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Day December 11, 2008

Senate Roll Call Vote #00215

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.7005.; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide alternative minimum tax relief for individuals for 2008.Result: Rejected (52-35, 12 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00215

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R.7005.; A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide alternative minimum tax relief for individuals for 2008.Result: Rejected (52-35, 12 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, December 11, 2008

H.R.7327, Pension Technical Corrections Act S.Con.Res.107, Capitol Tours S.Res.664, Union Station S.Res.710, Teen Violence Awareness Week S.Res.728, Mentoring Month

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The Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act

Summary and Background During the week of December 8, 2008, the Senate and House Majority Leadership, led by the Chairmen of the Senate Banking Committee and House Financial Services Committee and after negotiation with the White House, introduced the Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act.  The legislation was drafted in response to a request for…

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Reid: Los Republicanos no Tienen Interés en Mantener Viva a la Industria Automotriz y Salvar a Millones de Empleos Estadounidenses

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que los Republicanos se negaran hoy a proteger cientos de miles de trabajos estadounidenses. Su acción puso en riesgo la estabilidad financiera de millones de familias, al no proveerle supervisión y ayuda inmediata, a la industria automotriz: “Dada esta triste…

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Reid Statement On Nomination Of Sen. Daschle To Be Secretary Of Health And Human Services

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President-elect Obama nominated former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and Director of the Office of Health Reform in the White House:  “President-elect Obama has shown great judgment in selecting former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle…

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Reid sobre la Nominación de Sen. Daschle a Secretaria de Salud y Servicios Humanos

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después que el Presidente-electo Barack Obama nominara al ex-Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Tom Daschle para el cargo de Secretario de Salud y Servicios Humanos y Director de la Oficina de Reforma de Salud en la Casa Blanca: “El Presidente-electo…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, December 11, 2008

Morning business until 12:00 noon, with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. At approximately 10:40pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.7005, the legislative vehicle for the auto industry legislation. The Senate stands in recess until 10:am Friday, December…

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