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Month April 2008

Senate Roll Call Vote #00114

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.2881; A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2008 through 2011, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00114

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.2881; A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2008 through 2011, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, April 28, 2008

Morning Business until 4:30pm. 4:30pm resume the motion to proceed to H.R.2881, FAA Reauthorization, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided. 5:30pm cloture vote on the motion to proceed to FAA Reauthorization bill. There will be no further roll call votes today. Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am tomorrow.

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Reid Statement On Supreme Court’s Photo-I.D. Ruling

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling that states can require voters to show photo identification: “I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court’s opinion today rejecting a challenge to Indiana’s photo-ID law.  The Indiana law and others like it are roadblocks to democracy –…

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S. 1300, the Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2008

Note: S. 1300, which was reported out of the Senate Commerce Committee in May 2007, will be combined with parts of S.2345, the Senate Finance Committee package, and offered as a substitute amendment to H.R.2881. At 4:30 p.m. on April 28, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2881. A cloture vote…

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Lautenberg: Democrats Fighting For Alternative Energy Sources As Gas Prices Continue To Shatter Records And Hurt Families

Washington, DC—Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey delivers this week’s Democratic Radio Address.  With oil and gas prices continuing to break record highs, Lautenberg says, Americans are driving to work and spending more of their days earning back the cost of their commutes.  While Republicans continue to pander to Big Oil, Democrats are fighting for…

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More Must Be Done to Ensure Our Wounded Warriors Receive The Care They Deserve.

Yesterday’s passage of the Veterans’ Benefits bill makes important changes to help our nation’s veterans. But more must be done to ensure that our wounded warriors receive the care they deserve. Nearly 20 percent of those who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from PTSD or major depression. Another 19 percent have TBI. Yet…

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Over a Hundred Million American Families to Receive Democratic Stimulus Check (revised)

The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 (H.R.5140), approved by the Democratic-led Senate and House of Representatives by overwhelmingly bipartisan votes in February, was designed to help hard-working Americans struggling with the high costs of gas, groceries, and housing and to jumpstart our slowing economy and create jobs here at home. The centerpiece of this legislation…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, April 24, 2008

Passed S.2903, Extends the Farm bill for 1 week (until May 2). Passed H.R.4286, an Act to award a congressional Gold Medal to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in recognition of her courageous and unwavering commitment to peace, non-violence, human rights, and democracy in Burma. Adopted S.Res.510, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00113

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.493 as Amended; A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.Result: Passed (95-0, 5 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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