UPDATE: 3/27/09: Go here for details on new legislation; HR 1444.
Update: 5:27 pm
HR1388, S277 Serve America Act, National Service Programs bill has passed -78 ayes, 20 nays. Now we get to watch them pat each other on the back.
Another situation where we get to say “we are so screwed”.
Update: Full vote on this bill at 5pm eastern today.
It is currently 4pm eastern and the senate is in a quorum call. This bill, HR1388, S277, Serve America Act will be voted on later today and then we will all have the answer. I will be updating this post as events unfold. For more information of what has previously occurred, go here.
Highlight of the Day? ACORN is going to be receiving taxpayer money.
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UPDATE 3/27/09: Go here for details about the new legislation HR1444.
(as expected, these amendments are being voted down partisan lines)
HR1388, S277 Serve America Act, National Service Programs bill has passed – 78 ayes, 20 nays. Now we get to watch them pat themselves on the back.
I have started a new thread – main page – go here.
4pm eastern. The Senate is in a quorum call currently and will be holding the vote on Serve America Act later today.
Hatch (R-UT) is complimenting Mikulski on her “leadership” on this bill, and is very pleased with this bill. Making his final pitch to get everybody to vote for this bill. Hatch has been muted on my tv; can’t take anymore of it.
Mikulski (D-Maryland) is moving toward final passage of this bill S277 after National Security Briefing.
Burr (R-NC) amendment cosponsored by Mikulski proposes required FBI database check for all volunteers. Voice vote – ayes have it – amendment is passed.
Vitter (R-LA) amendment – No money to ACORN or it’s affiliates. Mikulski (D-Maryland) brutally opposes this amendment (ranting away). The vote is to kill this amendment – yays53- nays43. Amendment has been killed and taxpayer money will be going to ACORN.
Update: voting on Baucus (D) amendment – passed. Thune (R-SD) amendment next up (Continue 35% tax deduction rate for charitable contributions) – struck down 49-48.
Update: Kirsten Gillibrand is gushing about this bill, “…harness millions of American minds…” Go here for interesting info on Mrs. Gillibrand. Also, Mrs. Gillibrand is an alumni of Davis, Polk & Wardwell who visits the Monster often and who is the firm that Annette Nazareth of “withdrawing from the Deputy Treasury Secretary fiasco” is a partner. Annette Nazareth had a formidable role at the SEC in changing the rules that created the derivative problem we are now facing.
Update: 3/26/09 – Voting on Amendments to this bill will continue at 2:30pm eastern today.
Update: 6:38am 3/26/09: More debate today – this is tracking with the “vote later this week” comment I saw somewhere in my travels. I will continue to update this post as the day progresses.
(Update: The Senate is still debating this bill. No vote as of yet. The votes that they have had today are all on amendments. As an aside – America is waking up; I had over 800 “searches” yesterday for HR1388 and today the little site is up to over 300 for HR1388 and S277. America IS waking up and the Congress better start paying attention.)
For those of you (and you know who you are – 46 times on the same page) who are still using IE 6.0….WTF? Time to change to Firefox.
March 25, 2009 1:21 am Eastern
There are reports floating around the Internet that the GIVE ACT (HR1388)/National Service Reauthorization Act (S3577)/Serve America Act (S277) has been passed by the Senate in a 74-14 vote according to Kate Phillips of The Obama NY Times. Sorry for those of you that want us to stop burning up the Senate’s switchboard and are using Obama’s primary voter suppression tactics with the following article. S277 – Serve America Act HAS NOT BEEN VOTED ON YET. I am not putting up the link for good reason; Google the title of the Obama Times article by Kate Phillips.
Now pay attention people:
The House passed HR1388 last week, S3577 was voted cloture on the 19th, and now has been bundled into S277 and is expected to be voted on “later this week”. It almost seems like they want to confuse you, huh?
National Service Corps Bill Clears Senate Hurdle
Following overwhelming House passage last week, the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move that essentially guarantees a major expansion of a national service corps, a cornerstone of volunteerism that dates back to the era of President Kennedy. It’s akin to a call to arms by President Obama, who has harkened back to those early days to demand giving back by those who voted for him.
The NY Times wants you to believe that this is a done deal and everything is over. Look at the wording, “…the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move“…. Want to see what they actually voted on? The cloture motion to stop debate and filibustering.
The Library of Congress – Thomas:
- Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 35.
- Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S3577; text: CR S3577)
- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S3592-3601)
- Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 74 – 14. Record Vote Number: 108. (consideration: CR S3600-3601; text: CR S3600)
or this, GovTrack:
NATIONAL SERVICE REAUTHORIZATION ACT–MOTION TO PROCEED — (Senate – March 19, 2009)<p><center><pre>[Page: S. 3577]
Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV]: Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that it be in order to proceed to Calendar No. 35, H.R. 1388, the National Service Reauthorization Act.
Chair: Without objection, it is so ordered.
Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV]: Mr. President, I now move to proceed to Calendar No. 35, H.R. 1388, and I send a cloture motion to the desk.
Chair: The cloture motion having been presented under rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.
Chair: The bill clerk read as follows:
Chair: Cloture Motion
Chair: We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, hereby move to bring to a close debate on the motion to proceed to Calendar No. 35, H.R. 1388, a bill to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.
Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV]: Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the cloture vote occur on Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m.; and that if cloture is invoked, then postcloture time count as if cloture had been invoked at 3 p.m. that day; further, that the mandatory quorum be waived.
Chair: Without objection, it is so ordered.
or this, U.S. Senate site:
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress – 1st Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
|Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1388 )|
|Vote Number: ||108|| Vote Date: ||March 23, 2009, 05:45 PM|
| Required For Majority: ||3/5|| Vote Result: ||Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to|
|Measure Number: ||H.R. 1388 (GIVE Act )|
|Measure Title: ||A bill to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.|
Alphabetical by Senator Name
|Akaka (D-HI), Yea|
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Not Voting
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Nay
Bunning (R-KY), Nay
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Burris (D-IL), Yea
Byrd (D-WV), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Not Voting
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
|Ensign (R-NV), Nay|
Enzi (R-WY), Not Voting
Feingold (D-WI), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Gregg (R-NH), Yea
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Not Voting
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Not Voting
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Johanns (R-NE), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kaufman (D-DE), Yea
Kennedy (D-MA), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Not Voting
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Martinez (R-FL), Not Voting
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
|McConnell (R-KY), Nay|
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Not Voting
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Not Voting
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Nay
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Specter (R-PA), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Not Voting
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Yea
Grouped By Vote Position
|Not Voting – 11|
Grouped by Home State
|Alabama:||Sessions (R-AL), Nay||Shelby (R-AL), Nay|
|Alaska:||Begich (D-AK), Not Voting||Murkowski (R-AK), Yea|
|Arizona:||Kyl (R-AZ), Nay||McCain (R-AZ), Yea|
|Arkansas:||Lincoln (D-AR), Yea||Pryor (D-AR), Not Voting|
|California:||Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting||Feinstein (D-CA), Yea|
|Colorado:||Bennet (D-CO), Yea||Udall (D-CO), Yea|
|Connecticut:||Dodd (D-CT), Yea||Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea|
|Delaware:||Carper (D-DE), Yea||Kaufman (D-DE), Yea|
|Florida:||Martinez (R-FL), Not Voting||Nelson (D-FL), Not Voting|
|Georgia:||Chambliss (R-GA), Yea||Isakson (R-GA), Yea|
|Hawaii:||Akaka (D-HI), Yea||Inouye (D-HI), Not Voting|
|Idaho:||Crapo (R-ID), Nay||Risch (R-ID), Nay|
|Illinois:||Burris (D-IL), Yea||Durbin (D-IL), Yea|
|Indiana:||Bayh (D-IN), Yea||Lugar (R-IN), Yea|
|Iowa:||Grassley (R-IA), Yea||Harkin (D-IA), Not Voting|
|Kansas:||Brownback (R-KS), Nay||Roberts (R-KS), Nay|
|Kentucky:||Bunning (R-KY), Nay||McConnell (R-KY), Nay|
|Louisiana:||Landrieu (D-LA), Not Voting||Vitter (R-LA), Not Voting|
|Maine:||Collins (R-ME), Yea||Snowe (R-ME), Yea|
|Maryland:||Cardin (D-MD), Yea||Mikulski (D-MD), Yea|
|Massachusetts:||Kennedy (D-MA), Yea||Kerry (D-MA), Yea|
|Michigan:||Levin (D-MI), Yea||Stabenow (D-MI), Yea|
|Minnesota:||Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea|
|Mississippi:||Cochran (R-MS), Yea||Wicker (R-MS), Yea|
|Missouri:||Bond (R-MO), Yea||McCaskill (D-MO), Yea|
|Montana:||Baucus (D-MT), Yea||Tester (D-MT), Yea|
|Nebraska:||Johanns (R-NE), Yea||Nelson (D-NE), Yea|
|Nevada:||Ensign (R-NV), Nay||Reid (D-NV), Yea|
|New Hampshire:||Gregg (R-NH), Yea||Shaheen (D-NH), Yea|
|New Jersey:||Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea||Menendez (D-NJ), Yea|
|New Mexico:||Bingaman (D-NM), Yea||Udall (D-NM), Yea|
|New York:||Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea||Schumer (D-NY), Yea|
|North Carolina:||Burr (R-NC), Yea||Hagan (D-NC), Yea|
|North Dakota:||Conrad (D-ND), Yea||Dorgan (D-ND), Yea|
|Ohio:||Brown (D-OH), Yea||Voinovich (R-OH), Yea|
|Oklahoma:||Coburn (R-OK), Nay||Inhofe (R-OK), Nay|
|Oregon:||Merkley (D-OR), Yea||Wyden (D-OR), Yea|
|Pennsylvania:||Casey (D-PA), Yea||Specter (R-PA), Yea|
|Rhode Island:||Reed (D-RI), Yea||Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea|
|South Carolina:||DeMint (R-SC), Nay||Graham (R-SC), Yea|
|South Dakota:||Johnson (D-SD), Yea||Thune (R-SD), Nay|
|Tennessee:||Alexander (R-TN), Yea||Corker (R-TN), Yea|
|Texas:||Cornyn (R-TX), Not Voting||Hutchison (R-TX), Yea|
|Utah:||Bennett (R-UT), Yea||Hatch (R-UT), Yea|
|Vermont:||Leahy (D-VT), Yea||Sanders (I-VT), Yea|
|Virginia:||Warner (D-VA), Yea||Webb (D-VA), Yea|
|Washington:||Cantwell (D-WA), Yea||Murray (D-WA), Yea|
|West Virginia:||Byrd (D-WV), Yea||Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea|
|Wisconsin:||Feingold (D-WI), Yea||Kohl (D-WI), Yea|
|Wyoming:||Barrasso (R-WY), Yea||Enzi (R-WY), Not Voting|
and then they did this:
Please notice that the letter at the link above is dated 3/18/09, but if you scroll to the bottom, the latest date is 3/24/09.
THE BILL HAS NOT BEEN VOTED ON YET – KEEP CALLING!!!!!
(And now I am going to get back to the G20, China and the super-reserve currency because nada is happening for a few hours with this scary liberal leftist crap.)