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Day December 17, 2007

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, December 17, 2007

S.274, Federal Employee Protection (with technical amendment) House Message on H.R.797, Veterans Vision Impairment (concur in House amendments) H.R.3073, Coin Dispensing Machines S.781, Do Not Call Registry Fees S.2096, Do Not Call Implementation Act Amendments (with Dorgan amendment requiring a report on accuracy) H.R.660, Court Security (with Leahy-Cornyn-Kyl substitute amendment) H.R.3690, Capitol Police and Library…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00435

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2248; An original bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, to modernize and streamline the provisions of that Act, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (76-10, 14 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00435

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2248; An original bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, to modernize and streamline the provisions of that Act, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (76-10, 14 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Democrats Are Committed to Protecting the American Dream of Homeownership

As American homeowners prepare to welcome friends and family home for the holidays, the ongoing subprime mortgage crisis and resulting credit crunch have left many worried about whether they will be able to keep their home for another year and many more concerned about whether they will be able to buy a home in the…

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The Costs and Consequences of President Bush’s War In Iraq

Nearly five years of the Bush Administration’s flawed Iraq strategy has imposed tremendous costs on our country.  The lives of the thousands of courageous troops who have been killed is the most tragic cost, along with the more than 28,000 service members who have been injured, many of whom returned home with permanent, debilitating conditions. …

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Improving Children’s Health Coverage is the Top Health Priority for a Bipartisan Majority in Congress. . .But President Bush Stands in the Way

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has played a crucial role in helping to reduce the number of uninsured low-income children over the past ten years.  By every measure, CHIP is cost-effective, and has been shown to work well in meeting the basic health care needs of our nation’s children.  Although President Bush’s arguments against…

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The Democratic Energy Bill Will Promote Energy Independence, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Deliver Savings to American Consumers

On December 13, 2007, the Senate passed the EnergyIndependence and Security Act of 2007 by a vote of 86 to 8.  The Senate’s passage of the Democratic-sponsored Energy Bill will quickly move our country toward greater energy independence and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.  This fact sheet highlights the key provisions in the EnergyIndependence and…

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Reid Statement On McCain Campaign Ad

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to Senator McCain’s campaign advertisement regarding the war in Iraq: “While I understand that Senator McCain is doing everything he can to breathe life into his presidential campaign, these kinds of attacks – and his consistent support of a failed strategy that…

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Bush Republicans Obstruct Democratic Efforts to Address Needs at Home

Senate Democrats have developed fiscally-responsible appropriations bills that invest in America’s needs here at home, many of which have suffered from years of neglect under the Bush Administration.  Unfortunately, Republicans continue to ignore these priorities, refusing to fund domestic needs even while they demand that Congress provide a massive blank check for the war in…

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Reid: Bush Economic Policies Have Weakened The Middle Class

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks today on the economy: “President Bush’s claim that ‘we’ve had a pretty good economic run here in the country’ is detached from the reality of most middle-class Americans.  Big Oil and Halliburton may have had a good run,…

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