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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:45 PM
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Your Senate at work (today's action)
With one day to go, the Senate still hasn't gotten around to the Pension Bill/Minimum Wage/Inheritance Tax debate. What have they found time to do?

Measures Passed:

Recognizing United States Winemakers: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 399, recognizing the 30th anniversary of the victory of United States winemakers at the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting, and the resolution was then agreed to.


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Lane Evans Post Office Building: Senate passed S. 2555, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2633 11th Street in Rock Island, Illinois, as the ``Lane Evans Post Office Building''.

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Major George Quamo Post Office Building: Senate passed S. 3613, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the ``Major George Quamo Post Office Building''.

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Coach John Wooden Post Office Building: Senate passed S. 4646, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7320 Reseda Boulevard in Reseda, California, as the ``Coach John Wooden Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President.

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John Paul Hammerschmidt Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4811, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 215 West Industrial Park Road in Harrison, Arkansas, as the ``John Paul Hammerschmidt Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President.

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Captain George A. Wood Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4962, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Pitcher Street in Utica, New York, as the ``Captain George A. Wood Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President.

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Morris W. Milton Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 5104, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 16th Street South in St. Petersburg, Florida, as the ``Morris W. Milton Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President.

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Earl D. Hutto Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5107, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1400 West Jordan Street in Pensacola, Florida, as the ``Earl D. Hutto Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President.

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Wilfred Edward `Cousin Willie' Sieg, Sr. Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 5169, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1310 Highway 64 NW. in Ramsey, Indiana, as the ``Wilfred Edward `Cousin Willie' Sieg, Sr. Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President.

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Sergeant Jacob Dan Dones Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 5540, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 217 Southeast 2nd Street in Dimmitt, Texas, as the ``Sergeant Jacob Dan Dones Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/dailydigest


These folks must be exhausted.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:46 PM
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1. They'll get to that one at one minute to midnight.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:56 PM
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6. (or after) The Founding Fathers would
be So-o-o-o-o-o proud
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:51 PM
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2. Where do they find the time?
What with their busy schedule of protecting both the flag and the pledge, where do they find the strength to designate post offices? Someone give them a raise!
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:53 PM
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3. Well to be fair...
These are all usually disposed of in about 30 seconds...no roll calls, all bundled into one unanimous(sp) consent agreement.
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TheVirginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:56 PM
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5. Shhh.... no dispensing of logic or truth here.
Just because people don't know how the Senate works doesn't mean they shouldn't unfairly criticize it. If they want to believe that the Senate spends three hours debating these things, that's their own choice.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:53 PM
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4. This is another reason for Democratic Majority
So we can control the fricking flow of legislation that goes on the floor.

Mind you, this stuff has to be done as corny as it is, but it should be pencilled in at a time when critical legislation is NOT being held up.

Bullshit I tell ya!
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:58 PM
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7. Well again...to be fair...
There are often times during debate where negotiations on unanimous consent agreements, debate arrangements etc are going on. Often these will be done during quorum calls, but if they have stuff like this to do, they will tuck it in during those times...really is not taking up any extra time, or generally interrupting the flow of debate!

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:01 PM
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8. Fair enough
:D
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:02 PM
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9. What the Senate REALLY needs.....
Is MORE COWBELL!!!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:05 PM
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10. By "flow of debate"
do you mean the 2 minute sound bites they offer up as "meaningful discussion"?
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:07 PM
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11. Well there is more meaningful discussion than you think...
Back in college I was an elevator operator at the Capitol, and I used to spend my lunch hour up in the Senate gallery listening...there are a number of times when there are very good discussions...

So it is not always that way...of course the sound bites make it on TV, but if you watch it over a longer period of time, there is some good stuff there
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