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Day July 30, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, July 30, 2008

S.2617 Vets Compensation COLA Act of 2008 w/ committee substitute amendment & committee title amendment H.R.5938 Former Vice Presidents Protection Act w/ Leahy-Specter Amendment S.Res.635, Minority Party Committee Appointments

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00192

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3335; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (51-43, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00191

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2035; A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media.Result: Rejected (51-43, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00192

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3335; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (51-43, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00191

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.2035; A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media.Result: Rejected (51-43, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click…

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S. 2035, the Free Flow of Information Act

Summary and Background On Monday, July 28, Senate Majority Leader Reid filed a cloture motion on the motion to proceed to S.2035, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 (also known as the “federal media shield” or “qualified journalists’ privilege”), a bill to protect journalists from being compelled to disclose their confidential sources unless…

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S. 3335, the Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act of 2008

Summary and Background Senate Democrats are committed to promoting American jobs, energy, and families with targeted tax relief and incentives. Similar to legislation previously introduced by Senator Baucus (S.3125), the Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act of 2008 (S. 3335), would protect millions of American taxpayers from getting hit by the alternative minimum tax and…

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S. 2035, the Free Flow of Information Act

Summary and Background On Monday, July 28, Senate Majority Leader Reid filed a cloture motion on the motion to proceed to S.2035, the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007 (also known as the “federal media shield” or “qualified journalists’ privilege”), a bill to protect journalists from being compelled to disclose their confidential sources unless…

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S. 3335, the Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act of 2008

Summary and Background Senate Democrats are committed to promoting American jobs, energy, and families with targeted tax relief and incentives. Similar to legislation previously introduced by Senator Baucus (S.3125), the Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act of 2008 (S. 3335), would protect millions of American taxpayers from getting hit by the alternative minimum tax and…

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S. 3335, the Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act of 2008

Summary and Background Senate Democrats are committed to promoting American jobs, energy, and families with targeted tax relief and incentives. Similar to legislation previously introduced by Senator Baucus (S.3125), the Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act of 2008 (S. 3335), would protect millions of American taxpayers from getting hit by the alternative minimum tax and…

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