Hostage

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate voted to strip the Mil-Con/VA bill from the Labor-HHS-Education conference report: “Democrats are working to pass the largest-ever increase in resources for veterans care that would improve conditions at veterans’ military facilities like Walter Reed, safeguard veterans’ personal data, and fund…

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Senate Democratic Veterans Discuss Largest-Ever Veterans Funding Increase As Wars Continue To Stretch V.A. Thin

Washington, DC—Senate Democratic veterans held a press conference today to discuss the veterans’ funding bill Democrats want to send the President that includes the largest-ever increase in funding for our veterans.  As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have stretched our VA increasingly thin, and as President Bush has consistently under-funded our veterans even in…

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