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November 19, 2007

Senate Iraq Votes - S. 2340, H.R. 4156

S. 2340: A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed
Rejected 45-53


H.R. 4156: Orderly and Responsible Iraq Redeployment Appropriations Act, 2008

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed
Rejected 53-45


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On a pair of votes that broke largely along party lines, the Senate on Friday failed to advance legislation to provide more funds for war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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