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Day September 26, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, September 26, 2008

H.R.5571, International Medical Graduates; S.3606, Religious Workers; S.3605, Volunteer Groups; S.3325, International Property, with Leahy substitute amendment; S.2304, Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act; Confirms executive nominations: calendar #s 771, 772, 773, 774, 775, 779, 780, 781, 782, 783. S.2382, FEMA Accountability Act, with Pryor amendment to the Commtitee reported…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00206

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3604; A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for economic recovery for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (52-42, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00206

On the Motion to Proceed: Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3604; A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for economic recovery for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (52-42, 6 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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H.Res. 1492, Providing for Agreement by the House of Representatives to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2095, the Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act

Summary and Background The Senate is expected to begin consideration of H.Res.1492, providing for an agreement by the House of Representatives to the Senate Amendment to H.R.2095, the Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act ("the legislation").  The legislation would: 1) make certain railroad safety improvements; and 2) reauthorize and make reforms to federal passenger rail programs,…

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Reid: While We Negotiate Bailout, Economic Stimulus Plan Will Help Main Street Right Now

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate prior to the vote on the Reid-Byrd Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which Senate Republicans then blocked.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:  “We know the focus of Congress and the eyes of our nation…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Friday, September 26, 2008

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Senator Reid files cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.2638, Consolidated Appropriations. The cloture vote will occur at approximately 10:00am Saturday. The Senate stands in recess until 9:30am Saturday, September 27.

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