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Day November 8, 2007

Senate Roll Call Vote #00407

On the Nomination: Confirmation Michael B. Mukasey of New York, to be Attorney GeneralResult: Confirmed (53-40, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00407

On the Nomination: Confirmation Michael B. Mukasey of New York, to be Attorney GeneralResult: Confirmed (53-40, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, November 08, 2007

S.Res.373, a resolution encouraging all employers to target veterans for recruitment S.Res.374, a resolution expressing support for designation of a “National Veterans History Project Week” S.Res.289, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that a “Welcome Home Vietnams Veterans Day” should be established

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00406

On Overriding the Veto: Shall H.R.1495 Pass, the Objections of the President of the United States to the Contrary Notwithstanding?; A bill to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00406

On Overriding the Veto: Shall H.R.1495 Pass, the Objections of the President of the United States to the Contrary Notwithstanding?; A bill to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States,…

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Reid: Congress Overrides Water Resources Veto, Refuses To Allow President To Block America’s Priorities

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to override President Bush’s veto of the Water Resources Development Act: “This veto override sends an unmistakable message that Democrats both will continue to strengthen our environment and economy, and will refuse to allow President Bush to block America’s…

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Reid: Democrats Strengthening Military By Passing $459 Billion Defense Appropriations

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Defense Appropriations conference report and a Continuing Resolution to fund government services through December 14: “The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have stretched our forces dangerously thin and have left us ill-equipped for the next attack or crisis.…

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Reid: Mukasey’s Refusal To Address Legality Of Waterboarding Renders Him Unfit For Attorney General

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today expressing his opposition to Judge Michael Mukasey’s nomination for Attorney General: “I will vote against the nomination of Michael Mukasey for Attorney General of the United States.  It is regrettable that I must vote no.  When the President first nominated Judge Mukasey, I was…

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Senate Democrats Discuss Farm Bill’s Investments In America’s Energy Security

Washington, DC—Senate Democrats held a press conference today to discuss how the farm bill – the Food and Energy Security Act of 2007 – promotes renewable energy, providing the framework to realize agriculture’s potential and enhance rural communities’ abilities to supply energy to our nation.  Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association,…

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Reid: Senate Republicans Play Politics With Veterans’ Funding Despite Toll On Those Serve

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to a new study that found one in four of our nation’s homeless is a veteran: “The war has stretched the VA dangerously thin, and veterans are paying the price.  A new study out today finds that one in four of our…

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