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  • Latest Action: Dec 10, 2008 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 28, 2008, with a roll call of 52 ayes, 40 nays, and 8 not voting.

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  • 42% of users support S.3297

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is the Coburn Omnibus, containing approximately 35 separate bills that have had a "hold" placed on them by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) during this session of Congress. Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Majority Leader, has put all these bills together in an attempt to attract enough support to force the whole package past Coburn and through the Senate.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is the Coburn Omnibus, containing approximately 35 separate bills that have had a "hold" placed on them by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) during this session of Congress. Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Majority Leader, has put all these bills together in an attempt to attract enough support to force the whole package past Coburn and through the Senate.

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    • On July 28, 2008, by rbenech - This bill groups together 36 completely different legislative proposals. What if your Senator strongly opposes most of these proposals, but votes for the whole package because he feels one specific proposal simply must be passed? If many Senators feel this way then than we end up with a lot of laws and programs that could not have passed on their own merits. Please send Congress a message asking them to pass DownsizeDC.org's "One Subject at a Time Act."

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      As noted by rbenech, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 28, 2008, "This bill groups together 36 completely different legislative proposals. What if your Senator strongly opposes most of these proposals, but votes for the whole package because he feels one specific proposal simply must be passed? If many Senators feel this way then than we end up with a lot of laws and programs that could not have passed on their own merits. Please send Congress a message asking them to pass DownsizeDC.org's "One Subject at a Time Act.""
    • On September 17, 2008, by Anonymous - One item should be one bill, not a shopping list.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 17, 2008, "One item should be one bill, not a shopping list."
    • On July 28, 2008, by Malone - Passage of this bill is a critical step toward sustainable use of marine resources and sustainable development of the coastal zone.

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      As noted by Malone, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 28, 2008, "Passage of this bill is a critical step toward sustainable use of marine resources and sustainable development of the coastal zone."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.3297: Zimbabwe Transition to Democracy and Economic Recovery Act ... - May 02, 2010 by opencongress.org - S.3297 - Zimbabwe Transition to Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2010. A bill to update United States policy and authorities to help advance a genuine transition to democracy and to promote recovery in Zimbabwe. view all titles (3) .... OpenCongress

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 02, 2010, "S.3297 - Zimbabwe Transition to Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2010. A bill to update United States policy and authorities to help advance a genuine transition to democracy and to promote recovery in Zimbabwe. view all titles (3) .... OpenCongress " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s3297/show)
    • Tom_Coburn images,Tom_Coburn photos,Tom_Coburn videos,Tom_Coburn news - December 29, 2008 by blog.mediafetcher.com whats new - S. 3297 combined several bills which Senator Coburn had blocked into what became known as a "Tomnibus" bill, a reference to omnibus bills used combine several individual bills into one piece of legislation. [53] The bill included health ...

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      As noted by blog.mediafetcher.com whats new on December 29, 2008, "S. 3297 combined several bills which Senator Coburn had blocked into what became known as a "Tomnibus" bill, a reference to omnibus bills used combine several individual bills into one piece of legislation. [53] The bill included health ..." (http://blog.mediafetcher.com/Tom_Coburn.html)
    • The Daily Digest Revealed - Windows Live - December 15, 2008 by It's a free country - motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3297, to advance America's priorities. Page S10859 Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn. Page S10859 Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration ...

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      As noted by It's a free country on December 15, 2008, "motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3297, to advance America's priorities. Page S10859 Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn. Page S10859 Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration ..." (http://itsafreecountry.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!10709BBC037ED2E9!122.entry)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Senate Vote: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.3297 - July 27, 2008 by GovTrack - This is a vote on Cloture to a Motion to Proceed. Cloture at this junction tests whether members of Congress are ready to end debate and proceed to a vote. Failure to achieve cloture usually indicate a bill's future is dim. A vote in favor of

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      As noted by GovTrack on July 27, 2008, "This is a vote on Cloture to a Motion to Proceed. Cloture at this junction tests whether members of Congress are ready to end debate and proceed to a vote. Failure to achieve cloture usually indicate a bill's future is dim. A vote in favor of" (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=s2008-189)
    • Washington Post Staff Writers - July 27, 2008 by Washington Post, United States - They might be interested to know that S. 3297 is an everything-but-the-kitchen sink attempt to get around Sen. Tom Coburn's hold on the stand-alone funding ...

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      As noted by Washington Post, United States on July 27, 2008, "They might be interested to know that S. 3297 is an everything-but-the-kitchen sink attempt to get around Sen. Tom Coburn's hold on the stand-alone funding ..." (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2008/07/25/DI2008072501615.html)
    • Up for Debate This Week: The 'Coburn Omnibus' and $1000 per Family ... - July 27, 2008 by IT News Online, India - S. 3297, the Advancing America's Priorities Act, combines 36 bills into one. These bills have been held up by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). ...

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      As noted by IT News Online, India on July 27, 2008, "S. 3297, the Advancing America's Priorities Act, combines 36 bills into one. These bills have been held up by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). ..." (http://www.itnewsonline.com/showprnstory.php?storyid=3422)
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