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Day September 10, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Passed H.R.6532, Highway Trust Fund Balance Act; S.Res.654, Stephanie Tubbs Jones; S.Res.645, Anne Legendre Armstrong.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00199

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4979: Nelson (FL) S.Amdt.4979; To repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan by veterans’ dependency and indemnity compensation.Result: Agreed to (94-2, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00198

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 5280: Vitter S.Amdt.5280; To authorize, with an offset, an additional $100,000,000 for Procurement, Defense-wide, and an additional $171,000,000 for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-wide, for near-term missile defense programs and activities.Result: Rejected (39-57, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00199

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4979: Nelson (FL) S.Amdt.4979; To repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan by veterans’ dependency and indemnity compensation.Result: Agreed to (94-2, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00198

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 5280: Vitter S.Amdt.5280; To authorize, with an offset, an additional $100,000,000 for Procurement, Defense-wide, and an additional $171,000,000 for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-wide, for near-term missile defense programs and activities.Result: Rejected (39-57, 4 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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The Bush Administration’s Failure To Make The Fight Against Al Qaeda In Afghanistan And Pakistan The Central National Security Priority It Must Be

Yesterday, President Bush called for a “quiet surge” of U.S. troops to Afghanistan in the coming months.  After years of focusing on the wrong fight in Iraq and diverting critical resources away from efforts to defeat the growing Taliban and al Qaeda threat, it is past time that the Administration turned its attention to defeating…

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Reid Spokesman Response To Perino’s Claim It Takes ‘Super Powers’ To Capture Bin Laden

Washington, DC—Jim Manley, spokesman to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, made the following statement today in response to White House Press Secretary Dana Perino’s claim that the United States has failed to kill or capture Osama bin Laden seven years after 9/11 because “This is not the movies. We don’t have super powers”: “Dana’s right:…

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Reid: Bush-McCain Republicans Have Dropped The Ball On War On Terror, Empowering Al Qaedea And Taliban

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Over the August recess, I had the opportunity to travel to Afghanistan.  During my trip, I met with some of our generals and troops who are fighting on the…

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Reid: Democrats’ Support Of Highway Funds Will Create Jobs, Improve Roads

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans dropped their opposition to funding necessary highway projects by transferring $8 billion from the General Fund to the Highway Trust Fund: “I am pleased that after months of partisan delay, Senate Republicans have finally recognized that we must act to prevent…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Morning business for up to 1 hour with with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Majority will control the first 30 minutes and the Republicans will control the next 30 minutes. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.3001, the DOD Authorization bill.

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