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Day February 28, 2008

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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Reid: Republicans Side With Banking Industry Over Americans At Risk Of Losing Their Homes

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans blocked the Foreclosure Prevention Act from coming to the floor: “The bankers on Wall Street and the big lenders are high-fiving tonight.  They won again, with the help of Bush Republicans – and at the expense of millions of Americans whose homes…

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Reid: President Holds Up FISA Process, Then Complains It’s Not Moving Fast Enough

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today ahead of the President’s news conference this morning: “If the President had not rejected an extension of current law and refused to negotiate with Congress, it is very likely that the new FISA bill could already be law today.  It is disingenuous for the…

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Demócratas del Senado se reúnen con embajadores de América Latina, elogian extensión de ATPDEA

Washington, D.C. – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid (D-NV) se unió hoy a los senadores Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Ken Salazar (D-CO) y Robert Menéndez (D-NJ) en una reunión con un grupo de embajadores de América Latina para discutir asuntos de interés mutuo para nuestro hemisferio.  Los senadores también…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, February 28, 2008

Motion to proceed to S.2534, a bill to require a report setting forth the global strategy of the United States to combat and defeat al Qaeda and its affiliates, post-cloture

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