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Day February 27, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, February 27, 2008

S.2450, a bill to amend the Federal Rules of Evidence to address the waiver of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00034

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2634; A bill to require a report setting forth the global strategy of the United States to combat and defeat al Qaeda and its affiliates.Result: Agreed to (89-3, 8 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00034

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2634; A bill to require a report setting forth the global strategy of the United States to combat and defeat al Qaeda and its affiliates.Result: Agreed to (89-3, 8 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid, In Letter, Urges Bush To Work With Democrats To Address Housing Crisis, Keep Americans In Their Homes

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today sent the following letter to President Bush, calling on him to work with Democrats to pass legislation that addresses the mortgage crisis, helps families threatened with foreclosure stay in their homes and strengthens the middle class.  The text of the letter is below:  February 27, 2008 The President…

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Senate Democrats, Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Impact Of Housing Crisis On African American Community

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Debbie Stabenow held a press conference with civil rights leaders today to discuss the devastating and disproportionate impact the housing crisis has had on the African-American community. High-cost subprime loans account for 55 percent of loans to African-Americans. The Foreclosure Prevention Act—which Senate Democrats have introduced…

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Reid: Housing Crisis Threatens More Than Just Those Facing Foreclosure

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008: “The sites and signs of America’s housing crisis are all around us:  On neighborhood streets dotted with one ‘for-sale’ sign after another.  In the struggles of construction workers who can’t…

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Paul Wolfowitz’s Happy Talk Five Years On

Five years ago on Monday, General Eric Shinseki testified to the Senate Armed Services that it would take “several hundred thousands soldiers” to secure the peace in Iraq. Five years ago today, then-Deputy Defense Secretary – and recently appointed chairman of the State Department’s International Security Advisory Board – Paul Wolfowitz called Shinseki’s warning “wildly…

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Senate Democrats Announce Schedule Of Oversight Hearings

Washington, DC—The Senate Democratic Leadership today announced a schedule of hearings in coming weeks examining important policy questions related to the Administration’s Iraq strategy.  Democrats are continuing to fight for a change of course in Iraq because we know America cannot afford the many costs of this endless war.  Its price tag has passed $600…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Motion to Proceed to S.2633, Safe Redeployment of U.S. Troops from Iraq, post-cloture

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