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H.R. 5803

To direct the Election Assistance Commission to establish a program to make grants to participating States and units of local government which will administer the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2008 for carrying out a program to make backup paper ballots available in the case of the failure of a voting system or voting equipment in the election or some other emergency situation, and for other purposes.

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July 15, 2008
6:48 PM EDT
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 248 - 170 (Roll no. 493).
July 15, 2008
6:48 PM EDT
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 15, 2008
6:40 PM EDT
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6545)
July 15, 2008
5:40 PM EDT
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
July 15, 2008
5:06 PM EDT
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5803.
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