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Day June 5, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, June 05, 2008

S.2482 (Salvaging off the Coast of Florida) H.R.3913 (Farm bill) H.Con.Res.311 (Use of Capitol Grounds) S.Res.586 (ASU Women’s Softball Team) Confirmed nomination of Lt.Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal to be Lieutenant General

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00144

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.6124; A bill to provide for the continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (77-15, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00144

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.6124; A bill to provide for the continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (77-15, 8 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Informes bipartidistas confirman que Administración de Bush engañó la nación sobre guerra

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las declaraciones siguientes hoy respondiendo a los informes bipartidistas de la Fase II de la Comisión de Inteligencia del Senado sobre la inteligencia disponible antes de la guerra de Irak, los cuales  concluyeron que las declaraciones de la Administración de Bush a menudo tergiversaban…

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Will Senate Republicans Match Their Words With Action to Combat Global Warming?

Some Senate Republicans have talked about the importance of addressing global warming. Some of them have called for a bipartisan solution that strengthens our economy, spurs innovation and significantly curbs greenhouse gas emissions. At the upcoming key procedural vote on the bipartisan Climate Security Act on the floor of the United States Senate, these Senators…

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Senate Intelligence Committee Unveils Final Phase II Reports On Prewar Iraq Intelligence

The Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, and a bipartisan majority of the Committee (10-5), today unveiled the final two sections of its Phase II report on prewar intelligence.  The first report details Administration prewar statements that, on numerous occasions, misrepresented the intelligence and the threat from Iraq. The second report…

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S. 3044, the Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008

Summary and Background On May 7, 2008, Senator Reid introduced S.2991, the Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008.  Senator Reid introduced a modified version of that bill (S.3044) on May 20, 2008.  On June 4, 2008, Senator Reid moved to proceed to the bill and Senator McConnell objected.  Senator Reid subsequently filed a cloture motion on…

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Reid Remarks At U.S. Institute Of Peace Groundbreaking Ceremony

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today at the U.S. Institute of Peace headquarters groundbreaking ceremony: “The world has never seen a fighting force like that of the United States of America.  With the finest, best-trained forces – backed by a half-trillion dollar annual investment in defense – we have the…

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Senate Intelligence Committee Report Confirms Bush Administration Spun the Truth to Take America to War

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the Bush Administration’s use of pre-war intelligence confirms former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s account of how the Bush Administration led the nation to war. Through a coordinated propaganda campaign conducted by the President and his most senior advisers, the Bush Administration used innuendo and implication, made claims…

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Reid Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Dozens Of Nominations

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after striking a deal for the U.S. Senate confirmation of dozens of pending nominations.  The list of nominations is attached (pdf): “The Senate last night confirmed a long list of important nominations, including Steven C. Preston to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development;…

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