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Senate Roll Call Vote #00212

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Harold Hongju Koh, of Connecticut, to be Legal Counsel of the Department of StateResult: Agreed to (65-31, 3 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Leaders Announce Bipartisan Committee To Investigate Judge Samuel Kent

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the U.S. Senate today began the impeachment trial process for Judge Samuel Kent of Texas.  The Leaders have established a bipartisan committee to investigate and present evidence prior to an impeachment trial by the full Senate, which will be held in…

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Los Lideres del Senado Anuncian Comité Bipartidista para Investigar al Juez Samuel Kent

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid y el Líder Republicano Mitch McConnell anunciaron hoy que el Senado ha comenzado el proceso de impugnación del Juez Samuel Kent, de Texas. Los líderes establecieron un comité bipartidista para investigar y presentar la evidencia antes de un juicio de impugnación por el Senado,…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Proceed to Impeachment proceedings of of Samuel B. Kent, a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. At approximately 10:00am, the Senate will conduct a live quorum call. Senators are encouraged to be in the chamber and seated at their desk at 10:00am. When a quorum is ascertained, the…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Discharge HELP and passed H.R.1777, with substitute amendment Adopted S.Con.Res.30, commending the Bureau of Labor statistics on the occasion of its 125th anniversary Adopted S.Res.201, recognizing and honoring the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C.

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Reid: Republicans Stand In The Way Of Health Care Reform For American Families And Small Businesses

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement this morning on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “This new year began with so much hope.  When we began the 111th Congress, I had hoped that Republicans would leave their partisan games in the…

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Reid Espera Continuar Cultivando Relaciones Bilaterales Fructíferas y Solidas con el Pueblo Chileno

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de reunirse con la Presidenta Chilena Michelle Bachelet: “Tuve el placer de reunirme con la Presidenta Bachelet, una de nuestros gran amigos en el hemisferio. “Tuvimos una reunión positiva en la que se cubrieron temas bilaterales como el comercio y…

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Reid: Confirmación de Sotomayor Merece un Debate Constructivo en Vez de

Washington, D.C. – El Líder de la Mayoría en el Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy defendiendo a la Jueza Sonia Sotomayor después de varios ataques en contra de su magnífico record judicial: “La Jueza Sonia Sotomayor es una de las personas más calificadas en la historia de nominados a la Corte Suprema…

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Menendez, Law Enforcement, And Hispanic National Bar Association Praise Sotomayor Record

Washington – At a press conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) joined with representatives from the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) in support of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. “Judge Sotomayor’s nomination is proof that the…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The Republicans will control the first 30 minutes and the Majority will control the next 30 minutes. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons. We will work on an agreement to consider the Legislative…

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