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December 22, 2007

Senate Votes - H.R. 2764: Omnibus Appropriations

H.R. 2764: Omnibus Appropriations Act

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

All Votes - House Votes
Senate Up Next as House Sends Over Omnibus
The Senate is set to consider a massive year-end spending package Tuesday, leading to predictions that Congress could adjourn for the year by midweek.

Reid motion to Concur in the House Amdts. to the Senate Amdt.
Motion to Invoke Cloture Rejected 44-51
Democrats Plan One Final Bid to Alter Iraq Policy in Spending Bill
Senate Republicans were expected to prevail in their bid Tuesday to provide $70 billion in unrestricted war funding in the fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package, but not before Democrats made a last-ditch effort to attach Iraq policy prescriptions to the bill.

S.Amdt. 3875 by Sen. Feingold [D-WI]
To provide for the safe redeployment of United States troops from Iraq.
Rejected 24-71

S.Amdt. 3876 by Sen. Levin [D-MI]
To express the sense of Congress on the transition of the missions of United States Forces in Iraq to a more limited set of missions as specified by the President on September 13, 2007.
Rejected 50-45

S.Amdt. 3874 by Sen. McConnell [R-KY]
To make emergency supplemental appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.
Agreed to 70-25
Previous Attempt

S.Amdt. 3877 by Sen. Reid [D-NV]
Relative to AMT relief.
Rejected 48-46

Reid Motion to Concur in House Amdt. No. 1 to Senate Amdt.
Agreed to 76-17


Iraq Funds Approved In Senate Budget Bill
The Senate last night approved a $555 billion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year, shortly after bowing to President Bush's demand for $70 billion in unrestricted funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dems mull ousting Byrd as chairman
Senate Dems quietly exploring ways to replace venerable Robert Byrd as chairman of Appropriations Committee.

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