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March 9, 2007

S. 4: Senate Votes on Amendments

DeMint Amdt. No. 279 As Modified: To specify the criminal offenses that disqualify an applicant from the receipt of a transportation security card.
Passed 94-2, 4 not voting. Bipartisan support.

Inouye Amdt. No. 285: To specify the criminal offenses that disqualify an applicant from the receipt of a transportation security card.
Passed 58-37, 5 not voting. 100% of Democrats supporting, 79% of Republicans opposing.

On the Motion to Table Schumer Amdt. No. 298
Passed 58-38, 4 not voting. 97% of Republicans supporting, 75% of Democrats opposing.

Sununu Amdt. No. 292: To expand the reporting requirement on cross border interoperability, and to prevent lengthy delays in the accessing frequencies and channels for public safety communication users and others.
Passed 82-0, 18 not voting. Bipartisan support.

Salazar Amdt. No. 280: To create a Rural Policing Institute as part of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Passed 82-1, 17 not voting. Bipartisan support.

On the Motion to Table DeMint Amdt. No. 314: To strike the provision that revises the personnel management practices of the Transportation Security Administration.
Passed 51-46, 3 not voting. 100% of Democrats supporting, 98% of Republicans opposing.

On the Motion to Table Obama Amdt. No. 338: To require consideration of high-risk qualifying criteria in allocating funds under the State Homeland Security Grant Program.
Passed 59-40, 1 not voting. 73% of Republicans supporting, 57% of Democrats opposing.

Leahy Amdt. No. 333: To increase the minimum allocation for States under the State Homeland Security Grant Program.
Failed 49-50, 1 not voting. Parties mixed on issue.

McCaskill Amdt. No. 316 As Modified: To provide appeal rights and employee engagement mechanisms for passenger and property screeners.
Also known as the "Airport Screener Amendment" regarding airport security workers and unionizing.
Passed 51-48, 1 not voting. 100% of Democrats supporting, 98% of Republicans opposing.

Collins Amdt. No. 342: To provide certain employment rights and an employee engagement mechanism for passenger and property screeners, and for other purposes.
Failed 47-52, 1 not voting. 95% of Republicans supporting, 100% of Democrats opposing.

On the Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 345: To authorize funding for the Emergency Communications and Interoperability Grants program, to require the Secretary to examine the possibility of allowing commercial entities to develop public safety communications networks, and for other purposes.
Passed 71-25, 4 not voting. 100% of Democrats supporting, 54% of Republicans opposing.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cornyn Amdt. No. 312, As Modified: To prohibit the recruitment of persons to participate in terrorism, to clarify that the revocation of an alien's visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review, to strengthen the Federal Government's ability to detain dangerous criminal aliens, including murderers, rapists, and child molesters, until they can be removed from the United States, to prohibit the rewarding of suicide bombings and allow adequate punishments for terrorists murders, kidnappings, and sexual assaults, and for other purposes.
Failed 46-49, 5 not voting. 97% of Republicans supporting, 98% of Democrats opposing. (The Senate uses cloture to end debate on a matter.)

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Reid Amdt. No. 275, As Amended
Cloture Motion Agreed to 69-26, 5 not voting. 100% of Democrats supporting, 57% of Republicans opposing. (The Senate uses cloture to end debate on a matter.)

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