July 19, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2356 proposed by Senator Salazar to Amendment SA 2327.
July 19, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Proposed amendment SA 2356 withdrawn in Senate.

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 2356. Mr. SALAZAR proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2327 proposed by Mr. KENNEDY to the bill H.R. 2669, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008; as follows:

At the appropriate place insert the following:

Since I. Lewis ``Scooter'' Libby previously served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney;

Since Mr. Libby was convicted in Federal court of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with efforts by the Bush White House to conceal the fact that Administration officials leaked the name of a covert CIA agent in order to discredit her husband, a critic of the Iraq War;

Since U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton sentenced Mr. Libby to 30 months in prison to reflect the seriousness of the offense, the sensitivity of the national security information involved in Libby's crime, and the abuse of Mr. Libby's position of trust in the United States government;

Since President Bush chose to commute Mr. Libby's prison sentence in its entirety, thereby entitling Libby to evade serious punishment for his criminal conduct;

Since President Bush has refused to rule out the possibility that he will eventually issue a full pardon to Mr. Libby with respect to his criminal conviction;

Now therefore be it determined, that it is the Sense of the Senate that President Bush should not issue a pardon to I. Lewis ``Scooter'' Libby.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 19, 2007.)