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Day June 2, 2008

Senate Roll Call Vote #00141

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3036; A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (74-14, 12 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00141

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3036; A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (74-14, 12 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, June 02, 2008

Morning Business for up to 1 hour (10 minute limitations) Following morning business, resume motion to proceed to Calendar #742 S.3036, Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act. 5:30pm proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.3036. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am tomorrow.

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Reid, In Letter To White House, Expresses Disappointment In Continued GOP Obstruction Of Roughly 80 Nominations

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter today to White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten in response to his letter regarding outstanding nominations.  “Despite the fact that I have acted to confirm the overwhelming majority of the President’s qualified nominees, many of my Democratic selections are either being stalled at the…

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The Cost of Inaction: Failing to Address Climate Change Stifles Green Job Creation

“I can say that in Britain our economy since 1990 has grown by about 40 percent, and our emissions have decreased by 14 percent. So to argue that you destroy your economy by reducing emissions is blatantly incorrect.” -Sir DavidKing, Britain’s Chief Scientific Advisor 2000-2007, February 17, 2006. Throughout its tenure, the Bush Administration has…

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Reid: Climate Security Act Protects Planet While Stimulating Economy, Creating Jobs In America

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today regarding the Climate Security Act of 2008:  “During consideration of this legislation, Senators will debate many subjects.  But beyond all specific points of contention, one fact is indisputable: global warming is real and it is caused mainly by manmade pollution.  The changes we see…

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Democrats Support Middle-Class Tax Relief, Bush Republicans Call for the Same Failed Policies of the Past

This morning, President Bush once again called for making his signature tax cuts permanent. But the record on taxes is clear. Democrats support responsible tax cuts for the middle-class, to help them cope with the high costs of health care, higher education and gas prices. President Bush and his Republican allies continue to call for…

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