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Day March 5, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, March 05, 2008

S.Res.455, a resolution calling for peace in Darfur H.Con.Res.289, a concurrent resolution honoring and praising the NAACP on the occasion of its 99th anniversary S.Res.462, a resolution designating the first week of April 2008 as “National Asbestos Awareness Week” S.Res.473, a resolution designating March 26, 2008 as “National Support the Troops and Their Families Day”…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00039

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 4094: Motion To Table Cornyn S.Amdt.4094 As Modified Further; To prohibit State attorneys general from entering into contingency fee agreements for legal or expert witness services in certain civil actions relating to Federal consumer product safety rules, regulations, standards, certification or labeling requirements, or orders.Result: Agreed to (51-45, 4…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00039

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 4094: Motion To Table Cornyn S.Amdt.4094 As Modified Further; To prohibit State attorneys general from entering into contingency fee agreements for legal or expert witness services in certain civil actions relating to Federal consumer product safety rules, regulations, standards, certification or labeling requirements, or orders.Result: Agreed to (51-45, 4…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00038

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4105: Klobuchar S.Amdt.4105 As Modified; To authorize appropriations for necessary or appropriate travel, subsistence, and related expenses, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00038

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4105: Klobuchar S.Amdt.4105 As Modified; To authorize appropriations for necessary or appropriate travel, subsistence, and related expenses, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (96-0, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Democrats Work to Improve Access to Health Care for Native Americans

Bush Budget Would Harm Quality of Life in Indian Country On February 26, 2008, under the leadership of Senators Dorgan and Reid, the Senate passed S.1200, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) Amendments of 2008, by a vote of 83 to 10.  The passage of the IHCIA in the Senate comes after more than…

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Democratic Senators Join Top Prosecutors From Around Nation To Protect Vital Enforcement Provision Of Consumer Protection Bill

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Mark Pryor, Bill Nelson, Ken Salazar and Amy Klobuchar joined Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and other top prosecutors from states across the country today to discuss the need to protect a vital enforcement provision in the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Reform Act. The measure, a key component of legislation being considered by the Senate this week, would empower state AGs to assist…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Morning Business for up to 1 hour, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half (10 minute limitations). *Following Morning Business, resume consideration of S.2663, a bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission Pending amendments: Pryor #4090: (Technical) Feinstein #4104: (Phthalates Ban) Cornyn #4108: (Whistleblower Protection) Vitter #4097:…

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