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Day June 10, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, June 10, 2008

H.R.634, American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act, with Committee amendment. H.R.3179, Local Preparedness Acquisition Act. S.Res.589, National Health IT Week. S.Res.590, 233rd birthday of the Army. Confirmed Michael E. Leiter to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the DNI. Confirmed David Gregory Kays, of MO, to be US District Judge…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00148

On the Nomination: Confirmation Mark S. Davis of Virginia, to be US District JudgeResult: Confirmed (94-0, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00147

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.6049; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (50-44, 6 members not voting,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00148

On the Nomination: Confirmation Mark S. Davis of Virginia, to be US District JudgeResult: Confirmed (94-0, 6 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00146

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3044; A bill to provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (51-43, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00147

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.6049; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (50-44, 6 members not voting,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00146

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3044; A bill to provide energy price relief and hold oil companies and other entities accountable for their actions with regard to high energy prices, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (51-43, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Reid: Democrats Fight For Short-And-Long-Term Fixes To Energy Crisis While Republicans Fight For Status Quo

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Consumer-First Energy Act: “On Friday I spoke of high energy prices – as I have on numerous occasions – and of the need for the Senate to pass the Consumer First Energy Act.  When I…

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Reid: Republicans Try To Block Senate From Investigating Interrogation Tactics

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans forced the U.S. Senate to recess in order for the Senate Judiciary Committee to convene and hold a hearing on “Coercive Interrogation Techniques: Do They Work, Are They Reliable and What Did the FBI Know About Them?”: “By refusing to allow the Judiciary…

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Experts and Advocates Support the Democrats’ Consumer-First Energy Act

The Consumer-First Energy Act, legislation to address the root causes of high gas prices, is supported by energy and economy experts as well as labor, environmental, business, rural and seniors’ advocates. They agree that this bill will address the root causes of gas prices, spur innovation and development of alternative energy and reduce America’s dependence…

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