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Day June 26, 2008

Senate Roll Call Vote #00162

On the Motion: Motion To Concur In House Amdts To Senate Amdt To House Amdt To Senate Amdt To H.R.2642; A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (92-6, 2 members not voting, 1/2…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00161

On the Motion: Motion To Waive CBH Re: Motion To Concur In House Amdts To Senate Amdt To House Amdt To Senate Amdt To H.R.2642; A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (77-21,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00162

On the Motion: Motion To Concur In House Amdts To Senate Amdt To House Amdt To Senate Amdt To H.R.2642; A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (92-6, 2 members not voting, 1/2…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00161

On the Motion: Motion To Waive CBH Re: Motion To Concur In House Amdts To Senate Amdt To House Amdt To Senate Amdt To H.R.2642; A bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (77-21,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00160

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.6331; A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare Program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs,…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, June 26, 2008

Confirmed Executive Calendar #628, G. Murray Snow, of Arizona, to be US District Judge for the District of Arizona. H.R.6327, FAA Extension H.R.5690, African Congress S.2565, Law Enforcement Officers H.R.3986, Kennedy Center H.R.802, Maritime Pollution Prevention Act, with substitute amendment S.Res.604, California State Bull Dogs S.Res.605, 60th anniversary of Berlin Airlift H.Con.Res.379, Adjournment Resolution S.3218,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00160

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.6331; A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare Program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00159

On the Nomination: Confirmation William T. Lawrence, of Indiana, To Be US District JudgeResult: Confirmed (97-0, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00159

On the Nomination: Confirmation William T. Lawrence, of Indiana, To Be US District JudgeResult: Confirmed (97-0, 3 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008

Summary and Background Last summer, the Bush Administration came to Congress seeking emergency changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to address a gap that had arisen in our intelligence collection capabilities, according to administration officials.  Democrats support giving the Intelligence Community the tools it needs to protect the nation from terrorism. However, many…

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