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Day April 4, 2008

Senate Roll Call Vote #00092

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4389: Motion to Waive S.Con.Res.21, Sec.204. Re: Landrieu S.Amdt.4389, As Further Modified; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow use of amended income tax returns to take into account receipt of certain hurricane-related casualty loss grants by disallowing previously taken casualty loss deductions and to waive the deadline…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00091

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4406: Voinovich S.Amdt.4406 As Modified; To protect families most vulnerable to foreclosure due to a sudden loss of income by extending the depreciation incentive to loss companies that have accumulated alternative minimum tax and research and development tax credits.Result: Agreed to (76-2, 22 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00092

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4389: Motion to Waive S.Con.Res.21, Sec.204. Re: Landrieu S.Amdt.4389, As Further Modified; To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow use of amended income tax returns to take into account receipt of certain hurricane-related casualty loss grants by disallowing previously taken casualty loss deductions and to waive the deadline…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00091

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4406: Voinovich S.Amdt.4406 As Modified; To protect families most vulnerable to foreclosure due to a sudden loss of income by extending the depreciation incentive to loss companies that have accumulated alternative minimum tax and research and development tax credits.Result: Agreed to (76-2, 22 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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H.R. 3221, as amended, The Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 (SA 4387)

Summary and Background On February 13, 2008, Senate Democrats introduced a legislative package intended to address the national housing crisis and help Americans avoid foreclosure.  The Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 is an important next step that builds on recently-enacted economic stimulus legislation. The bill would address some of the problems spawned by a housing…

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The Results of Bush Republican Failed Economic Policies

Today’s announcement that the U.S. lost 80,000 jobs in March is just the latest example of the failure of Bush Republican economic policies. Years of economic mismanagement have created a housing crisis and credit crunch that are spreading throughout the economy and hurting American families. That is why Democrats believe we need to act urgently…

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Tasa de desempleo entre hispanos aumenta, según nuevo informe laboral

Washington, DC—Los demócratas del Senado respondieron hoy a un informe del Departamento del Trabajo, el cual indica que los empleadores en los EE.UU. recortaron 80,000 empleos en marzo – el tercer mes consecutivo en que se eleva la cifra de empleos perdidos.  Los demócratas también resaltaron el aumento dramático en la tasa de desempleo entre…

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Reid: Third Straight Month Of Job Loss Underscores The Urgent Need To Strengthen The Economy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to a Department of Labor report that U.S. employers cut 80,000 jobs in March – the third month in a row that the number of lost jobs went up. “If anyone still doubts the need to act swiftly and decisively to reverse…

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Senate Democrats, In Letter To Bush, Outline Strategy To Change Course In Iraq To Make America Safer, Repair Strained Military

Washington, DC—Senior Democrats sent President Bush a letter today urging him to recognize that America needs a change in strategy in Iraq to repair the grave damage done to our nation’s security.  The Senators and Congressmen ask the President to urgently seek political reconciliation among Iraqi leaders, restore the readiness of our badly strained military,…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, April 04, 2008

The Senate is considering H.R.3221. The following amendments are pending to the bill: Dodd-Shelby #4387, (Housing Substitute) Sanders #4401 (Usury Rates) Cardin #4421 (Home Buyers Tax Credit) Ensign #4419 (Energy Tax) Alexander #4429 to #4419 (Wind Energy) Nelson (FL) #4423 (Penalty-Free Withdrawals) Lincoln #4382 (Legal Services) Snowe #4433 (Mortgage Revenue Bonds) Landrieu #4404 (Mortgage Bonds…

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