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On the Floor

On August 3, 2007, the House failed to pass H.R. 3356, Improving Foreign Intelligence Surveillance to Defend Our Nation and Our Constitution Act. This bill amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to address an intelligence gap that has been identified by Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Mike McConnell.
On August 2, 2007, the House passed H.R. 3159, Ensuring Military Readiness Through Stability and Predictability Deployment Policy Act by a vote of 229-194. The bill mandates troop rest times equal to their deployment times, similar to an amendment by Senator Jim Webb, D-Va supported by 56 Senators as an amendment to the defense authorization bill. President Bush threatened to veto this bill.
The 110th Congress is taking American in a New Direction, to help ensure our nation's global economic competitiveness for generations to come--through a new emphasis on math, science, engineering, and technology education, and a renewed commitment to basic research.
Democrats are taking America in a New Direction, working to defend our country, restore accountability to Washington, grow our economy, strengthen our families, and protect our planet.
Democrats are taking America in a New Direction, working to defend our country, restore accountability to Washington, grow our economy, strengthen our families, and protect our planet.
This week, the House will consider HR 3221, the New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act. This legislation will move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, develop innovative new technologies, reduce carbon emissions, create green jobs, protect consumers, increase clean renewable energy production, and modernize our energy infrastructure.
On August 1, 2007, Congress sent one of the most critical bills of the 110th Congress to the President's desk--H.R. 1, Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. The first bill passed by the new Democratic-led Congress, H.R. 1 is strong, comprehensive legislation that will make America safer from terrorism by finally enacting the 9/11 Commission's recommendations. The bill was signed into law on August 3, 2007.
Democrats are taking America in a New Direction, working to defend our country, restore accountability to Washington, grow our economy, strengthen our families, and protect our planet.
On July 31, 2007, the House passed S. 1, the final House-Senate agreement on the Honest Leadership, Open Government Act. This is tough legislation designed to end the culture of corruption and restore accountability in Washington.

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