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Day July 29, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, July 29, 2008

H.R.4137, Higher Education Reauthorization w/ Substitute amendment which is text of S.1642, requested a conference and appointed conferees.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00190

On the Cloture Motion: Upon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.6049; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (53-43, 4 members…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00190

On the Cloture Motion: Upon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.6049; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (53-43, 4 members…

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Democratic Senators, Energy Expert Discuss Efforts To Increase Investments In Alternative And Renewable Energy, Conservation

Washington, DC— DemocraticSenators Max Baucus, Jeff Bingaman and Ken Salazar joined Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy, and Greg Wetstone, senior director of government and public affairs for the American Wind Energy Association, at a press conference today to discuss efforts to create incentives for innovators and American consumers to invest in…

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As Big Oil Rakes In Big Profits, Republicans Again Block Incentives For Investing In Renewable Energy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Bush-McCain Republicans again blocked tax incentives for investing in renewable energy, the same day that BP reported a 28 percent rise in its second-quarter profit – far exceeding expectations – and oil and gas prices continued to rise: “On the day when Big…

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Eleven Times and Counting: Bush Republicans Turn Their Backs on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Senate Democrats have worked tirelessly throughout the 110th Congress to support renewable energy and energy efficiency.  We have succeeded in passing historic energy efficiency improvements for automobiles and light bulbs, significant increases in our nation’s use of biofuels, hundreds of millions of dollars of mandatory funding for advanced biofuel development, and the appropriation of $786…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Period of morning business until 12:30pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first 30 minutes and the Majority controlling the next 30 minutes. 12:30pm – 2:15pm recess for the weekly party conferences 3:30pm Consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2035, the Media Shield bill.…

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