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Day March 4, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, March 04, 2008

S.Res.467, a resolution honoring the life of Myron Cope S.Res.471, a resolution designating March 1, 2008 as “National Glanzmannis Thrombasthenia Awareness Day” S.Res.472, a resolution commending the employees of the Department of Homeland Security

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00037

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 4095: Motion To Table DeMint S.Amdt.4095; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (57-39, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00037

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 4095: Motion To Table DeMint S.Amdt.4095; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (57-39, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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S. 2663, the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act

Background On February 25, 2008, Senators Pryor and Stevens introduced S.2663, the Consumer Product Safety Commission Act (the “CPSC Reform Act“).  The bill would rebuild and strengthen the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC” or “Commission”) to enable the agency to aggressively pursue and successfully fulfill its mission of “protecting consumers and families from products that…

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Iraq War Has Exacted a High Cost on America’s National Security

Admiral Fallon’s testimony today before the Senate Armed Services Committee once again made clear the high costs that the Iraq War has exacted on America’s national security. President Bush’s failed strategy has taken focus and resources away from the threats we face in other areas of the world and strained our military almost to the…

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Pryor, Klobuchar Join Parents And Pediatrician To Discuss Importance Of Protecting Children From Toxic Toys

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators Mark Pryor and Amy Klobuchar held a press conference today with a pediatrician and parents of children who ingested dangerous toys to discuss Democrats’ efforts to reverse the Bush Administration’s lax consumer product safety standards. “Accidents happen. But it is no accident when a manufacturer uses lead paint for a toy because…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Morning Business for up to 1 hour, with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half (10 minute limitations). * Following morning business, proceed to the consideration of S.2663, Consumer Product Safety Commission * Recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons Pending amendments: Pryor #4090:…

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