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Day September 29, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, September 29, 2008

H.R.6849, Commodity Provisions of the Food and Energy Act of 2008, with Harkin-Chambliss amendment

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00209

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. to H.R.2095; A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases, to authorize the Federal Railroad Safety Administration, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (69-17,…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00209

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. to H.R.2095; A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prevent railroad fatalities, injuries, and hazardous materials releases, to authorize the Federal Railroad Safety Administration, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (69-17,…

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Reid Statement On House Republicans’ Defeat Of Economic Stabilization Legislation

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after House Republicans blocked the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: “Democrats are doing our part to improve the Administration’s flawed plan, but we will need the support of more Republicans to get this done.  We are disappointed that Republicans did not live up…

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Reid Statement On Inspector General’s Report Regarding The Mass Firings Of United States Attorneys

Washington, D.C. –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today made the following statement following the release of the Inspector General’s report on former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Department of Justice’s firing of several United States Attorneys.  “This report confirms what we suspected from the beginning: that the Bush Administration’s mass firing of United States…

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Reid: Congress Must Act To Improve Rail Safety

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding the Federal Rail Safety Improvement Act.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “We now turn to bipartisan, bicameral legislation to achieve something we can all agree on – the improved safety of our nation’s…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, September 29, 2008

Morning Business until 12:00noon, with the time equally divided (10 minute limitations) 12:00noon proceed to House Message to accompany H.R.2095, Federal Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2007. 12:30pm cloture vote on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.2095. The Senate will recess from 1:30 until 2:30pm to allow…

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