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July 28, 2007

Senate Votes - H.R. 1585: Defense Authorization (Continued)

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

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Previous Amendment Votes

Cornyn Amdt. No. 2100; To express the sense of the Senate that it is in the national security interest of the United States that Iraq not become a failed state and a safe haven for terrorists.
Passed 94-3

Motion to Instruct the Sgt. At Arms; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Failed 44-47

Motion to Instruct the Sgt. at Arms; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Passed 41-37

Motion to Instruct Sgt. At Arms; National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
Passed 37-23

Levin Amdt. No. 2087; To provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq.
Motion to Invoke Cloture Failed 52-47



With Iraq Amendment Blocked, Reid Sets Aside Defense Bill
After a rare all-night debate whose outcome was never in doubt, Senate Republicans Wednesday blocked a vote on a Democratic measure to require a withdrawal of most U.S. troops from Iraq by next spring. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., responded by setting aside the fiscal 2008 defense authorization bill for now.

Eyewitness: Senate's all-nighter
Avi Zenilman spent the night in the press gallery for the Senate’s all-night debate. Here are some of his impressions.

Democrats Won't Force War Vote
Senate Democrats halted their quest to change President Bush's war strategy yesterday after Republicans blocked a proposal to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Exasperated Senators Point Fingers at Each Other
After pulling the Defense authorization bill from the floor Wednesday, Senate leaders looked for ways to quickly build on their list of accomplishments for the year.

Reid Unmoved by Calls For Iraq Compromise
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid offered no apologies yesterday for his decision to reject compromise efforts to alter President Bush's Iraq strategy that had the support of a growing number of Republicans.

Sen. Isakson's Speech on the Iraq War
Mr. ISAKSON. Mr. President, I rise to address the issue before the Senate. I have stayed all night and listened to remarks from my colleagues on both sides. I have tremendous respect for each and every one of them.

The Loyal Republican | Johnny Isakson
From Tuesday evening until the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Johnny Isakson sat at his desk on the Senate floor and listened as Democrats and Republicans alike took turns making speeches during a rare all-night debate on Iraq.

Lieberman's New Party Line
No one was surprised to see Joseph I. Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent from Connecticut, siding with the Republican leadership this month during the latest Senate debate over the Iraq War.

FILIBUSTED
Last week’s all-nighter Senate debate was staged by majority Democrats to highlight how minority Republicans were blocking up-or-down votes on proposals to force President Bush to wind down the Iraq War. The last time the metal cots were set up outside the Senate chamber, in November 2003, the marathon session was staged by majority Republicans to highlight how minority Democrats were blocking up-or-down votes on Bush’s judicial nominations. So how did the role reversal go? Flawlessly — and without any apparent sense of shame.

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