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Day December 12, 2007

Senate Roll Call Vote #00418

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3671: Gregg S.Amdt.3671; To strike the section requiring the establishment of a Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network.Result: Rejected (37-58, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00419

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3672: Gregg S.Amdt.3672; To strike a provision relating to market loss assistance for asparagus producers.Result: Rejected (39-56, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00418

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3671: Gregg S.Amdt.3671; To strike the section requiring the establishment of a Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network.Result: Rejected (37-58, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Bingaman, Energy Expert Discuss Energy Bill That Will Strengthen National Security, Economy, Environment

Washington, DC—Senator Jeff Bingaman, Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, and Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy, held a press conference call today to discuss Democrats’ energy bill that will protect consumers, lower gas prices, break our addiction to oil, begin to reverse global warming and create jobs by investing in renewable…

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Grand Obstruction Party Blocks Bipartisan, Non-Controversial Bills

Bush Republicans have engaged in unprecedented obstruction. They have used every delaying tactic available to them, including filibusters and secret holds. But Bush Republican efforts to block floor consideration of even bipartisan and non-controversial bills clearly reveals their strategy: block everything.   Below is a list of the non-controversial, bipartisan bills blocked by Bush Republicans…

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Reid: Democrats Offer Compromise On Energy Bill To Strengthen National Security, Economy, Environment

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding the revised energy bill on which the Senate will vote tomorrow.  The substitute bill addresses Republicans’ concerns by reluctantly eliminating the Renewable Electricity Standard and modifying the energy tax provisions: “Democrats remain committed to passing a bill that lowers gas prices, helps break…

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Reid: President Again Turns His Back On America’s Children By Vetoing Health Care Program

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Bush vetoed the new Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007:  “In case there was any doubt that President Bush’s priorities could not be farther from those of the American people, he has vetoed yet another bipartisan bill to renew the…

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Senate Democrats Discuss Republicans’ Refusal To Bring About Real Change

Washington, DC—Senators Charles Schumer, Patty Murray and Debbie Stabenow held a press conference today to discuss Republicans’ refusal to legislate, instead continuing to stand in the way of Democrats’ efforts to address America’s priorities.  Democrats believe the stakes are too high to play games with funding for these critical needs.   “Americans are tired of the status…

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Reid: Gates, Mullen Testimonies Reiterate How Failed War Strategy Hampers Our Ability To Capture Bin Laden

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding testimony by Secretary of Defense Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mullen on the war in Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama bin Laden: “I appreciate the testimony of the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and…

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Reid: Republicans Continue Unprecedented Obstruction, Block Help For Americans Suffering Form A.L.S.

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, asking Republicans to drop their strategy of obstruction and seeking consent to pass a number of non-controversial measures that Bush Republicans are holding hostage because they are more interested in standing in the way than leading the…

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