Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Senate pulls an all-nighter

For those of us on college campuses, the summer is generally our time off from all-nighters. (Unless you are taking a summer course.) Last night the Senate stayed open all night to debate the defense authorization bill (H.R. 1585). This bill had an amendment to have troops start returning in 120 days and complete the withdrawal by April 30, 2008. This amendment failed this morning on a 52-47 vote, which meant it couldn't overcome a Republican filibuster.

Want to read about the vote? Check out "Senate Scuttles Troop Withdrawal Bill" from the Washington Post. Interested in what was said overnight? Check out their "Slumber Party Politics on the Hill: The Democrats Take the Iraq War Strategy to the Mattresses."

The transcript from the debate last night won't be up until tomorrow, but you will be able to read it in the daily issue of the Congressional Record (it will be the July 17th Senate debates).

Want more information on Congress? Check out the library's guide. Want more information on Iraq? Check out the library's guide.

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