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Day July 9, 2008

Senate Roll Call Vote #00166

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 5066: Bingaman S.Amdt.5066; To stay pending cases against certain telecommunications companies and provide that such companies may not seek retroactive immunity until 90 days after the date the final report of the Inspectors General on the President’s Surveillance Program is submitted to Congress.Result: Rejected (42-56, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details:…


Senate Roll Call Vote #00165

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 5059: Specter S.Amdt.5059; To limit retroactive immunity for providing assistance to the United States to instances in which a Federal court determines the assistance was provided in connection with an intelligence activity that was constitutional.Result: Rejected (37-61, 2 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]


Senate Roll Call Vote #00164

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 5064: Dodd S.Amdt.5064; To strike title II.Result: Rejected (32-66, 2 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]


Reid Statement On Veto-Proof Passage Of Medicare Fix That Prevents Cuts For Doctors, Improves Care For Patients

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act by a 69-30 vote:  “With this vote, the Senate has passed a responsible and necessary bill to prevent payment cuts for doctors and to improve care for patients.  We are reversing…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Resume consideration of H.R.6304, FISA, under the previous order. Following disposition of FISA, the time until 4:05pm will be equally divided and controlled prior to a cloture vote on H.R.6331, Medicare doctor’s fix. Housing Reform is pending. Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.2731, the Global Aids bill, and filed cloture on the motion. Senate…