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Day June 17, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, June 17, 2008

S.Res.584, Juneteenth Independence Day S.Res.585, Men’s Health Week S.2146, Diesel Emission Reduction Supplemental Environmental Projects (Concur in House Amendment)

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00150

On the Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to 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 (52-44, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details:…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00150

On the Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to 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 (52-44, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details:…

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Senate Democrats Are Fighting to Provide Tax Relief for Families and Small Businesses

Today, Senate Democrats will offer Republicans one more chance to provide tax relief to American families and small businesses. The Senate Democratic “tax extenders” measure provides over $55 billion in tax breaks, while offsetting this cost in a fair and responsible manner. Below is a sample of the misinformation being used by the GOP to…

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Senators, Unemployed Worker Discuss Democratic Efforts To Extend Unemployment Benefits

Washington, DC—Democratic Senators Debbie Stabenow, Sherrod Brown and Sheldon Whitehouse held a press conference today with Virginia Hoover, a single mother who was laid off from her job last November, to discuss Democrats’ efforts to extend unemployment benefits.  In May the U.S. economy lost jobs for the fifth straight month, including the single largest monthly…

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Reid: Republicans Block Relief For American Families, Business And Innovation

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Bush Republicans blocked the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 a tax extenders measure that creates incentives for investing in renewable energy sources like wind and solar, and provides over $55 billion in tax breaks for American families and businesses:  “Just…

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Reid: Republicans Should Work With Democrats To Help Families Struggling In The Bush Economy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans blocked consideration of a bill that would have extended benefits for unemployed Americans struggling to find work in the Bush economy. Employers have cut jobs every month of 2008, and May saw the largest single-month spike in unemployment in nearly two decades. …

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Morning Business for 1 hour. Republicans will control first 30 minutes and the Majority will control second 30 minutes (10 minute limitations). Following morning business, resume the motion to proceed to H.R.6049, Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act. Recess from 12:30 until 2:15 for weekly caucus luncheons. The Senate is considering the motion to proceed…

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