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Day April 8, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, April 08, 2008

S.Res.505: a resolution congratulating the University of Kansas Jayhawks on winning the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00093

On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 4387: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Dodd S.Amdt.4387; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (92-6, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00093

On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 4387: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Dodd S.Amdt.4387; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (92-6, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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The State of Iraq and America’s National Security

The Bush/McCain mismanagement of the Iraq war and their stubborn refusal to change course have exacted tremendous costs on America and left America less secure. The war has severely strained our military, and weakened our national security by distracting us from the main threats facing the United States. And in Iraq, little political progress is…

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FACT CHECK: 12 Benchmarks?

At this morning’s hearing, Ambassador Crocker incorrectly asserted that the Iraqi Government had met 12 of 18 benchmarks. Unfortunately, the Iraqis have not made adequate political progress and have at best met just six benchmarks, depending on how certain laws are implemented. The Iraqis have failed to take responsibility for their own country and America…

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Ahead Of Meeting With President, Reid And Pelosi Urge Bush To Work With Democrats To Strengthen Economy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Bush this evening, urging him to work with Democrats to strengthen the economy for struggling families on Main Street.  Reid and Pelosi will meet Wednesday with the President and other bipartisan congressional leaders.  The full text of the letter is…

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Reid Spokesman: White House Clings To Same ‘Wait-And-See’ Approach On Housing That Has Already Weakened Economy

Washington, DC—Jim Manley, Spokesman forSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to White House Press Secretary Dana Perino’s remarks that the White House does not support the housing bill before the Senate: “Ms. Perino’s comments sound like yet another excuse to do nothing to help the thousands of American families…

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Reid: President Bush Maintains Open-Ended Commitment To War That Has Made Us Less Safe

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate: “Today the eyes of the world will look upon the Senate as General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker testify before the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees.  The appearances of these good and honorable men are meant to…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Morning business for 60 minutes, with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans controlling second 30 minutes (10 minute limitations). Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3221, the legislative vehicle for Housing. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons. The filing…

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