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Month February 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, February 29, 2008

S.2146, a bill to authorize the Administration of the Environmental Protection Agency to accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission reduction Supplemental Environmental Projects S.Res.466, a resolution honoring the life of William F. Buckley S.Res.96, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Harriett Woods will be remembered as a pioneer in women’s…

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Reid: Bush Republicans Again Reject Extension Of Surveillance Law

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate before asking unanimous consent for a 30-day extension of the Protect America Act.  Bush Republicans objected, once again demonstrating that they are more interested in playing politics than keeping Americans safe: “I want to say a few…

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Senate Democrats Discuss Republicans’ Refusal To Help Americans At Risk Of Losing Their Homes

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators Byron Dorgan, Debbie Stabenow and Sherrod Brown held a press conference today to highlight Republicans’ blockage of a plan to help keep thousands of homeowners in their homes and aid struggling communities across the country. “At a time when we’re trying to turn our economy around, it makes no sense to turn…

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Middle-Class Life Under Bush: Less Affordable and Less Secure

For millions of hard-working, middle-class families, life under the Bush presidency has grown less affordable and less secure.  President Bush’s record of fiscal incompetence and mismanagement and Republicans’ close ties with special interests have helped lead to both lower wages and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health care, and college tuition.  Unfortunately, instead…

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Reid: Republicans Again Ignore Priorities Of The American People To Defend Status Quo, Big Business And President Bush

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding Republican tactics on the housing bill: “When Democrats and Republicans joined together last month to pass the economic stimulus package, we agreed that it was an important first step toward addressing our country’s economic challenges.  But…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, February 29, 2008

Motion to Proceed to H.R.3221, the legislative vehicle to be used for the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, February 28, 2008

H.R.5264, Andean Trade Preference Act (Extends until December 31, 2008) H.R.5478, a bill to provide for the continued minting and issuance of certain $1 coins in 2008 Star Print S.22, Post 9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00035

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.3221; A bill to provide needed housing reform and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (48-46, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00035

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.3221; A bill to provide needed housing reform and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (48-46, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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President Bush’s War Has Cost Our Country Dearly

The Iraq war has exacted tremendous costs on our country. The lives and livelihoods of the thousands of courageous troops who have been killed and wounded is the most tragic cost. But the war has cost us in many other ways as well, including direct and indirect economic costs which are estimated by the Joint…

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