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Day December 6, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, December 06, 2007

S.2371, Higher Education Technicals (concur in House amendment) House Message on H.R.710, Charlie Norwood Living Organ Donation Act (concur in House amendments) S.Res.392, a resolution relating to the 60th anniversary of the Everglades National Park S.Res.393, a resolution relating to the tragedy at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska S.Res.394, a resolution relating to Cancer…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00415

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.3996 as Amended; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (88-5, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00415

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.3996 as Amended; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (88-5, 7 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00414

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.3996; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (46-48, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00414

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.3996; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (46-48, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Bush, Cheney tienen que explicar lo que sabían sobre Irán y cuándo lo sabían

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy, haciéndole un llamado al Presidente y al Vicepresidente a que expliquen su retórica inflamatoria sobre Irán aún luego de que la comunidad de inteligencia les había informado que creía que Irán había detenido su programa de armas nucleares en 2003:…

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H.R. 3996, Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007

On December 4, 2007, Senator Reidpresented a motion to proceed to consideration of H.R.3996 andfileda cloture motion on that motion.  We anticipate that Senators will offer a full-text substitute to the measure if the Senate is allowed to proceed to consideration of the bill.  This Legislative Bulletin focuses only on the provisions of H.R.3996 that…

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Reid: Republicans Blocking Help For Homeowners In Mortgage Crisis

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, calling on Republicans to heed the call of the Administration and millions of homeowners, and work with Democrats to pass the FHA Modernization Act that addresses the nation’s subprime mortgage crisis.  Republicans subsequently objected to passing the…

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Reid: Republicans Standing In Way Of Tax Relief By Blocking AMT Patch

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, calling on Republicans to join the President and Democrats in supporting the AMT patch that helps nearly 20 million Americans: “There has been much talk about the need to pass the Alternative Minimum Tax ‘patch.’  This week,…

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Reid: Republicans Block Senate From Passing Fiscally Responsible AMT Patch

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted for the Alternative Minimum Tax Act without a measure to pay for it:  “I am relieved that the Senate has acted this evening to extend AMT relief for 19 million taxpayers – including nearly 100,000 Nevadans.  But I want…

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