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Day June 19, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, June 19, 2008

S.2607. DTV and Public Safety Fund (with Inouye-Stevens amendment) S.2159, NAS.Amdt.50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00154

On the Motion: Bunning Motion to Refer the House Message on H.R.3221 to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; A bill to provide needed housing reform and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (11-70-5, 14 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00154

On the Motion: Bunning Motion to Refer the House Message on H.R.3221 to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; A bill to provide needed housing reform and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (11-70-5, 14 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00153

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4985: Motion to Waive CBA Re: Bond S.Amdt.4985; To strike provisions relating to the HOPE for Homeowners Program.Result: Rejected (21-69, 10 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00152

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4986: Bond S.Amdt.4986 As Modified; To clarify that GSEs have no responsibility for funding housing entities under the Affordable Housing program.Result: Rejected (11-77-1, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00153

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4985: Motion to Waive CBA Re: Bond S.Amdt.4985; To strike provisions relating to the HOPE for Homeowners Program.Result: Rejected (21-69, 10 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00152

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4986: Bond S.Amdt.4986 As Modified; To clarify that GSEs have no responsibility for funding housing entities under the Affordable Housing program.Result: Rejected (11-77-1, 11 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Middle-Class Life Under Bush: Less Affordable and Less Secure

For millions of hard-working, middle-class families, life under the Bush presidency has grown less affordable and less secure.  President Bush’s record of fiscal incompetence and mismanagement and Republicans’ close ties with special interests have helped lead to both lower wages and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health care, and college tuition.  As an…

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Middle-Class Life Under Bush: Less Affordable and Less Secure

For millions of hard-working, middle-class families, life under the Bush presidency has grown less affordable and less secure.  President Bush’s record of fiscal incompetence and mismanagement and Republicans’ close ties with special interests have helped lead to both lower wages and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health care, and college tuition.  As an…

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Republicans Fail to Understand That We Cannot Drill Our Way to Lower Gas Prices

From President Bush to the Senate Republican leadership, from Vice President Cheney to Senator McCain, the Republican energy policy can be summed up in three words: drill, drill, drill. The recent flip-flops by President Bush and Senator McCain to grant new access for offshore drilling comes as the Big Oil companies have spent $188 billion…

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