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Day December 18, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Friday, December 18, 2009

Passed H.R.1377, to expand veteran eligibility for reimbursement by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for emergency treatment furnished in a non-Department facility. Adopted S.Res.374, a resolution regarding programs that provide game meat to feed the hungry. Adopted H.Con.Res.218, a concurrent resolution sympathy for the 57 civilians who were killed in the southern Phillipines on November…

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Republicans Play Games With Funding For Our Troops

With funding for our country’s troops set to expire at midnight Friday evening, Senate Republicans attempted to block a vote on a crucial Department of Defense spending bill last night. Only three Senate Republicans voted with all 60 Democrats to end the filibuster, beginning a 30-hour periods when – according to parliamentary procedure – health…

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Reid: Republicans Recklessly Playing Political Games As Clock Ticks On Troops’ Resources

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement early this morning before the Senate voted to invoke cloture on the Department of Defense Appropriations conference report.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “‘We should not cause uncertainty or hardship for our Armed Forces.’  The senior Senator from Mississippi, a Republican,…

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Los Republicanos Irresponsablemente Juegan con el Bienestar Del País

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoria del Senado Harry Reid frenó hoy a la 1 a.m. un intento para derrotar la aprobación de los fondos que pagan los sueldos y proveen el equipo a las Fuerzas Armadas en Afganistan e Irak, a pesar de una férrea oposición republicana a la aprobación de los fondos para…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00381

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.3326.; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (63-33, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00381

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R.3326.; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (63-33, 4 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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