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May 28, 2007

Senate Votes - H.R. 1495: Water Resources Development Act

H.R. 1495: Water Resources Development Act

Debate

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed
Passed 89-7

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Coburn Amdt. No. 1090; To prioritize Federal spending to ensure the residents of the city of Sacramento are protected from the threat of floods before spending money to add sand to beaches in San Diego.
Failed 12-77
Senate Rejects Coburn’s Bid to Delay San Diego Beach Project
The Senate today overwhelmingly rejected an amendment by Tom Coburn, R-Okla., that sought to delay federal funding for a beach nourishment project in California — the home state of the Environment and Public Works chairwoman.

Coburn Amdt. No. 1089; To prioritize Federal spending to ensure the needs of Louisiana residents who lost their homes as a result of Hurricane Katrina and Rita are met before spending money to design or construct a nonessential visitors center.
Failed 11-79

Feingold Amdt. No. 1086; To establish a Water Resources Commission to prioritize water resources projects in the United States.
Failed 22-69

Kerry Amdt. No. 1094; To require the consideration of certain factors relating to global climate change.
Failed 51-42
Kerry, Feingold Seek to Prompt Global-Warming Debate With Water Bill
Two Democrats this week are planning to use a costly legislative package of water projects as the vehicle for the Senate’s first debate on global warming in the 110th Congress.

Feingold Amdt. No. 1098; To provide for a transition of the Iraq mission.
Motion to Invoke Cloture Failed 29-67

Warner Amdt. No. 1134; Relative to the President's strategy in Iraq.
Motion to Invoke Cloture Failed 52-44

Cochran Amdt. No. 1135; To express the sense of the Senate that Congress must send to the President acceptable legislation to continue funds for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by not later than May 28, 2007.
Motion to Invoke Cloture Passed 87-9

On Passage of the Bill
Passed 91-4


Water Resources Bill Headed to Conference After Senate Approval
The Senate passed a long-stalled bill to authorize billions of dollars in water resources projects, after sponsors mollified Louisiana senators and fiscal conservatives.

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