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Month September 2008

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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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, September 25, 2008

H.R.5057, Debbie Smith DNA backlog with amendment; H.R.2851, Michelle’s Law; S.1276, Meth Production; S.3296, Supreme Court with Kyl amendment; S.3560, QI Program Supplemental Funding Act; H.R.6063, NASA Rauthorization, with Nelson (FL)-Vitter amendment; Discharge Commerce / pass H.R.6063, NASA Reauthorization, with Nelson (FL)-Vitter amendment; H.R.6460, Great Lakes w/ Levin amendment; Discharge Indian Affairs / Pass H.R.2786,…

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Reid And Byrd Unveil Economic Recovery Package

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert C. Byrd today unveiled a $56.2 billion economic recovery package that will help middle-class families struggling in the weakening Bush-McCain economy.  “We must not forget Main Street as we work to address the crisis on Wall Street.  Democrats believe that we must urgently…

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Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009

Summary and Background On September 25, 2008, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (2009 Continuing Resolution).Using the Senate amendment to H.R.2638, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008 as a vehicle,the House of Representatives passed the 2009 Continuing Resolution on September 24.…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, September 25, 2008

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. It is the Majority Leader’s intention to turn to the consideration of the Consolidated Appropriations bill when it is received from the House of Representatives. The Senate stands in recess until 9:30am Friday, September 26.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, September 24, 2008

H.R.923: Emmitt Till Unsolved Crimes H.R.1199, Drug Endangered Children Act of 2007 H.R.1343, Health Centers Renewal Act of 2008, with substitute amendment S.2840, FBI H.R.6370, Land Transfer S.3550, John Warner Rapids H.R.928, Independence of the Inspecter General (McCaskill substitute amendment) S.Res.680. Permanent Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Gov’t Affairs S.Res.682, Hispanic Heritage Month S.Res.683, Childhood…

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Reid: Where Is President Bush On Most Important Crisis In Generations?

Reid Calls on Bush to Explain to Nation’s Taxpayers Why They Must Bail out Wall Street Firms Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The White House later announced the President will address the nation tonight.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:  “One…

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