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Day July 25, 2008

Senate Roll Call Vote #00185

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to the House Amendments to the Senate Amendment to H.R.3221; A bill to provide needed housing reform and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (80-13, 7 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00184

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on 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: Rejected (50-43, 7 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00185

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to the House Amendments to the Senate Amendment to H.R.3221; A bill to provide needed housing reform and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (80-13, 7 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00184

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on 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: Rejected (50-43, 7 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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H.R. 3221, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

Note: On July 26, 2008, the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to concur with the House version of H.R.3221. This legislation was amended by the House on July 23, 2008, to include temporary emergency authority for the Department of Treasury intended to restore market confidence in the housing-related government-sponsored enterprises. Summary and…

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H.R. 3221, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

Note: On July 26, 2008, the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to concur with the House version of H.R.3221. This legislation was amended by the House on July 23, 2008, to include temporary emergency authority for the Department of Treasury intended to restore market confidence in the housing-related government-sponsored enterprises. Summary and…

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Reid: Senate Moves One Step Closer To Addressing Foreclosure Crisis

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to advance the housing reform bill for a final-passage vote tomorrow: “After months of Republican stalling, we are finally moving forward on the bipartisan housing bill, and are looking forward to passing it tomorrow.  This bill is the most…

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Reid: CBO Again Undermines Bogus Attacks On Package Of Noncontroversial Authorization Bills

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the attached letter he received from the Congressional Budget Office (PDF) regarding a package of noncontroversial authorization bills being blocked by some Senate Republicans: “The Congressional Budget Office has once again undermined bogus claims that our package of authorization bills would…

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Reid: CBO Letter Confirms Absurdity Of Republicans’ Obstruction Of Noncontroversial Bills

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Congressional Budget Office confirmed that bills that merely authorize future appropriations have no impact on the federal budget, spending or revenues.  The CBO’s letter to Senator Kent Conrad, Chairman of the Budget Committee, is attached (PDF): “The Congressional Budget Office has confirmed…

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CBO Letters To Reid And Conrad Undermines Bogus Attacks On Package Of Noncontroversial Authorization Bills

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to a letter he received from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) regarding a package of noncontroversial authorization bills being blocked by some Senate Republicans: “The Congressional Budget Office has once again undermined bogus claims that our package of authorization bills would increase the…

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