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Day December 7, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, December 07, 2007

S.Res.395, a resolution regarding National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day S.Res.397, a resolution recognizing the 2007-2008 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology Winners H.R.4252, Short Term Extension of Small Business Act (until May 23, 2008)

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00416

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amdts. to the Senate Amdts. to H.R.6; A bill to reduce our Nation’s dependency on foreign oil by investing in clean, renewable, and alternative energy resources, promoting new emerging energy technologies, developing greater efficiency, and creating a Strategic Energy…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00416

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amdts. to the Senate Amdts. to H.R.6; A bill to reduce our Nation’s dependency on foreign oil by investing in clean, renewable, and alternative energy resources, promoting new emerging energy technologies, developing greater efficiency, and creating a Strategic Energy…

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Reid: Senate Republicans Must Not Squander Historical Opportunity To Reform Energy Policy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate before voting for the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to strengthen America’s energy independence, national security and economy.  Below are his statements as prepared for delivery: “Moments from now, we will have the opportunity to…

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Reid: Bush In Denial; He And Senate Republicans Are Only Impediments To Addressing Housing Crisis

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the President’s comments on the nation’s subprime mortgage crisis in his weekly radio address released today:  “It is unclear if the President is simply not following what is going on in the U.S. Senate, or if he is just pretending not…

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Obstruction Alert – 58 and Counting

Bush Republicans continued their record-setting obstruction today by blocking consideration of an energy bill that would increase fuel efficiency standards in cars and trucks as well as providing new tax incentives to increase the production of renewable fuels. Bush Republicans have forced 58 cloture votes this year, fast-approaching the record of 61 for a two-year…

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Bingaman, Feinstein, Baucus Discuss Democrats’ Efforts To Strengthen America’s Energy Independence, National Security, Economy

Washington, DC—Senators Jeff Bingaman, Dianne Feinstein and Max Baucus held a press conference call today to discuss Democrats’ efforts to solve our grave and growing energy crisis as gas prices continue to rise.  But Republicans showed again today they would stand in the way than work for the American people. “This legislation represented an opportunity…

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Reid: Bush Has Allowed Culture Of Waste, Fraud, Abuse In Iraq

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today as the Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on the waste, fraud and abuse in the Iraq war: “I would like to thank Senator Dorgan for putting this important hearing together. I would also like to thank all of our witnesses who bring a…

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Senate Democrats Hold Hearing to Highlight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Defense Contracting

Today, the Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing investigating waste, fraud and abuse at the Department of Defense and contracting in Iraq. In addition to receiving testimony from whistleblowers involved in Iraq contracting, the committee received written statements and questioned two of the nation’s leading experts in military affairs. Below are highlights from their submitted…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, December 07, 2007

Motion to Concur in House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.6, the Energy bill H.R.2419, the Farm bill

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