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Day July 16, 2009

Senate Roll Call Vote #00233

On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 1511: Motion to Invoke Cloture on Leahy S.Amdt.1511; To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (63-28, 9 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00232

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1610: Brownback S.Amdt.1610; To clarify that the amendment shall not be construed or applied to infringe on First Amendment rights.Result: Agreed to (78-13, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00231

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1611: Hatch S.Amdt.1611; To prevent duplication in the Federal government.Result: Rejected (29-62, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00233

On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 1511: Motion to Invoke Cloture on Leahy S.Amdt.1511; To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.Result: Agreed to (63-28, 9 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00232

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1610: Brownback S.Amdt.1610; To clarify that the amendment shall not be construed or applied to infringe on First Amendment rights.Result: Agreed to (78-13, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00231

On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1611: Hatch S.Amdt.1611; To prevent duplication in the Federal government.Result: Rejected (29-62, 9 members not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, July 16, 2009

H.R.3114, a bill to authorize the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to use funds made available under the Trademark Act of 1946 for patent operations in order to avoid furloughs and reductions-in-force, and for other purposes.

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Reid: Passage Of Amendment Shows That Hate Crimes Have No Place In America

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement this evening upon the passage of the hate crimes amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization bill:   “The Senate made a strong statement this evening that hate crimes have no place in America.  I am pleased to see the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention…

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Declaraciones De Reid Sobre Las Audiencias De Confirmación De Sonia Sotomayor

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones después de la conclusión del testimonio de la Jueza Sonia Sotomayor durante sus audiencias de confirmación frente al Comité Jurídico del Senado. Sotomayor fue nominada por el Presidente Obama para ocupar la vacante que se abrirá al retirarse el Juez…

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Sotomayor And Colleagues Showed Restraint And Followed Precedent In Ricci

Correcting The Record Judge Sotomayor and Her Colleagues Acted Reasonably in Ricci v. DeStefano, Showing Restraint and Following Precedent As She Has Always Done RHETORIC:  Today, Senator Kyl suggested that the opinion Judge Sotomayor joined in Ricci v. DeStefano, the firefighter discrimination case, was not based on precedent, and that the Supreme Court overwhelmingly overruled…

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