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Day July 22, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, July 22, 2008

S.2766, Clean Boating Act S.3298, Vessel Discharge Permits Clarification S.3295, Patent and Trademark Office H.R.3890, Burma Sanctions Confirmed Cathy Seibel, of NY, to be US District Judge, Southern District of New York Confirmed Glenn Suddaby, of NY, to be US District Judge, Northern District of New York Star Print of S.3268, Speculation bill (technical correction…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00183

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3268; A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act, to prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (94-0, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00183

On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.3268; A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act, to prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy commodities, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (94-0, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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In Case You Missed It, Senator Cornyn: Experts Believe Speculation Is Driving Up the Price of Oil

On the Senate floor, Senator Cornyn declared that Senator Reid’s comments this morning was the first time that he had heard that excessive speculation could be responsible for a significant portion of record-high oil prices. But economists and energy experts have been saying for months that speculation is part of the problem. Even Senator Cornyn’s…

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Reid: Republicans Refuse To Take Yes For An Answer On Lowering Record-High Gas Prices

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate: “Sometimes the people viewing our proceedings from the visitors’ gallery – and those tuned in on television – must think they are watching an episode of Twilight Zone.  Such was the case yesterday morning.  Senator McConnell and…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, July 22, 2008

S.3268, Energy Speculation. There will be no further roll call votes today.

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