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Month June 2008

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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Reid: Senate Republicans Block Improved Care For Seniors And Allow Cuts Facing Doctors

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would prevent the impending 10.6 percent cut in payments to physicians who care for the 44 million American seniors in Medicare, and to make other key improvements to the program: “Our seniors and the health-care providers who…

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H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Provider Act

Summary and Background Before the July recess, the Senate is expected to vote on H.R.6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. This bill is a modified version of S.3101, also entitled the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, which was sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus. H.R.6331 would improve the Medicare…

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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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Reid Statements On Passage Of Supplemental Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following two statements today after the U.S. Senate passed the emergency supplemental bill for efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and urgent domestic needs:  REID: 21st CENTURY G.I. BILL HONORS AMERICA’S VETERANS BY GIVING BACK  Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S.…

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