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Day April 16, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, April 16, 2008

S.Res517 (Week of the Young Child)

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00104

On the Motion to Table the Motion to Recommit: Motion to Table DeMint Motion to Recommit H.R.1195, with Instructions; A bill to amend the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (78-18, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00104

On the Motion to Table the Motion to Recommit: Motion to Table DeMint Motion to Recommit H.R.1195, with Instructions; A bill to amend the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (78-18, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid Statement On Visit Of Pope Benedict XVI To America

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement on the Senate floor today after attending a special ceremony at the White House to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to the United States: “Earlier today, I was honored to help welcome Pope Benedict XVI to the United States for his first Papal visit to America.…

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Reid To Bush: After Years Of Stalling On Climate Change, Administration Must Provide More Than Just Rhetoric

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s speech on Climate Change:  “It took President Bush seven years before discussing climate change in a State of the Union address.  Although we appreciate that he is finally willing to speak about the problem, he offered no substantive solutions…

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Declaraciones de Reid sobre visita del Papa Benedicto XVI a los Estados Unidos

Washington, DC—El Líder de al Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones en el pleno del Senado hoy luego de asistir a una ceremonia especial en la Casa Blanca para darle la bienvenida al Papa Benedicto XVI a los Estados Unidos:   “Esta tarde, tuve el honor de ayudar a darle la bienvenida…

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Reid Statement On One-Year Anniversary Of Tragedy At Virgina Tech

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement on the Senate floor today to acknowledge the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Virginia Tech:    “One year ago today, on a campus less than 300 miles Southwest of where we stand, the Virginia Tech community suffered a tragedy that continues to defy our…

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Demócratas del Congreso hablan sobre impacto de guerra en Irak en economía de EE.UU., urgen Casa Blanca revise sus costos estimados

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid y el Líder de la Mayoría de la Cámara Steny Hoyer se unieron al Senador Charles Schumer y a la Congresista Carolyn Maloney de la Comisión Conjunta sobre Asuntos Económicos (JEC, por sus siglas en inglés) hoy para discutir el impacto de la guerra en…

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Congressional Democrats Discuss Impact Of Iraq War On U.S. Economy, Urge White House To Reveal Their Cost Estimates

Washington DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer joined Senator Charles Schumer and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of the Joint Economic Committee today to discuss the impact of the Iraq war on the U.S. economy.  As the war in Iraq moves into its sixth year, there is still no clear end in…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Morning Business for up to 1 hour. The Majority will control the first half and the Republicans will control the final half (10 minute limitations). Following morning business, resume consideration of H.R.1195, the Highway Technical Corrections bill. The following amendments are pending: Boxer #4146 (Substitite) Coburn #4538 (Coconut Grove) Senator Reid files cloture on Boxer…

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