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Old 06-26-2007, 08:25 AM
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Looks like there are going to be enough pro-cloture votes to push this grand bargain onto the floor today (vote is at 11:50 AM EST), we can only hope otherwise. The phone calls however have put major pressure on some Senators who otherwise wouldn't have thought twice. Even if this passes today we still have a chance, with more phone calls and faxes, to stop it on it's SECOND cloture vote probably on Thursday. There is a chance it could be stopped there because many Senators are only voting yes to cloture today to see if their amendments get in or pass, if their amendment does not, there is a good chance we could pick up quite a few no votes for the second cloture, due to Sen. Reid's use of the archaic 'clay pigeon' tactic.

As much as I dislike Reid, I have to say the blame here belongs with the GOP who has been hell bent on ramming this through the Senate. Remember when Reid promised to drop the bill and move on to other business? McConnell, Kyl, and McCain pleaded with him to bring it back to the floor. As far as the 'clay pigeon' is concerned, that was concocted by McConnell. Looks like El Presidente Bush's arm twisting of the GOP paid off. Would have been great to be a fly on the wall while thousands of faxes and phone calls were going through their Senate offices and Bush was sitting there telling them to vote for the bill, guess we know where the true loyalty lies.

It's not over. Here a some last minute phone numbers on the Senators that are badly needed.

Kit Bond (R., Mo.) Ph. 202-224-5721 Fax 202-224-8149
Alternate phones:
(816)471-7141
(573)334-7044
(573) 442-8151
(573)634-2488
(314)725-4484
(417)864-8258

Sam Brownback (R., Kan.) Ph. 202-224-6521 Fax 202-228-1265
Alternate phones:
(620) 275-1124
(913) 492-6378
(785) 233-2503
(620) 275-1124
620) 231-6040
(316) 264-8066

Richard Burr (R., N.C.) Ph. 202-224-3154 Fax 202-228-2981
Alternate phones:
(800) 685-8916
(336) 631-5125

Thad Cochran (R., Miss.) PH. 202-224-5054 Fax 202-224-9450
Alternate phones:
601-965-4459
662-236-1018
228-867-9710

Norm Coleman (R., Minn.) Ph. 202-224-5641 Fax 202-224-1152
Alternate phones:
651-645-0323
507-625-6800
218-327-9333

John Ensign (R., Nev.) Ph. 202-224-6244 Fax 202-228-2193
Alternate phones:
(702) 388-6605
(775) 686-5770
(775) 885-9111

Jim Webb (D., Va.) Ph. 202-224-4024 Fax 202-228-6363
Alternate phones:
(757) 518-1674
(804) 771-2221
(540) 772-4236
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