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Daily Highlights of S.397 Debate

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  1. Bartholomew Roberts

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    July 26, 2005 - A motion to proceed with S.397 is brought to the Senate floor. After a cloture vote on S.1042 (defense appropriations bill) fails, Senator Frist asks for a cloture vote on the motion to proceed. We win this vote 66-32.

    However, all this does is prevent the anti-gun crowd from filibustering while they debate whether they should even discuss S.397. A link to the Congressional Record is located here:
    http://thomas.loc.gov/r109/r109.html

    July 27, 2005 - Senate resumes debate on the motion to proceed to actual discussion of S.397. A cloture vote for S.397 itself wasscheduled for 2pm Eastern today. Instead the motion to proceed with debate on S.397 was passed on an unrecorded voice vote. The motion for cloture (to block filibuster) was moved to Friday.

    Amendments may be offered to the bill; but under stricter than normal standards to determine if they are germane. Frist has filled the tree on this bill. The following amendments to S.397 were filed yesterday by both parties but have not yet accepted under a unanimous consent agreement:

    While no text has been filed in the official records, we know from Senate transcripts that the following amendments have been offered:

    Corzine - to exempt law enforcement from S.397
    Launtenberg - to exempt parents of children injured bu guns from S.397


    Unanimous consent to allow a vote for the following amendments was reached; but no vote has been held as of yet:


    July 28, 2005 - Debate on S.397 begins at 9:30am.

    The following amendment was successfully attached to S.397 on a 70-30 vote. Here is the text of this amendment.

     
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    The following amendment will be offered to S.397. Debate on this amendment will happen from 2-3pm Eastern today:

    The Congressional Record shows Levin discussing the following amendment (which Craig objected to) yesterday:

    S.AMDT.1623 was voted down 62-37.
     
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    The following new amendments have shown up as being filed; but have not yet received or been scheduled for a vote:


    The Senate will be meeting to discuss H.R. 2361 this morning at 9:00am. After that they will discuss H.R. 2985 and have an hour of debate over the Energy committee conference report. Eventually S.397 should come up for a cloture vote today...The following amendments are going to be voted on:

    The cloture vote to end debate on this bill is scheduled for today. The amendments that are receiving a vote are believed to be a Kennedy Ammo Ban, Corzine Exemption for law enforcement officials and Lautenberg exemption for parents whose children were injured by guns. Reed will be offering a bill to change S.397 so that it applies only to municipalities. Most of these amendments were filed last year and lost and should do so again today.
     
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    This amendment was voted on today and passed 72-26.

    This amendment was voted on today and was defeated 64-35.

    This amendment was voted on today and passed 87-11. It is an alternative to Kennedy's bill.

    This amendment was voted on and defeated 64-31.

    Senator Corzine acknowledged this amendment would fail and asked for a voice vote to speed things up. The amendment was defeated on a voice vote.

    This amendment was voted on and defeated 63-33.
     
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