Senate - January 26, 2007

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Senate - January 26, 2007 - week 4
110th - United States Congress
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
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This is the Daily Summary of the actions in United States Senate in the 110th United States Congress for January 26, 2007 during week 4 of the 1st term of this Congress. For a summary of the actions in the House click here, and for Congress as a whole on this date, click here.


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On the Floor

Major issues discussed and major actions taken on the floor:

  • Senate confirmed the nomination of Lieutenant General David H. Petraeus to be General and Commander, Multi-National Forces—Iraq.
  • Fair Minimum Wage: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 2, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on Amendment No. 100 and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture for the amendment will occur on Tuesday, January 30, 2007.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, following the vote on the above listed motion to invoke cloture.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Members have until 3 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2007, to file any first-degree amendments.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2007 and that the time until 5 p.m. be for debate only.
  • Iraq Resolution--Cloture Motion Filed: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to the consideration of S. Con. Res. 2, expressing the bipartisan resolution on Iraq.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on motion to proceed to the consideration of the resolution and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Tuesday, January 30, 2007. Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.

In the Committees

Senate Committee on Armed Services

The Senate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces met in closed session to receive a briefing regarding recent Chinese anti-satellite testing, from Ronald M. Sega, Under Secretary of the Air Force; Robert G. Joseph, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Mary Margaret Graham, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection; Brian R. Green, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategic Capabilities; and General James E. Cartwright, Commander, United States Strategic Command.


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