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July 12, 2007

Senate Votes - H.R. 1585: Defense Authorization

H.R. 1585: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

House Votes

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Webb Amdt. No. 2012; To specify minimum periods between deployment of units and members of the Armed Forces for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Motion to Invoke Cloture Failed 56-41

Lieberman Amdt. No. 2073, as Modified; To require a report on support provided by the Government of Iran for attacks against coalition forces in Iraq.
Passed 97-0

Hagel Amdt. No. 2032; To limit the length of deployment of members of the Armed Forced for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Failed 52-45

Graham Amdt. No. 2078, as Modified; To express the sense of Congress on length of time between deployments for members of the Armed Forces.
Failed 41-55


Senate in Standoff Over Iraq Amendments to Defense Bill
The Senate refused Wednesday to limit debate on the first amendment to the fiscal 2008 defense authorization bill, digging in along largely partisan lines over whether to tell President Bush how to wage the war in Iraq.

Opposition to War Grows in the Senate
A bipartisan consensus to dramatically alter the U.S. military mission in Iraq began to emerge in the Senate yesterday, but no specific approach has yet attracted the broad support necessary for a veto-proof majority.

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