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Day March 3, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, March 03, 2008

Confirmation of the nomination Mark R. Filip, to be Deputy Attorney General

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00036

On the Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2663; A bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide greater protection for children’s products, to improve the screening of noncompliant consumer products, to improve the effectiveness of consumer product recall programs, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (86-1,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00036

On the Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2663; A bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide greater protection for children’s products, to improve the screening of noncompliant consumer products, to improve the effectiveness of consumer product recall programs, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (86-1,…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, March 03, 2008

Morning Business until 3:30pm with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each and the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. * 3:30pm resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S.2663, Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Senate Democrats Keeping America’s Children Safe

Today, Senate Democrats will introduce legislation to substantially increase the budget and enforcement capacity of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, given the alarming rise in recalled children’s toys. Last year alone, over 20 million toys were recalled because of the hazard they posed to children. Unfortunately, the Commission, which during the Bush administration only hired…

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Reid: Democrats Continue Working To Make Americans Safer And Our Economy Stronger

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: IRAQ “This weekend, Americans spent another $800 million in Iraq.  $400 million Saturday.  $400 million Sunday.  Another $400 million today.  The month of February came to a close – another $12…

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The Bush Budget Shortchanges State and Local Law Enforcement and First Responders

While President Bush often speaks of his commitment to homeland security, his budget proposals for the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security tell a different story.� For Fiscal Year 2009, the President has once again proposed deep cuts for critical state and local law enforcement and first responder programs.� As America�s frontline struggles to respond…

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Reid: Record-Breaking Oil Prices Underscore Need For Investment In Alternative Energy

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to news that oil prices reached $103.95 a barrel Monday – breaking a record set in 1980, when adjusted for inflation: “As oil prices reach record highs in a weakening economy, Democrats remain committed to repealing Big Oil’s tax breaks and instead use that…

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