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Day May 8, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, May 08, 2008

Adopt S.Res.537 (Law Enforcement Officers) Adopt S.Res.556 (Charter Schools) Discharge from Foreign Relations and Confirm William J. Barnes, to be Under Secretary of State.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00122

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4715: Durbin S.Amdt.4715 as Modified; To provide that no changes in flood insurance status for any areas located in the St. Louis District of the Corps of Engineers can go into effect until the remapping process is completed for that entire District.Result: Agreed to (68-24, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details:…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00122

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4715: Durbin S.Amdt.4715 as Modified; To provide that no changes in flood insurance status for any areas located in the St. Louis District of the Corps of Engineers can go into effect until the remapping process is completed for that entire District.Result: Agreed to (68-24, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details:…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00121

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4707: Motion to Waive S.Con.Res.21, 110th, Sect. 201, re: Dodd S.Amdt.4707; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (70-26, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00121

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4707: Motion to Waive S.Con.Res.21, 110th, Sect. 201, re: Dodd S.Amdt.4707; In the nature of a substitute.Result: Agreed to (70-26, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Proyecto sobre museo latino se convierte en ley

Washington, DC – Los demócratas del Senado elogiaron la implementación hoy de un proyecto de ley bipartidista para hacer que la visión de un Museo Nacional del Latino Estadounidense se convierta en realidad.  La Ley estableciendo la Comisión para Estudiar la Posible Creación del Museo Nacional del Latino Estadounidense de 2007 (S.500/H.R. 512) establecería una comisión…

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Democratic Senators, Citizens Discuss Energy Bill That Addresses Root Causes Of High Gas Prices

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Jack Reed, Amy Klobuchar and citizens suffering from the effects of ever-rising gas prices held a press conference today to discuss the Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008, a bill that puts consumers’ concerns over those of Big Oil, OPEC and oil traders by addressing the root causes of high energy costs.…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 08, 2008

Morning Business for 1 hour. Republicans control first half and the Majority controls the final half (10 minute limitations). Following morning business, resume consideration of S.2284, Flood Insurance. Pending Amendments: Dodd-Shelby Substitute #4707 McConnell #4720 to S.2284 (Energy) Allard #4721 to #4720 (Energy) The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm Tuesday.

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